Circular Arguments

Most of us have had arguments with people where it seems like the argument is not going any place.  It is the type of arguing that is circular in nature.   I once had a girlfriend who had a penchant for not being able to disengage from an argument.  It did not matter what I did, she would keep at me and at me.  To the point where if I went outside for a break she would follow me and continue on with the argument.

In a lovely twist of karma, I also have been the one that at times could not let the argument go.  I became a bit like that ex-girlfriend.  I just had to solve the problem here and now…

None of the above is particularly conducive to facilitating rewarding relationships.  In fact, it tends to build frustration and bitterness between people.   The arguments often feel like they have a […]

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How to Meditate ?

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Physiological Cues and Precognition

If I were to ask you to predict which card would be chosen from 4 alternatives, chances are pretty good that you would be unable to correctly pinpoint which card would be selected.  However, there is a reasonable chance that your body may have a physiological reaction which can then be used to predict which card would be chosen.  The physiological reaction would occur anywhere up to 10 seconds before a conscious choice to select a card is made and the reaction is typically outside of conscious awareness.  These cues are minimal physiological signals that are typically difficult to perceive.

In short something about you ‘knows’ but it is not the conscious mind.  What may surprise people is just how much scientific evidence there is for precognitive phenomena, particular the type which occurs outside of conscious awareness.  I have provided a link below which I suggest people read and then follow […]

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Beyond Our Sight

Can we survive death? What is the nature of our consciousness?  “Beyond Our Sight” is an independent documentary that talks about near-death experiences, human consciousness, and the possibility of communication with other dimensions.

As it is an independent documentary by Anthony Chene, the film makers are asking for small donations.  If you have an interest in donating simply go to there you tube page for more details.

One of my criticisms of the whole field of NDE’s are that accounts of hellish experiences are neglected and NDE’s are primarily touted as positive experiences.  For many people they are, but there are exceptions.  In addition, many people who have had NDE’s go into depression decades later.   This sort of data is left out of descriptions, but would give a more balanced approach and help us understand the whole gamut of Near Death Experiences.

None of the above, lessens the excellent nature of the documentary. […]

By |Monday, December 1st, 2014 |Categories: Psychology, Science, Spiritual|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Site Update

Apologies for the lack of new content of late.  It is not that I have forgotten about this site or intend to neglect it, it is just that some other things have had to take priority of late.  I also would like to gently remind people that the content I put here on this site is on my own time.  I willingly spend my own free time and energy on it.   As such I can only do my best to keep posting content when time and energy permits.

That said, I should have a few new articles for people to read in the coming week or so.

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Do Not Go Gentle

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

~ […]

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Running Quicker

Often we tend to think of our abilities as something we either have or do not have. In some instances this is a reasonably accurate reflection of reality.  For example, I either have the ability to be an Olympic class sprinter or I do not.  If I do not have the underlying ability, no amount of training or thinking will get me across the line to the Olympics though I might see an improvement in my running ability.

In my experience, the above types of limitations are far fewer than people readily believe and small improvements can impact enormously in a person’s life. Most people are of the belief that they have to be in the Olympics of life to succeed.  There is an often an erroneous assumption that what is required to succeed is a virtuoso performance.  However, in most instances small incremental improvements is all that is required.

Take persistence […]

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Anger Hack

After reading some research on anger management I asked a client to try the following technique to help with his anger difficulties.  He reported that it did help, so I thought I would share the technique with my readers.

It is one of those techniques that is not particularly intuitive, yet as research has demonstrated it is effective and produces results in a couple of weeks.

The technique involves a person using the opposite hand with as many tasks as possible.  The tasks should not be dangerous and involve risk to the person.  It might include, writing a letter with the opposite hand, stirring food with the opposite hand, holding a drink with opposite hand and so on.  The person is to do this for a two week period minimum and they must engage in these opposite hand activities as many times as possible through the day.

The participants in the study reported […]

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Needless Complaining

This morning I was at the hospital waiting for a specialist appointment.  A number of other people were also waiting, including two men behind me.  The two men arrived after me and after a number of other people.

Our hospital waiting times to see specialists in the free clinics are lengthy and could be improved upon with more resources and people.  But it is free so we are lucky when compared to some other countries.

The two men behind me seemed to be oblivious as to the wait times in these sorts of clinics.  Every time someone else was called before them, they would audibly bitch and moan about how long they have been waiting.   As the waiting increased so did their complaints which everyone in the room including the hospital staff heard.

Their main compliant seemed to focus upon their appointment time.  In their minds they should have been seen at 9.30 […]

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Tom Hanks and a Taxi Driver

I think this feel good story about Tom Hanks and a taxi driver, is a wonderful example of how synchronicity works. If something comes to mind and its powerful enough to leave an impression then other related but non-casual events tend to show up in our lives.  Here is the story:

“So get this. I’m driving down Park Avenue one day and this guy waves for me, so I pull over and I ask him where he’s going. He tells me 74th street, and I tell him that’s too far for me, because my shift just ended, so he says ‘thanks anyway’ and walks away. But then I think about it, and I start feeling bad for the guy, cause hey– I got a conscience. So I call him back to the cab and tell him to hop in. And he gets in the car all excited, all animated, and he’s talkin

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