Aphorisms

Aphorism: a pithy observation which contains a general truth.

Our tears taste the same.

Most people only learn one skill; how to be miserable.

The athlete knows he has to play hurt and does so.

A part of us is deeper and stronger.

Ego is the dragon which guards the gold.

The kind of attention […]

By | Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 |Categories: Psychology, Spiritual|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Are We Who We Think We Are?

Jason Silva from shots of awe fame discusses the fluid role of identity in modern times.   Social media among other things gives people a chance to control how they present to the world.  As such it is definitely worth thinking about particularly in how we construct our identity.  Am […]

By | Monday, September 26th, 2016 |Categories: Psychology, Spiritual|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Lucid Dreaming Documentary with Charlie Morley

This is a decent documentary on Lucid Dreaming with a Buddhist bent (Dream Yoga) on it.  Lucid Dreaming is when we are aware of the dream as the dream unfolds.  We are in a paradoxical state of being asleep and consciously awake at the same time.  Aside from facilitating more […]

By | Wednesday, September 21st, 2016 |Categories: Psychology, Spiritual|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Distinctions on the Spiritual Path

There are some important distinctions to be made when someone is attempting to follow the spiritual path. Two of these are well elucidated by a couple of my favorite authors in the field of spiritual enlightenment.  By the way if you have not read the books below, please do so as they […]

By | Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 |Categories: Spiritual|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Moments of Meaning

This is a video which is part of a series on psychotherapy from various therapists called Moments of Meaning.  The videos give good insights on what it is like to be in therapy highlighting some of the interesting things which may occur during the therapy process.  I like this video […]

By | Thursday, September 8th, 2016 |Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Richard Rose Free Enlightenment Downloads

Many people are not aware of the work of American Zen master Richard Rose.  He is one of the few people that I consider to be the real deal when it comes to enlightenment.  If you have not heard or acquainted yourself with his work, here are two free downloads […]

By | Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 |Categories: Spiritual|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

The Iceman Tapes – Inside The Mind Of A Mafia Hitman

If you want to know how a fully-fledged psychopath killer behaves and feels, then this video should do the trick.  However, please be warned that some of the material in the video is not for the faint of heart.  It is disturbing material to say the least so view it […]

By | Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 |Categories: Multimedia, Psychology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

10 Tips on How to Ruin Your Life

And now for a complete change of pace.  J.P. Sears gives us some tips on how to ruin our lives.  Here is the blurb from the video

How to have a fulfilling, happy, successful life is dependent on understanding how not to live. In this video I ask you to consider […]

By | Friday, August 19th, 2016 |Categories: Multimedia, Spiritual|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Where is and Who has Consciousness?

This is an updated version of an old article of mine.  The experiment was so interesting that I thought it would be good to give it some attention.

Have you ever wondered where consciousness is?  Is it inside your head, outside of your head?  Is it limited to human beings?  To […]

By | Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 |Categories: Science, Spiritual|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

The Tasks of Growing

Many people do not know what is important to develop in life and as a consequence become lost in their own way.  Suffering to a lesser or greater degree becomes a way of life for many with little respite in sight.  The way out is not to become brain dead […]

By | Friday, July 29th, 2016 |Categories: Psychology, Spiritual|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Shame, Guilt and The Victim Rescuer Persecutor Cycle

To extricate ourselves from rigid and entrenched patterns, we first need to understand them in a different way.  To that end, I offer the following example of a common pattern which afflicts a number of people.

The pattern is sometimes referred to as a victim/persecutor/rescuer cycle.  It was first described by […]

By | Tuesday, July 5th, 2016 |Categories: Psychology|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Stilling the Mind: Meditation Exercise from Bob Fergeson

Bob Fergeson from http://www.listeningattention.org/ has made an excellent video on a meditation exercise focussing upon stilling the mind.  Our attention is typically so rooted in our thoughts and emotions that we rarely recognize that the mind has quiet periods.  Focusing attention on the quietness can lead to a deeper […]

By | Sunday, June 19th, 2016 |Categories: Spiritual|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments