Desire for More in an Expanding Universe

The universe is expanding, evolving, ever changing and growing, and so are you. As a human, you’re constantly called to expand, just like the universe you inhabit. It’s in your nature is to desire more, to expand and grow, to evolve and change. Your free will gives you the ability to choose to expand. However, … Read more

The Map is Not the Territory

tourist map of Italy

“The map is not the territory” is a phrase coined by Alfred Korzybski in the 1900’s. What does it mean though? It means that our ideas about how the world works will only ever be an approximation, or an estimation, of the ‘actual’ world. You cannot drive on the lines of a map, nor swim … Read more

Training for Meditation and Better Health

compassionate minds

Compassion Meditation Training Schedule This is an outline of an 8-week compassion meditation training protocol. Each week focuses on developing particular skills. Week 1 Training components: Developing attention and stability of mind Introduction of basic meditation techniques for focusing attention for increasingly longer periods of time. These techniques are included in the practice of all … Read more

Increase Mental Strength With Every Thought

Mental Strenghthening Exercise

These are second hand notes of mental strengthening exercises and practices from Andy Shaw. ​Albert Einstein wrote, “No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” But don’t confuse mental strength with positive thinking. Increasing your mental strength requires virtually no effort at all, whereas positive thinking requires sustained effort … Read more

The Human Experience

Sometimes people get stuck in cause and effect. We assume other, external factors are responsible for our life conditions. We are each solely responsible for the way we experience life. This constant truth can empower us all, if we let it. We are all meaning making machines. We experience an event, give it a meaning, … Read more

Biohack Your Brain: 4 Ways Into an Upward Spiral

biohack your brain 4 ways

Momentum is a magical thing, but sometimes it works against me. Maybe you know what I mean? One thing goes wrong, my mood tanks, and then another thing goes sideways. Before you know it I’m careening with increasing speed and decreasing control right into a pile of garbage. Sometimes I find myself in a nasty … Read more

Perception and Human Experience

mental filters

Recently I’ve been geeking out on the brain. I’ve learned that how we feel, and the stories and meanings we create in our minds, determine our day-to-day actions. Today, I want to talk about mental filters. Our mental filters impact our internal perceptions, the meanings we assign to events, the stories we tell ourselves, our … Read more

How to Make Changes Last

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Familiar habits and instinctual responses control and direct your life, automatically, in ways you may not even realize. If you’re struggling to get desired results, then you might be a victim of your own mental autopilot. Learn how to make changes last, and why change is so hard. Your brain craves efficiency and safety. These … Read more