The Logic of Detachment

Few of us question the validity of our own opinions. Yet, in truth, we rarely can confirm our beliefs beyond a shadow of doubt. Even if our point of view is plausible, if we’re open minded, we’re able to see some truth in other perspectives. Because we...

We’re Making It All Up

What’s considered right and wrong changes over time. What was once looked upon with distain could be seen as completely neutral from a different paradigm. We deem something unacceptable when it doesn’t fit with our belief system. However, most of our ideas...

Beneficial Beliefs

We make choices every day based on information we just assume is true. We unconsciously hold beliefs about life and our own strengths and limitations. Some these beliefs help us thrive; others leave us feeling distressed and hopeless. Creating a psychological and...

Guesswork

Our conditioning creates our understanding of how the world works and why things are they way they are. Over time, we lend credence to our model and infuse it with meaning and certainty. It helps us feel safe navigating our way through what might otherwise be an...

Finding Meaning

How we assign meaning is a personal decision that has a profound impact on our experience of life. One belief system may encourage us to build an empire, while another may emphasize exploring our inner world. Some feel they can only find meaning by outperforming those...

Real for You

Scientists have attached electrodes to subjects to monitor their bodily functions as they contemplated different types of situations. They observed that just thinking about an experience can cause the body to respond in an identical way to actually having the...