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Witnessing Adult Relationships

2018-05-25T05:02:57+00:00May 23rd, 2018|Categories: Meta, Mind, Psychology, Uncategorized, Witnessing|

The best way to achieve adult love is to develop the most important relationship skill. Witnessing includes the ability to hold your partner’s perspectives alongside your own and to see yourself through your partners’ eyes. Witnessing can give an accurate picture of any given interaction and the relationship as a whole. No matter how accurate

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Nonfiction: What Does Quantum Physics Actually Tell Us About the World?

2018-05-20T02:41:20+00:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Meta, Science, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Before that, the atom served as an increasingly useful hypothetical construct. At the same time, Einstein defined a new entity: a particle of light, the “light quantum,” now called the photon. Until then, everyone considered light to be a kind of wave. It didn’t bother Einstein that no one could observe this new thing. “It

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Freeing Yourself

2018-03-27T15:06:45+00:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Meta, Uncategorized|

“Letting go gives us freedom, and freedom is the only condition for happiness. If, in our heart, we still cling to anything—anger, anxiety, or possessions—we cannot be free.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh Imagine there is a river running through you.  

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How to tame your wandering mind | TED Talk

2018-03-24T09:02:04+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Health, Meta, Psychology, Uncategorized|Tags: , |

Amishi Jha studies how we pay attention: the process by which our brain decides what's important out of the constant stream of information it receives. Both external distractions (like stress) and internal ones (like mind-wandering) diminish our attention's power, Jha says -- but some simple techniques can boost it. "Pay attention to your attention," Jha

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As If: Idealization and Ideals

2018-05-28T05:00:35+00:00March 23rd, 2018|Categories: Meta, Uncategorized|

It isn’t just that we need different theories for different aspects of the world, but that our best understanding may come from theories or models that are not strictly true, and some of which may contradict one another. This is a liberating outlook, though care must be taken not to let it become too liberating.

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The Consciousness Deniers

2018-05-31T12:34:36+00:00March 14th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Meta, Psychology, Uncategorized|

What is the silliest claim ever made? The competition is fierce, but I think the answer is easy. Some people have denied the existence of consciousness: conscious experience, the subjective character of experience, the “what-it-is-like” of experience. Next to this denial—I’ll call it “the Denial”—every known religious belief is only a little less sensible than

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How do I know I exist?

2018-03-14T16:59:36+00:00March 12th, 2018|Categories: Consciousness, Meta, Uncategorized|

Could you be living inside a simulation created by a more advanced intelligence? Where does your unerring belief that you are not come from? — Read on

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