Category Archives: Psychology

Expand your Horizons

“The range of what we think and do is limited by what we fail to notice. And because we fail to notice that we fail to notice, there is little we can do to change; until we notice how failing … Continue reading

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Constantly Adapt to Change

“You cannot step twice into the same river; for fresh waters are ever flowing in upon you.” – Heraclitus One is bound to receive many bumps & bruises while moving through the rapids of shallow thinking. We all know this … Continue reading

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Unforeseen Circumstances

While walking on the side of Kenmount Road last Thursday afternoon a passenger in a passing car threw a cup of warm coffee out the window which hit me in the leg. Whether the person was aiming for me or … Continue reading

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Embrace all your Emotions

Look at the array of emotions in the diagram above. Try to locate the specific emotion that best represents the state of mind you are presently experiencing. Take a few deep breaths before you begin; this may help you to … Continue reading

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Beyond Good and Evil

The notion of going beyond good and evil appeals to the rebel within us. There is something satisfying about breaking away from the restraints that hold us to social norms. For some this might be a lessening of the weight … Continue reading

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Rule the Criminal Mind

“War is the father of all and the king of all; and some he has made gods and some men, some bond and some free… The poet was a fool who wanted no conflict among us, gods or people. Harmony … Continue reading

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Face Fear in the Dark

“But there is no reason to live and no limit to our miseries if we let our fears predominate.” —SENECA, MORAL LETTERS, 13.12b Eventually my fear of the dark took a back seat; hardly to raise its head except for … Continue reading

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O Darken Mirror on the Wall

“O darken mirror on the wall, who is the most deceitful of them all: a black smoke rose up from Nietzsche’s coffin; an odour that lingers upon the earth abroad. All who breathe it are disillusioned, and claim to be … Continue reading

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Teach in order to learn

One of the best ways to learn about something is to approach it in view to sharing it with others. This additional layer of mental activity can help us process information all the more. Just think of an occasion when … Continue reading

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Enable noble desires to surface

We could say that every human desire – no matter how narcissistic or indulging – has some trace of goodness to it; some small intent to attain what is beneficial. This would imply that there are desires more advantageous than … Continue reading

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