Evan on December 22nd, 2009

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is called The Spirit at Christmas. In it I talk about experiences of spirit usually involving a sense of abundance and not mean-spiritedness. Also that there do seem to be things that diminish or demean spirit – shown in the sense […]

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Evan on December 20th, 2009

Those of you who get my newsletter will have noted the addition of a graphic at the bottom. This was designed by the good people at ebay templates. I am very happy with the product and the process of working with them. You will note that it is based on the cover of our book […]

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Evan on December 18th, 2009

This is a link from Kaushik on his blog Beyond Karma. Kaushik writes with insight and simplicity. At risk of being too simplistic Kaushik writes from the perspective of ‘non-attachment and letting go is the path to happiness’. I have a few quibbles with this perspective – and I put some things differently than they […]

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Evan on December 17th, 2009

Just a link to a post on How to Change Your Focus and be Happy Now. This post lists four shifts needed to become happy now. They are: From Unconscious Living to Conscious Living From Looking Outward to Looking Inward From Living in the Future or the Past to Being Present From Criticism and Judgment […]

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Evan on December 15th, 2009

I have a guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is about two attitudes to life – achieving and relating. I don’t have anything against achievements but think that relating is a better attitude to our lives. I think that the attitude of life-as-achievement tends to exclude enjoyment of the journey […]

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Evan on December 13th, 2009

This post was inspired by Ernst Cassirer’s An Essay on Man. (It was published in 1944 hence the use of ‘man’ for humanity.) A paragraph on Cassirer. If you have heard of Ernst Cassirer it will almost certainly be because of his four volume Philosophy of Symbolic Forms. This is serious academic philosophy – definitely […]

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Evan on December 9th, 2009

Regrets aren’t pleasant but I do think regret is interesting – and that we can learn from it. This is the topic of my guest post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog. It is called Do You Have Regrets? In it I cover the idea that ‘it is useless to worry about about […]

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Evan on December 8th, 2009

Just a quick link to an excellent post by Chris Edgar. Chris distinguishes between self-love and narcissism. One excellent point that Chris makes is that Narcissus didn’t fall in love with himself but with his image. He points out that in many traditions self-love is the foundation of concern for others. It is a clearly […]

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