Psychological Health

Evan on June 23rd, 2010

As we go through life we learn shortcuts – ideas we refer to, habits we develop. This is essential I think – if we had to figure out every time how to start a car or whether we liked a food or not, our lives would rapidly become unliveable. That is, we learn what we […]

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Evan on June 9th, 2010

On the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog I have a guest post about belief. Recently a friend and I have been having an email exchange about authenticity, what this means for our experience and whether this is compatible with any kind of belief. It has been an extremely stimulating dialogue and got me thinking […]

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Evan on May 30th, 2010

The Pilgrim sets out on a journey. And the pilgrim knows where they are going. They may know that the way will be difficult – and sometimes this is a meaningful part of the pilgrimage, but in a sense both the way and the destination are known. There may be surprises on the pilgrim’s journey […]

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I think repetition can get a bad press. But actually it can be fun (we play that same game over and over with those same rules) and has an important role in learning (technically known as ‘practise’). So in this post on the Psychology, Philosophy and Real Life blog I’ve tried to rescue repetition from […]

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Evan on May 13th, 2010

Our dreams have fascinated people for millennia. In this post I want to outline an approach to learning from your dreams. A couple of words about this approach. It is not about predicting the future. It presumes that the dream is produced by the person having it (that it is not a message from angels, […]

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Evan on May 11th, 2010

People (and other organisms) have a desire (or instinct) for growth. There is some sense for us that we wish to become something more. This is most noticeable in the early years of our lives. We want to crawl then walk, imitate sounds then get better at speaking, learn gradually more complicated games, and so […]

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Evan on May 9th, 2010

The Intuitive Warrior: lessons from a Navy SEAL on unleashing your hidden potential by Michael Jaco Shattering Stereotypes This is a surprising book. Try to imagine who would write a book on developing your intuition. The book also talks about the “law of attraction” and speaks about the development of the military-industrial complex and how […]

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Evan on May 7th, 2010

I’ve recently been thinking about how valuable habits are. In one sense our lives is the acquisition of more and better habits – so that we are freed to devote our awareness to newer domains. I’m thinking about developing some courses designed to make habitual valuable areas of our lives – the first two being […]

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