Archive for May, 2014

May 18

Why Don’t You Want To Feel Better

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You can read my latest for Psychology Today here.

May 14

Another Meditative Experience

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Two things:
I’ve been happier and more serene than I have ever been. When I describe how I feel to people I say it’s like the feeling when you fall in love, but there is no object of my affection. They usually say, “So you’re in love with yourself” emphatically. My answer is, no, I’m in love with life. I’ve attributed this to reading “Buddha’s Brain” and practicing some of the exercises therein. I also attribute it to meditating. (And apparently, as I just reread in my blog “Happy Days“, to my general philosophy of life, which meditation has helped define).
This brings me to point two: meditation can change your life. I don’t want to hear you can’t, because that’s …

May 12

Enlightenment Through TED

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I seem to have an abundance of time on my hands. Rather than keep eating shit on Facebook, I figured I’d tie together some of my favorite TED Talks with my philosophy for becoming enlightened, or at least, happier. Hope you get some use out of it.

I’ll have a Psychology Today post published this weekend (5/18) about how many people aren’t ready to hear the messages that have been clearly stated for centuries. There is a way out of suffering, and into peace and happiness. The information has been there. What most of us authors do is just keep saying it in a different way. I guess this is another attempt to do so.

I always start my philosophy with an …

May 5

Metamorphisis Review

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For months this book has come up on my “Recommended” feed from Amazon. After reading an excerpt, I had no idea why nor any desire to read it, despite Amazon’s seeming insistence. After a peer mentioned the book, I relayed the story to him. He asked if I read existential works, and when I replied affirmatively, he said that’s why. I then sought out the book.

I finished it in two days (not such an admirable task, as it is only about 50 pages). But I read it so quickly because I found it truly engaging. Reading it with the idea of existentialism, I found many layers of existential meaning (though not …