The pinnacle of Buddhism’s understanding of reality is the emptiness of all things. Exploring reality towards the realization of emptiness is shockingly radical. It uncovers an exhilarating freedom with nowhere to stand, while engendering a loving joy that engages the world. This path-breaking book employs the emptiness teachings in a fresh, innovative way. Goode andContinue reading “Emptiness and Joyful Freedom by GREG GOODE and TOMAS SANDER”
The research on adult attachment has demonstrated that some, but not all, adult relationships function like attachment relationships. As a result, adults exhibit individual differences in attachment relationships just like young children do.
In the late 1800s, psychology began as the study of the mind. Then the behaviorists convinced everyone to abandon the study of mind and consciousness, for good reasons. At the time, the only way to study consciousness was introspection, a source of no reliable information. Through most of the next century, experimental psychologists avoided notContinue reading “Consciousness and the Brain – Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts by Stanislas Dehaene”
Drug companies would fund huge numbers of studies and then only release the ones that showed success Well-known author and journalist, Johann Hari, suffered from depression as a teen, taking anti-depressants from a tender age. Told, like so many others, his depression was the cause of a chemical imbalance in his brain, he later studiedContinue reading “Johann Hari – Lost Connections (depression and anxiety)”
The following is respectfully quoted from “The Gift of Fear” by Gavin De Becker: Many homicides have occurred at the courthouse where women were seeking protection orders, or just prior to the hearings. Why? Because the murderers were allergic to rejection. They found it hard enough in private but intolerable in public. For men likeContinue reading “The Gift of Fear – Survival Signals by Gavin De Becker (Excerpt)”
There has been significant controversy in the academic community about the heritability of IQ since research on the issue began in the late nineteenth century. Scientists have long been intrigued by the origins of IQ, and in particular whether IQ is genetically inherited or whether a high IQ is the result of a stimulating environment.Continue reading “Is IQ Genetic or Environmental?”
When people communicate they use different methods of expressing themselves – gestures always accompany our words and help to express our feelings. Correct interpretation of gestures can tell us even more than words. Some gestures demonstrate partner’s unconcealed intentions, secret thoughts and hidden desires.
As you’re probably aware, the subconscious runs the general brain programs. When you’re using your conscious brain to think, plan, visualise or contemplate, the subconscious runs the rest of the show. It runs us on autopilot. That autopilot is in the ‘on’ position, about 95 percent of the time.
Personality and what’s the Real You? Personality like many things in life is sort of concrete and can be difficult to define at times. The basic definition is the relatively stable characteristics that are enduring and distinctive which means it separates people from the crowd.
I came across an interesting take on the False Memory Syndrome. While we all experience memory failures from time to time, false memories are unique in that they represent a distinct recollection of something that did not actually happen. It is not about forgetting or mixing up details of things that we experienced; it is aboutContinue reading “Don’t trust your memories”