You can’t take any single thought you have too seriously. Why? Because your mind is a lot like a “mental playground,” constantly generating and experimenting with new solutions and new ideas. Therefore, no single thought can possibly define you. So you had a scary or negative idea, or image, or dream? No big deal – […]
Posts Tagged ‘Reflection’
Imagine just you and your thoughts, alone in an empty room, with nothing else to distract you. How long would you be able to spend in this room by yourself? For most people, the answer seems to be “not very long at all.” In a recent study published in Science, participants were asked to spend […]
The importance of creating your own personal philosophy, and not just identifying yourself with one school of thought.
Our lives are always changing in both small and large ways. Sometimes these changes can be very sudden and abrupt. They hit us hard and unexpectedly, and we’re forced to take a step back and reevaluate just what has happened. These big life events can seem dramatic and hard-to-swallow at first, which is why it’s […]
Humans have an incredible capacity to reflect on their own self – their thoughts, emotions, habits, and relationships. It’s exactly this self-awareness that makes us so intelligent and gives us the ability to adapt to our environment so effectively. One of the most useful tools we have while reflecting is the power to ask ourselves […]