The voices in your head are normal. They are the patterns of thoughts arising from unconscious beliefs. They can be funny, frightening, random or chaotic, and possibly cause deep suffering.
Dealing with Crazy Thoughts
The mind is made of imagination, and it can come up with some outlandish ideas. Having a crazy thought, (or a bunch of them) isn’t really a problem. I’ve had them. I can imagine all…
Overcoming Low Self Esteem and Insecurity
Want to know where your low self esteem and insecurities come from? It’s based on emotion, not self-image. To build self confidence and overcome low self esteem is to change how we feel emotionally about…
Self Confidence and Self Image Your mind can create images, even images of yourself. Some images act like memories and are stored in ways that we are not aware of, or we might call unconscious…
#55: Origin of ego and false beliefs of identity
What are the false beliefs that form our Ego? Where do our false beliefs come from? When did we begin to get these false beliefs o our identity and lose touch with our authentic self?
#54: How do you recognize the truth?
From a consciousness perspective, even statements that are factual are still not the Truth. Words are what we use to describe a thing, or facts. But words are not the thing itself.
#53: Why lie to your self?
Lying to your self can cause a response in the reasoning part of your brain that makes you feel good. Sometimes people confuse this good feeling with being right, or feeling that they have just agreed with an explanation that is truthful.
What is a Belief
This article is the transcript from the podcast, “What is a Belief” which you can find on iTunes or listed in my free audio. ”What’s wrong with me? “Jim asked. He is basically fighting depression,…
#51: Unconscious beliefs
Unconscious beliefs are agreements we have in our mind that we have no awareness we are holding. In spite of not having any intellectual knowledge of our own beliefs, they can still cause us to have emotional reactions and sabotaging behaviors.
#48: Becoming the observer – mindfulness practice
When we act in the way of a neutral observer we notice different things. We notice when thoughts are arising from parts of our ego and the emotions they produce. We can also notice the idealized version in the background of our mind being used as comparison.
#47: Reality, projections and illusions
Once you realize that the mind that is distorting things is at the beginning of our perception and interpretation of events, you become aware that perceiving reality is much more difficult.
What Is Ego?
What is Ego? The ego is the mind’s identity of our own construction, an identity that is false. We are more than just the mind and the ego. If we take all the beliefs of…
#39: What is a belief?
A belief begins as a conceptual idea in our mind. Then our imagination turns it into something like a dream, or virtual reality. A belief, particularly a false belief, has the capacity to create an illusion in our imagination that seems like reality.
Peeling Off Layers of the Onion
Some say that this personal transformation work is like peeling layers of an onion. That might be because it can cause you to cry a lot. Instead I liken it to cleaning. Big cleaning, like…
#33: Inception and the life of an idea in the mind
Careful observation reveals that ideas, thoughts, and beliefs behave as if they are alive in the mind. When ideas grow and link together with other ideas they become big stories and can have multiple points of view and tangents.
The Most Important Thing for Your Happiness
What’s the most important thing for your happiness? The simple answer is Love. Love is not only a beautiful feeling, but an incredibly transformative force. When we express love we create a feeling of happiness. …
Changing Your Point of View
Oh what a difference a point of view makes… Dear Gary, I have an experience to share instead of asking a question this time. I was doing the journal exercise and looking at a particularly…
#15: Finding your self
Finding your self or figuring out who you are is one of those eternal questions. We often struggle with it as teenagers, then again in our thirties, or during a mid life crisis. The struggle to know thy Self is as old as spiritual traditions that attempted to answer the question.
Opportunity for Success
How will you react or respond in those moments of a critical decision? Will you have the awareness and consciousness to make a wise choice that serves your long term goals and happiness? Will you…
The Abstract Concept of Time
The Concept Of Time The concept of time begins with awareness and consciousness Become aware of consciousness or get lost in conceptual ideas of time and events. From the perspective of consciousness, maybe time doesn’t…