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A silhouetted person with their arm in the air, hand made into a fist, against the backdrop of a sunset. The need for control

The need for control

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The need for control The illusion of control We would all like to think that we have full control over our life, but every now and then life kicks in and reminds us that this control is all but an illusion. I’m not talking about free will, the subject of last weeks article, but the […]

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A person standing in front of a fruit stall, holding a green apple in each hand. The choices we make

The choices we make

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The choices we make Free will or choice-less Every day we make choices and each of those choices will affect our life, in one way or another; from whether to have a tea or coffee or water, to whether to accept the new job opportunity or stay where you are. In a previous post we […]

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A person walking on a mountain, Ben Macdui, Ballater, United Kingdom. The Fear of Loss

The Fear of Loss

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The Fear of Loss What is loss really? What is loss? How do we define it? Is it the simple idea of when we lose something like a toy, a material position, that we love? Is there more to this feeling and emotion? The answer is yes and no. Yes, because it’s not simply about […]

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Relief of “The three Moirai”, on the grave of Alexander von der Mark, by Johann Gottfried Schadow. Old National Gallery, Berlin. The Thread of Fate

The Thread of Fate

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The Thread of Fate Are We Really Free For a long time people believed that their lives were controlled by the gods. What life would be like, each persons position and place, how and when they would die. In Greek and Roman mythology, there was the belief that each persons life was controlled by the […]

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