Conscious

Skier in deep powder snow in between birch trees. Freedom in the Face of Adversity

Freedom in the Face of Adversity

All around the world countries are going on a lockdown. Measures are being taken that can be considered draconian, but needed to control a situation. Viktor Frankl was in a worse situation; he was a prisoner in Auschwitz and lived to tell us how he survived it. Viktor changed his perception – he chose freedom. […]

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A black and white photo of a crowd of people seating in a stadium. Are you being Brainwashed?

Are you being Brainwashed?

What is Brainwashing? With all the media around us, whether television, social media or the radio, there’s so much information we are receiving daily that we take for granted what we hear. Would we know, however, if we were being brainwashed? The word itself brings images (for me at least) of a load of brains […]

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A car on a road, driving towards mountains with a rainbow. Why You Don't Get What

Why You Don’t Get What You Want

You’re Asking for the Wrong Thing We read and get told what we need to do and what not to do, to get what we want. We follow those “instructions” to the letter and one of three things happen – we get what we want, nothing changes or we get the opposite, what we don’t […]

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A black and white photo of a woman asleep in a bed. Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

How do you go to sleep at night? When was the last time you went to sleep angry, disappointed or feeling just awful? Here’s a better question – do you think that can affect you in any way? Do the emotions you go to sleep with affect your mental well being and can they affect […]

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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

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 idea of control that […]

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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

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 spoke of fate and […]

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