Archive for March, 2008

Intention and Reality – The Ghost in the Machine Returns

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

Few topics generate more false confidence or genuine bewilderment than the nature of consciousness. At scientific conferences, debates about the origins of consciousness – especially the purposeful, intentional aspects of consciousness – resemble professional wrestling matches more than sober academic affairs. Skeptics hold meetings where they fervently reinforce their belief that intentions (like consciousness) are […]

Thinking Like A Winner – A Chain Reaction

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

After studying the research done in cognitive psychology over the last 25 years, I’ve come to a simple conclusion: The degree to which you feel in control of your life will largely determine your level of mental well-being, your peace of mind, your happiness and the quality of your interactions with people. Cognitive psychologists call […]

The True Essence of Financial Prosperity

Tuesday, March 18th, 2008

Money is an essential part of life. It has been around for a really long time in many different forms and is not going anywhere anytime soon. As time progresses, we are going to see more and more transactions performed digitally and paper money will eventually be phased out. No matter what its form, money […]

We Are Belief-Making and Belief-Consuming Creatures

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

As children, we called it “make believe.” People encouraged us to be imaginative and creative, to fantasize and enjoy. Then, as we aged, the guidance changed. Grow up! Be realistic! “Making believe” became the more serious game of “making beliefs”: judging, drawing conclusions, deciding what’s good and bad, right and wrong. All our emotions and […]