Tag Archives: Mind

Peace of Mind and the Zeigarnik Effect

A lot of what I do in psychotherapy involves helping people deal with unpleasant, disturbing, recurrent thoughts about events in the past that did not end well or that have unanswered questions. Relationship endings, job failures, bad choices, serious accidents, losses, etc. Most of the thoughts are about normal but unfortunate human events. When thoughts about […]

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The Two Discriminations

The human mind is awesome. Humans can create wonderful, glorious things. We have the ability to think abstractly and intuitively- we can imagine things and possibilities far beyond what is here at the moment. Language, our verbal world, gives us the means to communicate, contemplate, compare, evaluate—all the stuff you need to do to write […]

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There is no way to inner peace; inner peace is the way

There is no way to peace; peace is the way. -A. J. Muste There is no way to inner peace; inner peace is the way. -Me Commentary: When we are alive, we are doing something in every moment. Even when the body is still, the mind is usually up to something- thinking, daydreaming, planning, etc. […]

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Welcome Your Pain

This is a very short video called “Welcome Your Pain.” Give it a try and let me know your experience. Does welcoming your pain sound crazy to you? Well, here’s the deal: in the world of the mind, that which we resist, persists. When we try to deny or try to fight against our pain, […]

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Got Willingness?

Who or What is important to you? Given what’s important to you, what are you willing to do and what are you willing to experience in order to move you in that direction, in this moment? A meaningful, connected life is created by what you choose to do in reaction to any given moment. Choose […]

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