Tag Archives: OODA

The Elements of Thought

Note: This article uses info from the simple little book Leave your Mind Behind. Authors McKay and Sutker do a great job of delineating how thought works. ——– The Short Explanation: Thought is what happens in the mind. What happens in the mind determines everything. Therefore, thought determines everything. Or, as was said 2500 years […]

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Real hope for real freedom from suffering

If you cannot see your mind in operation, you are subject to the vagaries of the causes and conditions of your life and mind. This means that you are operating in a reactive state. Our reactions are created by our past experiences. If you are stuck in a reactive state, you are not choosing your […]

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Denial impairs adaptation

Optimal adaption to life requires successfully responding to reality as it is, right this second. When we do not respond to reality as it is, we are responding to our expectations, hopes, fears- we respond from our inner repertoire of historical responses. We are in denial. Let preconceived notions of how the moment “should be” […]

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Analytical or Intuitive – An easy way to tell

A relatively simple post today— How can you tell if you are analytical or intuitive in any given situation? By the way, we are always a little bit of both, but often one process dominates in a particular moment. When we react quickly, intuitively, without thinking, we are responding based on what we have learned […]

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The Mind’s Analytical-Intuitive Dialectic

Life can be confusing and contradictory. Part of the reason is that the brain has many different systems for processing data. The two most obvious and important systems are called the analytical system and the intuitive system. Both systems operate at all times, and one system will override the other in certain contexts. The analytical […]

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