Holding Onto Emotions Is A Problem

For frequent readers, they've likely recognized that the recent theme behind a lot of my blog posts is about impermanence, mindfulness and how sensations aren't necessarily good or bad - they just are. Today might seem a little contradictory then, as I'll be writing about how there is such a thing as a negative emotional … Continue reading Holding Onto Emotions Is A Problem

How You Feel Is What You Really Think

Thoughts and emotions are an endlessly fascinating area to me, because they're both so closely connected that they can often also be confused with one another, and the challenge of disentangling yourself from intense emotional experiences or ruminative thoughts can be very difficult but also extremely rewarding. One thing that people don't seem to recognize … Continue reading How You Feel Is What You Really Think

The “Covert” Contract Problem – How Not To Deal With People

Have you ever been through an experience where you've done a bunch of favors for people, such as working with them through some difficult tasks, or something simple like helping them move, and after a while you realized that they've given nothing back in return after expecting it? It feels pretty bad when this happens. … Continue reading The “Covert” Contract Problem – How Not To Deal With People

Ideas Are Worthless Without Results

Readers of my blog and newcomers (welcome!) have likely encountered many people who have espoused extraordinary ideas and fantastical, idealistic claims. They exaggerate, use hyperbolic language, talk a big game and in general, tend to "appear" to have a lot of self-confidence and self-reassurance. Now this is lovely..assuming it's real, but what's important to keep … Continue reading Ideas Are Worthless Without Results

Understanding Ideas Is Not Hard, Integrating Is.

Something that has come to mind in recent weeks is the idea that ideas, or rather philosophical principles, are difficult to understand. It takes monumental amounts of work, according to some, to understand certain ideas behind philosophical systems or ideals. It requires intense examination, deconstruction, reconstruction and eventual, full understanding in order to finally get … Continue reading Understanding Ideas Is Not Hard, Integrating Is.

On Men, Emotions and Masculinity

Recently I have been exposed to different convictions regarding the topic of men and their emotions, and much of it has primed me to begin writing a little bit about it, as not only does it pertain to my own gender, but is also a fairly important topic of discussion, particularly in the realms of … Continue reading On Men, Emotions and Masculinity

The Discipline of Happiness

Over the past few weeks, I have been in quite the slump, emotionally. My moods have been all over the place, and while there have been legitimate reasons for much of it, at the same time I was having difficulty getting back to how I usually feel and think. It's unusual for me in this … Continue reading The Discipline of Happiness