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Patanjali Sokaris

Pondering the universe

Category:Self-improvement

If you want a better life, the best way forward is to change yourself. These articles examine some of the considerations involved in that process.

Decades of growth
There are many ideas about how we grow up, and this is my take on the process from my own observations.
Developing trust
We live with a lot of uncertainty, and if it is too strong, we lose trust in our ability to control our lives.
Emotions and love
While we often consider love just another emotion, it is more than that, as it is the key to our transforming ourselves beyond just reacting to our circumstances in life.
Honest about honesty
Many talk about being authentic and showing vulnerability as signs of being honest, but is doing those things really mean we are being honest?
Is it all just noise?
In this modern world of social media, are we just being swamped by others' noise? How do we keep our sense of sanity in all this?
Loss
When we suffer loss in our lives, we can have a sense of being in a tail-spin as we go through a range of emotions while we try to make sense of our life without who or what we've lost.
Making changes to your life
Through your own or another's insights, you may have seen some new possibilities for your life. For many of you, that will be enough for you to marshall the will and enthusiasm to make the changes within you that will keep you focussed on your goals, despite the difficulties that making changes may bring.
Mindset is not belief
Many seem to push the idea that changing your view of things is all that is needed to change your life, but there is much more to it.
Scientific method
Many see science as based upon facts, but the central process by which those facts are determined is based upon a leap of faith. Moreover, that process is used by everybody in their daily lives, albeit mostly imperfectly.
Self-awareness
Self-awareness comes from focussing one's consciousness upon the nature of one's own thoughts, feeling and actions, rather than just reacting to life's experiences and challenges.
Temptation
Too many are willing to sacrifice any morals they have, just to be part of what seems to be the winning team.

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