Posts Tagged: synchronicity

Treadmill Euphemism

Treadmill Euphemism This is a treadmill We are all on it. Some of us move too fast And jump off the front. Some of us move too slow And fall off the back. But we are all on the treadmill (Whether we like it or not – Don’t believe me? Try to stop moving. Try

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Rationality vs… Magic?

We often think of intuition as being diametrically and functionally opposed to rationality. While rationalization is a logical, organized way of knowing, intuition is an evidence-free, irrational means of acquiring knowledge. But it turns out that rationality and intuition are arguably the same concept. Let’s explore. Humans are designed to rationalize. We want to find

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Synchronicity

The term “Synchronicity” was developed by the psychologist Carl Jung. It refers to ‘meaningful coincidences’ — events that seem causally disconnected, but have a clear relationship in your mind. For example, have you ever been thinking or talking about someone when they magically appear or contact you? Speak of the devil. Have you ever overheard a

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Our Stories

Our lives and our selves are our personal stories. Each perspective  is a reality, composed of a narrator, a setting, characters, and a plot. As one of my favorite philosophers of consciousness, Daniel Dennett, describes it:  “Professional novelists, like con artists, create narratives with cunning and deliberate attention to the details. The rest of us are

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Do something different

This summer two events occurred that drastically changed my perspective: 1) My grandmother rapidly succumbed to sporadic CJD 2) My girlfriend of 5 years moved to Australia and we broke up The powerful combination of these two gut-wrenchingly emotional events forced me to feel in a way that I had never experienced. My life’s work

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