Archive for August 2006

Personal Development Forum Structure Outline

I’ve created a first-draft outline for the discussion forums to be added to this site (previously announced in July). It isn’t easy to subdivide such a vast field without too much overlap between categories, but to me this seems a decent breakdown. Technically I could launch the forums right now, but given the size of…

Intelligence Is Bliss

“Ignorance is bliss” is a common expression, but is it really accurate? I don’t think so. I think it’s more accurate to say that intelligence is bliss. When I’m ignorant about something, I might be in a state of temporary contentment, but I certainly wouldn’t call it bliss. What is ignorance anyway? Isn’t ignorance just…

Creative Observation

A common question I get about intention-manifestation is something along these lines: How come when I wholeheartedly intend X to happen, I still get the opposite of X? For example… How come when I intend wealth, I’m still poor? How come when I intend a new relationship, I’m still alone? How come when I intend…

There Is No Out There

A reader sent me a link to a wonderful story by Dr. Joe Vitale about a doctor who heals patients in a very unique way. This doctor never actually sees his patients. He heals them by healing the part of himself that created them — a real life subjective reality healer. Here’s a short passage…

Personal Development Books

I’m often asked which personal development books are worth reading, so I created an extensive list of personal development books I wholeheartedly recommend. I’ve read about 800 such books over the past 15 years, and to be honest, most of them weren’t particularly good. This list includes the true gems I found to contain original…

10 Ways to Improve Your Technical Skills

In 10 Reasons to Develop Your Technical Skills, I explained why it’s important to develop your technical skills as an integral part of your personal development efforts. Strong technical skills can save you time, increase your income, and enable you to extract the most bang-per-buck from your technology purchases. I promised you an article on…

The Law of Attraction

The Law of Attraction simply says that you attract into your life whatever you think about. Your dominant thoughts will find a way to manifest. But the Law of Attraction gives rise to some tough questions that don’t seem to have good answers. I would say, however, that these problems aren’t caused by the Law…

Thank You

Lately I’ve been feeling very grateful for all the good fortune that has come my way. Actually I shouldn’t say “lately” since I’ve had this feeling from the first day I launched this site. While much of it was the result of conscious choice, it never would have happened if not for the support I’ve…

The Death of Skepticism

Skepticism is the mindset that says, “I’ll believe it when I see it… and even then I’ll still have doubts.” In practical terms skeptics need to see a reasonable degree of external proof before they’ll believe anything out of the ordinary. The idea behind skepticism is fine. It keeps people from being too gullible and…

Responsibility and the Law of Attraction

Responsibility for our lives is something we never lose but which we often deny. As I’ve said many times before, you can give away control but never responsibility. The ultimate responsibility for how your life turns out rests with you and you alone… not with your parents, your boss, your ex, your society, God, or…