Archive for September 2007

Feelings

Our feelings are a natural response to our thoughts and intentions. We don’t really choose our feelings directly. Our feelings are a feedback mechanism. They indicate whether we’re moving into alignment with our true desires (positive feelings) or out of alignment (negative feelings). Simply put… we feel good when we’re moving towards what we want,…

StevePavlina.com Podcast #020 – Creative Self-Expression

Many people have been socially conditioned to believe that a career or job should be chosen based how well it pays and how qualified you are to hold it. This podcast will explain why that approach is completely backwards. Paradoxically by selecting a career based on money and skills, your financial and career results will…

Subjective Reality Simplified

This is perhaps the simplest way I can explain the perspective of subjective reality at present — and why I’m such a strong advocate of it. First… some definitions: Objective Reality (OR) is the perspective that you’re the character in the dream world, and the dream world is solid, real, and objective. An OR person…

David Schirmer Exposed

David Schirmer is one of the experts featured in The Secret. Within the past hour, I watched a rather disturbing YouTube video clip about him after a forum member posted a link to it. Some of David’s seminar customers accused him of taking money he was supposed to be investing on their behalf (to the…

John Assaraf Interview

John Assaraf is an international best-selling author, speaker, and entrepreneur. You may have seen him as one of the experts in the popular movie The Secret (as well as in The Secret book), talking about how he manifested his dream house. What’s most amazing is that he lived in that house for quite a while…

Reaction vs. Response

The Sensei in my martial arts studio often reminds us during sparring to respond but not to react. When you react you’re not being authentic. You’re sparring on your opponent’s terms. You’re thinking too hard about what your opponent will do next. You’re thinking, “If he does A, I’ll do B. But if he does…

Authenticity

Authenticity has become the modern currency of blogging. Unlike traditional media sources, most bloggers aren’t beholden to any puppeteers. To some people this is a whole different kind of problem, but it’s also clearly a key strength of the new media. With 175,000 new blogs launching every day, blogging is becoming a popular alternative to…

Accuracy

Readers often ask me, “Steve, how do you know if the whole subjective reality belief system you describe is accurate? Do you really believe in this stuff? It just seems so… you know… out there.” Behind such questions is usually an assumption that reality is in fact objective and that accuracy is an objective standard.…

Subjective Reality vs. Solipsism

I want to make a distinction between subjective reality and solipsism, since many readers still confuse the two. I think the best way to explain the difference is by way of a simple analogy: lucid dreaming. Imagine you’re having a lucid dream. This means you’re lying in bed having a dream, and while still within…

New York City Trip – Update

Here’s an update on our New York City trip next month. Fortunately Erin and I were able to secure longer babysitting for our kids, so we’ll be staying in NYC for a full week. We’ll be arriving Sun, Oct 14 and leaving Sun, Oct 21. We’ve already booked our flight, but we’re still shopping for…