Metaphysics Category Archive

Subjective Reality vs. Solipsism

Sunday, September 16th, 2007

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 […]

Overcoming Jealousy

Thursday, September 6th, 2007

Overcoming jealousy has been one of my most requested topics for new articles, but in the past I’ve always declined such requests because I don’t have much personal experience in this area.  I’m not prone to jealousy, so I can’t explain from personal experience how to overcome it.  Nevertheless, due to the demand for such […]

How to Stop Complaining

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Perhaps the most important step in quitting the habit of complaining is to disconnect the undesirable behavior from your identity.  A common mistake chronic complainers make is to self-identify with the negative thoughts running through their minds.  Such a person might admit, “I know I’m responsible for my thoughts, but I don’t know how to stop myself […]

Complaining

Friday, August 17th, 2007

Complaining, like all thought patterns, is not mere observation.  Complaining is a creative act.  The more you complain, the more you summon your creative energies to attract something to complain about.  Your complaints may seem fully justified, but realize that whenever you complain, you are placing your order for more of the same.  Complaining is not […]

Life Sucks, Then You Die

Wednesday, August 15th, 2007

What if you hate your life?  Or maybe you don’t quite hate it, but you’re just not happy with your current situation?  Perhaps you’re depressed, bored, or apathetic.  Or maybe you just don’t see the point in living at all. If you don’t see the point in living, then you’re missing the point of life […]

Achieving Peak Motivation

Monday, August 13th, 2007

Several people have asked me about the origins of the polarity concept I began exploring last year.  Where did it come from?  How does it relate to personal growth? These ideas actually stemmed from some journal entries I wrote in 2002.  At the time I was asking myself questions like these:  What is the deepest source of ongoing motivation, such that if we […]

How Your Mind Really Works

Wednesday, June 20th, 2007

How is it that your mind is capable of handling new situations you’ve never previously encountered?  How do you solve a problem you’ve never solved before?  Is this just the magic of consciousness, or is there an underlying process — or algorithm — your mind uses behind the scenes to deal with the unique experiences you encounter each […]

I Can Do It! Conference Review – Day 4

Wednesday, May 30th, 2007

The review of the 2007 I Can Do It! Conference concludes. Day 4 – Sunday Group Meetup Steve:  About fifteen people showed up to our 8am meetup.  Not everyone stayed for the duration, although most did.  Fortunately the concourse was not at all crowded and was fairly quiet during that time, so we had a good spot all […]

I Can Do It! Conference Review – Day 3

Tuesday, May 29th, 2007

The review of the 2007 I Can Do It! Conference continues. Day 3 – Saturday Bill Phillips – Transformation: You Have the Power and Ability to Change Steve:  After a heart-warming welcome by 80-year old Hay House founder Louise Hay, Bill Phillips took the stage to talk about transformation.  Years ago I’d read his popular book […]

I Can Do It! Conference Review – Day 2

Monday, May 28th, 2007

The review of the 2007 I Can Do It! Conference continues. Day 2 – Friday Brian Weiss, M.D. - Same Soul, Many Bodies Steve:  Friday began with a six-hour workshop on past life regression therapy from Dr. Brian Weiss, author of Many Lives, Many Masters.  The main reason I opted to attend this workshop (there were 9 to choose […]