Everyone needs a story, as the saying goes. The best kind of story provides us with meaning and purpose, and it reflects values and beliefs to which we subscribe. Ideally, it tells us right from wrong, explains our suffering, and guides us going forward. Such stories, which go … [Read more...] about Are You Living Your True Story?
People tend unconsciously to falsify reality. We’re usually not aware of how and why our sense of reality is distorted, which is an impediment to our intelligence. What's causing this distortion of reality? At play in our psyche, with distinct and separate “operating … [Read more...] about Get to Know Your Psyche’s Operating Systems
I’ve been slowing down my writing production over the past year, as my mind and psyche shift away from the mental side into more intuitive and contemplative states. For many years I’ve been “drawing” portraits of the psyche in the language of depth psychology—with words, phrases, … [Read more...] about Illustrating the Characters Who Mess With Our Mind
Most people, including mental-health professionals, are unaware of how strongly we know ourselves and identify with ourselves through a condition of non-being known as inner passivity. This mental and emotional identity is a widespread psychological condition that’s … [Read more...] about Don’t Let Inner Passivity Undermine Democracy
Our emotional wellbeing is usually related to the degree to which we’re connected to (or disconnected from) our best self. We can support and enhance our personal mental health by seeing our emotional and behavioral problems in the light of connection and … [Read more...] about Connecting With Our Best Self