The whole world dwells in the dark when it comes to understanding human nature. Even the largest organization in the world specializing in mental illness, the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH), has a huge blind spot. This agency of the U.S. government is giving … [Read more...] about The U.S. Government’s Flawed Intelligence on Clinical Depression
Readers often send me emails with their comments and questions. Here I answer four of them, all dealing with different aspects of inner passivity. My responses are in italics. I wrote to you some months ago. Since then I’ve bought many of your books and read the new … [Read more...] about Answers to Questions from Readers (Part 6)
We humans are capable of acquiring profoundly deep understandings of reality. We’ll likely at some future time have a much deeper intellectual grasp of what are now scientific, metaphysical, and cosmic mysteries. Reality is defined more narrowly, however, for the purposes … [Read more...] about 12 Ways We Fail to See or Experience Reality
Ambivalence is one of our more perplexing psychological ailments. The source of this paradoxical mental-emotional state lies submerged in our psyche, almost as unfathomable as those bizarre deep-sea creatures that underwater cameras have discovered. Ambivalence is the … [Read more...] about Is Ambivalence a Hidden Factor in Much of Human Misery?
So much of human thinking is irrational. This kind of messed-up thinking, often referred to as cognitive distortion, perceives reality in ways that are misleading or flawed, if not completely wrong, false, or stupid. (Examples follow below and more are found … [Read more...] about Inner Conflict is the Source of Cognitive Distortion