How To Use Meditation To Reprogram Your Mind

Wouldn’t it be great if you could change your habitual thinking and bad habits? You know, those moments when you know you shouldn’t do something, but you do it anyway.

The reason you do that is because your mind is programmed to follow habitual patterns. The voice in your head saying, “go on, it’s okay,” comes from the sub-conscious part of your unconscious mind. This is your shadow self, what Sigmund Freud called the id.

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The 12 Jungian Personality Archetypes: Which Ones Are You?

The human mind is complex. With the help of neuroscientists, modern psychology is still trying to work out how the mind and consciousness works. But we don’t seem to be any closer to understanding than Sigmund Freud or Carl G. Jung.

Jungian archetypes

Jung’s theories have largely been dismissed as pseudo-philosophy because of their mystical nature. He agreed with ancient wisdom that said there is only the one True Self. Until we discover that Truth, we have a split personality disorder.

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Understanding Mindfulness Meditation

There is a misconception about mindfulness meditation. It seems to have become a buzzword, and served with an unhealthy dollop of fantasy.


Mindfulness Meditation

As a result, people try meditation, mindfulness or mindfulness meditation, and when it doesn’t do what the fantasy writers say it will do, they give up and dismiss it as nonsense.

So today, I’m going to explain exactly what you can expect from mindfulness/meditation and throw in a few tips along the way.

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Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Therapy

Edmund Jacobson was an American physician, psychiatrist and physiologist. In the early 1920’s, he began experimenting with ways to relieve anxiety by tensing and relaxing the muscles.

The results were published in his 1929 book, “Progressive Relaxation” which was subsequently edited for a mainstream audience and released under the title, “You Must Relax” in 1934. Continue reading Jacobson’s Progressive Muscle Relaxation Therapy

Tet New Year In Vietnam

Today is the Lunar New Year in Vietnam. I would like to wish all my Vietnamese friends, and especially my girlfriend, Kim and her family, all the best for the coming year.

Tet New Year in Vietnam

The ‘Tet’ New Year celebrates the first full moon of the New Year and celebrates the arrival of spring which brings with it new life.  In Vietnam, Tet is based on the Lunar calendar devised by the ancient Chinese. Continue reading Tet New Year In Vietnam

What Is The Symbolic Meaning Of A Square?

The square is used symbolically in spiritual and esoteric artwork to represent attributes of the four.

Vitruvian man: image courtesy of Wikipedia

In the many ancient writings, the four was expressed using nature; the four directions, the four winds, the four seasons, the four elements, the four evangelists and so on. Maybe you know some of your own. Continue reading What Is The Symbolic Meaning Of A Square?

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