TagPsychology

Finite and Infinite Games

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“The actor who will accept anything that happens seems supernatural; it’s the most marvelous thing about improvisation: you are suddenly in contact with people who are unbounded, whose imagination seems to function without limit.” – Keith Johnstone, Impro: Improvisation and the Theater Our last post examined life as a series of boxes. We learned that each box can both define and constrain...

What Box Are You In?

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“People with dull lives often think that their lives are dull by chance. In reality everyone chooses more or less what kind of events will happen to them by their conscious patterns of blocking and yielding. A student objected to this view by saying, ‘But you don’t choose your life. Sometimes you are at the mercy of people who push you around.’ I said, ‘Do you avoid such people?’ ‘Oh!’ She said...

Opportunity Is Abundant… If You Believe It

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This week we’re going to explore a habit that can help you make progress towards psychological freedom and help you spot alternate paths to take in life. Illustrations by Asia Noble. She’s incredible. You can find her here: . Also, many thanks to Bill Ledley for his usual insightful comments. “Your beliefs become your thoughts, Your thoughts become your words, Your words become your...

Thoughts That Prevent You From Psychological Freedom

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We’re not taught how to manage our attention and emotions in school. It’s a topic I find invaluable for the time we live in. If, after reading this, you have any feedback or you would like to provide examples from your life please share them in the comments =) Reality Distortion Fields If we’re living in a world where the scarce resource is moving from capital to attention, then...