“To take, or not to take”: Where Superstition Trumps Logic?
Why would a rational being not take a stone from an island full of stones?
In one of the latest and more enjoyable Facebook chain-statuses, I was asked which ten books have stayed with or touched me in some ways. Having spent a surprisingly large amount of time reflecting on and spelling out the significance of each book to my life thus far, I thought: why not share them here as well? So…
Maria on Living in the Age of Anxiety
Another thoughtful piece from Maria on life (and living) in the modern era. I particularly enjoyed this quote from Alan Watts: The “primary consciousness,” the basic mind which knows reality rather than ideas about it, does not know the future. It lives completely in the present, and perceives nothing more than what is at this moment. The…
Maria on the Science of “Intuition”
I just keep stumbling across material on Brain Pickings that I cannot not share. This time on The Science of “Intuition”.
And It’s THAT Time of Year, Again – On New Year Resolutions and Checklists
PART I That was a rather clunky title, wasn’t it? I quite like it. Maybe I’ll change it on my eleventh read – I tend to do that, change stuff. Usually it’s a word that isn’t quite right – most times I change the offending word back after a few reads. Sometimes I add more…
Why We’ve Had Enough of Stuff (RSA Replay)
Memories live longer than dreams. If you happen to have an hour, this would be worth watching. If you /don’t/ have an hour, bookmark this for a later date. Just in time for the Christmas frenzy: For more from the RSA, do visit their YouTube and/or site.
Maria on How to Tell Love from Passion
Another lovely piece from Brain Pickings. A good follow-up read to her Literary Definitions of Love, already posted here. I do use a lot of her material, don’t I? I blame her writings for being too interesting!