Let’s crunch some numbers, shall we? Each month, I upload seven hypnotic guided meditations to the Awakened Thought page. These seven audios form a collection – a journey, if you will – taking you from where you are now to amazing new places. I don’t recommend listening to them just once, though. To really get
I always like people who think humans are rational – that we make decisions based on logic and reason. Sure, they say, emotions come into things, but they don’t influence your choices. This is despite the work of folk like Kahneman, who shows humans flirt with logic but we don’t take it home at night.
Out there in the halls of science are a few studies about who can be hypnotised and who can’t. They run through some experiments on a random sample of the population and crunch the numbers. At the end, they say something like: “20% of people can’t be hypnotised!” And because it’s Science, people take it
When Peter the Great began his reign over Russia, it was the laughing stock of Europe. It was a poor, miserable country. Other nations mocked them for their dress, their smell, their habits… And the people were as poor and miserable as their country. During Peter the Great’s reign, though, he turned all this around.
Every culture on Earth has storytelling. Whether it’s an ancient legend of how the gods created the world or superheroes battling on the big screen, we humans love a good yarn. These tales do more than just entertain us – they teach us new ways of thinking. That’s why we’re hardwired to love them. Good
Every now and then I stumble across a meditation retreat that looks jaw-droppingly stunning. It’ll be set in some beautiful corner of the world, overlooking mountains, lakes, endless fields of flowers… The digs in some of these places look comfortable, with silk sheets, wifi and aircon. Now, I could criticise and say meditation is supposed
Hesitation shows up in the strangest places. You know you want something. Maybe you need it. You do your research and figure out how. Then when it comes time to make the decision… Nothing. Something holds you back. This is a reason why people have jobs they hate. Or relationships that should have ended a
Give most people a little bit of money and a lot of spare time, and what happens? If you free someone from the struggles of day-to-day living, many people have the need to “find themselves”. They might not use that phrase. They might even hate that phrase. (Understandably.)
What was it that made Darth Vader so intimidating? He was tall, which helps. Freaky black armour, sure. Ability to choke people with his thoughts? Well, that’s certainly off-putting. I reckon you could strip Vader of the force, strip him of his armour and he would still terrify people. It’s that voice. Combine that voice
Have you ever noticed how much of our language revolves around space? We talk about moving forward and backwards through time. We also move towards abstract things like solutions and outcomes. You can bypass obstacles and win people onto your side. And if someone tries to pull you to their side, you can always go