Category: Meditation

When Your Body Shields You From Attacks

When Your Body Shields You From Attacks

Meditation, hypnosis and similar practices bring your unconscious mind into your conscious awareness. That’s great, but what does it mean? And who cares if unconscious material floats into your attention or not? Those aren’t simple questions. Your unconscious mind controls everything from automatic biological…

The One Choice That Changes Everything

The One Choice That Changes Everything

There’s one principle from unconscious psychology that is beyond powerful. Even if this is the only thing you learn from me, you’ll quickly grow happier, wealthier, more productive and healthier. You can use this to correct minor foibles or completely overhaul your life. And…

Misinterpreting Reality as a Mental Shortcut

Misinterpreting Reality as a Mental Shortcut

Our brains operate on strange (and strangely sensible) rules, especially at an unconscious level. These rules make sense when you sit down and think about them. Then, when you think about them more, you realise that there are huge leaps of logic. One of…

How to Program Your Autopilot

How to Program Your Autopilot

Thinking is harder than you think. If you’ve ever spent a day stretching your mind and running new thoughts, then you might have a hint as to what I mean. It’s exhausting in a different way from exercising your body. But like physical exercise,…

The part of you that’s everything else

The part of you that’s everything else

If you’re doing any sort of deep work with your mind – meditation, hypnosis, psychotherapy, shamanic rituals, whatever – then you’re changing at an unconscious level. But you might wonder what exactly the unconscious mind is? It’s pretty simple, really. There’s your conscious mind….

Crouching Mind, Hidden Shadows

Crouching Coward, Hidden Shadows

There comes a time in your meditation practice where something seems to awaken inside of you. This powerful experience can literally change the way you see the world. Some people suddenly become more perceptive, more intuitive and better at business. Others release emotions they’ve…

The Peter Parker Moment

The Peter Parker Moment

Anyone who knows me knows that I love superheroes. Sure, they’re tacky, cheesy and predictable. Those are just reasons, though, and since when do people like stuff because it’s logical? Superhero stories speak to us because there are so many drivers woven in to…

Meditation is a terrible way to relax

Meditation is a terrible way to relax

The way most people come across meditation is they’re looking for a way to relax. The problem is that it’s not a relaxation technique. If you begin by expecting nothing but calm and comfort, you’re in for a shock. Is it relaxing? Sure, usually….

How I dream up new ideas

How I dream up new ideas

Some people have accused me of being creative. It’s a charge I won’t bother to deny. After all, I write every day. You need a high volume of ideas to feel comfortable doing that. But it’s an awkward moment when someone asks how I…

Your body’s mechanism for enhancing your health

Your body’s mechanism for enhancing your health

There’s a principle in medicine that applies to everyone. It doesn’t matter whether you’re healthy or not. It doesn’t matter whether you have a genetic condition, an old injury, a nasty infection… or if you’re in the prime of your life. This principle underlies…

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