This concept is simple but potentially very impactful if you can implement it. The idea is to make courage a habit. What does that mean exactly? Let’s define our terms:Courage, I think, is best imagined as simply a decision in a moment. You find yourself in a situation with a choice to make and there is anxiety, trepidation, or some other form of fear. Courage is making the … [Read more...] about Making Courage a Habit
The last post asked the question: Can we derive values from psychedelic experience?That is to say what, if anything, does psychedelic experience tell us about how to live our lives? Some related questions came up: Is there a common set of values that unites the psychedelic community? To what extent are values actually imbued by the psychedelic experience, and to what extent … [Read more...] about Psychedelics, Personality Traits, and Values: A Closer Look at the Research
It's a sort of spider-like creature, but a spider with gaping jaws. It crawls towards me on the floor - right towards my face as I'm lying on my back. Now a swarm of these creatures completely cover my body and begin to eat me alive.It started simply from seeing the closet on the other side of the room. A dark and shadowy place - reminiscent of monsters in the closet - and … [Read more...] about Can We Derive Values From Psychedelic Experience?
When I was 21 I was living in Thailand and thinking about my future. I thought,I could be the barefoot hippie running in the woods.And that seemed like a viable path for my life. I also thought,I could be the shiny-shoed salesman working in a big city.And that seemed viable too. While these types exist at opposite ends of a spectrum, there were things that … [Read more...] about How to Manage High Openness & High Conscientiousness
This is a review of Jordan Peterson’s Self Authoring Suite, which includes the Past, Present and Future Authoring programs. This Self Authoring review will cover what the program is, my experience with it and some of the insights I gained, as well as some suggestions if you want to do it too.What is Self Authoring? The Self Authoring Suite is a set of writing programs … [Read more...] about Self Authoring Review – Jordan Peterson’s Self Authoring Suite