Tag Archives: psychology

homo effectus

Actors (inside the studio) talk a lot about (magic) moments on the set which are, let’s say, a kind of falling that feels like flying. They describe these moments as a sudden switch in mode or a shift in plane, … Continue reading

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fun alternative to crosswords and sudoku, every day

Here’s a little game that’s fun to play. Find the ground behind the figure. As a rationale, suffice it to say that the occasional daily stroll in the ontologgia is proven to decrease the risk of chronic stress-related diseases. Here’s … Continue reading

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buffers

Life is exposure. Exposure is the contingency and constant stream of challenges in/of experience to the consistency of our identity and to the ground of our self. Hence the buffers. In order to insulate our fragile wholesomeoneness from these challenges … Continue reading

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ouroboric loops of moods

Think of how ongoing droning at a lecture engenders boredom and sleepiness while vibrancy brings forth inspiration and alertness. Now, let’s think further… One fascinating phenomenon is – allow me the poetic/speculative licence – the ’symmetrical cascade’ inherent in natural … Continue reading

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We do the best we can

As an addition to my previous post here’s a wonderful passage from Daniel J. Siegel’s book Mindsight (an absolute must read): Our personality emerges as our inborn, often genetically influenced temperament–such as shyness or moodiness–interacts with our parents, peers, and … Continue reading

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intimacy of being

What is personality? Who we really are? Who are we, really? Who really are we? Really, who are we? This is a question I just can’t get my head around, no matter from how many angles I approach it. Really. … Continue reading

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