Resuming Control of Your Story

If you listen to the news media or spend your days scrolling through social media posts, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking the sky is falling. It’s not.

If you’re finding the news depressing; turn it off.

If you can’t trust what your friends and others are sharing on social media; do your own research or stop reading the fake news posts they share.

If Trump’s tweeting and the media coverage his insane tweets attract are driving you to distraction; ignore him. In the greater scheme of things, Trump is irrelevant. He’s only a bit player in the story of your life – even if you live in the USA.

Tino Renato | DTS
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It’s better than it looks.

I listened to this interview on NPR with Gregg Easterbrook discussing his latest book: It’s Better Than It Looks: Reasons for Optimism in an Age of Fear.

His work raises an interesting point: despite the facts showing things have never been better for us, we’ve bought into the story that things are really bad.

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Crossing the start line

The journey starts that day you wake up and wonder what is going on in your life.

That’s the day you realize there has to be more to life than whatever you’ve been doing.

It’s the day you start questioning whether what people are telling you is the truth. It’s the day you stop being one of the herd.

That ‘day’ may dawn on you over a period of years or it may arrive as an unexpected life event you can’t fail to notice.

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A matter of perspective

Last night I listened to an eminent visiting American scientist being interviewed on the 7.30 Report. Listening to him, I realised there is a fundamental difference in the perspectives of science and spirituality.

Science is about exploring and gaining an understanding of the external world. Scientists are looking at the natural world – trying to figure out how it works and understand our place it in. Continue reading “A matter of perspective”