Category Archives: Self Improvement

Pain’s Purpose

Why do we suffer pain? We hate being in pain – well most of us anyway. Some people are so numb they only experience themselves through pain. To answer this question we need to understand something of the nature of … Continue reading

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Why don’t we like everybody?

The idea that we might have lived on this earth before is becoming more acceptable these days. If we did, what does it mean for everyday life? In fact, what is the point of accepting reincarnation as a fact if … Continue reading

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Why do animals differ from Humans?

I was just listening to a scientist being interviewed on the radio who described the behaviour of Emperor Penguins, and whales when the beach, as acting as one group animal. In other words, they function as a group, no individual … Continue reading

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The mysterious ‘I’

  When I try to understand my ‘I’ I am never too sure what it is. Is it me, or not me? Is it within me, or outside of me? I think of things that I could say about it … Continue reading

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Fine-tuning our Moral Compass

I noticed a blog about fine-tuning our moral compass. It recommends reading wisdom literature, biographies of moral heroes and connecting with the Divine. All good stuff but that could take a while. I think I can give you a few … Continue reading

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Understanding Insanity

The rise of mental disorders is very concerning. It affects each one of us in ways that can escape our notice. Each of us is part of a community, small or large, and each of us contributes to the wellbeing … Continue reading

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The consequences of remaining unconscious of the I

Let’s take a step forward from the last post. It is important for each person to find their I as it expresses itself in daily life. There are consequences if we remain unaware of it. These words written by Robert … Continue reading

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What is the difference between the ego and the ‘I’?

There is some confusion about what is ego and what is ‘I’. Freud spoke of the ego as part of the personality that mediates between the various levels of awareness. Jung speaks about the ego as a self-conscious faculty with … Continue reading

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Human or Animal – what’s the difference?

We have to admit that we are lazy thinkers when it comes to fully understanding certain issues. Often what we know is an aggregate of what most people find acceptable. But, is that the truth? I recently read that Darwin’s … Continue reading

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Does Anxiety have a Purpose?

Anxiety or nervousness about an impending event is a natural human condition. What is not natural is to let anxiety rule. Anxiety is a nervous condition, and anything to do with the nervous system is linked to thinking. Therefore, we … Continue reading

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