Some months back, I attended a workshop with the acclaimed Harvard-trained biologist, practising psychologist, and best-selling author, Joan Borysenko. The workshop explored her studies in evolutionary narrative. With her unique blend of hard-core scientist and decades of study and practice in meditation, she has an abiding certainty in the mind-body connection, and how critical it is to marry a healthy mind to a vital body so we can become a meaningful presence in the world. Borysenko’s work in narrative is well renowned. As
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"Don't believe everything you think." Byron Katie
In the iconic Dr Seuss book, Green Eggs and Ham, the character of Sam-I-Am persistently tries to convince the protagonist to try a plate of delicious green eggs and ham. Try as he might there is no convincing his friend of the epicurean delights of his ham and eggs – no matter how verdant they are. No house, no boat, no mouse, no goat can lure the protagonist to change his mind. Until, of course, he does, and just like that he too becomes an ardent fan of the gastronomic peculiarity known as green eggs and ham. Quite simply, he
“For the most part, what we think of as 'I' is nothing more than a whole heap of conditioning.” Etienne de L’Amour, Escape from the Shadowlands
"We all have our time machines. Some take us back, they're called memories. Some take us forward, they're called dreams." Jeremy Irons
"Wait for the common sense of the morning."
H. G. Well, The Time Machine
"Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; none but ourselves can free our minds." Bob Marley
"When you are imagining, you might as well imagine something worth while."
Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
"We all need a place in our minds where we can go to think." Bryce Courtenay
How come changing your mind can be so easy or so difficult depending on the idea you want to exchange? When my parents separated, my mother decided she would have nothing further to do with my father. Regardless of monthly alimony paid, or not paid, as was more often the case; their two children getting married; the birth of four grandchildren and the migration of all these descendants to other parts of the world there was never even a desire to say one word to one another, or share another moment together. It was over. They had