For the miserable, moody and mercurial, one's outlook can swivel on a sixpence. Or dime, if you prefer. Not so for the irrepressibly cheerful, the waggy Labradors who go through life with a smile on their face and the conviction they are about to win the lottery. Waggies are always cheerful, pretty much. It takes … Continue reading Hope and Despair
Very occasionally one gets a glimpse of peace and today was one of those all too rare days.
Pavlov's dog aside we do not expect, largely, to change the nature or behavior of an animal. Why should we expect to change our own?
We can expect limited success in our endeavours to change but some change is better than none. We may be able to tip the balance in our favour.
I'm sure there is peace to be had and I have often found snatches of it. The big trick is to make it last.
I write to educate myself.
Consciousness can only be sought through science and empirical, rational thought.
Embrace the positive avoid the negative.
A quale is the singular form of the plural qualia. Qualia are a linguistic attempt to describe the subjective experience of consciousness.
If you can deal with depression at all you need to determine whether your life is causing your anxiety or whether it is your anxiety which is ruining your life.