Category Archives: Basic Beliefs

Open Minds and Mental Health

Most of the time we go about our daily business consciously aware of what we are doing but rarely giving any thought to why we’re doing it. We perform routine tasks habitually, and when something out of the ordinary does … Continue reading

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Why do you believe what you believe?

Suppose someone in a social situation brings up the topic of global warming. How would you respond? You might agree with the speaker, or you might strenuously disagree. Whatever your response, it would reflect the beliefs that you already hold … Continue reading

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Why do we sometimes act irrationally?

Have you ever done or said something that you later regretted? The usual response is something like, “Do you mean in the last hour or just today?” Take a moment to think about the last time this happened to you. … Continue reading

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Where do thoughts come from?

You probably never asked yourself that question before! When you are conscious, thoughts are just there, rumbling around in your head, generally related to what is going on around you. When you concentrate, they follow a logical and reasonable thread. … Continue reading

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How do you see the world?

Do you see the world through rose-colored glasses? Is the project you’re working on likely to succeed? Is the glass half-empty or half-full? Is the next person you meet going to be trustworthy? Do you see yourself as an optimist … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Unnecessary Anxiety

Some anxiety is necessary, unavoidable and even welcome. If you suddenly smell smoke while sitting comfortably at home watching TV, you are going to feel fear/anxiety until the problem is resolved. However, a great deal of anxiety is unnecessary and … Continue reading

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