Real Movie Lessons

Movies — perhaps most especially the classics — provide us not only with good feelings and memories, but with valuable life lessons, as well. Then again, sometimes, the lessons are not so positive. What’s important is that, while we enjoy the show, we stay conscious of what we’re seeing and what they’re saying. Let’s take…

Make Calm Your “Default Setting”

Default Setting (computer science): A particular setting or value for a variable that is assigned automatically by an operating system and remains in effect unless canceled or overridden by the operator: (Example: Susan changed the default for the font in the word processing program.) No, I wouldn’t have known that myself. Had to look it…

Consciousness Defined

Last post centered around a quote by Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung, who wrote, “When an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside as fate.” And, since most of our emotional junk lies within our much larger unconscious — thus it isn’t usually even considered — there’s a good chance it will manifest as…

Unconsciousness and “Faux Fate”

Recently, I read a “Twitter tweet” by one of my many great friends from “Across the Pond” Natalie Lamb, who quoted the Swiss psychiatrist, Carl Jung: “When an inner situation is not made conscious, it happens outside as fate.” Wow. Wow. And, Wowee Wow Wow! How often do we find ourselves in uncomfortable positions or…

News You Should Know

In the news today…somewhere in your town, someone did a really good and kind deed for someone else. Oh, it probably won’t be reported on the nightly newscast or in the  morning newspaper. But, rest assured, it did happen. And, it actually does quite often. In fact, you might have even been the one that…