Question Everything and Remain Open to Truth

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.Bertrand Russell “Question everything!” was supposedly a slogan of the rebellious 1960s.  At least, that’s what my dyed in the wool conservative mother always told me.  I wonder what she would think … Continue reading Question Everything and Remain Open to Truth

The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men: Plan for the Worst, Hope for the Best

But, Mousie, thou art no thy-lane,In proving foresight may be vain;The best-laid schemes o' mice an' menGang aft agley,An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,For promis'd joy!Still thou art blest, compar'd wi' meThe present only toucheth thee:But, Och! I backward cast my e'e.On prospects drear!An' forward, tho' I canna see, I guess an' fear!Robert … Continue reading The Best Laid Plans of Mice and Men: Plan for the Worst, Hope for the Best

Neurofeedback: Reminding the Brain that It’s Safe Now

Don't believe everything you think. Thoughts are just that—thoughts.Allan Lokos As I mentioned yesterday, memories are funny things – if I don’t write things down as they happen on the fly, I start to lose the edges of the memory until all that’s left are the strong emotions that accompanied it.  And sometimes those strong, … Continue reading Neurofeedback: Reminding the Brain that It’s Safe Now

Memories and the Anesthesia of Time

Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.Marcel Proust Memories are funny things.  They change shape over time, become shrouded in a hazy mist until I wonder whether they’re 100% real or mixed with half-remembered dreams and scenes from various books and movies I’ve imbibed.  As I mentioned the … Continue reading Memories and the Anesthesia of Time