Evolving Ourselves

Since the cognitive revolution 70,000 years ago, we have been changing our behavior and social patterns faster than our DNA is able to change. The cognitive revolution, according to Yuval Noah Harari, enabled humankind to imagine realities other than the perceived reality of the ground we walk on, the sky we look up to, or… Read More

The Problem Of Now

Focusing on having what we don’t have right now creates misery not just for ourselves but those around us. Holding on to having whatever we’re focused on now only sets us on the path of anger, hate and suffering. My son received some money for Christmas. The $40 burned a hole in his pocket. He… Read More

Scope This!

The scope of our attention determines our reality. We create more work than necessary and hubris when our scope of attention extends into details not mattering to our particular task or intention. We create uncertainty and fear of the unknown when our scope of attention does not include the pertinent details for our task or… Read More

Tyranny of Certainty

Intolerance of ambiguity is a reflection of an authoritarian mindset. Being certain is comfortable. It’s the easy path through the dark woods of life. It’s a defense mechanism against the truth of the unknown. Assuming we know why things are the way the way they are creates a barrier to the truth that is continually… Read More

The Weight of Work

This post may be better titled the weight of responsibility. However, this particular experience is associated with the return to work after two weeks of vacation with family and thus inexorably tied to the emotional weight of work itself. I just don’t think of my responsibilities at home with the kids, wife and house as… Read More