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Leaky concepts

When is a door not a door?  When it’s Ajar. See also: motte and bailey fallacy by Scott Alexander,  The 5-second level, Disguised theories, Neural Categories By Eliezer Yudkowsky. No Boundary By Ken Wilber. Every concept when challenged with reality … Continue reading

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Dojo on stress

This (thinking) dojo came about because someone described their biggest problem as stress, relating to recent job-change events.  I ran this dojo in Melbourne and Sydney to an audience of ~10 people each time. (45mins-1hr long) As the facilitator: Say … Continue reading

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Is this how I choose to show up?

Is this how I choose to show up?  No. I’m exhausted.  I’m just trying to survive here and today I did that.  Not every today. But I did this today. Yes. Is this how I choose to show up?  No. … Continue reading

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(meetup question) How to be happy?

I attended a philosophy meetup and needed a topic on the fly. I asked the question “how to be happy?”. The best part was how the first person tore the question open and answered a better question because happy doesn’t … Continue reading

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Boundaries

This is an experimental investigation of map and territory. Map and territory is a relationship where the map represents the territory.. The map is not the territory, that we know. Scribbling on the map does not change the territory I … Continue reading

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Container and contained theory by Wilfred Bion

Epistemic status: notes about a specific scientific theory.  relevant to therapy, interpersonal relationships and healthy development.  Also includes some personal ideas around the theory. Container and contained is a psychological theory by Wilfred Bion building on the work by Jung. … Continue reading

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The Tether Theory and the Concrete, Subtle and Causal tiers

Epistemic status:  A bunch of meditation and meditation theory.  A previously undocumented theory of this corner of consciousness. The book The Science of Pranayama offers that the thought stream is tethered to the breath via the prana, “Just as the … Continue reading

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Feedback from emotions

Bearlamp: Previous, First Greaterwrong: Previous, First Lesswrong: Previous, First Mental health can often feel like the inability to get clarity around if it’s, “just me” or if it’s “the world” that’s crazy.  There’s an open question in any interpersonal problem “is it me or is it … Continue reading

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Code switching

Related to: Hedging Code switching is this useful linguistics concept that is not overtly known enough. The type that I care about is a cross between “group identity” and “lexical need“: Group identity: People may alter their language to express group identification. This … Continue reading

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What is your relationship with your self?

I had a very deep and intense conversation with a friend.  We talked about “that feeling of being alone” and that relationships will come and go and really, “I am all that I can guarantee that I have” at the … Continue reading

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