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Consciousness is that which chooses

Anything that can choose is conscious to that extent, to the extent that it can choose.

In this respect, “that which chooses” has cognition of its options… 300 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

Psychological optimization through analysis of communication in real-time

The best way to analyze how you communicate in real time is:

Get an honest partner who cares about you.

Together and separately observe the small units of your thoughts and communication. 544 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

Buddhism and Stoicism

Buddhism and stoicism are highly compatible with each other.

Stoicism is fairly simple. Here is a (too) short summary:

Our normal impulse is to see misfortune, loss, death, and the choices of others as… 63 more words


Buddhists, Friends, and Buddhist-Quaker Harmonic Unity with Nature

By Pamela Boyce Simms

Cross posted from Quaker Earthcare Witness (QEW)

“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars.” “The Cosmos is in us.

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Birthday of Guan Shi Yin Pusa - March 16, 2017

Offerings and Practice

Praising Bodhisattva Guan Shi Yin

Benefitting sentient beings.

Buddhist Practice

"Culture and demographics are our destiny"

What could be more obvious?

And yet, this obvious statement from a US Congressman is producing a minor firestorm among US media and political elites. 596 more words

Cultural Norms

A subtle danger helping personalities face

Generally, helping personalities enjoy seeing others do well.

They have an active desire to help others.

A subtle problem with this desire is if the helper is dealing with a narcissist (or worse), fulfilling the desire to help will also involve fulfilling the narcissist’s dark need for people to attend to them. 228 more words