Today’s Dose will start off with a list of Psychological Life Hacks. I’m not sure who created the list, but it’s pretty good. The value of Yoga is primarily that it makes you more self-aware. This list is likely to do likewise. It’s the kind of thing people are likely to print off and hang on their fridge:
They say seeing is believing, but that’s an example of a saying as opposed to a truth. Optical illusions prove that we can’t trust our eyes, and science has pulled every manner of trick on every sense we have. So it’s important to remember that as you’re looking at the world and the people and events in it. Keep in mind that you are interpreting reality not experiencing it directly. Your very act of being is to interpret the world as the perspective that is you. So in the end, you can’t even trust yourself so you might as well relax. This piece of the Dose is dedicated to Zilla Van Den Born, who did a social science experiment by convincing her family and friends that something was true when in fact it was not:
And finally we’ll end with ZeFrank’s lesson in trust via two Cirque du Soleil performers, Alaya Titarenko and Gael Ouisse. Enjoy:
The world is not what it seems. So you might as well relax, trust the universe and yourself, and move toward whatever feels right to the person you are being in the moment that you’re in. Have a great day!
The Friday Dose is a collection of cool, interesting and surprising things that are chosen for their potential to distract you away from any painful thought loops that may currently be disrupting your sense of perspective. Focus on these and change your mind. Enjoy.
Following a serious childhood brain injury Scott McPherson unwittingly spent his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and the self. This made him as strange to others as they were to him. Seeing the self-harm people created with their own overthinking, Scott dedicated part of his life to helping others live with greater awareness. He is currently a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB, where he finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.