Today we’ll look at things not being what they seem. We’ll do that with who you know, what you see and how you feel.
We’ll start off in Norway, where we’ll discuss how to “survive” a snowy and cold winter. I’ve worked with several people who believed they had Seasonal Affective Disorder and they’ve all been cured/misdiagnosed. This town in Norway was studied precisely because it fits all of the criteria except for the bad moods. Many people in Norway understand that the weather outside your head does not have to impact the weather inside your head:
Next we’ll look at how our thoughts impact our view of other people. How differently do you see someone based on what you believe about them? Six photographers were asked to shoot six different people. The real cool part came when those six people all turned out to be the same person:
Remember awhile back I presented that brilliant radio documentary on the colour blue? We’ll here’s another look at the same subject seen from some other perspectives. What’s important to remember is that even your senses of what you perceive as the outside world are still just stories your brain tells itself about some wavelengths:
The world is much more flexible than we give it credit for. Start using your mind to flex your view of your world. And then use that ability to have a fantastic weekend. I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
Scott McPherson is a writer, public speaker, and mindfulness facilitator who works with individuals, companies and nonprofit organizations around the world.
A serious childhood brain injury lead Scott to spend his entire life meditating on the concepts of thought, consciousness, reality and identity. It made others as strange to him as he was to them. When he realized people were confused by their own over-thinking, Scott began teaching others to understand reality. He is currently CBC Radio Active’s Wellness Columnist, as well as a writer, speaker and mindfulness instructor based in Edmonton, AB where he still finds it strange to write about himself in the third person.