Feeling your way through over-work and burnout Continue reading Holding Sand
Impatience, Loss of Gravity
Despair and hope; COVID-19 accelerates a crisis, and moves us toward refining Freemasonry Continue reading Impatience, Loss of Gravity
Can you improve your life by preventing yourself from doing the wrong things? Continue reading Commitment Devices
Esoteric Sharp Edges
Esoteric study has dangers, which we take a look at and explore Continue reading Esoteric Sharp Edges
My Experience with Over-Work and Burnout
How I burned myself out, and what a simple coffee cup can mean. Continue reading My Experience with Over-Work and Burnout
How People Predict the Future: Amos Tversky
Most of our actions are based on guesses about what will happen in the future and what will make us happy, and so we can change our behavior by understanding and changing how we do that prediction. Continue reading How People Predict the Future: Amos Tversky
How Talking Changes our Beliefs and Minds
When we talk to one another, we aren’t just communicating but we are forming and evolving our own set of beliefs over time. Through practice, or recitation, beliefs take shape, and become more firm. Continue reading How Talking Changes our Beliefs and Minds
Masonry in the Meantime: Educational Resources
Even though Masonry never stops, it has been a chaotic time for the Craft. Rather than obsess over the latest closures, let’s turn the corner and use this to make positive suggestions on what we can do in the meantime. The following references are culled from many helpful brothers online who have shared what they’re… Continue reading Masonry in the Meantime: Educational Resources
exploring an old symbol and what it means for personal development Continue reading V.I.T.R.I.O.L.
Social Polarization in the Time of Pandemic
Recent COVID-19 situation was born into a polarized social environment in western culture. High levels of distrust are running around, with sentiments of nationalism and tribalism that affect our response to the Coronavirus. Continue reading Social Polarization in the Time of Pandemic
A short note for those whose level of concern about COVID-19 is growing, or for anyone who is struggling with anxiety or concern in their lives. We cannot think or feel our way through anxiety and suffering. When they are real, they are felt, and nothing we do can change that, but we can adopt… Continue reading Keep Going
How Hard are you Working?
What can you sustain? And it is helping you grow? Continue reading How Hard are you Working?
How to think about and choose a life direction Continue reading Life Direction
Does Food Quality Matter?
Food quality as its ability to be a helpful component in an overall diet strategy. Where are you trying to go? Continue reading Does Food Quality Matter?
Say My Name
Certain feelings are overwhelming. Or confusing and twisted; we can’t even begin to describe what’s going on inside of ourselves. A person close to me once relayed a story about being with a therapist, and being overcome with feelings of anxiety. The therapist told her not to focus on naming the feeling, but just experiencing… Continue reading Say My Name
Duality & Seesaws
relationships between things define what the universe is, and how we see it Continue reading Duality & Seesaws
The “You Deserve” Trap
allowing people to tell you what you deserve is a form of self-sabotage Continue reading The “You Deserve” Trap
Companies Know Things
Most businesses (and even private lives) are now driven by knowledge, instead of production of tangible goods. How we manage knowledge determines our outcomes. And we’re very bad at it. Continue reading Companies Know Things
A Mason’s Tool Chest for Career Change
How can we make big change decisions in life keeping our values in mind? Continue reading A Mason’s Tool Chest for Career Change
Will Power Isn’t the Way
When we try to change ourselves, most people think it requires will power. We are supposed to cultivate will power, because change is hard, and to overcome that difficulty we need will power. People who do great things have lots of will power. Or so we think. This is an extremely unhelpful way of thinking… Continue reading Will Power Isn’t the Way