Category: Freedom from Delusion

Recognizing and Eliminating Your Emotional Cognitive Distortions

If you get anxious or depressed, the most likely reason is what you are telling yourself about yourself, others and life. Emotional Cognitive Distortions are irrational ways of thinking that create anxiety and depression. The fastest and easiest way to improve the quality of life I know is to change how you think by getting rid of them.

Posted in Assertiveness, Eliminating Guilt, Escaping Drama, Freedom from Delusion, Guilt, Life Scripts, Waking Fear and Anxiety

Science for Heretics

Physicist Barrie Condon has written a wonderful book, “Science for Heretics,” challenging many of the assumptions of science that we all take for granted. Here is my review.

Posted in Essays, Freedom from Delusion

Karma and Reincarnation – Are They Real?

Rather than asking whether reincarnation and karma are real, we can ask, “Are they helpful?” IDL says “yes,” and “no,” depending on your level of development.

Posted in Essays, Freedom from Delusion

The Cult of Positivity

Could there be a “cult of positivity?” Is there an oppressive culture of mandatory optimism? Could positive thinking be a groupthink, mass-mind massive delusion, called a perceptual cognitive distortion?

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The Shadow, Carl Jung, and IDL

The “Shadow” is Jung’s term for all the repressed parts of yourself that you need to re-own to become an integrated Self. This concept becomes less important and helpful the higher you climb on your developmental ladder.

Posted in Compared, Essays, Freedom from Delusion