I heard Eckhart Tolle talking about feelings as indicators of the quality of thinking and it’s origins (from the video “Your Ego Loves Unhappiness”): The feeling will often tell you what kind of thought it is, whether it’s true or not. And then you can recognize certain thoughts as not productive and as thoughts you…

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One day a few years ago, when I was complaining to a Zen-like life coach and friend, he confronted me in a very direct way, with some powerful questions. The central one was “Who are you?”. The second one was “If you want love, give love.” This all hit me like a lightning bolt, and…

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Turning Western Philosophy of Mind on It’s Head Is life a problem to be solved? The philosophers and scientists who are trying to figure out how the mind works are basing their models on an orientation towards problems solving. They look for example, at animals in the world surviving, and see them solving problems: how…

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