In his classic book ‘The Concept of Mind’ philosopher Gilbert Ryle argues against the concept of the ‘Ghost in the Machine’: the idea that our mental and physical worlds are two distinct realities which we vainly try to reconcile in illogical ways. Ryle argues that there is no such thing as a ‘ghost in theContinue reading “Are You a Ghost in the Machine?”
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What if some values are better than others?
Earlier this week, I cheekily asked in my Facebook group whether people thought their values, attitudes and beliefs are superior to those of others. As expected, I noticed some head scratching, stunned silence and quiet outrage as a result. Most of us live in a Western world where our current ‘post-modern’ values system dictates thatContinue reading “What if some values are better than others?”
Things We Lost in the Fire
No doubt you will have heard on the news about the terrible wildfires that are currently raging all over the world, including in my home country Greece. It is a disaster which is often hard to comprehend in areas where the ecosystem is less ‘flammable’. Within days, often hours, whole areas are destroyed. Animals andContinue reading “Things We Lost in the Fire”
Why Do I Still Have Unhelpful Beliefs?
When you hear coaches and therapists talk among themselves, the term limiting belief will be inevitably dropped at some point. This is ‘therapy talk’ for what I would describe as an unhelpful belief, or a self-sabotaging belief. I can give plenty of examples of such beliefs being expressed from my own practice. Here are someContinue reading “Why Do I Still Have Unhelpful Beliefs?”