Why a Placebo Can Relieve Constipation But Won’t Make You Fly

placebo-effect  The power of placebos is a well-established fact.  Even the most avowed pessimists who claim that there is not mind/body connection must affirm it.  If you’re unfamiliar – a placebo is an inert pill (a sugar pill, for example) which the recipient believes is an actual drug or medicine.

We’ve known for quite some time that placebos work at a very effective rate, which can be surprising considering they contain no actual active ingredients (i.e. they contain no medicine).  Obviously, the only explanation for their power to produce the same results expected from the actual drug is the power of your mind.  That and the syphonophoric relationship (and I think I just made up a new word there 😉 ) between your mind and your body. Continue reading

Why There’s No Way You Would Ever Want to Stop Referring to Yourself

self referral  A Buddhist monk might tell you that “all is illusion.”  Strangely enough, so might a quantum physicist.

Why might they both say the same thing?  They both understand, albeit from different perspectives, that the material world is a very effective illusion. Continue reading

Why Fear is a Cool Friend You Wouldn’t Want to Be Without

fear  Fear is pretty cool.  Not only is it a handy tool, it’s supposed to be there.

Fear is your friend.  (Except, of course, when its not)  But there’s no doubt we’re supposed to have fear.

Why?

Because we must have fear in order to be human.  The root of all fear is a byproduct of something all humans must have. (Click that link to Tweet it)

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