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What is Cognitive Dissonance?

Cognitive dissonance is a warning signal about conflicts in our automatic or willful journey of understanding reality. How we resolve that internal disharmony is another issue. Cognitive Dissonance Cognitive dissonance happens when external information contradicts internal information, or when our own behavior conflicts with how others are behaving. We then feel that conflict, disunity and disharmony. That’s the general broad […]

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The “Feel-Good” Pleasure-Trap Focus

Everyone wants to enjoy life, to engage in pleasure fulfillment of various kinds. All people are distracted by the pleasure trap. But many people focus mostly on enjoyment and put other things second, like morality. There is a pleasure-trap of “feel-good” comfort that is desired as an inner state to be attained and sought after, as “well-being” is highly desired. […]

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Consciousness, Causality & Free Will – Aggregately Sowing and Reaping Our Collective Reality

Causality is intimately connected with free will and consciousness. We have great degrees of freedom in our ability to choose what to do and the effect it has upon reality. We are causal agents, sowing the seeds within consciousness that grow into the fruits of our labor through our actions that produce effects into reality. We also reap from reality, […]

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Changing Minds is Hard, Especially When Identity is Attached to a Belief

Presenting evidence or facts doesn’t always get accepted. We can dismiss evidence that contradicts our firmly held beliefs. There is even the backfire effect where we can dig into our belief and hold on tighter than before. source A new study shows that challenging political beliefs activates areas of the brain that govern personal identity and emotional responses to threats. […]

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The Happiness Delusion

Happiness is a delusion? No, not necessarily, but it can be. Controversial title? Yes. What does controversy mean? Let’s start with this side topic before we get to the title of the post, as it is directly linked to it.Latin contra means “opposite, face-to-face, against”. Latin versus/versare means to “change or alter, to turn, turn back, be turned, convert, transform, […]

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Trinity of Consciousness Symbolism

Our consciousness perceives objects, events and phenomena in existence. Thoughts and emotions feedback, as internal manifestations of consciousness, to process information stimulus from our environment. Our thoughts and emotions unite to produce our actions. We output a response as action or behavior, the external manifestation of consciousness. To be united in consciousness requires that we think, feel and act in […]

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Free Will Choice and Causal Determinism

The effects we create can’t be undone once they manifest. They happened. The power to create change comes from our free will choice to do so, based on the effects that exist now. Video  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dS_oAQmbD_I Audio Stream or Download   I will start with the middle and give a brief overview of the Trinity of Consciousness (thoughts, emotions and actions). […]

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Humans and the Animal Kingdom – An Emotional Kinship

Animals are all part of the animal kingdom. That’s why it’s called the animal kingdom. We are kin (etymology). There is much in common, despite the differences. Just as there are differences in human races and individuals, there are many commonalities as well. I’m going to provide some information about characteristics and components that animals share in common, relating to […]

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