Precognition Belief and Happiness

According to a scientific report, precognition not only exists, but you’ve got it in spades!

A report in open access journal PLOS ONE by Katharine Greenaway and colleagues from the University of Queensland, Australia, says that if you believe my opening statement, you’re far more likely to feel more in control of your life. Folks who feel more in control of their lives tend to feel more positive about their lives and tend to be happier for it.

It really doesn’t matter whether the ability to foresee the future exists – only that you consider BELIEVING it could exist – to gain benefit. That’s right – you don’t even have to believe in the phenomenon – just consider that it COULD exist – especially thinking you might have it – is enough to elevate mood and a sense of personal control.

A constrained belief does not necessarily expand our consideration of possibility, nor does semi-belief fully support probability. Rather, absolute belief may deny “understanding” causality by holding potential prisoner to limitation. And happiness cannot exist in the solid belief in limitation… only those limits that satisfy fear of limits.

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Relationship Codes in Conversation

Researchers investigated the difference between happy and unhappy people in the types of conversations they tend to have. Their conclusion – happy people tend to have more substantive conversations and less small talk than do unhappy people. In fact, the study showed the happiest participants had twice as many substantive conversations and one third as much small talk as the unhappiest participants.

“Just as self-disclosure can instill a sense of intimacy in a relationship, deep conversations may instill a sense of meaning in the interaction between partners.”

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Simple Awareness – I Noticed!

I was just standing there with coffee cup in hand staring out the window at the back yard – a behavior I’ve practiced thousands of times over many years. Suddenly and without warning, my mind focused on the amazing feat I was performing. An awareness swept over me that I was paying attention to life as it was occurring.

In all the universe, as far as I know, there is only one consciousness that I can identify as ME, experiencing what I am experiencing.

For a VERY short number of years, my life will have flashed upon the stage and gone. In geological time scales, I hardly exist at all – micro-time in comparison. Yet in that relative instant of time, everything that ever was or ever will be exists for me.

During my instant of time, I enjoy relationships with so many wonderful people I care about so deeply; I breathe, see, feel, move, emote, and so much more; I feel so grateful to be alive, to have experiences, to relate to others, and to enjoy some awareness now and then. It may be only a tiny instant in time, but it is everything – 100% of all time – to me.

For just a moment, sipping on a cuppa java, staring out the window, I noticed!

I’m still awed by it.

What I Know for Sure

What can I know for sure? CAN I know anything for sure? How certain can I be about anything?

I wonder… and I have doubts…

The universe (universes?) in which I live is a complex place full of wonders, some of which may be beyond my comprehension.¬† I don’t like that the place I call home may be beyond my comprehension and thus my control. I prefer being in control – except maybe for a short while when I give my consent, like when I ride a roller coaster.

It appears to me that I’m making choices, experiencing the direct consequences of those choices, and etc. I like to think I understand what’s going on around me. I like to think I am capable of setting and achieving goals. I like to think I’m making informed choices with knowable and predictable outcomes, etc. I like to think I’m in charge of my life.

That’s what I like to think… …until reality sets in… …and then… Read more What I Know for Sure