First, an adapted extract from Deep Life that I hope will serve to open your mind as to what we can change about ourselves. Second, some directions to look into if you want to improve your IQ or empathetic skillset. And finally, an interview & transcript in which I go into a bit more depth.
How you feel affects everything you perceive. Not just how you think about what you can see, but the very basics of what you see in front of you change.
Today, I'm going to convince you that our mind and body are one thing: a bodymind. Show you that thinking more positively improves your immune system. And share a story about being chased by lightning.
Most of our decisions are made, or at least heavily influenced, by our subconscious. Today, a short outline of one way that works (priming) and a longer interview around the relationship between your conscious mind and your subconscious.
Why are you curious? Is your curiosity genuine or triggered? Let's learn to control our attention.
Are you paying or placing your attention? Learn how to place attention to filter out the non-important that hinders you from achieving your aspirational self.
Your breath mirrors your emotions and reflects your subconscious thinking. Using it as a window into your internal state helps you recognize your own emotions more accurately, and make better decisions.
Most of us don't know about our bodies' secret superpower. Your body has a default system that restores balance in your body. However, in order for it to dominate, you must stop and let it do its job. You must learn to relax properly.
A quick read to introduce you to your homunculus, the map of your body in your brain. And to show you how it changes.
Deep work enables you to produce more without overworking. If work is at the center of your identity, it also helps you find meaning and fulfillment in what you "do".