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What we claim about reality

Action not knowledge

Often the issue is about taking action, not about knowing more. We often find orselves in a more or less  critical or important situation where we have to make a decision, and we find ourselves hesitating. We are not sure … Continue reading

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Life is Empty and Meaningless, How Exciting is That!

If we look at life and the world  honestly and closely apart from our desires, wants, interests and biases what we recognize is that the world about us just is what it is. If we separate ourselves from our thoughts … Continue reading

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The Binding of Time

Alfred Korzybski,  the founder of the Institute of General Semantics in the 1930’s tells us that man is the time binding animal. What exactly does it mean to bind time, and how do we do this?  If we think of … Continue reading

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The Map is not the Territory

Is the map of your life up to date? Outdated maps give outdated information. Alfred Korzybski in the early 1930’s coined the phrase “The map is not the territory.” What exactly does that mean to us? A map is a … Continue reading

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Habit

Ultimately, habits make our destinies, but we can make our habits. What I mean by that is that our day to day lives are saturated with accumulated patterns of behavior, from the way we brush our teeth to the way we … Continue reading

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The map is not the territory

Is the map of your life up to date? Outdated maps give outdated information. Alfred Korzybski in the early 1930’s coined the phrase “The map is not the territory.” A map is a symbolic representation of something else. Take, for … Continue reading

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The word is not the thing.

Alfred Korzybski: The word is not the thing. The word “cat” is not a cat. The word “hate” is not hate. The word “sad” is not sadness. When we read these sentences, we say, “of course.” There is a distinction … Continue reading

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