2.20 The Book of Not Knowing

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The effects of self-doubt are more prevalent than most people realize. The form and depth of this doubt, however, aren’t limited to low self-esteem. At its root, we’ve seen that we doubt our very existence—we have reason to suspect that somehow we may not be real, that in some way we may not even exist. […]

5.39 The Book Of Not Knowing

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Learning to question isn’t complicated; in fact the difficulty lies in it’s very simplicity. When we speak of questioning, we’re not talking about going into nature to ponder the meaning of life, or mentaly sailing off into abstract notions of the cosmos seeking some answer. We’re talking about being right here. -Peter Ralston Buy the […]

3.32 Genius of Being

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Consciously done, conceptualizing is a creative act. Given this, we have the ability to create or imagine some possibility and then fixate on this possibility for some time so that it influences our experience. On an unconscious level this may happen by default due to programming, but freeing ourselves of this ignorant build-up of mind, […]

3.44 Pursuing Consciousness

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Becoming conscious of who and what you really are is invaluable for transformation, but this awakening alone doesn’t accomplish it for you. For the most part, any personal changes that occur must be done consciously and deliberately, or else little about the self is changed. Without intervention, the automatic programmed self-mind will still tend to […]

5.37 The Book Of Not Knowing

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Simply wanting to know an answer or requesting information is not a true question. Questioning as a genuine and powerful activity is real wondering—dwelling on and wondering about a subject, and being open to the possibility of realizing something about it that you do not now know. Such profound questioning remains unattached to any answer […]

10.23 Pursuing Consciousness

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Any single aspect isn’t enough to create a self-identity because any one aspect could be true of any human. Just as ice crystals themselves don’t make a snowflake—it is the individual shape of the many crystals that make it unique and a snowflake—so it is with you. -Peter Ralston   Buy the books at Amazon. Learn more […]

10.12 The Book Of Not Knowing

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If we don’t project onto the tree the attributes of a human mind, the “tree-self” appears vastly different from our own. Since trees don’t harm us, and give themselves without a whimper to our needs, the common consensus is that they are benign. So we might imagine a rather benevolent selfless creature, infinitely patient and […]

2.21 Genius of Being

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Knowing about something is not the same as genuine understanding, so the first thing to do is understand the assertion. Not just what comes to mind when encountering the idea, but what you can glean by applying an unbiased listening. Don’t stop with some automatic impression – reach out to experience the communication as intended, […]

4.10 Genius of Being

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Try to imagine—even once you have already somehow managed to create the possibility of communication—that turning a sound into a “word” representing a distinction is a huge leap. -Peter Ralston   The quote comes from Genius of Being, which is now available! Find out more at PersonalEmpowerment.Me. Join the discussion on Facebook with Conscious Dialogues.

4.8 Genius of Being

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If we aspire to get at the core of our perceptive-experience, we need to understand what language is. Most people rarely stop and think of language as anything other than simply a means to talk or write to one another. While this is true of language, it misses the real magnitude and existential impact that […]