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Choose to perceive realityas neutral – neither good or bad – and to allow the outer world to react unmolested to you, your actions, and your behaviour.
A form of psychotherapy as well as general philosophy on living.
A comparative measure of how truthful and real something is. The less able you are to debunk or disprove it, the more accurate it is - with the exception of irrefutable (unprovable) claims.
A form of yoga which involves two partners. Acroyoga is a combination of yoga and dance, which is useful for building connection.
In popular human sociology, refers to desirable men and masculine traits that suggest power & leadership.
Attribution bias describes a range of cognitive biased whereby we make faulty judgments about the cause of behaviour.
What you do with your expression of words or bodily actions as a response to your internal reaction.
Wordless communication, including physical posture and expression, eye contact, gestures, manner of speech, and more.
An ongoing development of work, through any number of jobs, that may or may not contribute to your mission.
CBT is a psychotherapy that is based on the cognitive model: the way that individuals perceive a situation is more closely connected to their reaction than the situation itself.
A mistake in reasoning, evaluating, remembering, or other cognitive process, often occurring as a result of holding onto one's preferences and beliefs regardless of contrary information.
A subjective assessment of pleasure or pain attached to sensations – anything judged as pleasurable is deemed to be comfortable, painful is uncomfortable. Craving/aversion are the more extreme forms.
Confidence has 3 main definitions: 1) emotional certainty, 2) skill competency, and 3) inner self-worthiness.
Confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs or hypotheses.
The act of challenging someone in an effective, respectful manner, with the objective of improving both of your lives.
A sensation of togetherness with another sentient being (this can occur during an interaction but also in the absence of their physicality). It can be described as consisting of rational, emotional, and physical aspects. From a neurotransmitter perspective, connection is most directly connected to oxytocin and serotonin.
Contentment is a mental or emotional state of satisfaction maybe drawn from being at ease in one's situation, body and mind.
Continually search for better knowledge, understanding and wisdom - pursue the best possible application of the most accurate truth.
A state of low mood and aversion to activity, that can affect a person's thoughts, behavior, tendencies, feelings, and sense of well-being.
Dopamine is a neurotransmitter found in the brain that aids in several aspects of brain function. These areas include motor function and mood, and possibly the best-known role dopamine plays relates to your perceived happiness.
A place free of serious debate where everyone repeats the same opinions, no one calls anyone else out, and criticism is frowned upon.
Internal sensations which are felt in response to mental states. Common emotions include happiness, fear, anger, and love.
A mental construction which Humans often create around an ideal situation or relationship, and find it difficult to let go of.
The belief that failure is bad, and will directly cause you harm, even when there is no evidence as such.
A neologism relating to a situation in which your world view is limited by the information you are receiving. This is especially common on the Internet.
A psychological bias where we tend to believe that small examples of people's behaviour accurately reflects who they are in general
The apparent skill or ability to attract prospective sexual partners easily, in social situations. Game describes personality, more than appearance.
A mental or emotional state of well-being which can be defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy.
A slang term referring to a particular form of sexual abstinence, specifically the avoidance of porn, masturbation, and orgasm.
An optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one's life or the world at large.
The study of human behavior as it relates to biology and physical biochemical states. The study of how the body affects the mind, and how the mind affects the body.
A state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness and an enhanced capacity to respond to suggestion.
A Japanese concept that means "a reason for being." The word "ikigai" is usually used to indicate the source of value in one's life or the things that make one's life worthwhile.
A consistent behavioural application of the 6 Core Values and any other values you identify as important to you. Living with integrity means most of your behaviour can be easily aligned to your core values.
A piece of work that provides an income. This may or may not contribute to your mission. Contributing to an income does not automatically qualify as contributing to a mission or as having integrity.
Kingdom Building is a process of creating social relationships in places that you frequent.
Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy is based on the premise that the human person is motivated by a “will to meaning,” an inner pull to find a meaning in life.
A theory that there are several fundamentally distinct ways in which people express and receive love.
Psychological & emotional manipulation are types of social influence that aim to change the behavior or perception of others through abusive, deceptive, or underhanded tactics.
The act of developing the mind directly, as it relates to core faculties - particularly focus, attention, and calmess.
A well-known theory and test of personality types, which is used to help people understand themselves and each other.
Ongoing activities and actions that give you a sense of meaning and a reason for participating in life. Typically, a meaningful mission is directly based on your personal values. This may include a higher “purpose” and goals towards this dream, however the actions of the present moment are given the most importance for creating a sense of meaning.
The concept that instead of singular personalities, our minds are composed of multiple personalities which sometimes compete, giving rise to a feeling if internal conflict.
Oxytocin, the so-called love hormone, activates feelings of trust and attraction between people when it is released in the brain, and it rises in the early stages of romantic love.
Any sensation that one does not enjoy or consider pleasurable. Pain is not the same as “harm”, which is permanent unhelpful damage.
What occurs inside someone after they observe an external event. It is the sensational responses that come from an interpretation of an objective event.
Regret is a negative conscious and emotional reaction to one's personal decision-making, a choice resulting in action or inaction.
The perception of possessing an ongoing and unbroken connection with another sentient being, inanimate object, or deceased being.
Let go of that which you cannot or should not control ( everything outside of your own behaviour ) while reflecting on the effect the outside world has on you and maintaining boundaries against harmful influences.
Sadness is an emotional pain associated with, or characterized by, feelings of disadvantage, loss, despair, grief, helplessness, disappointment and sorrow.
Questioning any version of the truth presented to you, not accepting first impressions or appearances no matter how “right” they feel. Seeking to clarify and prove things “wrong” until they are substantially evidenced, rather than trying to prove yourself right.
The process of investigating something, with the objective of ascertaining an unquestionable result.
The art of influencing a woman (or man) into feeling attracted to you by exploiting the psychology about what women want.
Self-development, or personal development, covers all activities that one undertakes to improve one's life.
The avoidance of male orgasm either through sexual abstinence, or by practicing sexual intercourse without ejaculation.
Thoughts, feelings, beliefs, pain, pleasure, emotions and any other observable event that takes place in your conscious awareness. The occurrences in the mind’s space.
Any organism that is likely to possess a conscious awareness and/or experience emotion. (Remember humans are just a species of primate).
In the brain, serotonin impacts levels of mood, anxiety, and happiness. Illicit mood-altering drugs such as Ecstasy and LSD cause a significant rise in serotonin levels.
The manner in which humans experience and express their sexuality. People engage in a variety of sexual acts, ranging from masturbation to acts with another person (e.g., sexual intercourse, non-penetrative sex, oral sex, etc.).
The process of expressing sexual attraction towards someone, and inviting them to return the attraction
A feeling of guilt relating to something you know to be true about you. When you attach the concept of ‘wrong’ or ‘bad’ to who you are.
Social Gardening is a process of developing your social world in an organic and stress-free way.
Describes the set of skills which can directly create and improve social relationships.
Any pain that does not contribute to growth or healthy development. Unnecessary and unhelpful pain.
Tools, data processing and resources designed, created, or harnessed by humans, including AI, Internet, satellites, machinery and robotics.
The closest we can currently come to identifying what is real and differentiating it from what is imagined, assumed, fictional or deliberately concocted.
Valued Living describes an approach to daily life in which Core Values and specifically your own personal Values are the basis for decision-making and problem-solving.
Principles that guide your decision-making and behaviour in the name of longer-term quality of life. Values adjust to context, in that they are what’s best for right here, right now.
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