the way you talk to yourself

William James wrote a very interesting and relevant quote: “Most unhappiness is caused because people listen to themselves… instead of talking to themselves” Most people indeed listen to their inner voice and they take it as undeniable gospel. As if...

How can I stop having negative thoughts?

Here’s an interesting question from a reader: “How can I stop having certain negative thoughts?” There’s something tricky in this question. You want to stop having certain negative thoughts, yet they keep popping up. The more you push them...

Is too much thinking draining you?

I’m sure that at a certain moment of your life you experienced a personal problem that you couldn’t solve. And it took you quite a while until it got sorted out – or maybe you’re undergoing this process now. And if you are like most people,...

Involuntary concentration vs mastery

Here’s an interesting quote by William Walker Atkinson: “The occult masters have ever impressed upon their pupils the importance and necessity of acquiring the power of Mental Concentration, and all trained and developed occultists have practiced and...

The energetic mechanism behind the mob

I believe this quote by Atkinson, even though it was written in 1900s is very relevant for our modern times: “One of the most striking instances of the power of the radioactivity of thought, and of the inductive action of thought, is found in that class of...