The Mind & ToE

See these sub-pages:
  • My Theory of Everything (ToE) - linking my thoughts about our minds, emotions, love, God / 'The Force', quantum physics, gravity etc.
        and (in due course),
  • Love Actually - my story (when I eventually write it) of strange "coincidences" (or otherwise?) that led to quite a bit of what I've written on this site.

For more stuff on the mind, here's some links that I've either found useful or have on my "to check out" list:

Personal development
    - I highly recommend this course to anyone / everyone (if you can manage to overlook the American buzzwords & marketing).
    Actually they ought to do it in all high schools.

The power of belief
I saw a TV program about this on Netflix (on 8 July 2016), and it turns out to be very similar to my ToE!  So there you go - without being religious or naturally inclined to the mystic, through logical thinking, science & imagination I seem to have independently reached broadly the same conclusions as every other religion and new age philosophy - I must be right! - apparently The Secret is based on this.

Intimate relationships & love - difficult reading but insightful use of sex as a window on wider relationship issues & marital conflict as a driver of personal growth.
Aspergers / Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) & empathy

Test yourself (note the AQ & empathy tests measure different things):
The term Aspergers has recently been officially dropped, but I prefer "aspies" to high-functioning ASD as I don't think it's right to label it a 'disorder'.  
Aspies simply tend to be:
  • Very logical/analytical/good at problem-solving ("joining up dots"),
More logical/blunt in their communication than "neuro-typical" people, partly as they find it hard to judge how others are feeling or know how they will interpret & react to what they say
- which gets misinterpreted as not caring or a general lack of empathy,
  • But actually very caring, with extreme neuro-sensitivity to the plight of others and the world around us (including sound, touch, sight, balance etc., depending on the person).

Yes, it's a short list above - I don't read a lot as my mind wanders off too much (or it could be my aphantasia).  Anyway, you should beware of too much reading (TV of the early 20th Century):

Some more Einstein quotes, much of it in common with my view on life:

(I'll get on board with this when I can get decent fake bacon & ham!
Well, apart from chicken & fish/seafood, obviously.

Talking of change, attached below for your amusement (and my embarrassment) is something of a contrast on my more recent writings on God - my student magazine rant showing "Blatant Contempt for God" (& hypocritical elements of the church).
But I still think the messages of how to live a good life are more important than the messenger / "Him", and it turns out I actually share the religions of past teachers:

David Thorp,
12 Aug 2016, 09:11