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 a few things I've found interesting or useful:

Personal development
  • http://www.landmarkworldwide.com/the-landmark-forum
    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.  It applies fairly standard psychology in an intense environment that helps you challenge your limiting self-beliefs.
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: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Master_Key_System

Intimate relationships & love
  • http://passionatemarriage.com/ - 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"), which makes them 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), and this gets misinterpreted as not caring or a general lack of empathy,  But actually we're 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:

Current animal farming practices are environmentally unsustainable and unethical (see this documentary about how farm animals are treated),
and always will be to keep costs low, so public policy should support non-meat substitutes that can enable us to feed everyone with much less land and environmental impact,
including artificial meat (like fake bacon & even seafoodor lab-grown meat, which could be in our supermarkets very soon & avoid all animal slaughter within 30 years.






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:



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David Thorp,
12 Aug 2016, 09:11
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