Tag Archives: consciousness

Random Better Thoughts 4: The Great Distraction

By | February 12, 2017

This was supposed to be the week that I wrote the next installment of my personality series, but I just can’t get into that mindset with all the distractions. Each and every time I sit down to think or type, there’s an MSNBC video, a CNN article, a NY Times article (so long as I’m… Read More »

Betterman’s Quest for the Lucid Dream

By | July 10, 2016

I had a dream as a teenager that is still crystal clear in my mind today. Suddenly I was falling from high above the ocean, utterly terrified of what was about to happen. Even my dream self, it seems, knew enough about water and surface tension to be afraid of falling into it at terminal velocity,… Read More »

Misunderstood Meditation

By | January 3, 2015

Generally speaking, we have avoided meditation, and it is all a great misunderstanding. The images of meditation pervasive throughout most of American culture are usually those of bald heads, robes, Buddha, and droning noises or strange music with bowls, bells, and chimes. It is seen as something complex, hard to understand, and requiring too much… Read More »