Creating Reality

Strengthening Your Future Self – Steve Pavlina

I often think about how to create a better life for my future self. What can I do now that will make his life better?Everything I do today affects my future self in some way. I can make decisions that will cause him stress, or I can make decisions and take action that will make his life better.For the first four months of this year, I worked very hard, and I expected to do this going into the year because…

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Gentle Wake-up Calls – Steve Pavlina

In February 2018 filmmaker Kevin Smith (aka “Silent Bob”) suffered a massive heart attack and underwent emergency surgery. He’s less than a year older than me, so he was only 47 at the time.Afterwards he switched to a vegan diet and dropped more than 50 pounds. In his latest film Jay and Silent Bob Reboot, he also made his character Silent Bob vegan and weaved that transformation into the plot. It’s great to see how much healthier and younger he…

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Your Least Favorite Screwdriver – Steve Pavlina

One thing that people have observed that’s a bit unusual about me is that I use such a wide variety of models and tools in my work, and I don’t seem to have a problem when the rules of reality that those models are based upon seem to be in conflict.For instance, I can write from a neuroscience perspective in one article, and in another piece I might be talking about spiritual energy. This gives me a lot of flexibility.…

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Creating Harmonious Flow – Steve Pavlina

It’s only February 5, and due to my daily blogging challenge this year, I’ve already published more blog posts in 2020 than I did in all of 2019.I realized fairly early in this challenge that it could feel very burdensome if I don’t frame it the right way. I think the wrong way to frame it would be as a self-discipline challenge. That makes it feel stressful to me. It makes the daily behaviors feel like demanding “have tos.” I…

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Retreating to Truth – Steve Pavlina

People often ask me to help them make decisions. Sometimes these are situations where consciously weighing the pros and cons may be prudent. But more often than not, when the options are presented, it’s reasonably clear what the person would like to do. They’ve already decided. What they’re really asking is how to get aligned with the decision they’ve already made.When someone asks me if they should quit their job, they’ve usually made the decision to quit already, even if…

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More Than 300 Have Now Joined Stature

So far 304 people have joined the new character sculpting deep dive since the start of the year, which is terrific to see.You can see the real-time sign-up count at the top of the Stature page if you’re curious… at least during the initial launch. Since today is the last day of the launch discount, I’m sure we’ll see more people joining by the end of the day.This is a truly unique, one-of-a-kind course, especially since we’re co-creating it with…

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How your thoughts shape your reality – – Happiness Article

We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world.” Buddha From an esoteric and quantum physics viewpoint, our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and intentions effect our energy field. Science discovered that there is a huge unified universal energy field and we are all in this field together. In 1944, Max Plank identified the existence of this unified field and called it ‘the Matrix’. He believed that, underlying everything we can…

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I’ve Never Met a Christian

When I was growing up, nearly all of the people in my life – family, friends, and classmates – identified themselves as Christians. I did too of course, not knowing of other viable options. The alternatives all resulted in eternal damnation, so it didn’t seem like much of a choice at the time.When I eventually sloughed off those crusty old beliefs and decided to make my own choices in life, I realized that beliefs are like clothing. We can change…

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Lessons From Ayahuasca – Steve Pavlina

Last week I was in Costa Rica, engaging in four nights of ayahuasca ceremonies with a group of friends who invited me to share this experience with them. This was the first time I’ve taken ayahuasca. It’s illegal in the USA and most other countries, but it’s legal in Costa Rica.Taking ayahuasca four nights in a row was physically challenging – nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and more – but I gained many insights from the alternative perspectives it provided. I actually…

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Trusting Reality – Steve Pavlina

When I trust another person, I don’t trust them to be perfect. I trust them to be human and to behave as humans do, and so my trust is well placed and aligns well with how humans actually behave.When I trust reality, I don’t trust it to be perfect or wise all the time. I trust it to behave as reality actually does, so my trust is well placed and aligns with how reality actually behaves.If you trust reality to…

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When Objective Reality Beats You Down

Have you ever felt that the objective world was beating you down? Ever felt like you’ve been dealt a pile-up of problems and annoyances to deal with? If this is an objective universe, then unfortunately the universe doesn’t actually care. But what if this universe isn’t objective? What if you actually live in some other kind of reality, such as a simulation? Furthermore, what if the simulation is deliberately sending you extra problems and challenges, perhaps in an attempt to…

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Your 10-Dimensional Self – Steve Pavlina

If you think of yourself as a complete being outside of time – like a 10-dimensional version of you that has facets in all dimensions and all times simultaneously – it bestows a different perspective on what it means to be you. Some aspects of you are temporary, perhaps contained within a single decade of your human life. They may sculpt your personality but don’t serve to define you as a timeless being. For instance, I was in Toastmasters for…

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How Are You Helping Us to Socially Advance?

It’s easy to point to the various problems of the world, but have you put much thought into what role you could play in helping society to advance in a positive direction? What does it mean to advance society? That’s a value judgment of course, but it’s one you’re free to make. You’ve surely picked up many of your own values from your interactions with the world. Have you thought about teaching more of the world what you value in…

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Trusting Yourself – Steve Pavlina

I recently made lists of my most personally meaningful accomplishments and experiences as well as my biggest regrets and mistakes of the past 25 years. Then I spent about 90 minutes looking for lessons and patterns in both lists. The #1 lesson was pretty clear. My biggest gains came largely from taking bold, committed action in the direction of self-trust. This was especially pronounced when I went all-in to trust my own reasoning and intuitive feelings well before there were…

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Creating the Peer Group I’ve Always Longed for

For more than a decade, I’ve tried in various ways to create the kind of conscious, growth-oriented community I envisioned being possible – a high-trust group of dozens (perhaps hundreds) of interesting, caring, ambitious, honorable, and creative people who’d love to connect with each other, share their paths of growth together, and basically encourage the heck out of each other every day. The idea is to have one unconditional support group for every type of personal growth challenge. That’s the…

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All 60 Submersion Lessons – Steve Pavlina

As of January 31st, all 60 lessons for the new Submersion deep dive are published. Here’s the complete list of lessons: Your Best Thinking Your Mysterious Reality Modeling Reality Humanizing Reality Upgrading Your Relationship with Reality Healing Trust Wounds Overcoming Shame and Guilt Playfulness Listen to Reality Follow the White Rabbit Only One Consciousness Purifying Subjective Reality Directing Reality Subjective Goals Aligning Your Goals Ambition Aligned Behaviors Social Alignment Creating Your Character Simulated Emotions The Money Game Accepting Reality’s Answers…

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DAI Course – Impact and Results

After completing a big project, I like to conduct a postmortem. Maybe that term sounds overly morbid – I picked it up from my game development days – but it means doing a thorough review of what worked, what didn’t work, and lessons learned. The purpose is to identify actionable ideas to improve future projects. I essentially shared a postmortem of the Deep Abundance Integration launch process in an earlier post called Creating a Heart-Aligned Offer (and the Results). As…

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DAI Course – Public Feedback From Alumni

This is a continuation of yesterday’s post on the impact and results of the recently created Deep Abundance Integration course, which was designed to help people shift from scarcity to abundance in many areas of life. In the previous post, I shared some feedback in summary form as well as charts and graphs of people’s ratings. In this post I’ll share the direct words from course alumni who offered to share some public feedback about the experience. My exact wording…

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Subjective Reality and Politics – Steve Pavlina

Media sources have plenty to say about the political climate these days. But what’s the Subjective Reality angle on political events? If you look at this reality through the lens of a dream world or a simulator, what does that say about what’s happening politically right now? I’ll give you some pointers and share my own interpretations, but since the SR angle is relative, what you gain from this exercise may be very different than what I gain from it.…

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New Subjective Reality Video Course

Due to popular demand for more and deeper material on the topic, I’ve added a free 3-part video course on Subjective Reality to the site. You can begin that course here: Free Subjective Reality Video Course This course goes deep into the problems and challenges that people experience as they explore Subjective Reality, and it shares solutions as well. Each video covers a different phase of exploration: beginner, intermediate, and advanced. This free course eventually leads to a 4th video,…

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