- I can experience soothing nature videos specially curated so I ‘switch off’ and relax for 2 – 3 minutes.
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Our ongoing experience of life, and how we tell and re-tell our own stories over time, usually involves increasing self-awareness, developing personal authenticity and expressing our unique identity, whilst continuing meaningful and purposeful engagement with the world and others.
That so many species are threatened, that the climate is out of control, that water is becoming a rare treasure – all of this is a by-product of ruthless competition between billionaire predators and that scientific progress is anarchically subservient to marketable technologies.
During that fieldwork, the discourses about “soul” came alive and I couldn’t ignore it: A salvation-oriented path to freedom, which Ama followed, vis a vis the modern and materialistic one fuelled by the concern for bodily pleasure and happiness in the world followed by her children.
In a sense we’re all amateur psychologists – we’ve got our own first-hand experience at being human, and we’ve spent years observing how we and others behave in different situations. This intuition fuels a “folk psychology” that sometimes overlaps with findings from scientific psychology, but often does not.