Friday, October 22, 2021

Victoria on long-lasting change via meditation and perspective shifts

Author of Confessions of a Sociopath: A Life Spent Hiding in Plain Sight M.E. Thomas interviews science PhD candidate Victoria about the dramatic change that's happened in her life since the last time they spoke in Part 4 of the series. They speak about why Victoria was the way she was before, how did it feel to be that way, why she thought to do the meditation program, how that changed the way she viewed the world. They also talk about identity, personhood, agency, the desire to control and shifting our desires to control from things that are not within our control to thing that are properly within our control, the difference between direct and indirect control, "timshel" or thou mayest from "East of Eden," love, process vs. outcome orientation, choosing to move from reactionary emotional to thoughtful responses, accountability for choices, personal boundaries, identity hits, ego, and self-expression.

The meditation program Victoria participated in: 

Covey's "scarcity" vs. "abundance" mentalities: 

Paul Graham's Keep Your Identity Small:

Part 1 of this series:  

Part 2 of this series:

Part 3 of this series:

Part 4 of this series:

More from Victoria on willpower: 

1 comment:

  1. Facinating. The to see what has changed for Victoria and what has remained the same since her last interview.


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