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A Brief Note About the End of “Human Suffering”

A Brief Note About the End of “Human Suffering” by Carl Buchheit In Transformational NLP, we make a clear distinction between regular suffering and Suffering (with a big “S”). Flying coach for 18 hours is a clear example of pretty bad regular suffering. So is the experience of having an awful sunburn and having someone […]

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The Difficult Destiny of “Nobody’s Girl”

The Difficult Destiny of “Nobody’s Girl” by Carl Buchheit We have all heard of “Mama’s Boys” and “Daddy’s Girls.” The “Mama’s Boy” label is usually derisive. No one wants to be a Mama’s Boy. “Daddy’s Girl” is held quite differently most of the time. To be Daddy’s Girl is to be sweetly favored by the […]

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Re-solving the Contest Between Self Preservation and Spiritual Evolution

Re-solving the Contest Between Self Preservation and Spiritual Evolution by Carl Buchheit Human skulls house a brain which has distinctive parts, some dedicated to reptilian survival, and some (the pre-frontal cortex) apparently directed toward spiritual evolution. These two purposes can appear to be in conflict, and that conflict, or rather that illusion of conflict, seems […]

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Structure of Hope

Structure of Hope by Carl Buchheit Why Hope is Good… Hope is simply the capacity to imagine a positive future. Constructive hope is the ability to predict a positive future as a probable outcome of past and present choices and events. Some may believe that really successful hope is the ability to so thoroughly presuppose […]

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About Survival and Devotion: What’s Wrong With Us?

About Survival and Devotion: What’s Wrong With Us? by Carl Buchheit When I first began learning to do change-work (more than forty years ago now), as I was learning to work with behavioral and belief-related issues, I was struck by two ever-present, apparently contradictory realities: 1) that personal, conscious choice was the most important factor […]

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Believing in Free Will: Do We Really Have a Choice?

Believing in Free Will: Do We Really Have a Choice? by Carl Buchheit Most of us are inclined to assume that most of our actions and decisions are the result of some kind of free will process.  Or, if we can no longer convince ourselves of this, we at least want to assume that it […]

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