Friends, good morning and welcome to Day 12 of the #30daymentalchallenge. As always, join any time with link in bio. Many of you have written to me with really moving stories—we’re doing this seeker to seeker and it’s important to exchange—and also with grueling challenges...1/7
2/7 I often say that we experience many laws and forces, including those of physical limitation. This is why I eschew the term “law of attraction.” I don’t like the implication that we live under one mental super law. While consciousness may be (and I believe is) the ultimate...
3/7 arbiter of reality we do not, the vast majority of the time, dwell in that sphere. Kick a rock and you will feel mass—and pain. That is as much a law in its effects as any other. Yet we also dwell within the extraordinary. The mind is the medium for experience that exceeds...
4/7 the boundaries of the given. In The Miracle Club, I write about the success of placebo surgeries. This is not fantasy. I write about the precious and extremely delicate questions of spontaneous remissions of cancer—you...
5/7 can read about this in my article @medium “How to Talk About Contentious Issues In Science.” We are adults—and we can search together without falling into the childish, rah-rah tone of many metaphysical churches or the binary anti-intellectualism of polemical skepticism...
6/7 Nor does the search mean discontinuing normative treatments and obligations. Today we approach the miraculous—never fear that word—with our eyes open. Consider all possibilities within reach. The Talmud counsels: “Let your works exceed your wisdom.” This can be read many...
7/7 ways. For this day I ask you to take it to mean allowing yourself to experiment with the ultimate possibilities of thought and with expansion beyond the given. I wish you your best—by which I mean your most fortifying day—in our challenge. -M- ✊🧷⚡️#PMA

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