Philosophy, Science

The Relationship Between Quantum Physics and Spirituality

quantum physics and spirituality

Quantum physics and spirituality seem an unlikely pairing. What relevance do subatomic dimensions have with subjective experience? Doesn’t science disprove spirituality? I’m inspired quantum theory, and how its implications correlates to Eastern philosophy. Whereas conventional physics had no room for non-material phenomena, quantum physics opens the door of mystery, suggesting science can support a spiritual worldview.

Ego, Meditation

How I Deconstructed Depression With Self-Enquiry

In Ideology and Insanity, Thomas Szasz expresses concern over classifying people with mental illness. Szasz noted how classifying a person has a direct influence over their self-image, and what they believe is possible. Decades later, research by Harvard psychologist Ellen Langer, captured in Mindfulness, shows the extent people unconsciously adapt their behaviour to their identity. We are what we think, and the concept becomes reality, a lens through which we see the world.

Philosophy, Science

Mapping Depression Beyond The Chemical Imbalance Myth

Synchronicity signals something significant unfolding. Usually, that significance is an emerging insight. But occasionally, personal synchronicities relate to collective emergence. Recently, these synchronicities related to a process I was going through with reframing mental illness. I read Thomas Szasz’s Ideology and Insanity, discovered by chance at a bookstore, weeks before a significant review was published, which argues there is “no convincing evidence” the chemical imbalance theory of depression is true.