Mind Over Matter

Mind Over Matter is the ongoing writing project by Scott Houghton. It covers various topics from psychology and philosophy, to spirituality and self-actualisation. It’s about learning to use your mind to overcome problems, improve yourself and achieve the best life possible.

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The Importance of Wisdom

Introduction This post is all about the importance of wisdom: understanding what it is, why it is important and how to use it. I strongly believe we are in need of more wisdom in the world and that it can help to solve many of our problems. Conversely, ignorance and foolishness both create and exacerbate […]

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The Wisdom of Carl Jung

Introduction Carl Jung was a Swiss psychiatrist and psychoanalyst who founded analytical psychology. He knew Sigmund Freud, and the two were in correspondence and collaboration for some time on their joint vision of psychology. His work contained a number of new and interesting ideas that helped to advance the field of psychology, including: individuation, archetypal […]

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Taoist Wisdom For Inner Peace

This video explores some ways of attaining inner peace, using the wisdom found in Taoism, an ancient Chinese philosophical and religious tradition. Summary of Lessons 1) Don’t stand on your tiptoes 2:01 “Those who stand on tiptoes do not stand firmly. Those who rush ahead don’t get very far. Those who try to outshine others […]

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Self-harm: an Overview and Alternatives

Introduction Self-harm, or self-injury, is the intentional, direct injuring of your body. It is also sometimes calling self-mutilation or cutting. It is usually done as a way of dealing with painful feelings and memories, or difficult and overwhelming situations. People harm themselves in various ways, including cutting with a blade, burning, scratching, or striking body […]

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How to Resolve Self Hate

Introduction Self-hate is the extreme disliking or hating of oneself. It is generally thought of as a more extreme version of guilt and shame. In milder amounts it manifests as persistent negative feelings about oneself and a general life dissatisfaction with life, but in more serious cases it can lead to self-harm, suicide, or potentially […]

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How to Build Motivation

Introduction Trying to reach your goals, attain success, and having a worthwhile and meaningful life with a lack of motivation will be an extremely challenging task, if not impossible. Motivation comes from the word motive, which is a need that needs satisfying, or the reason for doing something. If you are able to develop and […]

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How to escape education’s death valley

This video is a great ted talk by Sir Ken Robinson, which is about the role of education, and where the modern school system appears to have gone wrong. Best quotes 3:14 “There are three principles on which human life flourishes, and they are contradicted by the culture of education.” 3:28 “The first is this […]

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How to Deal with Loneliness

Introduction Loneliness is the reaction to physical isolation, or perceived isolation and alienation in the presence of other people. It can cause a variety of unpleasant emotional responses, and can increase the risk of a number of health problems. Research has shown that loneliness is prevalent throughout society, including people in marriages, relationships, families, veterans, […]

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The Bomb in the Brain

This 6-part video series, which features youtuber and philosopher Stefan Molyneux, explores the causes of violence, and the effects of childhood trauma on brain development. It is an important and interesting subject, particularly if you are interested in psychology, the causes of violence or child development. (If you only have time to watch one video, […]

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Anxiety – an Overview and Ways to Treat It

Introduction Do you often feel anxious, or do you know someone else who is? Read on to find about more about what it is it, and learn a number strategies to help prevent it, or reduce the severity of the symptoms if you have it. Anxiety is a common mental health problem, which is prevalent […]

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Mind Over Matter - Scott Houghton

Quote: "If you want to let more light in, you have to remove the things that are filtering it out, which often takes the form of ego and lies."

Explanation: Those who desire more happiness, joy, and fulfilment in their lives may be tempted to look to the outside world and to improve external things, such as money, possessions, and fame. Whilst there is nothing wrong with those things, it is often the case that our ego is preventing our ability to truly live and enjoy life, and so we would better off trying to improve our mind through refining and enhancing our beliefs and attitudes.

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Here’s a short motivational video by Jocko, which is about learning to embrace challenges, and trying to maintain a positive and resilient attitude regardless of our circumstances.

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Mind Over Matter - Scott Houghton

"When we discover an inferiority in ourselves we should not be depressed, no disaster has taken place, but we have discovered our humanity." ~ Carl Jung

My interpretation: Feelings of inferiority and insecurity are not the problem; it is whether we have the courage and honesty to admit that we feel them. In doing so, it paradoxically makes us more than we were, but also less than we thought we needed to be.

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