Technologies of the self, No. 10

Yes or no? Today, the concept of human choice is in question, not so much by those in fundamental religious communities as by those in the field of physics. Here’s how you might challenge that premise. Choose a simple activity. Every time you pick up a dish, or...

Technology of the self, No. 9

You’re lying in bed thinking about getting up and thinking some more. Suddenly, you’re up and on your feet, quickly and without effort. How does that happen? Your thinking tuned and toned your muscles for action. It was as much mental as physical, and more...

Technologies of the self, No. 7

If your goal is to open, to live centrifugally rather than centripetally, you can do that only insomuch as you welcome all the data of your environment in, your desk, your instrument, the room, the individuals in it, the yards, the mountains and seas beyond. Breathe...