Exploring AI Art Co-Creation
As I’ve been playing around with AI art tools, I decided to update the associated images for our courses. I wanted to come up with a more unique and personal expression than using the old stock images as we’ve been doing for the past few years. This was a relatively small project, and it gave me a nice reason to delve into some interesting AI tools to better assess their capabilities. I definitely learned a lot and very much enjoyed the experience. With most of the images I iterated dozens of times, feeding incremental images back to the AI tools and prompting them to keep evolving those images in directi...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - November 8, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Creating Reality Productivity Source Type: blogs

A Message From Your Simulator
Here’s a video version of the invitation to explore Subjective Reality with us in the Submersion Social Deep Dive. So far 317 people are signed up – with more still enrolling in the final hours before the deadline. Enroll in Submersion by November 3, 2022 since we begin the live calls at 10 AM Pacific time on Friday, November 4. I’ll see you inside! Receive Steve's new articles by email.Read related articles:Submersion Group Deep Dive New Subjective Reality Video CourseMore Than 300 Have Now Joined Submersion (Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog)
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - November 4, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Creating Reality Video Source Type: blogs

Submersion Vibes and Intentions
In my previous post, I invited people to enroll in the new Submersion course deep dive on Subjective Reality, which is the perspective that you could be living in a simulation or dream world of some kind. So far 211 people have signed up, which is awesome! I expect that many more will join by the deadline on Thursday, November 3rd. In this post I’ll share more about the intentions and vibes that I imagine for this 60-day group experience. Instead of using only words, I’m going to communicate this in a very visual way – with lots of imagery that I created with the help of machine intelligence, Pixelmator...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - November 1, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Creating Reality subjective reality Submersion Source Type: blogs

Submersion Group Deep Dive Begins Nov 1st
Our Submersion course group deep dive experience begins on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. You’ll find all the details in today’s blog post about it. This is a run-through of our 60-day Submersion audio course on Subjective Reality, but this time we’re adding weekly live Zoom calls for everyone to connect, share, and participate in group manifesting experiments along the way. I’ll host calls every Friday from November 4th through December 30th. That’s 9 calls total. One nice intention to focus on would be for everyone who does the deep dive together to manifest more than the price of the cour...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 28, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Submersion Group Deep Dive 🤿
Starting on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, I’m hosting a group deep dive with live calls for our popular Submersion course on Subjective Reality. The purpose of Submersion is to help you construct a more trust-based relationship with reality, which can bring power, centeredness, and new capabilities to all areas of your life. It’s our second most popular course (after Deep Abundance Integration). I’ve received a tremendous amount of positive feedback about it since it was first published. I just sent email invitations to all Conscious Growth Club members and previous Submersion customers to join this gr...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 28, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Announcements Creating Reality subjective reality Submersion Source Type: blogs

Vegan Milestone Reached
This month I reached an interesting vegan milestone. I’m finally at the point where I can now say that I’ve been vegan for most of my life. I was non-vegan for the first 25.75 years of my life (309 months). For the last 3.5 of those years, I was lacto-ovo vegetarian. I’ve now been vegan for the past 25.8 years of my life (309.5 months), finally surpassing my years as a non-vegan. This assumes we don’t count my time in the womb. It will take a bit longer to compensate for those extra 9 months. Of all the personal growth changes and challenges I appreciate having gone through, going vegan...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 28, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

How I Think About My Life and Work
I often think about my life as a flow of experiential explorations. I’ve found it overwhelming to consider the vast array of possibilities that life presents objectively. Traversing just a fraction of this space could occupy endless lifetimes, so that framing doesn’t bring much clarity and leaves me adrift. Instead I create clarity by thinking of experiences as a summation of different vibes. A vibe is the inner, subjective flavor of an experience, similar to qualia. It’s what I experience internally when living through an outer experience. This includes my emotions and the thoughts I have along the way. I t...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 16, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Creating Reality Lifestyle Values Source Type: blogs

Let ’ s Do a Submersion Deep Dive Together!
I mentioned the idea of doing a Submersion course group deep dive experience together in my latest blog post about How to Shift Into a New Reality Faster. Submersion is a 60-day audio course with daily lessons and exercises to practice the perspective that you could be living in a simulation of sorts. I recorded Submersion in 2018 and 2019, and it’s been one of our most popular courses ever since (actually the #1 course in terms of sales). Submersion is ageless, so it’s just as relevant today as it was when it was first recorded. In fact, I recorded it with the intention that I would someday go through the cour...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 5, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

How to Shift Into a New Reality Faster
Last night I had a vivid dream where Rachelle and I were students in a spirituality seminar. The theme was about embodying your higher self. We were the only two people who showed up for it, waiting for the instructor to arrive. I realized that I showed up in my pajamas, and I thought to myself, Well that makes sense because my higher self surely likes pajamas. I don’t recall any part of the dream where I deliberately dressed that way, and my clothing morphed into a different outfit later in the dream, but that’s the nature of dreams. In a dream the flow of events can be very fluid and flexible. Physical rea...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - October 2, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Creating Reality Source Type: blogs

Your Personal Prime Directives
I recently finished the book What You Do Is Who You Are by Ben Horowitz, which is about business culture. It has interesting ideas that we can apply to the personal side as well. The main idea behind the book is that actions and behaviors define culture more than values or ideals do. People absorb culture from behavioral norms, and culture can be changed by reshaping behaviors. One idea that we can adapt from the book is to look at how to translate your values into behavioral rules, like a code of conduct for yourself. Many businesses have operated by such rules, such as Facebook’s “Move fast and break th...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - September 24, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Values Source Type: blogs

How to Win Against Your Favorite Distractions
What can you do when you realize that you’ve been wasting a lot of time succumbing to distractions, like endless social media or consumption-based activities, and it’s making you feel empty, hollow, disappointed, or even ashamed of yourself? How can you reboot and get your life (and your character development) back on track? A key here is to raise your awareness of how this behavior pattern is punishing you and what you’re missing out on. And that’s the truth – you’re missing out on tons that life has to offer when you stick with the low-hanging fruit of repetitive but unfulfilling action...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - August 3, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Lifestyle Productivity Source Type: blogs

How to Relate to People With Low Truth Alignment
The first chapter of my book Personal Development for Smart People is called “Truth” because truth alignment is one of the fundamental principles of personal growth. In order to grow intelligently, we must face and accept reality in as many areas of life as we can. This often involves confronting and dealing with unpleasant truths that we’ve been avoiding for some time. If we don’t get aligned with truth, we slide into falsehoods and denial, which can slow us down tremendously. Have you seen the lack of truth alignment playing out in the world recently? It’s hard not to notice it these days...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 30, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Emotions Relationships Values Source Type: blogs

Upgrading Your Reference Frames
Conscious reframing is one of the most accessible self-development skills because it aligns with how your brain works internally. Your brain already performs this task for you. And just as you can consciously control your breathing, you can also learn to consciously control your reference frames. A reference frame is a context upon which other thinking and behaviors are layered. It’s essentially an assignment of meaning. We don’t think in terms of how reality works. We think in terms of how we’re modeling reality internally. Our brains are constantly building and refining models (or frames). For example, dur...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - July 19, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Productivity Source Type: blogs

Two New Guild Course Bonuses Added
The new Guild course on social alignment now has two new bonuses, which are available immediately in the Guild member portal. The first new bonus is called Guild Builders. It’s a collection of 15 short audios to help with long-term practice after the main course is finished. The second bonus is a 25-page PDF called Empowering Social Reframes. It covers how to reframe a variety of social situations and challenges, including social anxiety, awkwardness, envy, loyalty, obligations, rejection, transitions, trust wounds, and more. Enjoy the bonuses! (Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog)
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 31, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Source Type: blogs

Why It ’ s Unwise to Be a Minimalist
When I first heard about the concept of minimalism many years ago, I was intrigued but also a bit hesitant. As I looked into it, I found that my hesitation towards it was well-founded, and I don’t consider it a particularly intelligent strategy for life or business. “Less is more” can be an interesting heuristic to use sometimes, but it doesn’t work well for many classes of problems and challenges. Sometimes it will point you away from opportunities and solutions instead of towards them. Human beings have invented a wide variety of tools and services, and many of those can be useful and worthw...
Source: Steve Pavlina's Personal Development Blog - May 25, 2022 Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Steve Pavlina Tags: Abundance Lifestyle Values Source Type: blogs