SPECTATING: Becoming Witnesses of Life by Martin McmorrowSPECTATING: Becoming Witnesses of Life by Martin Mcmorrow

SPECTATING: Becoming Witnesses of Life

byMartin Mcmorrow

Paperback | March 5, 2017

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Of course, things are caused. Everything must happen for a reason. While most of us casually agree, remarkably few recognize an existence in which all things are caused; including our thoughts, feelings, and actions. There is way too much contrary learning in the way. But, perhaps it is time to look at things differently.

Spectating: Becoming Witnesses of Life is a step-by-step excursion through some premises of behavioral science that disassembles the myths of self-control and free will, and replaces them with a radically different view of ourselves and the world that surrounds us. Of particular interest is that this view can be sensually exhilarating and less burdened by unpleasant emotions, such anger, self-deprecation,and guilt.

Martin McMorrow's work provides good reason to learn how to witness the awesome pervasiveness of causality in our lives, and to experience our intimate connection with the physical and social space in which we are moved. 

Title:SPECTATING: Becoming Witnesses of LifeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.42 inPublished:March 5, 2017Publisher:BookLocker.com IncLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface
Here and Now: (Introduction and Purpose)
Part One
Forks in My Road
The Way it’s Been
Part Two
Practical Foundations of Behavioral Science: The Premises of Spectating
Premise #1: Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions are Things too
Premise #2: There are Relations among Things    
Premise #3:  Things are Caused
Premise #4: There will be Causes for Things that Happen Next
Premise #5: Recognition or Awareness of Causes is Not Necessary to be Moved
Premise #6: We are Not in Control of the Causes
Premise #7: Our Self is Miniscule, yet Intimately Connected to the World that Surrounds Us
Part Three
Begin Again
The Practice of Spectating
Getting from Here to There
Orienting
Immersing
Spacing
Positioning
Other Potential Influences on our Being
Use of Words
Making Decisions about Things
Self-Deprecation and Guilt
Other Unwanted or Negative Emotions
Serious Mental Health Problems
Establishing Greater Mutual Respect
Epilogue
About the Author