Learning Our Nonsense 

Understanding our misunderstanding & self deception


Open mindedness is an essential inward component for spiritual growth. This series will provide examples of how we are all closed minded and error in our choices. We require a continued conscious awareness of our mental errors in order to change. We increasingly must see and understand how we can improve and we can't improve unless we see how we are in error. We must cease reliance upon our own understanding and slowly build an understanding upon God's grace that can save us.  


Self Deception (part 1) Cognitive Bias, favoritism, partiality, preferences, wants, expectations ~ story in the book Alcoholics Anonymous (scroll to 417),

rights, & entitlements (because I deserve it…)

Self Deception (part 2)
Preconception (read pages 10-14) & Ego Defense Mechanisms (ya, but…)

Cognitive Dissonance- State of conflict and confusion to resolution. 

Learned Helplessness & Self Fulfilled Prophecy

Conformity -
Group Think & Asch Experiment (Video)

Obedience to Authority of man -
Milgram’s Study (Video)


Mandella Effect, false memory, Phantom limb

We must be convinced that we need God's help or we won't even ask.

​When we collaborate with others we can put ourselves in a position to hear truth we otherwise may hope to avoid. Avoidance and isolation are often very destructive to the heart, mind, and soul. Collaboration is key to revealing our character defects and self-deception. Yet we must be entirely honest sharing difficult spiritual truths about ourselves.