2010 has been, even before it ends, an exceptionally eventful year in terms of my ideas and beliefs.
The major psychological events of 2010 were (roughly in order):
Getting to grips with the Byzantine Empire; as a strong, enduring, extremely devout, and positive Christian society.
Discovering the works of Fr. Seraphim (Eugene) Rose. I have gone on to read most of what he wrote and the massive biography by Hieromonk Damascene.
Via Seraphim Rose, discovering Eastern Orthodox Christianity - in particular the key doctrine of theosis (without which Christianity does not fully make sense).
Reading Blaise Pascal's Pensees.
Revising my opinion of the state of Science from 'critical' to 'dying'.
Understanding that Western societies' capability to 'control nature' has been declining for some decades.
Getting to the bottom of political correctness (more or less) and recognizing that it is enormously more powerful and pervasive than I had previously realized; that it has much deeper roots; and is essentially irreversible from within mainstream Western society.
2010 feels like much more than a year in terms of psychological development.