The cunning combination of complacency, complicity and carnality consumes our conscience
Aug07

The cunning combination of complacency, complicity and carnality consumes our conscience

Our conscience is our inner guard – it cautions us whenever we feel tempted to do anything unworthy. However, just as a …

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When we rationalize, we indulge in rational lies
Nov12

When we rationalize, we indulge in rational lies

To rationalize is to give some fallacious reasoning to prove as right something that is wrong and that we know is wrong. We…

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Compartmentalization is a mental mechanism for self-deception
May30

Compartmentalization is a mental mechanism for self-deception

When we strive to live according to some elevated principles, there results an inevitable tension between our precepts…

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To stop defeating yourself, stop deceiving yourself
Oct12

To stop defeating yourself, stop deceiving yourself

Suppose a sick person denies their sickness not just to others but also to themselves. By their denial, they deprive themselves…

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Know the mind by the company it craves
Aug23

Know the mind by the company it craves

A well-known saying goes, “Man is known by the company he keeps.” We can apply this principle to our inner life for discerning…

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Don’t equate change of position with change of disposition
Apr17

Don’t equate change of position with change of disposition

Many spiritual novices think that living in the world is the cause of entanglement and renouncing the world is the source…

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