Focus not on the pain of failing – focus on the pleasure of learning
Nov05

Focus not on the pain of failing – focus on the pleasure of learning

When we fail in something important for us, we naturally feel disheartened. If we don’t process this feeling intelligently,…

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Animals choose how to fulfill their bodily drives; we humans can choose whether to fulfill our bodily drives
Jan02

Animals choose how to fulfill their bodily drives; we humans can choose whether to fulfill our bodily drives

A cow, after eating all the grass in one row in a uniformly green pasture, can choose whether to eat the grass on the left or the right. Animals are driven largely by their bodily drives. Yet, within the scope of those drives, they do have the free will to choose how to fulfill those drives.

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Even if we can’t change the content of our experience, we can change its context
Nov19

Even if we can’t change the content of our experience, we can change its context

Sometimes people ask spiritualists, “What do you gain in this life by your spiritual practices? You too face the same …

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Failure is not catastrophic – to see failure as catastrophic is catastrophic
Oct27

Failure is not catastrophic – to see failure as catastrophic is catastrophic

Our mind often makes problems seem worse than what they actually are. Suppose someone fails in an exam. Their mind may tell…

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Our over-reactions reveal our sore spots
May01

Our over-reactions reveal our sore spots

Suppose, while we are walking, our shoulder touches a wall, and we find ourselves wincing. Our over-reaction indicates…

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Treat life like a movie that you don’t have to always watch
Oct05

Treat life like a movie that you don’t have to always watch

Suppose we were watching a movie and suddenly discovered that it is a horror movie filled with ghastly scenes. We would naturally…

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