Even in paradise, the mind will say, “Yes, but …”
Jan16

Even in paradise, the mind will say, “Yes, but …”

We may know people who are habitual faultfinders. No matter how well a thing is done, they harp on some wrong that is irrelevant, insignificant or even imaginary. Being with such people is a recipe for misery. Unfortunately, we have to live with one such inveterate faultfinder: our own mind. It finds faults with the things we have, with the way people treat us, with the way life turns out.

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The mind may show us a horror movie, but we don’t have to watch it
Nov08

The mind may show us a horror movie, but we don’t have to watch it

Suppose someone starts showing us a horror movie. If we find such movies disconcerting or distasteful, we will refuse to…

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The mind’s spells make our life a waking nightmare
Oct08

The mind’s spells make our life a waking nightmare

Suppose we have a nightmare in which someone is strangling us. We try desperately to resist, but find ourselves being increasingly…

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The mind will smother if we don’t see it as the other
Aug15

The mind will smother if we don’t see it as the other

Murderers who don’t want to leave any telltale signs by using a weapon sometimes smother their victims. The mind acts …

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Devotion makes the mind’s power our power
Jul26

Devotion makes the mind’s power our power

Our mind is phenomenally powerful. Within a fraction of a moment, it can take our thoughts from one end of the world to another.…

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Our lack of confidence doesn’t choke us as much as our overconfidence in our hypercritical mind
Feb17

Our lack of confidence doesn’t choke us as much as our overconfidence in our hypercritical mind

When we get an opportunity to do something challenging – something that can help develop our God-given talents – we …

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