Introspection distances us from our situations and our emotions
Aug17

Introspection distances us from our situations and our emotions

Sometimes, people do things that provoke us and we react angrily. But our kneejerk reaction only worsens the situation,…

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We are not our feelings – we are the feelers of our feelings
Aug03

We are not our feelings – we are the feelers of our feelings

Some people ask, “We often act on our feelings such as anger, frustration or dejection, and later regret those actions.…

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The mind changes the surface we are playing on – beware
May05

The mind changes the surface we are playing on – beware

In cricket, the playing strategy depends a lot on the nature of the playing surface. For example, some pitches are ideal …

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Our mental inclination is not necessarily our personal intention
Mar22

Our mental inclination is not necessarily our personal intention

The word inclination refers physically to the slope of, say, a road in a particular direction. Mentally, our inclination…

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An intruder inside us is an intruder still
Aug30

An intruder inside us is an intruder still

Suppose we find someone in our home. Will we assume that just because that intruder is now inside our home, he is our well-wisher?…

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Be not a passive observer – be a detached observer and a devoted doer
Jun06

Be not a passive observer – be a detached observer and a devoted doer

Some people misunderstand the Bhagavad-gita’s recommendation to be detached as a call to be passive. However, the Gita…

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