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Solutions that try to satisfy everyone usually sway no one and solve nothing

Whenever we face problems, different people suggest different solutions. Because everyone is irreducibly...


To take sole credit for our abilities is to put too much burden on ourselves

Amid life’s inevitable struggles, we all seek some abilities that help us thrive or at least survive. When we...


When nothing feels filthy, everything may be tidy – or everything may be filthy

Suppose we enter a tidy room. If we cast one thing around carelessly, it stands out as an eyesore. But if the whole room is a...


Even if we can’t stop feeling sensual urges, we can stop feeding sensual urges

Suppose we live in a cabin in a forest with many animals living nearby. We may not be able to prevent the arrival of...


When the part offers its whole to the Whole, the Whole makes the part whole

We often feel a sense of incompleteness, a feeling that something is missing in our lives. Usually, we try to overcome...


Stop playing games with your mind – and with those who play games with your mind

Suppose someone starts playing with a poisonous snake, treating it like a pet or a toy. They would be courting danger....


If we let our mind devalue our efforts to improve our life, it will end up devaluing our entire life

We sometimes try to do some things to improve our life. Though we start enthusiastically, soon our mind starts...


To speak effectively, learn to let go of what you think you are speaking and hear what others are hearing

While communicating with others, we are often surprised, even shocked by how they misunderstand us; “I spoke...


Boring people find people boring

We all probably know people who bore us to death. Nothing they say or do interests us – and they keep saying and doing the...


Seek the association that warns us about our urges, not warms us to our urges

Suppose we meet a stranger belonging to a group that’s hostile to us. Naturally, there would be some coldness between...


Our deepest desires should direct us from within, not disappear within

When we are afraid of losing something precious, we may keep it carefully, deep inside a safe’s secret compartment....


See memory not as an exhaustive guide to the past, but as a constructive guide from the past to the future

We usually think of memory as a tool to remember the past. Actually however, the past is too vast to be remembered...


To understand one thing, we sometimes need to revise how we understand everything

Suppose we are struggling to solve a mathematical sum, but are getting nowhere. The problem is that we have blundered in...