How greed moves our goalpost endlessly
Jan09

How greed moves our goalpost endlessly

Moving the goalpost means unfairly altering the target of an endeavor while it is being pursued. Let’s see how greed often…

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Why self-control isn’t the key to overcoming bad habits …
Jan08

Why self-control isn’t the key to overcoming bad habits …

Whenever we try to overcome any bad habit, we usually think that we need more self-control.  Might we be needing something…

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How change happens — and how it doesn’t
Jan07

How change happens — and how it doesn’t

We sometimes wish to change for the better by cultivating some good habits: for example, exercising, meditating, reading…

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When labels help and when they harm
Jan06

When labels help and when they harm

Suppose we lose our temper repeatedly. Soon, people around us may label us as short-tempered. Eventually, we too may accept…

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How to monitor and mentor ourselves?
Jan05

How to monitor and mentor ourselves?

One of the most intriguing verses in the Bhagavad-gita (06.05) urges us to elevate the self with the self, not degrade the…

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