Don’t bolt from temptation, bolt the door to temptation
May15

Don’t bolt from temptation, bolt the door to temptation

When a horse hears a sudden loud sound, like that of a gunshot or a thunderclap, it bolts from that sound. It starts running…

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The body reacts mechanically – don’t take its reactions personally
May14

The body reacts mechanically – don’t take its reactions personally

Suppose we had a machine that was programmed to behave in a particular way, to respond to certain stimuli with certain actions.…

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Fighting urges is like a timed arm wrestling match – if we just survive the present round, we will resume on neutral ground
May13

Fighting urges is like a timed arm wrestling match – if we just survive the present round, we will resume on neutral ground

Suppose we are playing an arm wrestling match with someone. If our opponent is much stronger than us, they will force our …

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Stop resenting your struggles, start habituating yourselves to them – and they will start hurting less
May12

Stop resenting your struggles, start habituating yourselves to them – and they will start hurting less

Whenever we have to do something difficult, be it physical such as push-ups or intellectual such as complicated assignments…

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Death is meant to point to enlightenment, not be a plot point in entertainment
May11

Death is meant to point to enlightenment, not be a plot point in entertainment

Death is one of life’s most sobering realities, being the irreversible closing of curtains on our present lifetime.…

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