We are the makers of our destiny, but not the masters of our destiny
Feb15

We are the makers of our destiny, but not the masters of our destiny

When we strive to achieve something challenging, we soon realize that the results don’t depend on us alone. For example,…

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Stop blaming your outer world, start building your inner world
Feb14

Stop blaming your outer world, start building your inner world

Suppose the weather suddenly turns chilly. We could blame the weather and feel sorry for ourselves. Or we could don warm …

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Without going deeply into one tradition, we can’t deeply appreciate any tradition
Feb13

Without going deeply into one tradition, we can’t deeply appreciate any tradition

When we start exploring life’s spiritual side, we may hesitate to commit ourselves to any particular spiritual path:…

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Comparing is unavoidable, but comparing mentality is undesirable
Feb12

Comparing is unavoidable, but comparing mentality is undesirable

In our competitive world, comparison is almost universal. In a class with any kind of assessment, who gets higher grades…

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Weakness makes us hotheaded, wickedness makes us cold-blooded
Feb11

Weakness makes us hotheaded, wickedness makes us cold-blooded

We all sometimes act wrongly. But not all wrong actions are equally serious – they fall at different points on a scale that…

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