How can we be humble without letting ourselves be trampled by others?
Jun13

How can we be humble without letting ourselves be trampled by others?

Humility is one of the most treasured virtues in spiritual life, but it is often seen as weakness in material life. If we are…

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How can we identify evil?
Jun12

How can we identify evil?

We often operate with certain stereotypical conceptions of things. For example, in most traditions, evil is depicted …

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Are we seeking control or grace?
Jun11

Are we seeking control or grace?

Suppose we are trapped in a chamber and are trying to push the locked door open. But suppose simultaneously, someone is trying…

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Why some people think consciousness comes from the brain — and why it doesn’t
Jun10

Why some people think consciousness comes from the brain — and why it doesn’t

A child may think that milk comes from a bottle in the fridge or from a rack in the supermarket. We may laugh at such naivete,…

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Why our determination falters when faced with temptation
Jun09

Why our determination falters when faced with temptation

We all have a certain capacity for determination that enables us to resist temptation. Still, we are innately pleasure-seeking.…

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