Turning away is not running away if we are turning toward something better
May08

Turning away is not running away if we are turning toward something better

Suppose we are at a get-together where we see from a distance a person who constantly agitates us. Not wanting to interact…

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Fulfilling our every desire won’t make us happy, focusing on our most important desire will
Apr02

Fulfilling our every desire won’t make us happy, focusing on our most important desire will

We all have many desires that remain unfulfilled because we don’t have the necessary resources. For example, we may want…

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Happiness is not a product of gratification, it is a byproduct of dedication
Dec19

Happiness is not a product of gratification, it is a byproduct of dedication

We all long for happiness. Today’s culture declares that we can become happy by gratifying our senses. The more gratification…

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Happiness is found not in sensation but in absorption
Jun10

Happiness is found not in sensation but in absorption

We often equate happiness with sensations. If something tastes good, if something looks attractive, if something smells…

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Subtler joys aren’t smaller – they are just softer
Apr01

Subtler joys aren’t smaller – they are just softer

Affection can be conveyed by both a long, tight hug as well as by a quick, gentle squeeze of the shoulder. To appreciate the…

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Crave not for what lies outside the fence – cultivate what lies inside it
Feb17

Crave not for what lies outside the fence – cultivate what lies inside it

Suppose we have a garden with the potential for beautiful flowers and delicious fruits. Still, we need to grow them. If instead…

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