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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The more we consider others’ need, the more we can free ourselves from our greed
Apr15

The more we consider others’ need, the more we can free ourselves from our greed

Suppose we come to our home and are starving. We see some food in our fridge and devour it all, even though it is more than what…

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Happiness is found not in collecting and consuming, but in connecting and contributing
Jan06

Happiness is found not in collecting and consuming, but in connecting and contributing

Today’s corporate-controlled consumerist culture makes us believe that our success and happiness are defined by how…

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Our loudest desires won’t lead us to happiness – our deepest desires will
Sep02

Our loudest desires won’t lead us to happiness – our deepest desires will

In a conversation, suppose one person speaks the loudest. That doesn’t make them right; the person who has given the deepest…

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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 see a person who constantly agitates us. Not wanting to interact with them, we turn away.  Are we being cowardly?…

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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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