How self-doubt differs from self-appraisal (Dealing with doubts 3)
Jun30

How self-doubt differs from self-appraisal (Dealing with doubts 3)

Suppose we have two acquaintances: one who gently explains to us our limitations during a mature discussion when we are …

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Why self-awareness matters more than self-discipline — Desire management series 3
Jun16

Why self-awareness matters more than self-discipline — Desire management series 3

Whenever a desire drives us into doing something regrettable, we may think that desire is the problem and self-discipline,…

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Three ways to live more effectively
May16

Three ways to live more effectively

Suppose we are driving a car. If our car map is unclear, if a distracting partner is sitting next to us and if excess baggage…

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Why spiritual weakness is tougher to detect than physical weakness
May11

Why spiritual weakness is tougher to detect than physical weakness

What happens when we become physically weak? Many of our normal activities become difficult or even impossible. We can’t…

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Why wisdom doesn’t automatically make us wise
Apr19

Why wisdom doesn’t automatically make us wise

When we are taught wisdom-texts such as the Bhagavad-gita by its expert teachers, we may learn much wisdom about how to act…

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When living in the present helps, and when it harms
Mar27

When living in the present helps, and when it harms

“Live in the present” is valuable advice to counter our mind’s tendency to wander off into the past or the future. That wandering…

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