The mind treats us badly, yet we trust it madly
Sep12

The mind treats us badly, yet we trust it madly

Suppose an investment agent misled us into making bad investments. We wouldn’t trust them again. Our mind is like an inner…

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Our inner screen is lined with lying links – be leery
Aug15

Our inner screen is lined with lying links – be leery

Suppose we are reading an online article and adjacent to it are many links that turn out to be deceptive. They promise something…

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The mind makes the easy seem difficult and the difficult seem impossible
Jun26

The mind makes the easy seem difficult and the difficult seem impossible

When we have to do something, we often assess how easy or difficult it is. For example, if we are traveling, we use a weighing…

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See the mind as a predator, not a protector
Jun04

See the mind as a predator, not a protector

Suppose a farmer has a guard dog. But if that dog turns into a predator who devours the farm poultry, the farmer would be in …

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If we don’t marginalize the mind, it will marginalize us
May27

If we don’t marginalize the mind, it will marginalize us

Suppose we are the leaders of a group and are leading its discussion in a particular productive direction. But someone else…

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When we keep liking whatever our mind likes, we end up not liking ourselves
May26

When we keep liking whatever our mind likes, we end up not liking ourselves

Suppose we keep eating whatever we feel like eating. When our indiscriminate eating makes us fat or sick, we end up not liking…

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