Our choice: push up or be pulled down?

Suppose we hold an object such as a dumb bell in front of us. If we let go of it, it will fall down. If we want it to rise up, we need…

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How we might defeat ourselves in our inner war
Sep16

How we might defeat ourselves in our inner war

Suppose an army is defending itself against invaders. Suppose the invaders have been allowed in by a prominent general …

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How the mind and intelligence work — and how to make them work for us
Jun19

How the mind and intelligence work — and how to make them work for us

Our mind often comes up with impulses such as to eat something or to watch something online. If we start giving into such impulses,…

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The more we watch the mind’s movie, the more we make our life a horror movie
Apr18

The more we watch the mind’s movie, the more we make our life a horror movie

Suppose a friend takes us to a movie theater and then gets us so engrossed in watching the movie that we become oblivious to…

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The mind demands that others leave us alone and then complains they don’t care for us
Mar12

The mind demands that others leave us alone and then complains they don’t care for us

Suppose someone who we care for is going through difficulties. When we try to help them, they demand from us, “Leave me …

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The mind makes the uncomfortable seem unbearable and then makes us do the unconscionable
Jan18

The mind makes the uncomfortable seem unbearable and then makes us do the unconscionable

Suppose someone lives in a place with uncomfortably hot weather. If they accept their situation, they will gradually get…

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