The simple way to do something wonderful
Nov08

The simple way to do something wonderful

Once an award-winning painter was asked, “How do you draw such magnificent paintings?” The painter’s reply: “One…

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How accountability can save us from humiliation
Oct02

How accountability can save us from humiliation

We all may have some unhealthy habits that we grapple with. We may overcome them temporarily, but eventually we relapse.…

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The essence of discipline is to make our intelligence faster than our mind
Dec31

The essence of discipline is to make our intelligence faster than our mind

Suppose we tend to waste too much time on Facebook. We can try to discipline ourselves, but fail. Why is becoming disciplined…

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For inner change, momentum matters more than movement
Nov18

For inner change, momentum matters more than movement

Suppose we strive to improve ourselves in some area, but fail repeatedly. We may feel disheartened, “There are so many…

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When the mind says our victories are too small to count, cross-question it – What other way is there to big victories
Sep09

When the mind says our victories are too small to count, cross-question it – What other way is there to big victories

When striving for self-mastery, we sometimes succeed in taking small steps forward. For example, suppose we find it difficult…

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Virtue that is more talked than walked is not necessarily infertile, it may just be infantile
Aug20

Virtue that is more talked than walked is not necessarily infertile, it may just be infantile

Suppose someone speaks big things, but doesn’t live accordingly. We may dismiss their talk as big bluster: “What they…

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