Why monitoring the mind is so important (Managing the mind series 6)
Jul17

Why monitoring the mind is so important (Managing the mind series 6)

Suppose we are piloting a plane, taking it on an important mission. Suppose further we have been alerted that the plane’s…

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Why is it so difficult to focus?
Jun09

Why is it so difficult to focus?

When we want to do anything important, why do we often find it so difficult to focus? Due to the combined consequence of three…

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Are we training our mind in distraction or in concentration?
Mar30

Are we training our mind in distraction or in concentration?

We all have noticed times when we get distracted, sometimes from important things. If only we could concentrate more, we…

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Are we giving too much time to our mind?
Jul31

Are we giving too much time to our mind?

Suppose we know certain people who talk too much and waste our time. When we meet them, we will politely but firmly...

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Why minor distractions aren’t minor?
Jun08

Why minor distractions aren’t minor?

Suppose an army is marching to a disputed territory and has limited stocks of food. If the enemy creates decoys that divert…

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Meditation is not a rehearsal
May03

Meditation is not a rehearsal

When we strive to meditate, we are urged to practice it, that is, do it repeatedly to get better at it. However, the word ‘practice’…

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