The truth may be bitter, but it doesn’t have to be told bitterly
Oct27

The truth may be bitter, but it doesn’t have to be told bitterly

When we see someone doing something wrong, we may feel tempted to correct them immediately. If our words hurt them and they…

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Matter matters, and so does manner
May04

Matter matters, and so does manner

When we speak something authoritative, we often expect others to hear it submissively. Especially when we speak Krishna’s…

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To inspire improvement, offer encouragement, not judgment
Sep23

To inspire improvement, offer encouragement, not judgment

When we see others doing something wrong, we often feel impelled to judge and correct them. This impulse becomes even stronger…

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Know when to be hard with yourself and when gentle
Aug26

Know when to be hard with yourself and when gentle

When we resolve to lead a principle-centered life, abstaining from indulgence, we sometimes relapse. Irritated, we may…

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People need to feel understood before they become ready to understand
May22

People need to feel understood before they become ready to understand

Suppose a patient goes to a doctor and, without hearing the patient, the doctor starts giving a prescription. The patient…

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Before you put others in their place, put yourself in their place
Dec03

Before you put others in their place, put yourself in their place

When we teach something and find that some people keep objecting, we may feel impelled to speak cuttingly and put them in …

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