Transform depressing loneliness into nourishing solitude by seeking spiritual purpose
Apr07

Transform depressing loneliness into nourishing solitude by seeking spiritual purpose

When we are placed in situations that distance us from others, we may naturally feel lonely. And that loneliness can drain…

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More important than staying in touch with the world is staying in touch with ourselves
Feb19

More important than staying in touch with the world is staying in touch with ourselves

We often want to stay in touch with the world, ostensibly to be prepared in case something happens somewhere that is likely…

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Value those who value you and don’t overvalue those who devalue you
Sep24

Value those who value you and don’t overvalue those who devalue you

Suppose we are giving a talk. If the audience is responsive and appreciative, we feel enthused to speak. But if the audience…

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Solutions that try to satisfy everyone usually sway no one and solve nothing
Aug18

Solutions that try to satisfy everyone usually sway no one and solve nothing

Whenever we face problems, different people suggest different solutions. Because everyone is irreducibly individual,…

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Be mindful of people’s perceptions, but don’t make your mind full of their perceptions
Jan25

Be mindful of people’s perceptions, but don’t make your mind full of their perceptions

When we practice spiritual life, we go against the overall materialistic current of the world. The road less traveled is…

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Let pleasing others be a decision, not a compulsion
May31

Let pleasing others be a decision, not a compulsion

We are social beings who thrive in happy relationships. To keep our interactions with others pleasant, we usually want …

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