How can we be grateful when we don’t feel grateful?
Jan30

How can we be grateful when we don’t feel grateful?

When we strive to cultivate gratitude, we often find it elusive. At one moment, we feel grateful; sometime later, we feel…

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You are not a negative thinker, even if your mind is
Oct20

You are not a negative thinker, even if your mind is

“You are such a negative thinker.” We may receive this discouraging feedback if we tend to look at problems in a given situation.…

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Don’t let the craving for clarity distract us from working with whatever clarity we have
May17

Don’t let the craving for clarity distract us from working with whatever clarity we have

Suppose we are driving through a storm. If water, sleet and dust obscure our front window, we will keep navigating the car…

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Even if we can’t control our emotions, we can control the attention we give to our emotions
Apr04

Even if we can’t control our emotions, we can control the attention we give to our emotions

Suppose some hawker comes near our property and starts peddling their wares. If we pay attention to them, they will start…

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Our thoughts have no power on us till we give them our thought
Nov08

Our thoughts have no power on us till we give them our thought

The word ‘thought’ can refer to an idea popping up in our consciousness, as in “I got a thought.” Or it can refer to steady attention…

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Act it till you achieve it

When we practice bhakti-yoga, we sometimes feel bored, apathetic, unconnected. We may wonder, “Am I being a hypocrite …

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