When emotions appeal within us, be the umpire, not the appealer
Jul29

When emotions appeal within us, be the umpire, not the appealer

In cricket, the fielding players often appeal vociferously, claiming that the batsman is out. The umpire evaluates the…

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Our mind is a madhouse, but we don’t have to be mad
Feb25

Our mind is a madhouse, but we don’t have to be mad

In a mental health care center, not everyone is mad. The medical staff are sober and are meant to take care of the mentally …

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Introspection distances us from our situations and our emotions
Aug17

Introspection distances us from our situations and our emotions

Sometimes, people do things that provoke us, and we react angrily. But our kneejerk reaction only worsens the situation,…

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We are not our feelings – we are the feelers of our feelings
Aug03

We are not our feelings – we are the feelers of our feelings

Some people ask, “We often act on our feelings such as anger, frustration or dejection, and later regret those actions.…

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The mind changes the surface we are playing on – beware
May05

The mind changes the surface we are playing on – beware

In cricket, the playing strategy depends a lot on the nature of the playing surface. For example, some pitches are ideal …

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Our mental inclination is not necessarily our personal intention
Mar22

Our mental inclination is not necessarily our personal intention

The word inclination refers physically to the slope of, say, a road in a particular direction. Mentally, our inclination…

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