How to deal with feelings of inferiority
Jun25

How to deal with feelings of inferiority

Our media often shows us glamorized images whereby we worry about how slim, smart or fluent we are. Naturally, we often feel…

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Two ways to deal with dissatisfaction
May21

Two ways to deal with dissatisfaction

When we see some things we don’t have — a bigger house, a faster car, a newer phone — we often feel dissatisfied. And …

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When the mind complains about the shortage of enjoyable sense objects, contemplate the shortage of enjoyment in the supposedly enjoyable sense objects
Mar09

When the mind complains about the shortage of enjoyable sense objects, contemplate the shortage of enjoyment in the supposedly enjoyable sense objects

Suppose we go to a hotel to eat a full meal and find that the delicacy we wanted is provided only in limited quantity. Our mind…

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Even if we are feeling miserable, that doesn’t give us the right to make others miserable Gita 17.16
Nov14

Even if we are feeling miserable, that doesn’t give us the right to make others miserable Gita 17.16

When something goes wrong in our lives, we may feel hurt, irritated, dejected. If we give in to bouts of self-pity and start…

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The images of prosperous people that make us burn with envy are just our mind’s illusions
Oct09

The images of prosperous people that make us burn with envy are just our mind’s illusions

Suppose we see someone driving a Porsche and looking prosperous. That sight may make us burn with envy and resentment: “Why…

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The mind overvalues things it doesn’t have and undervalues things it does have
Jul21

The mind overvalues things it doesn’t have and undervalues things it does have

Suppose we are selling something to buy something in exchange. If we undervalued what we had and overvalued what we didn’t…

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