The mind makes us depressed and then makes us depressed that we are depressed
Feb29

The mind makes us depressed and then makes us depressed that we are depressed

Life by its very nature is characterized by both good and bad. And when bad things happen, we naturally feel disappointed.…

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If we start dwelling on whatever our mind is thinking, our thinking starts stinking
Feb21

If we start dwelling on whatever our mind is thinking, our thinking starts stinking

Suppose something is stinking in our home. We will immediately find and remove it.  We need to do the same when our thinking…

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When a long-awaited good thing happens, be grateful that it happened, not resentful that it happened so late
Jan11

When a long-awaited good thing happens, be grateful that it happened, not resentful that it happened so late

Suppose someone who had a longstanding disagreement with us finally comes over to our viewpoint. If we welcome them gracefully,…

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The mind is a persecutor who pretends to be the persecuted
Jan07

The mind is a persecutor who pretends to be the persecuted

Few things stimulate human sympathy as much as the sight of someone being persecuted. We naturally want to do what we can …

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To deal with fear, focus not on what if, but on what is
Jan03

To deal with fear, focus not on what if, but on what is

Suppose we hear about an acquaintance getting a heart attack. We may become fearful: “What if I get a heart attack when …

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Self-pity makes feel-bad seem feel-good
Nov26

Self-pity makes feel-bad seem feel-good

Suppose we are in physical pain. We will naturally do whatever we can to free ourselves from that pain as soon as possible.…

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