To avoid emotional extremes, center your emotions on the eternal, not the external 
Mar11

To avoid emotional extremes, center your emotions on the eternal, not the external 

We sometimes experience mood swings, whereby small good things make us elated and more commonly small bad things make us…

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Light is usually seen before warmth is felt, but spiritual warmth frequently needs to be felt before spiritual light is seen
Mar10

Light is usually seen before warmth is felt, but spiritual warmth frequently needs to be felt before spiritual light is seen

If we are lost in the dark and cold, we can spot the light of a fire long before we feel its warmth. In the spiritual domain, however,…

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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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Avoiding some risks keeps us alive, taking some risks brings us alive
Mar08

Avoiding some risks keeps us alive, taking some risks brings us alive

The world is filled with dangers that can overrun us if we aren’t careful. Avoiding unnecessary risks keeps us alive.  …

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To feel small can be disempowering, to feel small in God’s presence is empowering
Mar07

To feel small can be disempowering, to feel small in God’s presence is empowering

Suppose we walk on the streets of a giant metropolis, surrounded by huge skyscrapers, thousands of passers-by and hundreds…

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We need inner accounting before we can have inner accountability
Mar06

We need inner accounting before we can have inner accountability

Suppose a social welfare organization is short of money and asks us to become a regular patron. Naturally, we will want some…

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