The stronger the hold of problems on our mind, the weaker becomes our hold on ourselves
Jan20

The stronger the hold of problems on our mind, the weaker becomes our hold on ourselves

Suppose we see a friend getting rattled when facing problems. We may tell them, “Get a hold on yourself.”  This common…

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Problems are like burdens whose weight increases with the attention we give them
Oct18

Problems are like burdens whose weight increases with the attention we give them

Suppose we have to carry a huge bag. We may struggle to carry it, but if that bag became bigger and bigger, the struggle would…

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Resenting reversals locks us in ignorance, accepting reversals opens the door to transcendence
Oct05

Resenting reversals locks us in ignorance, accepting reversals opens the door to transcendence

When things start going wrong, we often feel resentful: ‘Why is this happening to me? Why do things always go wrong with…

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Stronger than what faces us is what graces us
Jul14

Stronger than what faces us is what graces us

Life sometimes hurls at us overwhelming obstacles that we feel utterly unequipped to deal with. If we have a materialistic…

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There is more to us than what faces us
Jun25

There is more to us than what faces us

Suppose an unarmed civilian is facing an armed aggressor. The odds may seem hopeless. But if they discover that they have…

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Even if we have a million reasons to be resentful, still resentment remains utterly unhelpful and can be horribly harmful
Jun08

Even if we have a million reasons to be resentful, still resentment remains utterly unhelpful and can be horribly harmful

Life is tough. People let us down. Things go downhill for no apparent reason. We ourselves make a mess of things, often against…

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