The mind demands that others leave us alone and then complains they don’t care for us
Mar12

The mind demands that others leave us alone and then complains they don’t care for us

Suppose someone who we care for is going through difficulties. When we try to help them, they demand from us, “Leave me …

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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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When we react to atrocity with fury, we give the forces of illusion control over both sides of the war
Feb25

When we react to atrocity with fury, we give the forces of illusion control over both sides of the war

Suppose two countries start fighting because one of them has done something terrible. Suppose further that one side is …

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Those who don’t find the reprehensible reprehensible, are reprehensible
Dec20

Those who don’t find the reprehensible reprehensible, are reprehensible

Suppose someone sits and works and lives in a place that is dirty and stinky. If they don’t find anything wrong with…

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The causes of anger rarely hurt us as much as the consequences of anger
Dec16

The causes of anger rarely hurt us as much as the consequences of anger

Suppose someone insults us. Feeling angry, we lash out at them. They feel hurt and react defensively or aggressively, doing…

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To be compassionate, be both caring and careful
Dec01

To be compassionate, be both caring and careful

Suppose a doctor is asked to travel to an epidemic zone to treat patients. To take up such an assignment, they would need to…

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