Are we committing violence with our mouth?
Nov20

Are we committing violence with our mouth?

When we grow in wisdom, we learn to live more consciously. We inspect our habitual actions and their consequences in an interconnected…

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What are we seeking when we are speaking?
Nov19

What are we seeking when we are speaking?

When we speak with others to persuade them about something, how can we make our speaking more effective? By remembering …

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How to resolve arguments with our loved ones?
Nov09

How to resolve arguments with our loved ones?

Suppose we get into an argument with someone, specifically a loved one with whom we want a long-lasting relationship. We…

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Condescension looks down at others while laughing at them; compassion lifts others up while laughing with them
Jan29

Condescension looks down at others while laughing at them; compassion lifts others up while laughing with them

Suppose someone walking on a road slips and falls into a manhole. If onlookers laugh without helping, that would be terrible. …

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We don’t owe our friends a positive response, but we do owe them a sensitive response
Dec24

We don’t owe our friends a positive response, but we do owe them a sensitive response

Suppose we try something creative for the first time and are unsure about the quality of the product: “Is it good? Is it …

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Before a prescription can inspire action, the diagnosis must inspire conviction
Dec10

Before a prescription can inspire action, the diagnosis must inspire conviction

When we are in a position of guiding others, we sometimes find that people don’t listen to us. If our inputs are repeatedly…

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