Do we choose our interests or do our interests choose us?
Jan15

Do we choose our interests or do our interests choose us?

We all can think of several things in our life that are important for us, yet they just don’t interest us.  Why can’t…

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When our interests aren’t in your best interests …
Jan14

When our interests aren’t in your best interests …

The word ‘interests’ can refer either to the things that we find interesting or to the things that are beneficial and rewarding…

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Understanding the reflective self and the impulsive self
Jan04

Understanding the reflective self and the impulsive self

We often experience an inner tug of war between opposing voices. To better understand these forces, let’s consider the …

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Avoiding the Duryodhana delusion
Dec30

Avoiding the Duryodhana delusion

At the start of the Bhagavad-gita, Duryodhana assesses the strengths of the two armies assembled on the Kurukshetra batl…

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Is the dark side stronger than the bright side?
Dec19

Is the dark side stronger than the bright side?

We all have inside us a divine side and a demonic side, or phrased metaphorically, a bright side and a dark side. The bright…

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When what we do doesn’t seem to matter …
Dec09

When what we do doesn’t seem to matter …

When we experience how the world is filled with big problems, we may think, “What a tiny person like me does or doesn’t do hardly…

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