The pleasure of being miserable

Pleasure and misery are opposites — how, then, can there be any pleasure in being miserable? Because the mind is a peculiar…

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How can we be grateful when we don’t feel grateful?
Jan30

How can we be grateful when we don’t feel grateful?

When we strive to cultivate gratitude, we often find it elusive. At one moment, we feel grateful; sometime later, we feel…

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How to feel grateful when life gets tough?
Jan29

How to feel grateful when life gets tough?

Here are two thought-exercises:  Dwell on the wonders of life: Though life can be demanding, even devastating, it also …

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Why gratitude is especially difficult in today’s world
Jan28

Why gratitude is especially difficult in today’s world

Even when we have enough of the things we need, we don’t always feel grateful for them. Why is that? Because we don’t see the…

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Why is it so difficult to feel grateful?
Jan27

Why is it so difficult to feel grateful?

If asked specifically to list things we are grateful for, we all can easily list several things. Yet during our daily life,…

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Happiness is found not in collecting and consuming, but in connecting and contributing
Jan06

Happiness is found not in collecting and consuming, but in connecting and contributing

Today’s corporate-controlled consumerist culture makes us believe that our success and happiness are defined by how …

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