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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We have to risk going too far to know how far we can go
Oct29

We have to risk going too far to know how far we can go

Suppose we are seeking something that requires effort and involves risk. When we start stretching ourselves, others may…

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To savor what is most sweet, we often need to shed the most sweat
Oct27

To savor what is most sweet, we often need to shed the most sweat

If we want to eat food, we need to earn it. If we want to eat sweet food, we need to pay more, that is, shed more sweat to earn that…

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The images of prosperous people that make us burn with envy are just our mind’s illusions
Oct09

The images of prosperous people that make us burn with envy are just our mind’s illusions

Suppose we see someone driving a Porsche and looking prosperous. That sight may make us burn with envy and resentment: “Why…

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Our loudest desires won’t lead us to happiness – our deepest desires will
Sep02

Our loudest desires won’t lead us to happiness – our deepest desires will

In a conversation, suppose one person speaks the loudest. That doesn’t make them right; the person who has given the deepest…

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The mind overvalues things it doesn’t have and undervalues things it does have
Jul21

The mind overvalues things it doesn’t have and undervalues things it does have

Suppose we are selling something to buy something in exchange. If we undervalued what we had and overvalued what we didn’t…

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