The mind makes the easy seem difficult and the difficult seem impossible
Jun26

The mind makes the easy seem difficult and the difficult seem impossible

When we have to do something, we often assess how easy or difficult it is. For example, if we are traveling, we use a weighing…

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Intelligence means to understand how the mind makes us misunderstand
Jun24

Intelligence means to understand how the mind makes us misunderstand

Suppose we are driving a car and our rear-view mirror gives us a distorted picture, making a proximate car appear distant.…

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Don’t go behind the mind, go beyond the mind
May30

Don’t go behind the mind, go beyond the mind

To go behind the mind means to follow the mind, to do whatever it does. To go beyond the mind means to seek something higher,…

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Ditch the road that ends in a ditch
May12

Ditch the road that ends in a ditch

Suppose we are driving along a road, and we find that it ends in a ditch. We would immediately look for a way to avoid that ditch.…

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Focus on the mind’s track record, not on its sound track
Feb03

Focus on the mind’s track record, not on its sound track

Our mind frequently repeats a soundtrack within us: “Eat this, watch this, touch this, enjoy this.” This soundtrack,…

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Whatever snags our attention sabotages our intention
Nov23

Whatever snags our attention sabotages our intention

Suppose a student is driving along a road to their college. Along the way, their attention is caught by a theater playing …

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