Tap the mind’s power – don’t be trapped by the mind’s power
Sep27

Tap the mind’s power – don’t be trapped by the mind’s power

We all know of powerful things that can help or harm. Consider electricity, for example. It can heat, cool, cook, transport…

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Let introspection be for fact-finding, not fault-finding
Aug10

Let introspection be for fact-finding, not fault-finding

While striving to live according to principles, if we falter, we become disheartened. Even if we introspect to find out …

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What is craved within gets carved within
Jun26

What is craved within gets carved within

We sometimes feel cravings for things that we would normally never indulge in real life. Yet we entertain those cravings…

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Even in paradise, the mind will say, “Yes, but …”
Jan16

Even in paradise, the mind will say, “Yes, but …”

We may know people who are habitual faultfinders. No matter how well a thing is done, they harp on some wrong that is irrelevant, insignificant or even imaginary. Being with such people is a recipe for misery. Unfortunately, we have to live with one such inveterate faultfinder: our own mind. It finds faults with the things we have, with the way people treat us, with the way life turns out.

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Just because something is persistent doesn’t make it pertinent
Nov18

Just because something is persistent doesn’t make it pertinent

Advertising blitzes that repeatedly expose us to particular products exploit an innate weakness in human psychology:…

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Worry is the interest we pay on loans we haven’t yet taken
Nov16

Worry is the interest we pay on loans we haven’t yet taken

Suppose a friend is worried about paying the interest on a loan. On enquiry, we come to know that they haven’t yet taken …

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