To be distracted is to be disempowered
Nov13

To be distracted is to be disempowered

Whatever power we have to do anything depends on our foundational power to focus. For example, a batsman may have phenomenal…

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Don’t just be active – be aware
Nov04

Don’t just be active – be aware

Some people question the utility of meditation: “Why spend so much time sitting at one place doing nothing except thinking?…

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No enemy is as dangerous as the one we are blind to
Oct29

No enemy is as dangerous as the one we are blind to

An army would be endangered by an invading enemy, but it would be far more endangered by a spy in its own ranks, for the army …

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Focus on your steps, not your sidesteps
Sep14

Focus on your steps, not your sidesteps

While walking on a road, suppose we keep worrying about all the slippery spots that we will have to sidestep. The resulting…

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In worrying about what all may go wrong, we go wrong
Sep02

In worrying about what all may go wrong, we go wrong

Worrying hurts us even before things go wrong, while things are going wrong and after things have gone wrong. Consider a …

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Don’t hold on to the things that hold you back
Aug20

Don’t hold on to the things that hold you back

If a person were bound by ropes and were struggling for freedom, we would expect them to break the ropes, not hold on to them.…

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