The mind makes the uncomfortable seem unbearable and then makes us do the unconscionable
Jan18

The mind makes the uncomfortable seem unbearable and then makes us do the unconscionable

Suppose someone lives in a place with uncomfortably hot weather. If they accept their situation, they will gradually get…

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Better to endure cravings that seem unbearable than to endure consequences that are unbearable
Jan08

Better to endure cravings that seem unbearable than to endure consequences that are unbearable

Suppose someone is trying to recover from alcoholism. They may still be subjected to strong cravings to drink. Suppose …

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Whatever we are surfing for, we are ultimately surfing for Krishna
Jan01

Whatever we are surfing for, we are ultimately surfing for Krishna

Our mind is constantly surfing for something enjoyable. While surfing referred traditionally to a water sport, it has …

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More damaging than the lies we tell others are the lies we tell ourselves
Oct28

More damaging than the lies we tell others are the lies we tell ourselves

Suppose someone has diabetes and they secretly eat desserts. If they lie to their caregivers about what they are doing, …

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We relapse not because we are witless or will-less, but because we are weapon-less
Oct24

We relapse not because we are witless or will-less, but because we are weapon-less

When we make resolutions to give up some unhealthy indulgence, we often relapse. On succumbing thus, we may berate ourselves…

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Protect the fences that protect you – keep temptation at a healthy distance
Sep22

Protect the fences that protect you – keep temptation at a healthy distance

Suppose we live in a neighborhood where robbery is common. We will naturally build a strong fence around our home. Does building…

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