When a long-awaited good thing happens, be grateful that it happened, not resentful that it happened so late
Jan11

When a long-awaited good thing happens, be grateful that it happened, not resentful that it happened so late

Suppose someone who had a longstanding disagreement with us finally comes over to our viewpoint. If we welcome them gracefully,…

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The mind is not afraid to interrupt us, don’t be afraid to interrupt it
Jan10

The mind is not afraid to interrupt us, don’t be afraid to interrupt it

Suppose we are working in a team with someone who keeps interrupting us. And what they suggest is mostly distracting at best…

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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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The mind is a persecutor who pretends to be the persecuted
Jan07

The mind is a persecutor who pretends to be the persecuted

Few things stimulate human sympathy as much as the sight of someone being persecuted. We naturally want to do what we can …

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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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The more we are aimless, the more we become shameless

Suppose a student is on vacation, with nothing specific to do. They may spend days on pointless net surfing without feeling…

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