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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The essence of commitment is recommitment
Sep20

The essence of commitment is recommitment

We sometimes resolve to do something constructive such as exercising, meditating, studying wisdom-texts or becoming…

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Look for the good in all situations, even in situations that don’t look good
Sep19

Look for the good in all situations, even in situations that don’t look good

Whenever life subjects us to terrible situations, we often obsess over how bad things are. Such obsession makes us feel …

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Even if we can’t change what we live with, we can change what we live for
Sep17

Even if we can’t change what we live with, we can change what we live for

Suppose we are stuck with a slow, noisy, messy car in a congested and polluted place. If we can’t change our place or our …

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Even when we can’t avoid sensual perception, we can avoid sensual imagination
Sep16

Even when we can’t avoid sensual perception, we can avoid sensual imagination

We live in a world rife with temptation. Such temptation can deceive and degrade us at any moment. Given that we can neither…

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Meditation is not the antithesis of action, it is the basis of action
Sep15

Meditation is not the antithesis of action, it is the basis of action

Some people consider meditation to be a scandalous waste of time. They question dedicated meditators: “How can you waste…

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