Stop struggling to turn off the inner darkness, start striving to turn on the inner light
Jun18

Stop struggling to turn off the inner darkness, start striving to turn on the inner light

Suppose we are lost in a dark room. We stumble over various things, hurting ourselves. To avoid such trouble, do we try to …

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If we repeatedly let our mind take us to hell, eventually it won’t let us come back
Jun16

If we repeatedly let our mind take us to hell, eventually it won’t let us come back

Addicts often live in their own mental hell. Their mind subjects them to tormenting emotions: unbearable cravings, crippling…

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Worrying about the world’s problems is often an excuse for not working on our own problems
Jun15

Worrying about the world’s problems is often an excuse for not working on our own problems

Many people worry constantly about world problems such as climate change or discrimination.  While these are serious…

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Watch yourself as if you are someone you don’t know – self-observation opens the door to self-transformation
Jun14

Watch yourself as if you are someone you don’t know – self-observation opens the door to self-transformation

Suppose we want to develop a relationship with someone. We will observe them carefully, noting how they behave in various…

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During our idle time, the mind works overtime
Jun13

During our idle time, the mind works overtime

We often look forward to holidays when we can just relax, free from life’s daily grind. But unfortunately, during such…

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To be happy is possible, to be happier than others is impossible
Jun12

To be happy is possible, to be happier than others is impossible

We all want to be happy, but we often tie our happiness to certain conceptions. One such common conception is that we will …

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