Will negative imagination lead to self-fulfilling prophecies?
Mar14

Will negative imagination lead to self-fulfilling prophecies?

When a person having unhealthy habits is told to imagine the disasters that may result if they continue with those habits,…

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The power of negative imagination
Mar13

The power of negative imagination

Biologically, we are wired more to fear pain than to savor pleasure. In most enjoyable situations, there’s a self-evident…

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Use imagination to reinforce resolution

We sometimes resolve to not do something, yet end up doing that very thing. For example, we may resolve to avoid binging on…

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How desires differ from emotions — and why the difference matters
Mar07

How desires differ from emotions — and why the difference matters

When we make resolutions for self-mastery, we are often thwarted by our emotions and desires.  Emotions are largely reactive,…

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How purpose makes pain bearable 

Suppose a person dear to us is sick and in great pain. Suppose further the only available doctor is in a noisy, filthy, smelly…

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The way to a better future
Mar04

The way to a better future

The future can be better than the present and we can play a part in bringing about that future — this hope empowers us to face…

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