Restraint is not repression – it is the roadway to real expression
Oct20

Restraint is not repression – it is the roadway to real expression

Many people champion self-expression and deride restraint as repression. But is it really repressive? Consider musicians…

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The mind is a tormentor, not a mentor
Dec28

The mind is a tormentor, not a mentor

The mind often pretends to be our mentor. It constantly comments about what is happening, suggests what we should be...

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Count your blessings – and make your blessings count
Dec13

Count your blessings – and make your blessings count

Suppose patients get the right medicine, but don’t value it. Or suppose they value it but don’t take it....

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Look at the mind before you look with the mind
Jun24

Look at the mind before you look with the mind

When a normally cordial friend snaps at us for no reason, we understand sympathetically, “That’s due to a bad mood.”...

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Life determines our problems; we determine their size

We often feel irritated, overwhelmed, helpless when our dreams are wrecked by things beyond our control. But there is always…

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Plans may not work, but planning works

“My plans never work, so I have decided to give up planning.” We may think like this when our plans to balance…

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