You are not a negative thinker, even if your mind is
Oct20

You are not a negative thinker, even if your mind is

“You are such a negative thinker.” We may receive this discouraging feedback if we tend to look at problems in a given…

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When positive thinking affects our life negatively
Oct19

When positive thinking affects our life negatively

“Think positively,” is an oft-circulated message in our self-help steeped culture. And it’s helpful to the extent…

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Tap the power of negative thinking
Oct18

Tap the power of negative thinking

Yes, you read that right. We are discussing the power of negative thinking, not positive thinking.  Every time a fire is…

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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 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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