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Our good fortune is …

Our good fortune is dependent upon the cooperation and contributions of others, the 7.2 billion other human beings who are not known to us. Every aspect of our present well-being is due to hard work […]

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The first beneficiary of compassion is oneself

The first beneficiary of compassion is always oneself. When compassion, or warm-heartedness, arises in us and our focus shifts away from our own narrow self-interest, it is as if we open an inner door. It […]

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When we are angry

When we are angry we are blind to reality. Anger may bring us a temporary burst of energy, but that energy is blind and it blocks the part of our brain that distinguishes right from […]

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Given the scale of life in cosmos

Given the scale of life in the cosmos, one human life is no more than a tiny blip. Each one of us is a just visitor to this planet, a guest, who will only stay […]

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Healthy self-confidence

In the last post I discussed boosting low self-confidence. It is important not to overshoot and become arrogant. Therefore, ‘healthy self-confidence’ is our goal. Healthy self-confidence is putting no one down, not myself and not […]

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The harshness we direct at ourself

It seems that being hard on ourself is in the water we drink and in the air we breathe. It has become such an automatic response, we are rarely aware of the harshness we direct […]