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The Marshmallow Experiment
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The Marshmallow Experiment

I was reminded of a passage from Willpower by Roy Baumiester, which read: “Emotional control is uniquely difficult because you generally can’t alter your mood by an act of will. You can change what[...]

The ABC of Life
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The ABC of Life

“Life has taught me, Swamiji,” my father said to me the other day, “that, one must go through one’s journey alone.” He was a bit unsettled, even distraught, as he had recently fallen prey[...]

Enlightenment
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Enlightenment

“How do I gain enlightenment?” someone said to me the other day. “Can you not grant me some deep experience? I want a radical change in my life.” I get this asked frequently by[...]

Mind Full to Mindful
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Mind Full to Mindful

One day, Buddha was having a quiet moment with his monks when a man approached him and said, “Can you please impart me the greatest wisdom in the fewest possible words?” Buddha recognized this[...]

Intention Vs Skill
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Intention Vs Skill

I want to: study but I can’t concentrate exercise but I end up watching TV instead be calm but I lose my temper forgive but I can’t seem to forget or forgive let go[...]

Cottleston Pie
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Cottleston Pie

“I want to do meditation,” someone said to me the other day, “but, it doesn’t seem to be my cup of tea. Is meditation the only path to self-realization?” “Of course not,” I replied.[...]