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A Thousand Marbles
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A Thousand Marbles

Let me begin with a story I read a few years back and made a mental note to use it someday. What better than a Saturday morning to share it with you. Here (almost[...]

Excess Baggage
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Excess Baggage

There was a little girl Who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead; And when she was good She was very, very good, And when she was bad she was[...]

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[...]