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“We have two ears and one mouth so that we can listen twice as much as we speak”
– Epictetus

What a challenging subject to write on – and what an important conversation to be had. 536 more words


Desire Demands Its Own Attainment:

Most of the time, our desires are just habit so we must train ourselves to abandon these habits. When we have desires that are unattained, we become upset, and when we attain something we’ve tried to avoid, we become stressed. 95 more words


January 17 - Reboot the Real Work

I am your teacher and you are learning in my school. My aim is to bring you to completion, unhindered, free from compulsive behavior, unrestrained, without shame, free, flourishing, and happy, looking to God in things great and small – your aim is to learn and diligently practice all these things.

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Difficulties of Everyday Life

Every difficulty in life presents us with an opportunity to turn inward and to invoke our own submerged inner resources. The trials we endure can and should introduce us to our strengths.

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Personal Blog

Stick With Your Own Business:

Other people’s business does not concern you. Once you abolish all desires to know others’ business, you are immune to the persuasion of others. 53 more words


Know What You Can Control and What You Can Not

You can achieve freedom and felicity once you realize this. The only thingsĀ that you have direct control overĀ are your thoughts, dreams, and opinion of events. 58 more words


Why don't people like me?

It’s an often heard lament, especially from children. But the sentiment usually doesn’t fade with age. Instead it becomes more specific. Why didn’t I get the promotion? 512 more words