Archive for August, 2007

A Better Life

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

Thoughts can only be formed in the present moment.  And thoughts can only exert effects in the present moment.  If you can grasp these two concepts, you’ll be able to discard some forms of delusional thinking and craft much more effective intentions. Here’s an example to help clarify:  Suppose you like the idea of tithing […]

How to Stop Complaining

Monday, August 20th, 2007

Perhaps the most important step in quitting the habit of complaining is to disconnect the undesirable behavior from your identity.  A common mistake chronic complainers make is to self-identify with the negative thoughts running through their minds.  Such a person might admit, “I know I’m responsible for my thoughts, but I don’t know how to stop myself […]