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Ordinary vs. special

A common mistake many people make when they start something new is thinking now they are doing something special. We start working out, we start meditating, we start eating healthy and think we are doing something special. Millions upon millions of people are doing those exact same things and now Read more…

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Idealists vs. realists

Some people that I’ve consulted were very excited when we started working together but over a few months their excitement slowly faded away, eventually died altogether, and was replaced either by boredom or frustration. Those were the idealists – people who are guided more by ideals than by practical considerations. Read more…

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Easy vs. hard

When I hint at meditation to people who I believe could benefit from it a lot of them answer: “Meditation is just too hard for me.” I ask them how they imagine or practice meditation? They answer something like sitting in a very strict posture for a long time and Read more…

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Outer vs. inner space

When we think about the term space we usually think of something outside of us such as an empty room, a piece of land, perhaps the Universe, or maybe just a pure vacuum. We rarely think of our inner space – the quality of space within us. Let’s take two Read more…

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Perception vs. reality

The easiest way to see how perception works is to look at the metaphor with colored glasses. If we put glasses with colored lenses on our eyes everything we will see will be of a certain color. If we put glasses with green colored lenses on for instance everything we Read more…

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Problems vs. opportunities

“How do I start valuing my life?” was a question I received shortly after I published Universal vs. personal values. I wrote in that essay that we often understand the value of a thing only when we lose it. Because when we lose something we have an experience of loss Read more…

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Universal vs. personal values

I received an interesting question regarding my previous writing titled True vs. false values: “What if I have to do something but I don’t want to because it’s not important to me?” Let’s stop right there. When someone says the word “have to” doesn’t he or she already know this Read more…

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Opinions and beliefs

One of the questions I received a while ago was: “What is the one thing that holds people back most from achieving whatever they want to achieve?” That’s easy. Misguided beliefs and opinions. Beliefs and opinions are not facts, they are the very opposite of facts. Beliefs are nothing more Read more…

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True vs. false values

“How can you be so disciplined? How can you do all this stuff like read, train, meditate and eat healthy every day?” is a question I get asked a lot. The answer is it has nothing to do with discipline because I don’t have to force myself to do any Read more…

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