Frustrated? “What’s Wrong With This Person?”

When you inevitably get frustrated with someone today, remember this line from Anthony de Mello: “The question to ask is not, ‘What’s wrong with this person?’ but ‘What does this irritation tell me about myself?'” This question —this pause and then reversal— is an essential element. It goes back to Epictetus who said that we …

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How To Judge Yourself

How should you judge yourself? How should you judge how you are doing? Most people, not surprisingly, fall into the trap set by the MSM. (And when I say “MSM”, I’m not referring to anything political whatsoever. I’m more referring to TV, Hollywood, and major magazines.) If we went by the mental fluff they feed the masses with, then we would …

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RationaLIES

You have to be able to stop and ask yourself: “What are the consequences of the choices I’m currently making? Can I honestly look at them?”   Because many of us deal with the dysfunctional parts of our lives by basically falling asleep to them, by being numb, by ignoring them, by rationalizing, by pushing …

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