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Does life have to be like playing Whack-a-mole all the time?

Have you ever played that game whack-a-mole? It is a carnival/ arcade game that involves hitting mechanical moles with a mallet as they pop up from their holes. One of the attractions of playing whack-a-mole is that it is very … Continue reading

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Away from pain or towards fulfilment – how are you motivated?

Do you spend the majority of your life trying to move away from pain or towards satisfaction? Here are some examples of a life moving away from pain: getting up every morning just before you need to catch the bus … Continue reading

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How to stop suffering in yourself

Two weeks into the Direction Seminar now, and here is a topic which has come up for several of the participants. It is human nature to collapse thoughts, feelings and facts together when under stress. Under stress, humans tend to … Continue reading

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The Source of Suffering

Suffering occurs when you take every thought rushing through your head to be the truth. Your thoughts about situations make you unhappy, not the situations themselves – situations are neutral. Suffering begins when you label a situation with your thoughts … Continue reading

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