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A Thought-Free Life

If bad thoughts are bad for us, and even good thoughts are bad for us, what options do we have?
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If You Like Chocolate, You’ll Love Peace of Mind

Developing a non-judgment mindset requires us to shift from expectations to preferences.
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The Path to Peace of Mind

In order to master our thoughts rather then being slaves to them, we must first identify the patterns and thought processes we’ve developed.
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What if You Were Granted One Wish, What Would It Be?

If you truly want peace and happiness, accept what is happening now, not what is supposed to be happening now.

Wanting Is a Trap

So are you telling me to stop wanting?
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The Secret Shift to Stop Suffering

Shifting from wants to preferences will lead to less suffering and more happiness.

Living With Less Fear and More Happiness

Any time happiness is based on a condition that must be fulfilled and maintained, you will suffer.
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Happiness Comes From Within

With enough practice, you’ll be able to experience true peace of mind regardless of your thoughts.

What is the Fundamental Key to Happiness?

The key ingredients to achieving happiness are twofold, yet they are really two faces of the same coin.
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How to Create a Beautiful Life with Thought

We can always find something beautiful in life as long as we put the effort towards seeing how important our thoughts are, watching our thoughts, and working towards changing them.
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The Mind’s News Station

Our ego acts a lot like the news.
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Identifying With the “No-Self”

We suffer because we identify with ourselves.
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Cutting the Puppet Strings of Praise and Blame

If we want to be happy, we have to cut those puppet strings. We have to stop caring about whether people approve or disapprove of us.
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An Advanced Happiness Skill

There are three parts to this Advanced Happiness Skill. One is to be passive. The second is to be detached. And the third is to observe.
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Kindness: The Currency of Change

We can change, and kindness is the way to go about creating that change. Criticism might work, but we’re not going to find happiness with it.
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Relationships: Keeping a Great Partner

If you want to be in great shape, you have to work out regularly. If you want to keep a great relationship, you have to work at it.
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Relationships: Finding a Great Partner

First, be a good mate yourself. Second, find someone who is as much like you as possible. When you do this, you will find happiness and a happy relationship.
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Relationships and Being a Great Partner

You might be wondering how being single has anything to do with being in a successful relationship with others, but it does.
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Kindness Wins, Really

One of my favorite sayings is, “If you pull a blade of grass, the entire universe shakes.”
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How to Plan for the Future without Missing Out on Today

The truth is we really don’t know if we’re going to wake up tomorrow morning, so it’s important each day to make sure there are special things throughout our day, today, that make it a beautiful.
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Death in Yellowstone: Adjusting to the Impermanence of Life

When facing change, we have only two choices regarding how to address them: we can deal with it, or we can mask it and ignore it. One choice is good for us, and the other choice is very bad for us.
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Facing Mortality and Being Happy

Most of us pretend we’ll live forever and be remembered just as long. Death won’t come for us, we think. But the truth is it will for all of us.
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Henry David Thoreau: “Simplify, Simplify”

We’re probably not going to do what Henry David Thoreau did and live at a lake to make our lives simple. But we could move in that direction.

Are You Numb to Pleasure? How to See Life with New Eyes

We can have the most amazing life, if we live in the present moment without being attached or focused on the future; not being stuck in the past, just living in the now and seeing everything with those beginner eyes.

Life Can Be a Permanent Vacation

If we start seeing life as a vacation where nothing belongs to us, we stop holding onto things. Then when things change, we can handle that because we’re not attached to them being the same way all the time.

How to Lose Sadness and Find Happiness

We have sad experiences happen to us and they are just too hard and we don’t want them to ever happen again. So, we put up our walls and do things that prevent us from feeling pain. What we don’t realize is that by trying to prevent pain, we also block happiness.
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Three Things We Can Do to Prepare for Life Changes

It really comes down to a very simple concept, the concept is attachment. We want things when things are going well to stay the same, we don’t want them to change, but life does change even though we wanted it to stay the same. Life continues to change no matter how wonderful it’s going.
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Identifying with the “No-Self”

If we can live one moment at a time, we’ll free ourselves like a young child and we’ll discover life can be beautiful. The small changes add up and make a difference.
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Making Time for Happiness

One of the biggest challenges in trying to be happy right now isn’t that we don’t know how to be happy. It’s mostly that we just don’t do it. We don’t make the time for happiness, for peace, and for overall joy in our life.
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Finding Hope in Our Hopelessness

What can we do during these very challenging times? I’d like to share with you something that I think will be very helpful if you are going through a difficult time. Whatever your challenge may be, there is hope in the hopelessness.