2 Ways to Avoid Fear and Regret

2 Ways to Avoid Fear and Regret

Fear and regret—two things in life that we all want to avoid. Fear is an emotional reaction to a situation that we are frightened by; regret is feeling sorry for our past decisions, words or actions. The former feels unavoidable while the latter can be avoided. Both...
Being the Detached Inner Witness

Being the Detached Inner Witness

Where do you experience emotions such as joy, fear, anger and sadness? And what about sensations like pain, pleasure, cold and warmth? You feel them in your mind and body. Notice that they are in “your” mind and body. Yet, when you feel joy, anger or pain you say,...
4 Reasons for Developing Divine Devotion on Your Spiritual Path

4 Reasons for Developing Divine Devotion on Your Spiritual Path

Divine devotion is love directed to a divine higher power. In religion, that higher power has many names such as God, the Lord, Rama, Krishna, Shiva, Allah, and Elohim. For people following a spiritual path, that higher power is looked upon in more impersonal terms...
3 Sure Ways to Build Inner Strength

3 Sure Ways to Build Inner Strength

If you were to walk outside on a cold, blustery winter day with a pair of jeans and a thin shirt, you would naturally feel cold. But if you also wore thermal underwear, a winter coat, boots, gloves and a knitted cap, you would be much more comfortable walking outside....
Shift Your Focus to Your True Self

Shift Your Focus to Your True Self

You take yourself to be your name, age, gender, roles, accomplishments, and the characteristics of your body, mind and personality. But according to Vedanta, this is your apparent identity, and not your real identity. Your real identity, your true Self is totally...
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