S:0349 Principle: Desire Leads To Suffering

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   We think of desire being better than needing, even better than wanting. But desire comes with its own baggage. When you desire something, strongly or casually, you are creating a level of suffering. To suffer is to feel…Continue Reading →

S:0348 Distinction: Taking Advantage of a Situation vs. Taking Advantage of Someone

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Many of us, maybe most, were raised to believe it’s not a good thing to take advantage of someone. We were trained to be kind, considerate and loving toward others. Experience shows that is very good…Continue Reading →

S:0347 Principle: The Wrong Tool

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)   There is a tool called a crescent wrench. It’s an adjustable jaw wrench that is sold to be used in place of a set of different sized fixed-jaw wrenches. However it is not as effective as a good…Continue Reading →

S:0346 Distinction: Preference vs. Expectation

(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)   Expectations are normal. Everyone has them. Why is it more useful to have preferences than expectations? Expectations are about the future. You become attached to what you expect. If it doesn’t happen, you feel let down,…Continue Reading →