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Emotional Self-Mastery, Part 1: Awareness

Emotional Self-Mastery, Part 1: Awareness

At the core of both personal development and meditation, there is the concept of self-mastery. To be “the master of yourself” means that you are fully grounded and centered—you are not controlled by your thoughts, emotions and impulses. You have the ability to change your inner states. This is what I call internal self-discipline—the cultivation of the higher mind. It’s …

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The Aspiration-Driven Life: Part 2 — Finding Your Aspiration

If you sometimes find yourself wondering, “What should I focus on next?”, or “How do I find out what my purpose is?”, or “How can I create an exciting vision for myself?”, then this article is for you. In the first article of this series, we covered the obstacles to the aspiration-driven life; in this one, we’ll cover some methods …

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The Aspiration-Driven Life: Part 3 — Embracing Your Aspiration

The Aspiration-Driven Life: Part 3 — Embracing Your Aspiration

Knowing your aspirations is one thing; embracing them is something else. There is a gap between the two, one that not many people will cross. It requires you to cultivate the key elements of self-discipline—and also of spiritual practice—awareness and willpower. In the previous article of this series we covered finding your aspiration, your why. What do you do next? …

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The Aspiration-Driven Life, Part 1 — Removing Obstacles

The Aspiration-Driven Life, Part 1 — Removing Obstacles

A life devoid of aspirations might be comfortable, but it is not fulfilling. Your aspirations are your fuel for movement and growth. They make you feel more purposeful, engaged, and alive. Aspiration is the thread that weaves together all topics of personal development. Indeed, Aspiration is not only one of the three pillars of Mindful Self-Discipline, but the heart of …

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The Three Enemies of Focus

The Three Enemies of Focus

Focus is our ability to keep our attention on a single task or object. It is an essential skill for learning, working, relating, and pretty much everything in life. Many things impact our ability to focus. Some of them are mostly out of our control, such as our genes and our childhood upbringing. Other factors are things that require deep …

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Emotional Self-Mastery, Part 2: Regulation

Emotional Self-Mastery, Part 2: Regulation

Emotional self-mastery involves our ability to regulate our emotions in a healthy way. All types of emotions can arise, but that doesn’t mean that we need to be carried away by them, or that they need to define what we can or cannot do in the moment. Regulating our emotions means that we can turn their volume up or down, …

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The Aspiration-Driven Life, Part 1 — Removing Obstacles

The Aspiration-Driven Life, Part 1 — Removing Obstacles

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Listen to the audio version of this article ☝🏻 A life devoid of aspirations might be comfortable, but it is not fulfilling. Your aspirations are your fuel for movement and growth. They make you feel more purposeful, engaged, and alive. Aspiration is the thread that weaves together all topics of personal…

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