Category Archives : The Daily Grain

Are your needs tripping you up?

At this time of the year it seems peculiarly appropriate to ask this: are your needs tripping you up? #beyourownguru #BYOG Video Transcription… At this time of the year it seems peculiarly appropriate to ask this: are your needs tripping you up? We often believe that we need: three gadgets per task that we need […]

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The truth about bad breakups

What are you really grieving about when you experience bad breakups? #beyourownguru #BYOG Video Transcription… One of the reasons why do we may be more inclined to forgive and probably why forgiveness is a much lauded thing, is that if we don’t forgive, if we say that someone has hurt us beyond what we can […]

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An argument against blanket forgiveness: should you forgive?

Should you forgive those who hurt you? Should you forgive those who harm you? #beyourownguru #BYOG Video Transcription… Further to our discussion on harm, closely linked is the concept of forgiveness. Should you forgive those who hurt you? Should you forgive those who harm you? And I read a brilliant quote from someone’s grandmother somewhere […]

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An open mind opens doors

Another very useful thing to have when you are reaching for consciousness is an open mind. #beyourownguru #BYOG Video Transcription… Another very useful thing to have when you are reaching for consciousness is an open mind. Bear in mind that where we are in our current evolution, all of us existing on this planet at […]

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No excuse for causing harm

There is no excuse, none whatsoever, for causing harm to someone else. It is just absolutely not why we’re here. #beyourownguru #BYOG Video Transcription… Today let’s look at the very opposite of peace and joy and that is the things that are harmful and hurtful. So right off the bat I want to say that […]

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Are you a result of nature or nurture?

What makes YOU? Is it nature or nurture? And don’t forget about free will thrown in there somewhere! #beyourownguru #BYOG Video Transcription… Let’s look at life through the lens of nature vs. nurture. It’s this ongoing argument: what makes YOU? Is it your inherent nature? Is it your upbringing? And don’t forget about free will […]

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A Just World or a Mean World – which is it?

While there are obvious benefits to believing that the world is just and a positive place, either bias is actually not particularly helpful. #beyourownguru #BYOG Video Transcription… Today I want to talk about something that you may not even realize you have and that is biases. And I want to go over one particular one […]

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Find something you believe in

Many of us may be in situations or circumstances that we have not particularly chosen to be in at this point in time. One of the great ways to manage that kind of situation, is to find something you believe in. #beyourownguru #BYOG Video Transcription… While we’re on the topic of pretending, let’s look at […]

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