Rhetological Fallacies Part 2

Errors and manipulations of rhetoric and logical thinking Appeal to Emotions Appeal to Consequences of a Belief – Arguing a belief is false because it implies something you’d rather not believe. Appeal to Fear – An argument is made by increasing fear and prejudice towards the positing side. Appeal to Flattery – Using an irrelevant…

Daily Dose for the Mind

Love needs to be balanced. If you like him more than he likes you, give him time and space to catch up. It is important to hold back your emotions when your feelings are not in balance with his. One of the worst feelings is to believe that you don’t matter. Look around you. Have…

Daily Dose for the Mind

If you look for love, in pursuit of what it can give you, it will hide itself. If you ask love to arrive because you are now ready, it will skip your door. Love is like an uninvited guest. Love will come when it wants to. Love will leave when you ask more of it….

Techniques to Overcome Negative Thought Patterns

Negative thoughts drain you of energy and keep you from being in the present moment. The more you give in to your negative thoughts, the stronger they become. I like the imagery of a small ball rolling along the ground, and as it rolls, it becomes bigger and faster. That’s what one small negative thought…

Daily Dose for the Mind

A mosquito has been in my room for the last two days, and it still hasn’t bitten me. Okay, let us live together. We must share some karmic affinity. We live among countless relations: family, friends, colleagues, neighbors, etc. Life is good when these relationships are good. Being happy by yourself doesn’t last long. For…

Daily Dose for the Mind

Why can’t you trust that friend? Because you know all too well that you, too, are capable of lying in a similar circumstance. What makes us truly happy is meeting someone who accepts us for who we are. Even if we are successful, we can still feel inadequate and insecure if we are made to…

Boundary Building Checklist

Boundaries are the limits you set for yourself that define what you’re willing to do, accept or tolerate. Establishing what your boundaries are can help you decide what to do next. For instance, if someone treats you badly, how are you going to take care of yourself? If a situation starts to feel unsafe, how…

Daily Dose for the Mind

I was once told by a Buddhist master that there are two kinds of children in the world: those born to repay the kindness of their parents, and those born only to take what their parents have. Ask yourself: Which kind of a son or daughter are you to your parents? When you think your…

Daily Dose for the Mind

No one is inherently good or bad. Only the circumstance in which we encounter each other is good or bad. A criminal who happens to stop a car from running over me is an angel sent by God. A Nobel Peace Prize winner who happens to bump into me on the subway is a jerk….

Daily Dose for the Mind

The wise man ducks his head when someone swings at him. If he swings back just because he was swung at, he will be seen as the aggressor and fail to win people’s hearts. Although it may seem unjust, refraining from reacting out of anger shows true character. People turn sullen over a trivial emotional…