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Slogan 30: Don’t Be Predictable

Don’t Be Predictable is about breaking out of your bad habits so you don’t react automatically in the same way all the time. The original lojong slogan is more or less the same: Don’t be so predictable. Some of our habits are helpful, but others can become straightjackets. When you do things the same way,… Continue reading Slogan 30: Don’t Be Predictable

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Slogan 29: Don’t Poison Yourself

Don’t Poison Yourself is about not feeding your ego with negative or positive reinforcement, because it will feast on whatever you focus your mind on. The original lojong slogan is: Abandon poisonous food, which means looking at how you nourish yourself, not just in terms of the food you eat, but on every level: physical,… Continue reading Slogan 29: Don’t Poison Yourself

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Slogan 27: Work With Your Biggest Problems First

Work with your biggest problems first is about getting to the heart of whatever holds you back and dealing with that first. Don’t waste time worrying about minor upsets because they’ll heal themselves if you deal with the root of the problem, the thing that never goes away and never seems to get better. The… Continue reading Slogan 27: Work With Your Biggest Problems First

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Slogan 26: Don’t Ponder Others

Don’t ponder others is about not making assumptions about what you think might be going on inside another person’s head. Even if you’re an empath or good at reading people, you could be wrong. There’s usually more going on than you can perceive or understand. The original lojong slogan is the same: Don’t ponder others,… Continue reading Slogan 26: Don’t Ponder Others

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Slogan 25: Don’t Criticize

Don’t criticise is about not criticising others in order to feel better about yourself. Accept people as they are, warts and all, and remember that you’re not perfect either. The original lojong slogan is: Don’t talk about injured limbs which asks you to notice those moments when you subtly, or not so subtly, judge others… Continue reading Slogan 25: Don’t Criticize

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Slogan 24: Don’t be a Fake

Don’t be a fake is a reminder not to become egotistical about trying to transcend your ego. Mind training aims to free you from the tyranny of the ego and its fears, but there’s no need to turn that process into another ego trip. The original lojong slogan is: Change your attitude, but remain natural.… Continue reading Slogan 24: Don’t be a Fake