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The Art of Being Present

It can be challenging to find the present moment. Our minds are often racing, our bodies restless. It seems that, at times, we are constantly thinking about what we need to do next. Or our mind drifts to what has happened in the past that has led us here. The art of mindfulness is one …

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Siddhartha… Leaving the Shadow of the Family Home

There comes a time in any journey where the newness of life that was brought forth must enter the forest to navigate his or her own path. Shadows are present, which create perilous fears from within. However, as with any emotion, these fears weave a complex web of information created to promote the life journey …

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The Spirit Within

Inspirational Quote You are not a human being in search of a spiritual experience. You are a spiritual being immersed in a human experience. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin A Father’s Guide to Wisdom To take part in the forbidden fruit. To understand the secret between good and evil, as God had only known before. It …

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To New Beginnings… Instruments of God’s Way

Inspirational Quote You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending. ― C.S. Lewis A Father’s Guide to Wisdom In today’s quote, we will examine the concepts of perseverance and the need to overcome the odds that life throws our way. For adults, life has afforded …

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Sometimes a Little Bravery Is All That We Need

Inspirational Quote You are braver than you believe, smarter than you seem, and stronger than you think. Winnie-the-Pooh (A. A. Milne) AUTHOR A Father’s Guide to Wisdom I think we all need a little bravery in life. Wouldn’t you agree? This single emotion forms the basis from which effective parents raise the next generation. Let’s face …

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Dream… A Royal Road of Conscious Intent

Inspirational Quotes They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe Imagination will often carry us to worlds that never were. But without it we go nowhere. Carl Sagan A Father’s Guide Wisdom There is a fire in the belly of each person …

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A Change of Seasons… The Nature of Inner Development

Inspiration We cannot change anything unless we accept it. Condemnation does not liberate; it oppresses. Carl Gustav Jung Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes. Carl Gustav Jung A Father’s Guide to Wisdom Psychological growth never comes from comfort. Inner …

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Siddhartha Gautama: The Anima and Mid-Life Development

Dr. Tom continues his exploration of a Jungian Developmental Psychology through analyzing the themes present in Hermann Hesse Siddhartha.

Genesis and Self: A Journey of Hope and Faith

Dr. Thomas Maples offers a psycho-spiritual exploration of consciousness development through the idea of hope and faith established in the Christian biblical tradition.

Daily Inspiration: Overcoming Shadows

Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you. Walt Whitman

Don’t Limit Yourself to the Fears of Today. Engage, and overcome the shadow, to find light within. Believe, Achieve, and Advance Confidently in the Direction of Your Dreams!

Archetypal Themes of Middle Life Development: Siddhartha and The Middle Path

An psychoanalysis of Siddhartha’s middle-life development and the plight to achieve personal aspirations As I began the process of recollecting the reveries of middle-life and my associations to it, I realized that I had undergone a shift within my thought process. While I have primarily focused on my past in the reverie sections up to …

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Personality and Self: A Blog Collaboration with Ilona Pulianauskaite

Awhile back I ran into this great and vibrant blogger. I have always loved to read articles for alternative health solutions, and thought you would enjoy reading her blog. Her name is Ilona Pulianauskaite and she is an avid writer for general dietary, psychological, and emotional health solutions. This article is written as a collaboration …

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