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The Price of Knowledge

Inspiration for the Soul A Philosopher’s Stone Knowledge is never free. It is paid for by the hard work of digging deep into the recesses of what is not only readily available to us but found in the work of digging itself. When we go beyond the Facebook post, the Tweet, or the newest viral …

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Engaging the Inner Will – To Live, Die, or Persevere…

Inspiration for the Soul Philosophical Food for Thought Words to base a life upon. We all have a calling. What is yours? History is written about those that stood directly in the face of status quo, and persevered despite the way the proverbial wind blew. That is why we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. …

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Love’s Unending Gift

Inspirational Quote Philosophical Food for Thought Love is the cornerstone emotion that encapsulates every other feeling. Whether it be those negative emotional undercurrents such as fear, anger, disgust, sadness, or those more positive dynamic states such as strength, courage, happiness, or bliss, our ability to love encapsulates it all. While this age-old wisdom may sound …

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On Trust

Inspirational Quote The concept of trust seems lacking in the light of suspiciousness being peddled in a world bent on leering into the lives of others. It’s incredible how many people lack this most basic of personality dynamics. I can’t count how many times I have seen the root of psychological strife grounded in the …

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Old Sultan… The Value of Wisdom Unfolded

Words of Wisdom Food For Thought Fairy stories are a beautiful rendition of things yet to come. They offer unique perspectives on values, our developmental journey, and of course, they touch upon the dark and light-matter that the psyche encounters on its journey to find its true essence. They provide unique wisdom that primes the …

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The Rising Phoenix: Ascent and Childhood Delight

Inspirational Quote It’s best to have failure happen early in life. It wakes up the Phoenix bird in you so you rise from the ashes. Anne Baxter A Depth Psychology Perspective Synchronicity is a psychological perspective on two independent events functioning as a whole to elicit the movement of one towards its natural aim. It …

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A Dream of Celestial Ascent: Fortnite and the Earthquake

Inspirational Quote To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe. Anatole France A Depth Psychology Perspective Thank you for stopping by. I am grateful to have you here today. Being a practitioner of psychoanalytic persuasion, my family loves to talk about their dreams. My son …

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Fatherhood: To Open the World for Dreams

Inspirational Quote Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly. Langston Hughes Food For Thought The world of depth psychology knows the power of the paradox. The symbols that drive our life journey forward are powerful representations of the world soul, as it plays its enantiodromia in …

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A Lesson to Men… Self-Dependence and the Virtue of Getting Up!

The lesson taught at this point by human experience is simply this, that the man who will get up will be helped up; and the man who will not get up will be allowed to stay down. This rule may appear somewhat harsh, but in its general application and operation, it is wise, just, and …

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Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation Part 3

Inspirational Quote My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. Clarence Budington Kelland A Depth Psychology Perspective Little did I know that the symbolism present in the Myth of Daedalus would lead me to such a journey exploring fatherhood’s mythical underpinnings. I wanted to start with …

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Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation

Inspiration Someone once said that every man is trying to live up to his father’s expectations or make up for their father’s mistakes… Barack Obama A Depth Psychology Perspective I don’t normally dialogue in politics. Especially the lived form of this most dividing of subjects. My grandfather taught that one should assume responsibility for one’s …

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Friendship, Parenting, and Personal Development: Exploring the Myth of Psychological Ascent

Inspirational Quote We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. Franklin D. Roosevelt A Depth Psychology Perspective Being a father of two wonderful boys, I am often reminded of this most simple, yet complex question. What is my job as a Father? Harmon Killebrew , …

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