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The Secret Life of Understanding…

Words of Inspiration Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less. Marie Curie Philosophical Tidings Nothing in life is to be feared, not even fear itself. When we are scared, we enter the fight or flight mode, …

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Hope… To Dream Life Forward

Words of Inspiration Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Epicurus Psychological Tidings One of the greatest gifts humankind has is the capacity to hope. Yet, this can be a double edged sword without its …

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Christmas Blessings 2021

Words of Inspiration “I heard the bells on Christmas Day Their old, familiar carols play, And wild and sweet The words repeat Of peace on earth, good-will to men!” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow A Personal Blessing You cannot remove the subjective state from a scientist. Nor can the philosopher remove their inquiring nature from the essence …

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The Genius of Attitude

Inspiring Words A Philosopher’s Inquiry I am reminded here of Sigmund Freud’s idealized citation comparing the mind of adults to children. What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult. Sigmund Freud As a child, I yearned to hear the repetitive nature of …

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Perceptions of Infinity

Through the Eyes of Psyche What a beautiful poem from William Blake, wouldn’t you agree? What does it mean to hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour? What lessons can we take from this beautifully written stanza of wisdom? Perceptions of Infinity Let us start by defining these seemingly …

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A Dream is But a Dream…

Inpirational Words of Wisdom… A Philosopher’s Stone There is something extraordinary in these words. They gently remind us that the doors to what is perceived are not always what stares us in the face. I cannot help but wonder if Pierre Teilhard de Chardin read this philosophy before making his bold statement that we are …

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To Be Present

Inspiration for the Soul… A Philosopher’s Stone The source of anxiety occurs when we assume a future perspective. The source of depression happens to us when we focus too far on the past. Either way, we miss the moment and trip over ourselves. Hopefully, we do not make a mistake to assume that just because …

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What Do You See?

Inspiration for the Soul A Philosopher’s Stone I have always been fascinated by this saying from novelist Aldous Huxley. It speaks to the relative nature of reality at its finest. What we believe, we perceive, and what we perceive, we ultimately see. I wear reading glasses. When I remove them, the written world becomes blurred, …

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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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Believe… Success Is…

Inspirational Quote Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. David Frost The Philosopher’s Corner… A Depth Psychology Perspective For what success do you aim? I leave you with this question to ponder over the weekend because, in its foundation lies the …

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Believe… The Power of Faith Unto Itself

Inspirational Quote Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe. Saint Augustine From Sinner to Saint… A Depth Psychology Perspective In ancient Hebrew, the origin of the word sin meant to miss the mark. As time our species evolved, we developed more complicated …

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Compassion: A Warm Welcome to Life

Inspiration If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion. Dalai Lama The Philosopher’s Corner Happiness. The most elusive, yet simplistic of all feelings. We all yearn for it, but few can ever achieve it over a prolonged period of time. Why is this the case? Our …

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