The Myth Within

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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Out with the Old, In with the New… Goodbye to a Year Gone By!

When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts. Dalai Lama In today’s podcast, Dr. Tom says goodbye to a year gone by. Oh, what sorrows, joy, pain, and love was shared in homeschooling our children during a year of pandemic education. What are your funny home school failures, successes, …

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The Wolf, The Golden Child, and a Deal with the Shadow

Inspirational Quote Philosophical Food for Thought As we follow the light of our personal journey forward, shadows are cast behind in the storyline unfolded. We cannot have light without its shadow, just as we cannot perceive day in the absence of night. We must sometimes touch upon that dark wisdom to re-ignite the passion within. …

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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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Dr. Thomas Maples: Crossroads

To New Beginnings…

Inspirational Quote Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. Meister Eckhart Philosophical Food For Thought At the beginning of each new day, we say goodbye to what was yesterday. Even if a degree of stress was at the helm, does it have to be the prescription for today’s overwhelm? A Choice is present. …

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The Beauty Within: Honoring a Psychology of Arriving…

Inspirational Quote It is the beauty within us that makes it possible for us to recognize the beauty around us. The question is not what you look at but what you see. ― Henry David Thoreau Philosophical Food For Thought Our mind’s eye filters the perceived reality we create. I should have (fill in the blank), …

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The Myth Within: Why Engage in Private Myth-Making?

Inspirational Quote Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths. We must be willing to get rid of the life we planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. Joseph Campbell

The Broken Winged Dream… A Bird of Ascent

Inspirational Quotes When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too. Paulo Coelho Hold fast to dreams, for if dreams die, life is a broken-winged bird that cannot fly. Langston Hughes

The Phoenix Rising

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

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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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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To Be a Good Father: The Myth of Daedalus and Icarus

How can we as fathers successfully channel our children’s natural source of energy towards productive means? I believe that is the vocation any parent worth their weight will undertake to ask, as we strive to create for the next generation a world myth more suited for the nuances of life we now see unfolding before …

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