The Myth Within

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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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 4 (Love Hurts)

Inspirational Quote I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection. Sigmund Freud A Depth Psychology Perspective (Love Hurts) The cold white room and what felt like a stone table surface were a somehow familiar yet very foreign land as the nurse brought me to see my …

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Fatherhood: Raising the Next Generation Part 2

Inspirational Quote 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 decided to revisit this quote today because for the second day now, it haunts me. There is so much turmoil in this country that …

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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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The Descent Within

Inspiration “A fall from such a height is rarely straight downwards. Victor Hugo The Philosopher’s Corner A wise man, well, Forest Gump, once said, “life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” There is such beauty in the simplicity of this quote, wouldn’t you agree. If we break it …

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Emotional Ascent: Daedalus and the Labyrinth of Thought

Inspiration Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. Norman Vincent Peale Food for Thought In today’s podcast, I begin a psychoanalytic exploration of the Myth of Daedalus, who in his brilliance, built a labyrinth so twisted for his king, not even he could find a way out of its …

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