Dr. Thomas Maples

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 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

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 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 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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