Dr. Thomas Maples

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A Guiding Light

Inspiring Words A Guiding Light There is much to say about the shadow. That dark element moves behind us, stirs fear in the heart, yet remains a playful element, inextricably linked to the burning light that guides the soul towards its natural course. As our life force burns, it leaves behind remnants of the past. …

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A Father’s Belief

Words of Inspiration Tidbits from a Father I remember the sheer terror associated with the idea of becoming a father. Looking back, especially with my knowledge of developmental psychology, no wonder I was fearful. There seems to be a cultural assault on this fundamental building block of the nuclear family. I cannot help but wonder …

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Evolutionary Wisdom

Inspiring Words Psychological Tidings To evolve we must be willing to let go of that pesky notion to revolve. History repeats itself in that way; thank God this usually happens only when we don’t learn from it in the first place. What kind of a man, father, lover, or even human can we be if …

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Winning for Today…

Inspirational Words of Wisdom As a psychotherapist, I see such a focus on the past. Why? As President Lyndon B. Johnson so aptly saw in his wisdom, yesterday is not ours to recover. It is over, the end, and the only thing we can do with it is to reflect upon the lesson yesterday has …

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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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