Dr. Thomas Maples

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Psychological Ascent: To Build the Wings of a Dream

Inspirational Quote Many eyes go through the meadow, but few see the flowers in it Ralph Waldo Emerson The Philosopher’s Corner This by far is one of my favorite quotes of all time. It reminds me to wake up and smell the roses in the morning. While I see the true value in this ideology …

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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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The Ascent of Spring

Inspiration No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland Food For Thought Spring is here. On the drive to work this morning, I saw the almond and cherry trees’ beauty blossom, the birds chirped, and I was reminded that the beauty of spring is finally here. What beauty there is in the …

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Myth as Technology and Dream!

Inspiration Science and technology revolutionize our lives, but memory, tradition and myth frame our response. Arthur M. Schlesinger Food For Thought Modern myths abound. Who do your children idolize? Police Officers, Firemen, Doctors, Sports Stars, YouTubers, or Professional Video Gamers. The ideals behind myth form the foundation of our psychological development. These ideals are also …

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!

I only seek in my old age to perfect that which I had not before thoroughly learned in my youth, because my sins were a hindrance to me. Saint Patrick

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Public Myths, Private Dreams

Inspiration 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 Food For Thought In today’s podcast, I explore the depths of symbolism behind our private dreaming and the collective myths to …

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The Sun’s Eternal Kiss

Inspiration “Even After All this time The Sun never says to the Earth, “You owe me.” Look What happens With a love like that, It lights the whole sky.” Hafiz Food for Thought Love knows no bounds. It is given freely. To those who will brave its tests, not even the world itself can bound …

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Practical Applications of the Mythical Father (The Northwind and the Sun)

Food For Thought Myth remains only stories until we implement avenues by which it can affect our life. The nature of the archetypes call upon the inner workings of our soul to exhibit the polarities of the wicked, the holy, the right, the just, the bad, ugly, and even the good. Notice, just as night …

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Keep Your Face to the Sun

Inspiration Keep your face to the sun and you will never see the shadows. Helen Keller Food for Thought In The Northwind and the Sun, Aesop shows us the dual nature of the Father Archetype. In yesterday’s podcast, we explored the boisterous, bolstering nature of the wind, that will bellow, howl, and blow to his …

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The North-Wind and the Sun

Inspiration The winds howled and blew with all of their might, Yet through Loving Kindness and persuasion The Sun perseveres in its embracing flight! Namaste, my friends. May peace and blessings find you on your journey to advance confidently in the direction of your dreams. Credits Video by Mario Buonfiglio from Pexels Video by Pixabay from Pexels

Abundance… To Tune Within!

Inspiration Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into. Wayne Dyer Food For Thought In today’s podcast, I explore the nature of tuning into abundance. For me, three things start the day right on any foot. Awaken to a Gratitude Prayer Write / Read Exercise There are plenty of exercises to …

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