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Overcoming the Odds

Words of Inspiration A Philosopher’s Stone There is something courageous in these words. Conviction is present, even when it faces the odds of being perceived as an improbable fear. What brings this sort of conviction to the psyche? Inborn character traits, internal proclivity, natural selection, or an abundance of nurture? I don’t believe so! To …

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A Dream is But a Dream…

Inpirational Words of Wisdom… A Philosopher’s Stone There is something extraordinary in these words. They gently remind us that the doors to what is perceived are not always what stares us in the face. I cannot help but wonder if Pierre Teilhard de Chardin read this philosophy before making his bold statement that we are …

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To Be Present

Inspiration for the Soul… A Philosopher’s Stone The source of anxiety occurs when we assume a future perspective. The source of depression happens to us when we focus too far on the past. Either way, we miss the moment and trip over ourselves. Hopefully, we do not make a mistake to assume that just because …

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The Price of Knowledge

Inspiration for the Soul A Philosopher’s Stone Knowledge is never free. It is paid for by the hard work of digging deep into the recesses of what is not only readily available to us but found in the work of digging itself. When we go beyond the Facebook post, the Tweet, or the newest viral …

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Engaging the Inner Will – To Live, Die, or Persevere…

Inspiration for the Soul Philosophical Food for Thought Words to base a life upon. We all have a calling. What is yours? History is written about those that stood directly in the face of status quo, and persevered despite the way the proverbial wind blew. That is why we remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. …

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Beautiful Perspectives

Inspirational Quote A Philosopher’s Corner Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But when we come face to face with it, will we be able to perceive its grandeur from the mirror that reflects its presence? I am sorry for the above brain twister. My goal is that by reading it, you automatically go …

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Nature Does Not Hurry…

Inspirational Quote Food for Thought? What is the rush? We only have a short time on this earth, but time and time again, I see that the psychology of striving creates the very misery that people attempt to mitigate by chasing material dreams “Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” As Lao Tzu reminds …

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Gratitude Is?

I am often baffled by the lack of gratitude I see. Can this single issue be a root cause for all the suffering we see? At an internal level, lacking gratitude can create envy, jealousy, anger, hatred, self-loathing, and other negative feelings. This is because gratitude generates from a place of wholeness. We have this …

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The Fear of Failure: Breaking Down Barriers to Inner Dreams

The fear of failure is ever-present in our lives. While fear is an emotion that can be used to our advantage, it also has a way of standing in the way of us following our dreams. This blog post discusses how we can use this foundational fear to create movement towards the realization our dreams. …

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What is Your Priority?

Inspirational Quote Philosophical Food for Thought I happened upon this quote from the great martial artist Bruce Lee. Wow, does it put things into perspective! How much time and effort do you spend on the increase? New goals, new cars, new homes, new jobs, more, more, and more! Does this rat race indeed lead to …

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Old Sultan… The Young, Old, Ugly, and Bold: Wisdom for Today’s Society…

There is a tale from the Grimm Brothers entitled Old Sultan. It tells of the perilous adventures an old dog will undertake to show his owner he can learn new tricks. However, as with any story of psychological merit, one must strike a deal between the dark and light and unite these two opposing forces …

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Love’s Unending Gift

Inspirational Quote Philosophical Food for Thought Love is the cornerstone emotion that encapsulates every other feeling. Whether it be those negative emotional undercurrents such as fear, anger, disgust, sadness, or those more positive dynamic states such as strength, courage, happiness, or bliss, our ability to love encapsulates it all. While this age-old wisdom may sound …

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