Inspiration Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious. Stephen Hawking The Philosopher’s Corner As I looked further and further into the depths of the rabbit hole we call the psyche, I began to… Continue Reading
Inspiration We have always held to the hope, the belief, the conviction that there is a better life, a better world, beyond the horizon. Franklin D. Roosevelt He who has a why to live can bear almost any how. Friedrich Nietzsche The Philosopher’s Corner What are your dreams? What lies just out of sight, on… Continue Reading
Why Do We Hold Onto Past Hurt In this VLOG on Practical Parenting, Dr. Tom explores the reason why we hold onto past hurts. No, this is not a down trodden exploration of the problems that arise on the analyst’s couch. Instead, Dr. Tom frames past hurt as a cornerstone from which our practical parenting… Continue Reading
It has been awhile since I have blogged on this. No, I didn’t give up. Things got interesting when COVID-19 Hit, and well, with the pick up in Mental Health business I had to do my part to respond. But the resolve has not ceased. In fact, with the onslaught of this biological pandemic, the… Continue Reading
Daily Inspiration Believe you can and you’re halfway there. Theodore Roosevelt In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Philosopher’s Corner Happy Monday all. I took some time off this weekend to get some rest and to spend a lovely time with my family during my Wife’s Birthday. Happy Birthday… and… Continue Reading
Inspiration We still do not know one thousandth of one percent of what nature has revealed to us. Albert Einstein When nature has work to be done, she creates a genius to do it. Ralph Waldo Emerson The Philosopher’s Corner With the fall into consciousness, it is said that humankind began to know the nature… Continue Reading
Dr. Tom continues his exploration of a Jungian Developmental Psychology through analyzing the themes present in Hermann Hesse Siddhartha.
An psychoanalysis of Siddhartha’s middle-life development and the plight to achieve personal aspirations As I began the process of recollecting the reveries of middle-life and my associations to it, I realized that I had undergone a shift within my thought process. While I have primarily focused on my past in the reverie sections up to… Continue Reading
In this series of essays, I will explore the tenets of consciousness from Eastern and Western perspectives. It is imperative for a researcher to identify the core concepts that drive his or her work. Because this study focuses on models of consciousness from Eastern and Western viewpoints, it is imperative to offer a definition of… Continue Reading
Life, like the leaves of a tree withers away during fall, becomes weak, and eventually descends back to the Earth in order to nurture the future generation that will follow through the rebirth process associated with spring.
Gentleness is stronger than severity, water is stronger than rock, love is stronger than force. ~ Hermann Hesse (Siddhartha)
Dr. Maples explores how analytical psychology was built upon the theoretical constructs of Freud's theory of psychosexual development.