The Myth Within

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Out with the Old, In with the New… Goodbye to a Year Gone By!

When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts. Dalai Lama In today’s podcast, Dr. Tom says goodbye to a year gone by. Oh, what sorrows, joy, pain, and love was shared in homeschooling our children during a year of pandemic education. What are your funny home school failures, successes, …

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Old Sultan… The Value of Wisdom Unfolded

Words of Wisdom Food For Thought Fairy stories are a beautiful rendition of things yet to come. They offer unique perspectives on values, our developmental journey, and of course, they touch upon the dark and light-matter that the psyche encounters on its journey to find its true essence. They provide unique wisdom that primes the …

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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 Myth Within: Why Engage in Private Myth-Making?

Inspirational Quote 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

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

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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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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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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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