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A Seedling of Faith

Words of Inspiration Engaging The Myth Within What can you do with a bit of faith? In this passage, we are reminded of the true nature of faith. Belief in the unknown. This forms the foundation of any first step we undertake to realize the brevity of our dreams. However, as with any human condition, …

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The Myth Within: ReCycling History

The Myth Within In today’s episode, Dr. Tom explores the cyclical nature of history, the father archetype as portrayed from the blowing wind and warming sun in Aesop’s classic entitled the NorthWind and the Sun, and its effects on our personal development. Blessings, my friends. May your path bring good fortune as you advance confidently …

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The Nature of History

Those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. George Santayana A Philosopher’s Stone Is there much more to be said? I don’t think so! If only we could learn from this small kernel of knowledge nearly two centuries in the making. As an undergrad student, I learned of this concept while …

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The Beauty Within…

Words of Inspiration A Philosopher’s Stone To be thankful, grateful, and to stand in awe at the miracle that surrounds us. Beauty formed the foundation of my Thanksgiving weekend, as I realized the true blessing of all there is to be grateful for. Do you sometimes wonder from where does all the anger and despair …

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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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The Art of Readiness

Inspirational Words of Wisdom When the student is ready the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready… The teacher will Disappear. Lao Tzu The Philosopher’s Stone When we are ready, life creates the means from which the teacher appears. But the lessons taught can only be integrated when the soul prepares for the …

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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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Let Dead Leaves Fall…

A Philosopher’s Stone Fall is here! The season, like the leaves, vibrant in warm colors of retrospect, for a wonderful year gone by. Yet, as the leaves fall, and I rake them from the ground, I cannot help but wonder, why don’t we do this same exercise with the dead leaves in our life. Seasons …

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What Do You See?

Inspiration for the Soul A Philosopher’s Stone I have always been fascinated by this saying from novelist Aldous Huxley. It speaks to the relative nature of reality at its finest. What we believe, we perceive, and what we perceive, we ultimately see. I wear reading glasses. When I remove them, the written world becomes blurred, …

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A Work in Progress

Inspiration for the Soul The Philosopher’s Stone Psychoanalyst Erik Erikson once stated that “Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.” When we look at life from the perspective of our inherent growth, doorways to bliss open where there were once only walls. Youth is the gift …

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How to Care for Your Loved One Through the Pain of Cancer

Article Submitted by Melissa Howard A cancer diagnosis is devastating. It forces the patient to face their own mortality as well as what could be years of taxing physical treatment such as chemotherapy and radiation, and they cannot get through without hope, love, and support. That’s where you come in. Not only can you offer …

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