Monsters and The Dark Night of the Soul

Monsters and The Dark Night of the Soul

Antonio Gramsci, an Italian locked away in a fascist prison in 1929, writing about what he considered to be a new interregnum (the pregnant time between regimes)– a Europe that was tearing itself apart. He anticipated civil unrest, war between nations and repeated...

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Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust

Duty without Love creates annoyance Truth without Love creates addiction to criticism Education without Love creates contradiction Cleverness without Love turns cagey (Intelligence without Love turns dishonest) Responsibility without Love turns inconsiderate Justice...

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As The World Falls Apart

  As the world falls apart, keep to yourself The lone traveler avoids the deafening din And no one even notices As they chatter about hell...   Strength and fortitude are sovereign powers Sorrow loves company and dancing partners My peace flows from within...

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Some Things Are More Important Than Living

Some Things Are More Important Than Living

On April 19. 2020 Dan Patrick, the Lt. Governor of Texas said, “Some things are more important than living.” Many of us including our first responders, have people, passions and principles we would give up our life for. Patrick said this powerful statement as he...

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Covid-19 is a Gateway

Covid-19 is a Gateway

The crisis that is covid-19 is a scourge but also a gateway. In a short few months fear and uncertainty have swept into the collective human heart the world over. This article will focus on the perspective Viktor Frankl used to survive and eventually thrive after he...

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Lessons From The Frog Prince

Lessons From The Frog Prince

Lessons From The Frog Prince             “The Frog Prince” is a fairy tale that endures because it holds an eternal spiritual truth during these troubling times. This heart-warming story describes the mythological transformation of a frog into a prince. It teaches us...

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Somatic Empathy Theory

Somatic Empathy Theory

When we sense suffering and feel compassion, we are using our natural instinct to empathize. Empathy includes not only the willingness to understand, but actually co-experience the pain of another, which is why people cringe or divert their eyes when witnessing others...

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Empathy, Velcro and Emotional Contagions

Empathy, Velcro and Emotional Contagions

When we sense suffering and feel compassion, we are using our natural instinct to empathize. Empathy includes not only the willingness to understand, but actually co-experience the pain of another, which is why we cringe or divert our eyes when witnessing others...

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The Primary Love Template

The Primary Love Template

The Primary Love Template In the 1990s neuroscientists monitored the prefrontal cortex of a monkey as the monkey viewed a researcher eat a nut the monkey desired. The researchers noticed that particular cells in the monkey’s brain acted in an identical fashion as if...

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Self-Actualization is the Third Pillar of Self-Mastery

Self-Actualization is the Third Pillar of Self-Mastery

The first pillar of self-mastery invites us to love ourselves so completely until we truly believe are worthy of a bountiful life. Recognizing it’s our responsibility to align our body, heart and mind to consciously create our reality is the challenge of the second...

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