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Philosophy and Spirituality

The Age of Outrospection

I have been a vehement proponent of introspection for most of my adult life. As Socrates first espoused, I’ve always considered introspection, looking inward, the path to a good and wise life. The “know thyself” adage is something to which I’ve always aspired. And I still do. In the RSA Animate video, The Power of Outrospection, […]

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The Principles of Life

I have been a lifelong consumer of self-improvement (personal development) information. In an effort to continually improve myself I’ve read books, watched videos and DVD’s, participated in discussion groups and seminars, reflected on spiritual and philosophical teachings, attempted to practice what I have learned, researched the internet, and thought long and hard about how to […]

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The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism

The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism By James Geary Published by Bloomsbury USA Quotes and aphorisms have always fascinated me. There’s something compelling about short, concise wisdom that packs a punch that longer prose might not. For those people like me who worship these forms of writing, I urge you […]

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How Would You Spend Your Life If Money Didn’t Matter?

Every now and then I randomly stumble upon a video on YouTube that I have to share. This is one of them. I wish every person on the planet would watch this. This is truly great wisdom from the late Alan Watts. It’s only three minutes long. Check it out. I think you’ll be happy […]

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The Folly of Arguing Religion

Recently on LinkedIn a member of the TED: Ideas Worth Spreading group posted a question to the group members asking how they would teach a child about Christianity without denying evolution. When I jumped into the discussion the thread of responses was already approaching 2,000 in number. A lot of rather emotionally charged and often heated exchanges […]

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