Category Archive: Personal & Spiritual Development

Mar 30

Coming to Terms with the Past in Order to Enjoy the Now.

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When thinking about the past, most people tend to dwell on the negative, instead of focusing on the positive things in their past. For example, when I used to look back on my undergraduate days, instead of thinking about how I met my wife, achieved in school, had many pleasurable experiences, etc. In the past I tended to …

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Mar 27

Subduing the Ego… the Pesky, Pesky Ego

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Today our society seems content with feeding the lowest part of our psyche, what is generally termed as “the ego”. The ego is the part of your psyche that constantly seeks out gratification as well as praise and acceptance from others.  The ego is the voice in your head which constantly fills your waking moments, …

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Mar 22

Doing Away With Bigotry in Order to Be Open Minded and Loving

“It is good for children to learn to love their country, their religion, their culture, and so on. But the danger comes when this develops into narrow-minded nationalism, ethnocentricity, and religious bigotry”.   -H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama As a parent it sometimes overwhelming to realize just how much you help shape your child. The …

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Mar 22

Doing Away With Bigotry in Order to Be Open Minded and Loving

“It is good for children to learn to love their country, their religion, their culture, and so on. But the danger comes when this develops into narrow-minded nationalism, ethnocentricity, and religious bigotry”.   -H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama As a parent it sometimes overwhelming to realize just how much you help shape your child. The …

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Mar 21

Being Happy… Right Now

Living in the now can be a daunting task, because it requires you to stop looking at your past mistakes, and stop solely focusing on the future, which may never come. By constantly looking at your past, or solely focusing on the future, you are forgetting to live in the moment. While this may seem …

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Mar 21

Is There a God?

Jason II in the Light

Many people who lack faith in God say that God has never spoken to them; the response to that is “have you been listening?” At first this might seem too simple, and a bit smug; however, it is an essential threshold question. To hear God speak you must first be receptive and willing to listen. …

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