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The Devouring Teacher

The Devouring Teacher

“The importance of individual life may always be denied by the ‘educator’ whose pride it is to breed mass-men. But any other person will  sooner or later be driven to find this meaning for himself.”  —C.G. Jung, Modern Man in Search of a Soul The teacher is universally known as the harbinger of future knowledge and learning. It is the job of the teacher to educate their pupil on what is known about a subject—as well as the mantle of…

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The Deception of the Pursuit of Happiness

The Deception of the Pursuit of Happiness

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The origin of happiness and how to attain it has been debated and pontificated since the dawn of civilization. Some of the greatest of minds throughout history have weighed in on the elusive nature of happiness in the human experience, yet there isn’t a universal…

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The Empathy Shortage

The Empathy Shortage

“Empathy is the most mysterious transaction that the human soul can have, and it’s accessible to all of us, but we have to give ourselves the opportunity to identify, to plunge ourselves in a story where we see the world from the bottom up or through another’s eyes or heart.” – Sue Monk Kidd The axiom to “Walk a mile in someone else’s shoes” is a cliche worn with repetition that deserves to be revitalized in today’s world more than…

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Making Sense of Chaos

Making Sense of Chaos

The statement that the world is in chaos is one that probably resonates with most people. The energy that is permeating the planet is disrupting old systems and ways of thinking — much to the dismay and comfort of many. As people try to cling to a bygone paradigm, the true colors of their hearts are bursting forth in a kaleidoscope of racism, sexism, violence, bigotry, and hatred. The spiritual battle that’s taking place is marring the landscape of society…

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The Danger of Dehumanizing Evil

The Danger of Dehumanizing Evil

The presence of evil is an unfortunate and enduring aspect of our reality. For as long as humanity has possessed a consciousness, we have discontented ourselves by imagining what a world without evil would be like. A utopia in which every individual does not impede, oppress, or suppress the existence and happiness of another. Such a world does not, at present, exist. Instead, we are faced with the harsh reality of a world teeming with evil in the hearts of…

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