The Attitude of Gratitude

Wise is the person who cultivates an abiding sense of gratitude for that which coheres with truth. This habit is best formed by giving specific and regular thanks for those things in thought, word, and deed. Such a person sees what is wrong with the world, but does not dwell upon its shortcomings and sees …

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Trust Life

We live in a world of distraction. Wars. Rumors of wars. Gas prices surging. Fake news. Assaults on truth. The endless news cycle. The newest tech. The rise and fall of empires. Distraction. Distraction! At every turn, distraction. Yet, no matter how loud the captivating cacophony grows, the question remains: What is it that truly …

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Lifestyle Choices

The human body is a remarkable masterpiece of intelligent design. It can run on a wide variety of fuels, tolerate wide fluctuations in activity and inactivity, and endure almost unthinkable abuses. It is largely self-healing and can overcome severe damage in the right conditions. Yet, we tend to take it for granted, if not abuse …

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Living Symbols

I am reading a book recommended by a friend called “The Culture of Classicism”, written by history professor Caroline Winterer. The author notes that the book “charts how Americans over the course of the 19th century fundamentally changed their relationship with classical antiquity, seeking in the remote past new guides for modern life.” The late …

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The Coarsening of Consciousness

The present era is marked by a deepening collapse of the sacred into the secular. There are many reasons for this, but the primary cause is a widespread coarsening of consciousness. Consciousness has both a receptive and a transmissive quality. It is that which, properly functioning, connects us both to the music of the spheres …

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