Yesterday while preparing for classes, I was reviewing some historical lessons about tyranny. Once upon a time, people believed in the Divine Right of rulers. This view suggested that God had given rulers power, and so, therefore, they could just do whatever they wanted and people just had to put up with it because Deus… Continue reading About Tyranny
Several times this week, I have read on social media people suggesting that kindness is weakness. It always surprises me when I read things like this. On the one hand, I can understand how someone might come to believe that kindness is a sign of weakness. Sometimes people mistake kindness for niceness. And I don’t… Continue reading Is Being Kind a Sign of Weakness?
I was discussing Plato's Allegory of the Cave in one of my classes last week. This story, which I heard for the first time in college, is the story that made me eventually become a philosopher. I love it, and I think everyone should know about it. Here is the basic gist (with a few… Continue reading Are You in Plato’s Cave?
I have been thinking a lot lately about a love vs. ego-driven life. In an Instagram post the other day, I wrote about loving goals vs. egocentric goals. So, it made me think of living a love-driven life rather than an ego-driven life. To explain the difference between a love-driven vs. an ego-driven life, I’m… Continue reading Non-Dualism and a Love vs. Ego-Driven Life
Dear All: As I mentioned a few posts ago, I am working on some courses, art, and book projects related to my my blog content. Right now, it is hard for me to work on these projects and blog a lot at the same time. So I will be blogging a little less frequently for… Continue reading Update from Love is Stronger
Greetings from my social media break, Friends! I am taking a general break from social media until July, but I like staying in touch periodically while I am away. I have been having a really great break resting and working on a lot of fun projects. In fact, my projects relate to you! I am… Continue reading Greetings from My Social Media Break
Dear All: About this time, I usually take one of my twice a year social media breaks. I always miss folks when I am gone, and it is also always good for me to take a break. I will be back sometime in July!
We long for connection, even though we don't always realize it. And that connection is connection with ourselves, with others, with nature, and with a Higher Wisdom. If it feels comfortable to you, you can think of this Higher Wisdom as the Divine. Or you can think of it as the highest expression of constructive… Continue reading An Intention or Prayer for Understanding Connection
Could you benefit from talking to a philosophical consultant? I have recently started a philosophical consulting practice connected with my blog. And because philosophical consulting is somewhat unusual, I thought it would be good to tell you a little bit about it. While people are not very familiar with philosophical consulting, most people are familiar… Continue reading Do You Need a Philosophical Consultant?
You might have heard of self-love, and you might have heard of secure attachment. But you might not have heard of these terms used together. The connection between the two is important. First, Self-Love You might know that a lot of people are talking about self-love recently. I have written more about self-love and why… Continue reading Self-Love and Secure Attachment to Ourselves