Author Archives: Jason Youngman

About Jason Youngman

An explorer of volition and soul, a song under a night sky and a dream that forever yearns to be.

Adjust Mindset towards Offenders

“Keep these nine points in your mind – take them as gifts from the Muses! – and begin at long last to be a human being, while life remains.” – Marcus Aurelius Things have a way of embedding themselves into … Continue reading

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Respect Supports Common Ground

“Our own worth is measured by what we devote our energy to.” – Marcus Aurelius Representatives from all around the world powwow in order to address the major issues pertaining to Global Change but seated at the round table resides … Continue reading

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Avoid Unnecessary Suffering

‘Suffering is neither unendurable nor everlasting, if you keep its limits in mind and do not add to it through your own imagination.’ – Epicurus Whether grieving loss or separation, or experiencing the tension of fatigue or anxiety, the reins … Continue reading

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Garden of Earthly Delights

“Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” – Leonard Cohen Hieronymus Bosch, a Medieval Dutch Painter, is renowned for his triptych oil … Continue reading

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Dignity Grounds the Profound

“Wisdom purges our minds of illusion, giving them a substantive dignity while curtailing the sort of dignity that is all empty show.” – Seneca, Letters from a Stoic Based on this quote one might gather that dignity allows for composure … Continue reading

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Where Body-&-Mind Meet

“Philosophy consists in keeping the guardian spirit within us unviolated and unharmed, master of pleasure and pain, doing nothing in a random manner and nothing with falseness or pretence” – Marcus Aurelius It is one thing to say what we … Continue reading

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Stand on Guard for Thee

“What are you willing to die for?” “What are you willing to kill for?” People from all around the world can answer these questions without blinking an eye. Yet few can say as to exactly why, and even less can … Continue reading

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Dignity Remains Steadfast

“People hate you because you proved that dignity is meaningless.” “No one needs to prove it. Everyone knows already. They just pretend not to.” – Dr. Hannibal Lecter From the mouth of a sophisticated and esteemed psychiatrist, such a ludicrous … Continue reading

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Living with Congruence

“If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything.” – Gordon A Eadie We experience personal integrity when what we say, do and believe are in congruence. This doesn’t automatically fall into place, but requires ongoing effort and … Continue reading

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Sharpen the Mind

“At every moment keep a sturdy mind on the task at hand… giving up every distraction, emotional subversion of reason, and all drama, vanity, and complaint… mastery over a few things makes it possible to live an abundant and devout … Continue reading

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