Author Archives: Jason Youngman

About Jason Youngman

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

Set Forth into the Deep

This poem largely draws upon platonic thought so as to express how we have come to experience reality as separated beings. It encapsulates a world view no longer acceptable by the masses but for the poet it remains the fabric … Continue reading

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Seek First to Understand – Empathic Listening

Below are 10 suggestions to becoming an empathic listener. Please share your thoughts on the validity of these statements and/or tell us why cultivating the habit of seeking first to understand requires so much effort to master. 1. Practice saying … Continue reading

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Creating Pathways of Peace

If put into action, the following biblical suggestions may help to reduce the psychological plaque to well-being. Such counsel is by no means a panacea fix for all individuals. Nevertheless it possesses a spirit or a certain kind of poise … Continue reading

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Between the Heart & Mind

A life void of pleasure may be dull and boring, or something far worse. You might ask what would be the sense of working hard at something if there is no reward in the end or at least some enjoyment … Continue reading

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An Endless Inferno begotten through the Privation of Spirit

Getting stuck in a rut ain’t nothing to scoff at. It can happen to anyone. To break its hold you may think it is only a matter of shaking things up and doing things differently. If only it could be … Continue reading

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The love of God – By Dante

The love of God, unutterable and perfect, Flows into a pure soul… The way that light rushes into a transparent object. The more love that it finds, the more it gives itself; So that, as we become clear and open, … Continue reading

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What we do in secret sets the rudder

What shall I grow… In my secret garden, No cold can blow… Our love cannot harden. Into the deep… Where One divides in many, We fall asleep… Embodied souls made heavy. To plant the seed… In soil it now must … Continue reading

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A Pearl of the Night

A dream world that shifts from one image into the next Neither connected with logical sequence or pattern Simultaneously changing into becoming and nothingness Breathing in and out at the same time without breath You appeared in the middle of … Continue reading

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Every Writer Needs A Healthy Heart

For those of us who spend a great deal of time writing while seated at a desk, it is important to keep our bodies fit if we expect to keep our minds sharp and generating fresh ideas. In this article … Continue reading

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Solace – When All Lights Go Out

Few of us thoroughly consider the possibility of getting into a serious accident and how we might cope with such misfortune. Can you imagine yourself in a hospital bed for weeks on end without the full use of your body … Continue reading

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