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.

Plotinus – Light of Light

The passages used in this video help to convey a vivid representation of a spiritual realm not known through the senses. Such heights require a certain kind of intellect or theoretical wisdom by which to grasp such eternal principles. Some … Continue reading

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Foresight – See it to the end

“For ‘foresight’ (providentia) implies a certain sort of relation to something distant which things that occur in the present have to be ordered toward.” – ST II-II Q49 A6 Foresight is the core part of prudence that enables one to … Continue reading

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Reasoning – Discursive Thinking

If you can come up with 10 good reasons to start something new, then it’s probably worth the effort? The process of thinking up a number of reasons to begin a project is often the easy part, whereas the task … Continue reading

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Shrewdness – Quick Wittedness

“If docility involves our willingness to listen to others, shrewdness involves the ability to size up a situation quickly on one’s own.” Without getting into all the rigmarole and to keep this week’s message simple, ponder the following ‘idea’ to … Continue reading

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ENGAGE YOUR INNER MUSE

A VOCAL WARM UP FOR SINGING First and foremost get your body aligned with the Muses. Get your body moving and in sync with that eternal flow. There is no right or wrong way to let your body go. Just … Continue reading

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Docility – Open Both Ears

“Just as docility has to do with a man’s doing well in acquiring a correct estimation from another, so shrewdness has to do with a man’s doing well in acquiring a correct estimation on his own.” – Aquinas Docility is … Continue reading

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Understanding First Principles

From my childhood up to the present day, good manners have been second nature to me. Good morning, pardon me, cleaning up after myself, allowing seniors to get on the bus first, apologising for mistakes, waiting patiently in a line … Continue reading

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Be Grateful – Not Hateful

The Canticle of the Sun became song through a man who was bent on restoring what he believed to be one of the main functions of our humanity, namely charity, i.e. to bestow unto others a means to live life … Continue reading

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Improve your Memory

A psychology professor gave us a challenging assignment in class. We were instructed to pay close attention as he recited random words (nouns) aloud. Once he stated 20 words in total, he asked us to raise our hand if we … Continue reading

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WHAT IS PRUDENCE?

Prudence hangs from the tree of knowledge. We have to stretch ourselves to reach it. Once fully apprehended, then we can see. That all the branches stem from eternity. The Fall of 2017 By Jason Youngman

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