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.

Signal Hill, St. John’s, Newfoundland

Welcome to St. John’s, Newfoundland, my home and native land. What are a few things that stand out about this place? In the here and now we can safely say it’s the different kinds of people that bring colour & … Continue reading

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Happiness – An Activity of the Soul

Anyone can wish to be happy, just as a person can wish for good health, but unless we exert ourselves in the right way, i.e. apply the appropriate means to achieve and maintain such a state, we are but participating … Continue reading

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What Makes Life Worth Living?

To follow is an introspective exercise to help elicit and recognize the particular values we hold dear. Unfortunately, sometimes our values remain unexpressed and vaguely understood. We may intuit them but they are neither clear nor precise. For instance, David … Continue reading

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“Patience is the voluntary and prolonged endurance of arduous and difficult things for the sake of virtue or profit.” – Cicero How often have we heard others complaining about not having enough patience? What about yourself? Taking an honest look … Continue reading

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Our Inner Child Awaits

He awoke from a deep sleep not knowing himself. His past no longer accessible. Baffled and confused he staggered down the hall way. Where he happened upon a drawer with a mirror. His reflection was that of an old man. … Continue reading

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Chimney Smoke

Chimney smoke rising up into the cold air Still warm and careless as young love Expanding with the first touch of morning wind Like an Englishman’s old white powdered wig Prancing along the roof tops without cloths Caressing the ridge … Continue reading

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Beautiful Moments – My Home & Native Land

Fell in love with St. John’s, Newfoundland back in the early 90’s. One of the most inspiring aspects of the locale is its beautiful trails in and around the capital. See my video above for a few sights that may … Continue reading

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Self Affirmations – Weaving the Fabric of Love

Here are a few of my newly created self-affirmations but before we get into them allow me to explain the general idea behind this concept. Ideally, affirmations help to fortify any number of characteristics unique to the human being. There … Continue reading

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Synchronicity – The Kiss of Life

“Contrary to the kiss of death, which implies failure and doom, synchronicity is the kiss of life, for it is the mark of a fortuitous moment that pervades the soul with a sense of interconnected belonging and cosmic purpose.” Synchronicity … Continue reading

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The first hour of the day sets the tone & directs the way

What we do during the first hour of the day often sets the tone for what follows. Whether we are living successful lives or not, that which retains our condition in life, for the most part comes down to our … Continue reading

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