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Hope in the Dark Places

“In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger — something better, pushing right back.” —Albert Camus Yesterday was one of those gorgeous “spring tease” days. For…

Bravery

As Borges said in his writings, “There is no other virtue than being brave.” And one has to understand that braveness is not the absence of fear, but rather the strength to keep on going forward despite the fear. —Paulo Coelho I’ve been starting this post (in my head) all day. It was going to…

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Your Oldest Fears

Jenny Holzer, Truisms, 1982At the root of every single feeling of discomfort, lies one emotion: fear. Fear is the emotion responsible for all forms of suffering. Sadness, anxiety, worry, rage, hatred, envy, and all other forms of suffering are rooted in fear. However, once you stop resisting the will of the Universe, you will understand…

We choose pain because we know it.

I’d first heard about Harlow’s Monkeys in a high school psychology class called Human Behavior. There, we scratched the surface. It would not be until later at university that someone would explain it to me in no uncertain terms, the nightmare of it. The images—video clips, photographs, sterile journal entries—have stayed with me always. I…

Flexibility

Darwin’s ‘Survival of the Fittest’ theory is one of the most popular scientific theories out there. Most everyone who has watched the Discovery channel and/or has an education is familiar with it. However, there is also a common misconception about this theory. Most people equate it with strength. People think that the phrase ‘Survival of…