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Personal Essay: On Self

By Dave Hood What is “self?” For most people, self means personal identity. Self answers the question: Who am I? Self is also part of the psyche or mind. It is a collection of experiences and memories, thoughts and emotions, … Continue reading

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Essay: On Compassion

Dave Hood “The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” ― Mahatma Gandhi We live in a world lacking in compassion. The sad reality of humanity is that the vast majority … Continue reading

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Essay: On Heroism

By Dave Hood Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.”― Peter S. Beagle, The Last Unicorn “The hero’s story is always a journey. A hero leaves … Continue reading

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“Short Essay On Street Photography”

By Dave Hood “Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” ― Marc Riboud Street photography is taking unplanned, unposed photographs of people on the street. The street can be any public place, a park, beach, mall, … Continue reading

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Essay: On Hope

“Hold fast to dreams, For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird, That cannot fly.”—Langston Hughes, poet What is hope? Desmond Tutu said, “Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all the darkness.” It whispers, … Continue reading

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Article: Cultivating a Spiritual Life

By Dave Hood “To be spiritually literate, we need to embrace the world, believing that it is full of meanings which we can discover.”—Spiritual literacy A man strolls through the woods, listening to the birds chirping, the rustling of the … Continue reading

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Improving Well-Being: Finding Flow in Life

Dave Hood “Happiness is a condition that must be prepared for, cultivated, and defended privately by each person.” —Psychologist, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, author of Flow Wealth, power, sex, material comforts don’t ensure happiness or well-being. Many people who possess these trappings … Continue reading

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