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posticon Always Speak Your Truth Fearlessly By John Cali

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The Death of Socrates
by Jean-François-Pierre Peyron (public domain)

Many years ago I graduated from a Jesuit college. They required all students to study philosophy every year. I was fascinated by the subject, and one of my favorite philosophers was the ancient Greek, Socrates.

Socrates was condemned to death for speaking his truth—as he always did fearlessly.

William Shakespeare famously said, To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.”

One of my all-time favorite writers, Richard Bach, said “Your only obligation in any lifetime is to be true to yourself.”

Finally, another of my favorite people, Pope Francis, recently said “Sin, even for those who have no faith, exists when people disobey their conscience.” That’s quite a different perspective from the Catholic Church I grew up in.Read more

posticon Do You Ever Take Inventory of Your Life? by John Cali

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The Greek philosopher Socrates said “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

That’s a pretty stark statement. But it makes sense to me. My spirit guides often advise folks, including me, to take regular inventory of our lives. The idea is to evaluate where we are in relation to our goals, aspirations, and dreams for ourselves and the path we are following.

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In our view, it’s important for all of you to pause and take time out from your busy—and often stressful—lives.Read more

posticon Is It Time To Take Inventory of Your Life? by John Cali

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The ancient Greek philosopher Socrates said “The unexamined life is not worth living.”

That’s a pretty strong statement. When I first heard it, years ago, I did not accept it. But now I see the wisdom in it.

So every now and then I take inventory of my life and my work. Not in a critical or judgemental way, but simply to get an overview of where I am in my personal and work life, and in my relationships. This helps me keep my focus on the path I’ve chosen to follow.Read more