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We’re excited that you’ve joined the conversation! At HMU, we want to continue the great authors’ conversations in a contemporary context, and this blog will help us do that. We look back to Aristotle and the early philosophers who used reason and discourse to gain wisdom and now we endeavor to do the same every day.

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June 17, 2016

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

“To be, or not to be: that is the question.” – Shakespeare, Hamlet

Last week, we discussed the practice of being fully present within an actual moment, whereas today we will discover what a number of authors say about the mind’s ability to conjure presences, to bring memories into a present moment.

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June 10, 2016

Thanks to Alissa Simon, HMU Tutor, for today’s post.

Letting the mind wander allows for thought development, but the mind must maintain a force, a desire to trace that thought. To be present with a single thought, live in it and travel with it. This idea of presence draws us in a single direction, but seems to disregard time and space. Instead, we are to focus on one idea,

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