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The Gospel of Authenticity

Every Tuesday, I publish a new episode of this podcast. Usually, that episode features a conversation with someone who I find interesting, but occasionally it’s a monologue.

My guests can generally be described as leaders, teachers, healers, or creatives. I try to find people who are genuine, to focus on their story, and to remain rooted in the theme of personal authenticity. Staying true to the theme means limiting my preparation and allowing the conversation to take place naturally.

I created and continue to produce this show as part of my own path to authenticity. By extension, my goal is to build a supportive community where people can find the inspiration and confidence they need to be who they are and to create the lives they truly want for themselves.

But, whatever the reason you find yourself here, thank you. I welcome you.   

-Tom

"A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do."

-Bob Dylan

“We can only choose whether we will feel and not what we will feel.”

-Sam Keen

“Life is never made unbearable by circumstances, but only by lack of meaning and purpose.”

-Viktor Frankl

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”

-Mark Twain

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been.”

-George Eliot

“A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved.”

-Kurt Vonnegut

“Man is what he believes.”

-Anton Chekhov

“Where wisdom reigns, there is no conflict between thinking and feeling.”

-Carl Jung

“Remember that where your heart is, there you will find your treasure.”

-Paulo Coelho

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not a mark of weakness, but of power.”

-Washington Irving

“Your mind will answer most questions if you learn to relax and wait for the answer.”

-William S. Burroughs

“The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift.”

-Albert Einstein

“The most terrifying thing is to accept oneself completely.”

-Carl Jung

“It is a human defect to try to know one’s self by the self of another.”

-Robert Penn Warren

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true.”

-Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Deep down, below the surface of the average man’s conscience, he hears a voice whispering, “there is something not right,” no matter how much his rightness is supported by public opinion or moral code.”

-Carl Jung

“The willingness to accept responsibility for one’s own life is the source from which self-respect springs.”

-Joan Didion

“As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light of meaning in the darkness of mere being.”

-Carl Jung

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear—not absence of fear.”

-Mark Twain

“There is not teacher more discriminating or transforming as loss.”

-Pat Conroy

“Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.”

-Carl Jung

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

-e.e. cummings

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