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Tom Morris

Respect. Honor. Goodwill: An Election Day Thought.

Tom Morris | Posted 11.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

Respect, honor, and goodwill. Friends! Remember in all your interactions with others today, the qualities of respect, honor, and goodwill. If the oth...

Flannery O'Connor And The Limits Of Political Reason

Tom Morris | Posted 08.25.2016 | Politics
Tom Morris

In the early 1940s, a young southern writer by the name of Flannery O'Connor spun a tale about an extremist politician and his base that resonates deeply today.

The Unconscious Mind: From The Golden Palace

Tom Morris | Posted 07.20.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

In the sequel to The Oasis Within, my new book The Golden Palace, Chapter 16, there's a brief discussion of the unconscious mind that's been revolutio...

Dreams and Unconscious Creativity

Tom Morris | Posted 07.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

The unconscious mind works in strange and sometimes wonderful ways. The other night, I was awakened by a loud thunderstorm passing over the beach. I l...

Art And Social Responsibility

Tom Morris | Posted 07.12.2016 | Arts
Tom Morris

I thought, "Really?" Then, "This week? With what's going on in our country right now and around the world?"

The Tree, The Fruit, and The Ladder

Tom Morris | Posted 07.03.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

Here's a thought that came to me a few days ago and I've pondered it since then. Imagine for a moment that we can represent true spirituality and eve...

My Universal, All-Purpose Address to the Graduates, 2016

Tom Morris | Posted 06.07.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

You all: Aim High. Dig Deep. Work Hard. Love Well. Play Often. Do Good. Encourage Others. Give Thanks. You matter. I'm serious. Your Fan....

What Moves Us Deeply?

Tom Morris | Posted 06.04.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

I'm a fairly emotional person, but I've never teared up over a great business deal. I've smiled. I've laughed with pleasure. I may have gotten all tin...

Another Big Mistake in North Carolina

Tom Morris | Posted 06.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

In Wilmington, North Carolina, a local man with two children in a public elementary school recently noticed that there seemed to be some racial discri...

Philosophy's Bad Rap and a Slightly Better One

Tom Morris | Posted 05.23.2016 | Business
Tom Morris

Philosophy has a bad reputation as remote from the world--arcane, esoteric and impractical. And you can certainly philosophize in that way. But I don'...

The Magic of Self-Renewal

Tom Morris | Posted 04.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

How good are you at self-renewal? How good are the people on your team, or the members of your family? It's something worth thinking about, and cultivating.

Dan Lyons, "Disrupted," and Start Up Culture

Tom Morris | Posted 04.10.2016 | Business
Tom Morris

The first half of the book had me laughing out loud, again and again. The second half had me worrying about current dangers to rational business culture, and our overall economy.

My Evening With Pat Conroy, Prince of Stories

Tom Morris | Posted 03.06.2017 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

Years ago, I had the amazing experience of greeting a large audience at historic Thalian Hall in downtown Wilmington, North Carolina and introducing t...

Our Emotional Telescope: The Key to Inner Calm

Tom Morris | Posted 11.18.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

In light of the Paris events of late, I'd like to share a short passage from my new book, The Oasis Within. An older man is speaking to his nephew abo...

Welders and Philosophers

Tom Morris | Posted 11.13.2016 | Politics
Tom Morris

In the most recent Republican presidential primary debate, Senator Mark Rubio said: "For the life of me, I don't know why we have stigmatized vocational education. Welders make more money than philosophers. We need more welders and less philosophers."

The Megaphone of Power

Tom Morris | Posted 10.28.2016 | Business
Tom Morris

The famous South African film director jumped out of his chair and ran up to me, stopping only when his nose was six inches from mine. "I'm right here...

Amazon and the Warrior Virtues

Tom Morris | Posted 09.10.2016 | Business
Tom Morris

The warrior mindset outside any real battle field easily becomes a cloak for vices to pass as virtues, and the whole environment quickly turns poisonous.

The Forgotten Ideal of Maturity

Tom Morris | Posted 08.21.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

There's an old ideal that we seem to have forgotten throughout much of our culture. What I have in mind is maturity. Say the word now and people think...

The Oasis Within: The Story Behind the Story

Tom Morris | Posted 08.20.2016 | Home
Tom Morris

The Huffington Post has helped to create a new way of being a philosopher, and of looking at life philosophically. Let me explain. In February of 201...

Is Atticus Finch Still a Hero?

Tom Morris | Posted 08.02.2016 | Home
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I can't help but wonder how many of the reviewers have simply contrived their headlines to grab our attention in a noisy and cluttered culture, and how many actually believe what they're saying, and are thus perhaps, like mockingbirds.

Harper Lee's Complex Heroes

Tom Morris | Posted 07.17.2016 | Home
Tom Morris

There's almost too much to talk about in the new book Go Set a Watchman. I loved it, then I hated it, and then I loved it again. Finally, I went away deeply impressed by the way it raises fundamental social, political and personal issues of a philosophical nature.

The Unencumbered Life

Tom Morris | Posted 06.15.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

Are the things we own blessings or burdens? Actually, do we own our stuff at all, or does it own us? The New York Times ran a wild story this weekend...

I Wish My Father Was Alive

Tom Morris | Posted 06.12.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

I wish my father was alive. I lost him decades ago, when he was only about six years older than I am now. As Father's Day approaches later this month,...

Beating ISIS on the Golf Course

Tom Morris | Posted 06.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Tom Morris

This is a true story in every detail. I had a very strange dream the other night. But then, I often do. And they sometimes involve me in a Jack Bauer ...

Emergency Wisdom

Tom Morris | Posted 06.12.2015 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

So: Don't wait for trouble. Seek wisdom now. Remember, I don't really have the flashing lights and siren. It was just in my imagination. Then again, if things get bad enough, at least chaplain apparently does.