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Writing the story of their own life allows the author to parse their story into examinable segments while continuing to engage in the act of communion and creation.


Kilroy J. Oldster

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Courage is an act of grace when it is not required; it originates from an inner necessity to honor, ...
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The most important thing in life it to be true to ourselves, to never give up attempting to become t...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
We alone control our final form through our conscious actions. We become the product of the movement...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
The human mind houses a rich depository of positive emotions. It also builds a penitentiary that con...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Imagination and recollection of cherished memories of the pastimes are closely related. We do not re...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Every time that we consider our past, examine our present environment, and speculate about the futur...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
An author’s operating charter is to unearth embedded symbols that reflect complementary and incons...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Life flows at ease whenever a person ceases complaining about the past, worrying about the future, l...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Hate springs from fear. Violence is released hatred. Behind every hateful crime and act of human bru...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
We can learn personal humility from episodes that generate shame and guilt. After retiring from worl...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
We must master many subjects in order to implement our dreams. Our personal journey begins by gather...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Every person struggles with the self to find and kindle their special radiance, which comes from cul...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
A shaman and a writer each serve as their communities’ seers by engaging in extraordinary acts of ...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Original sin is a self-initiating act because it evidences human free will. If humanity were devoid ...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
It is foolishness to want what never was or will never will be, lament the passage of time, and live...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
The human mind’s innate ability to imagine and create ensures that we never remain stalled out in ...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Writing is an effort at truth telling, but each person’s version of truth and his or her means of ...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Writers’ never-ending quest involves investigating genuineness while carving out narrative nonfict...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Mentorships, similar to other important relationships, usually end. Ideological differences and a ne...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Whole life is a search for the splendor of love, companionship, and beauty. When I found you, my sea...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
A mature person reaps joy in the commonplace acts of living, appreciates the serenity of just being,...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Without opposition, there could be no creation. All life would cease without resistance. Emotions al...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Our actions reflect the distilled wisdom that we possess of the innermost self. Our personal philoso...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Human migration is an important part of our ancestral story. The places we live shape us, the places...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Every day is an opportunity to stand in awe when witnessing the overpowering presence of nature, an ...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
By simplifying our lives, we rediscover our child-like stalk of innocents that reconnects us with th...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
We each appear only one time in history. Whatever occurs in our life will never occur again. Our lif...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Living is a process of developing oneself. Without experiencing pain from disconcerting periods of o...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
A person experiences anxiety when they realize their insignificance in the cosmic field, which prese...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
We become the product of our recurrent thoughts. Writing is one method of explicating upon our thoug...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
How we begin and how we end any relationship is a product of planning, fortuity, and personality. Ma...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
We must live a genuine life in order to discover personal happiness and self-fulfillment. Understand...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Disquietude that springs from the fundamental nature of being a human being is vaster and more encom...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
The tedium of existence and feeling imprisoned in a deplorable job can cause a person to consider th...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Families share relationships based not only blood, but also the unique affiliation of a terribly lon...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
There are many standards to measure if a person was successful including did they fill a niche role ...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Character modification requires active participation in challenging new experiences, but without ref...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Engaging in meditative self-reflection and gaining increased control of inner experiences provides a...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
A life without a storm would lack drama. Pounding waves of a tempestuous sea test a person’s mettl...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
It is up to each one of us to immunize ourselves from any disabling bolts of anger and defend oursel...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
A principled person’s greatest disappointment will always be his or her own failures to respond to...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Sorrow and strife comes to all persons. Mature people expect hardships and setbacks and patiently an...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Human inertia induces us to believe that our lives will never change unless we relocate.
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Life includes unforeseen incidents that prove critical to promote personal growth. Life rarely gives...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Unresolved issues from childhood revisit us in adulthood.
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Patriotism is the surefire wingnut that binds our diverse society. Rulers historically used patrioti...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Any meaning of life derives from amiably accepting our anonymous role in the singular order of the u...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
A period of darkness is essential in order to expand personal awareness. Experiencing sadness and lo...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Maniacal obsession can be a destructive or a transformative psychic force. What is unacceptable is a...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Art is not just a display of beauty. Art also reflects what is ugly, and it celebrates the grotesque...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
We inhabit an internal world that is subject to diversification. Every day we undergo personal trans...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Human beings possess the gift of personal freedom and liberty of the mind. We each possess the sover...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Authors do not need to offer us the answers to such weighty questions such as how to live and prepar...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Disturbing encounters in life spur reflective thinking that jars a person from his or her exhausted ...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Self-transformation commences with a period of self-questioning. Questions lead to more questions, b...
KILROY J. OLDSTER
Our most potent memories include the taste and smells of foods we enjoyed as a child in part because...
KILROY J. OLDSTER