Parables and Positive Psychology 09/20/20

"Are you envious because I am generous? Thus, the last will be first, and the first will be last.” (Matthew 20:15-16) In this parable, Jesus describes a landowner who pays the same daily wage to his workers, regardless of how long they actually labored for the landowner. Some workers in the parable started as early … Continue reading Parables and Positive Psychology 09/20/20

Parables and Positive Psychology 09/19/20

"Whoever has ears to hear ought to hear.” (Luke 8:8) With this proclamation, Jesus suggests that everyone should listen to the word of God and incorporate it into their lives, so as to fulfill the individual and those around them. But then, Jesus goes on to describe a few common responses to hearing this word. … Continue reading Parables and Positive Psychology 09/19/20

Philosophy Friday 09/18/20

What is the meaning of a good life? This common philosophy question especially intrigues me. It is perhaps one of the most difficult questions to answer, yet one of the most important ones to contemplate in our lives. Considering I studied philosophy in college, it is no wonder that my mind is hyperactive when it … Continue reading Philosophy Friday 09/18/20

Parables and Positive Psychology 09/17/20

"But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little." (Luke 7:47) Currently, the United States is in an election year, and the air is thick with calumny and vitriol towards political opponents. In other words, there is extreme hostility towards political opponents, whether that is between the candidates themselves or among the followers of … Continue reading Parables and Positive Psychology 09/17/20

Parables and Positive Psychology

How does the field of positive psychology relate to the prodigal son parable in the bible? As you may know, this blog pertains to the foundations of well-being from a perspective of positive psychology. I strongly believe in several findings from the field of positive psychology in questioning what it means to live a meaningful … Continue reading Parables and Positive Psychology

The Inevitable Mind-Body Connection

Why is it important to know that the mind and the body are interrelated? Why should I know about this in order to increase my overall health? The anatomical and physiological knowledge of the human body has exploded in recent years with the implementation of the scientific method. Because of this, physicians are now able … Continue reading The Inevitable Mind-Body Connection

How PERMA Theory Could Be Applicable to Holding Religious Beliefs

Is it possible that religious beliefs and values give people a more fulfilling life through PERMA theory? Recommended reading before this article: "The Power of Positive Psychology": https://theinquisitivemind.home.blog/2019/08/12/the-power-of-positive-psychology/ As I have mentioned in the above post, I am a huge advocate of positive psychology for its far reaching applications towards a more fulfilling life. To … Continue reading How PERMA Theory Could Be Applicable to Holding Religious Beliefs