About Change (Part 1) 

ABOUT CHANGE JUAN PEREZ Heraclitus dared to share with us one of the most important pieces of proven thought available in the business world: “Change is the only constant in life”. However, entrepreneurs and businessmen (and women), seek to live a life filled with certainty and effective risk management. I’ve seen, in many years of […]

Welcome to The Agora 

WELCOME TO THE AGORA JUAN PEREZ Since ancient times, humans have interacted between each other for various purposes. These purposes have varied depending on the different needs presented with each cultural development across history. Nonetheless, trading and doing business have become an essential part of understanding human nature, and companies (and the way they do […]

Tribute to Albert Ellis: Stoicism as the Root of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

TRIBUTE TO ALBERT ELLIS: STOICISM & CBT DAVID ALEXANDER https://youtu.be/XEH71M0E3qAAlbert Ellis was the founder of Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). Ellis wrote about how he was influenced by Stoic Philosophers and his theory underlying REBT continues to influence the modern practice of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Ellis was the first author who formally introduced me […]

The Hopeful Wisdom of Edith Eger

THE HOPEFUL WISDOM OF EDITH EGER SHARON LEBELL https://youtu.be/OlgfMbAgBqsOne of my cherished teachers is Edith Eger. Like Viktor Frankl, Dr. Eger lived through unspeakably degrading conditions during the Holocaust and came to the conclusion that the will to meaning is redemptive. After a childhood of bearing witness to evil and relentless death, she built an […]

12. A Prophecy Fulfilled

A Prophecy Fulfilled I. The Logos hath risen, The Word giveth light, It spreads out Its branchesBy day and by night. II. A blossoming wildflower Thy words hath become,And now, resurrected,They reach for the Sun. III. Such great understandingIs born of a seed,Not a shovel I’ve liftedYet Gold I’ve received. IV. And if divine wisdomIs given to theyWho […]

11. As Giants Sleep (A Lullaby)

As Giants Sleep (A Lullaby) I. Into darkness I settle As the ocean depths swell,Surrounded, yet cornered By creatures that dwell… II. A terrible visionNow fills me with fearFor the fate of my peopleBefore me appears…  III. What a horrid behemothMankind has become,For they’ve mocked what is perfect And to evil succumbed. IV. And gods have sent warningsTo […]

11. Tending to the Garden

Tending to the Garden I. Great is the bee whoTends well to his garden,He works all his life and yetNe’er does he harden. II. “What’s good for the beeMust be good for the hive,”That’s the motto he lives byThat keeps him alive. III. He knows what he doesAnd he does that “does” well,He cares for […]

9. To the Distant Hills

To the Distant Hills The conscious being explores the garden which he sees, and when he has reached the limits of his exploration he journeys to the distant hills of his own soul, even that he may explore the garden which he does not see. FEATURE THE POET & THE SAGE When you hold in […]

8. A Gnostic Dream

A Gnostic Dream I. A gnostic dream I dream tonight,Which guides my quill toward the lightAnd lifts my soul in fancy flight,This gnostic dream I dream tonight. II. And I have heard on down the vineThat dreams as these can bend the mind,Can whisper truths so seldom heardAnd tell sweet tales of those who shine. […]