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The Pleasure of Being Left Alone
The Pleasure of Being Left Alone

“An exquisite peace obtains: a drowsy, golden peace, flowing honey-sweet over my dwelling, soaking it, dripping like music from the walls… A peace for gods; a divine emptiness.”

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Swan Sky: A Bittersweet Vintage Japanese Meditation on Love, Loss, and the Eternal Consolations of Belonging
Swan Sky: A Bittersweet Vintage Japanese Meditation on Love, Loss, and the Eternal Consolations of Belonging

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John Quincy Adams on Impostor Syndrome and the True Measure of Success
John Quincy Adams on Impostor Syndrome and the True Measure of Success

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The New Science of Plant Intelligence and the Mystery of What Makes a Mind
The New Science of Plant Intelligence and the Mystery of What Makes a Mind

“Every thought that has ever passed through your brain was made possible by plants.”

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The Messiah in the Mountain: Darwin on Wonder and the Spirituality of Nature
The Messiah in the Mountain: Darwin on Wonder and the Spirituality of Nature

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A Glow in the Consciousness: The Continuous Creative Act of Seeing Clearly
A Glow in the Consciousness: The Continuous Creative Act of Seeing Clearly

“Simply to look on anything… with the love that penetrates to its essence, is to widen the domain of being in the vastness of non-being.”

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The Paradoxes and Possibilities of Transformation: Adam Phillips on Our Ambivalent Desire for Change
The Paradoxes and Possibilities of Transformation: Adam Phillips on Our Ambivalent Desire for Change

“There is no description of a life without an account of the changes that are possible within it.”

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Polyvagal Theory and the Neurobiology of Connection: The Science of Rupture, Repair, and Reciprocity
Polyvagal Theory and the Neurobiology of Connection: The Science of Rupture, Repair, and Reciprocity

“The mind narrates what the nervous system knows. Story follows state.”

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No One You Love Is Ever Dead: Hemingway on the Most Devastating of Losses and the Meaning of Life
No One You Love Is Ever Dead: Hemingway on the Most Devastating of Losses and the Meaning of Life

“We must live it, now, a day at a time and be very careful not to hurt each other.”

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On Giving Up: Adam Phillips on Knowing What You Want, the Art of Self-Revision, and the Courage to Change Your Mind
On Giving Up: Adam Phillips on Knowing What You Want, the Art of Self-Revision, and the Courage to Change Your Mind

“Not being able to give up is not to be able to allow for loss, for vulnerability; not to be able to allow for the passing of time, and the revisions it brings.”

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