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The Two Objects of the Good Life: Mary Shelley’s Father on the Relationship Between Personal Happiness, Imagination, and Social Harmony
The Two Objects of the Good Life: Mary Shelley’s Father on the Relationship Between Personal Happiness, Imagination, and Social Harmony

“The true object of education, like that of every other moral process, is the generation of happiness. Happiness to the individual in the first place. If individuals were universally happy, the species would be happy.”

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The Vital Difference Between Work and Labor: Lewis Hyde on Sustaining the Creative Spirit
The Vital Difference Between Work and Labor: Lewis Hyde on Sustaining the Creative Spirit

“The gifts of the inner world must be accepted as gifts in the outer world if they are to retain their vitality.”

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What the Heart Keeps When the Mind Goes: May Sarton on Loving a Loved One Through Dementia
What the Heart Keeps When the Mind Goes: May Sarton on Loving a Loved One Through Dementia

On remaining in loving contact with the intangible, immutable part of the self.

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Against the Cult of Originality: Emerson on the True Nature of Genius
Against the Cult of Originality: Emerson on the True Nature of Genius

“Great genial power… consists… in being altogether receptive.”

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How to Be with Each Other’s Suffering: Elie Wiesel on the Antidote to Our Paralysis in the Face of World-Overwhelm
How to Be with Each Other’s Suffering: Elie Wiesel on the Antidote to Our Paralysis in the Face of World-Overwhelm

“I believe if people talk, and they talk sincerely, with the same respect that one owes to a close friend or to God, something will come out of that, something good. I would call it presence.”

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Audre Lorde on What to Do When Difference Ruptures Society
Audre Lorde on What to Do When Difference Ruptures Society

Living into the risk and responsibility of the multiple identities we carry.

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Ways of Being: Rethinking Intelligence
Ways of Being: Rethinking Intelligence

“Intelligence is not something which exists, but something one does.”

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Rootedness and Reclaiming God
Rootedness and Reclaiming God

“Everything we do matters, and matters wondrously.”

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The Footpath to Yourself: Robert Macfarlane on Landscape as a Lens on Inner Life
The Footpath to Yourself: Robert Macfarlane on Landscape as a Lens on Inner Life

“Paths run through people as surely as they run through places.”

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How to Be Less Harsh with Yourself (and Others): Ram Dass on the Spiritual Lessons of Trees
How to Be Less Harsh with Yourself (and Others): Ram Dass on the Spiritual Lessons of Trees

A simple perspective shift that reorients the roots of being.

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