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When Relationships Change: Anne Morrow Lindbergh on Embracing the Intermittency and Mutability of Love
When Relationships Change: Anne Morrow Lindbergh on Embracing the Intermittency and Mutability of Love

“All living relationships are in process of change, of expansion, and must perpetually be building themselves new forms.”

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Time and the Soul: Philosopher Jacob Needleman on Our Search for Meaning
Time and the Soul: Philosopher Jacob Needleman on Our Search for Meaning

“The real significance of our problem with time… is a crisis of meaning… The root of our modern problem with time is neither technological, sociological, economic nor psychological. It is metaphysical. It is a question of the meaning of human life itself.”

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Yes: William Stafford’s Poetic Calibration of Perspective
Yes: William Stafford’s Poetic Calibration of Perspective

“No guarantees in this life.”

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Sentimentality and Being Mortal: Poet Mark Doty on the Passionate Fragility of Our Attachments
Sentimentality and Being Mortal: Poet Mark Doty on the Passionate Fragility of Our Attachments

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Love and the Sacred
Love and the Sacred

“I did not know what love was until I encountered one that kept opening and opening and opening.”

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Thich Nhat Hanh on True Love and the Five Rivers of Self-Knowledge
Thich Nhat Hanh on True Love and the Five Rivers of Self-Knowledge

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The Bird in the Heart: Terry Tempest Williams on the Paradox of Transformation and How to Live with Uncertainty
The Bird in the Heart: Terry Tempest Williams on the Paradox of Transformation and How to Live with Uncertainty

“We can change, evolve, and transform our own conditioning. We can choose to move like water rather than be molded like clay.”

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What Makes a Compassionate World: Sophie de Grouchy’s Visionary 18th-Century Appeal to Parents and Teachers
What Makes a Compassionate World: Sophie de Grouchy’s Visionary 18th-Century Appeal to Parents and Teachers

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The Two Souls Within: Hermann Hesse on the Dual Life of the Creative Spirit
The Two Souls Within: Hermann Hesse on the Dual Life of the Creative Spirit

“Like a precious, fleeting foam over the sea of suffering arise all those works of art, in which a single individual lifts himself for an hour so high above his personal destiny that his happiness shines like a star and appears to all who see it as something eternal and as a happiness of their own.”

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A Spell Against Stagnation: John O’Donohue on Beginnings
A Spell Against Stagnation: John O’Donohue on Beginnings

“Our very life here depends directly on continuous acts of beginning.”

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