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Of Wonder, the Courage of Uncertainty, and How to Hear Your Soul: The Best of The Marginalian 2023
Of Wonder, the Courage of Uncertainty, and How to Hear Your Soul: The Best of The Marginalian 2023

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The Power of a Thin Skin
The Power of a Thin Skin

“To be thin-skinned is to feel keenly, to perceive things that might go unseen, unnoticed, that others might prefer not to notice.”

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Poetic Ecology and the Biology of Wonder
Poetic Ecology and the Biology of Wonder

“The real disconnect is not between our human nature and all the other beings; it is between our image of our nature and our real nature.”

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Nick Cave on the Two Pillars of a Meaningful Life
Nick Cave on the Two Pillars of a Meaningful Life

“Cultivating a questioning mind, of which conversation is the chief instrument, enriches our relationship with the world.”

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Necessary Losses: The Life-Shaping Art of Letting Go
Necessary Losses: The Life-Shaping Art of Letting Go

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Favorite Books of 2023
Favorite Books of 2023

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How to Bless Each Other: Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on the Light Within Us and Between Us
How to Bless Each Other: Poet and Philosopher John O’Donohue on the Light Within Us and Between Us

“The structures of our experience are the windows into the divine. When we are true to the call of experience, we are true to God.”

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The Mind in the Machine: John von Neumann, the Inception of AI, and the Limits of Logic
The Mind in the Machine: John von Neumann, the Inception of AI, and the Limits of Logic

“Something very small, so tiny and insignificant as to be almost invisible in its origin, can nonetheless open up a new and radiant perspective, because through it a higher order of being is trying to express itself.”

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The Necessity of Our Illusions: Oliver Sacks on the Mind as an Escape Artist from Reality
The Necessity of Our Illusions: Oliver Sacks on the Mind as an Escape Artist from Reality

“We need detachment… as much as we need engagement in our lives… transports that make our consciousness of time and mortality easier to bear.”

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About War
About War

“Outsiders who are not themselves immersed in pain should make an effort to empathize with all suffering humans, rather than lazily seeing only part of the terrible reality. It is the job of outsiders to help maintain a space for peace.”

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