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The Art of Not-Having-to-Ask, from Buddhist Monks to Amanda Palmer by Way of Thoreau
The Art of Not-Having-to-Ask, from Buddhist Monks to Amanda Palmer by Way of Thoreau

How to unlearn everything our transactionalist culture has taught us about “the market” and relearn our natural open-handed generosity.

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Anaïs Nin on Inner Conflict, the Connectedness of All Things, and What Maturity Really Means
Anaïs Nin on Inner Conflict, the Connectedness of All Things, and What Maturity Really Means

“Any experience carried out deeply to its ultimate leads you beyond yourself into a larger relation to the experience of others.”

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Anaïs Nin on Abortion and Women’s Reproductive Rights: A Prescient Lament from 1940
Anaïs Nin on Abortion and Women’s Reproductive Rights: A Prescient Lament from 1940

“Motherhood is a vocation like any other. It should be freely chosen, not imposed upon woman.”

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Vacation and the Art of Presence: Anaïs Nin on How to Truly Unplug and Reconnect with Your Senses
Vacation and the Art of Presence: Anaïs Nin on How to Truly Unplug and Reconnect with Your Senses

“As you swim, you are washed of all the excrescences of so-called civilization, which includes the incapacity to be happy under any circumstances.”

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Celebrated Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary
Celebrated Writers on the Creative Benefits of Keeping a Diary

Reflections on the value of recording our inner lives from Woolf, Thoreau, Sontag, Emerson, Nin, Plath, and more.

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Anaïs Nin on Love and Life, Illustrated
Anaïs Nin on Love and Life, Illustrated

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.”

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