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The Transfiguration of Aloneness: David Whyte on Longing and Silence
The Transfiguration of Aloneness: David Whyte on Longing and Silence

“Reality met on its own terms demands … an ability to live on equal terms with the fleeting and the eternal, the hardly touchable and the fully possible…”

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Why We Fall in Love: The Paradoxical Psychology of Romance and Why Frustration Is Necessary for Satisfaction
Why We Fall in Love: The Paradoxical Psychology of Romance and Why Frustration Is Necessary for Satisfaction

“All love stories are frustration stories… To fall in love is to be reminded of a frustration that you didn’t know you had.”

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Mary Oliver on How Differences Bring Couples Closer Together
Mary Oliver on How Differences Bring Couples Closer Together

“All of it, the differences and the maverick uprisings, are part of the richness of life. If you are too much like myself, what shall I learn of you, or you of me?”

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Stress and the Social Self: How Relationships Affect Our Immune System
Stress and the Social Self: How Relationships Affect Our Immune System

“We are all tethered to our social worlds by invisible but steel strong wires.”

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John O’Donohue on Beauty, Why We Fall in Love, and How the Life-Force of Desire Vitalizes Us
John O’Donohue on Beauty, Why We Fall in Love, and How the Life-Force of Desire Vitalizes Us

“We can slip into the Beautiful with the same ease as we slip into the seamless embrace of water; something ancient within us already trusts that this embrace will hold us.”

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Love, Kindness, and the Song of the Universe: The Night Jack Kerouac Kept a Young Woman from Taking Her Own Life
Love, Kindness, and the Song of the Universe: The Night Jack Kerouac Kept a Young Woman from Taking Her Own Life

“I felt his pain deeply, and his beauty, and his knowledge.”

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