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Reads tagged with “Mary Oliver”

Mary Oliver on the Mystery of the Human Psyche, the Secret of Great Poetry, and How Rhythm Makes Us Come Alive
Mary Oliver on the Mystery of the Human Psyche, the Secret of Great Poetry, and How Rhythm Makes Us Come Alive

“Rhythm is one of the most powerful of pleasures, and when we feel a pleasurable rhythm we hope it will continue. When it does, it grows sweeter.”

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Dog Songs: Mary Oliver on What Dogs Teach Us About the Meaning of Our Human Lives
Dog Songs: Mary Oliver on What Dogs Teach Us About the Meaning of Our Human Lives

“Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift.”

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Tara Brach Reads from Mary Oliver’s “Dog Songs”
Tara Brach Reads from Mary Oliver’s “Dog Songs”

The beauty of unconditional love, at its sweetest.

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