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David Whyte on How to Break the Tyranny of Work/Life Balance
David Whyte on How to Break the Tyranny of Work/Life Balance

“We are each a river with a particular abiding character, but we show radically different aspects of our self according to the territory through which we travel.”

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The Unlikely Roads That Lead Us Back to Ourselves: Eve Ensler on How a Tree Saved Her Life
The Unlikely Roads That Lead Us Back to Ourselves: Eve Ensler on How a Tree Saved Her Life

An emboldening story of reawakening to the “insane delight” of merely being.

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Crowds and Power: Nobel Laureate Elias Canetti on the Four Attributes of Crowds and the Paradox of Why We Join Them
Crowds and Power: Nobel Laureate Elias Canetti on the Four Attributes of Crowds and the Paradox of Why We Join Them

“Direction is essential for the continuing existence of the crowd… A crowd exists so long as it has an unattained goal.”

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The Soul-Expanding Value of Difficulty: Rilke on How Great Sadnesses Transform Us and Bring Us Closer to Ourselves
The Soul-Expanding Value of Difficulty: Rilke on How Great Sadnesses Transform Us and Bring Us Closer to Ourselves

“That is at bottom the only courage that is demanded of us: to have courage for the most strange, the most singular and the most inexplicable that we may encounter.”

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Walter Benjamin on Information vs. Wisdom and How the Novel and the News Killed Storytelling
Walter Benjamin on Information vs. Wisdom and How the Novel and the News Killed Storytelling

“Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom. The art of storytelling is reaching its end because the epic side of truth, wisdom, is dying out.”

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Kafka’s Remarkable Letter to His Abusive and Narcissistic Father
Kafka’s Remarkable Letter to His Abusive and Narcissistic Father

“It is, after all, not necessary to fly right into the middle of the sun, but it is necessary to crawl to a clean little spot on earth where the sun sometimes shines and one can warm oneself a little.”

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