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Rilke on What Winter Teaches Us about the Richness of Life and the Tenacity of the Human Spirit
Rilke on What Winter Teaches Us about the Richness of Life and the Tenacity of the Human Spirit

“What does living come down to but bringing about those changes in ourselves … which can free us to enjoy a richness and closeness with everyone?”

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The Greatest Definition of Love
The Greatest Definition of Love

“Knowledge of each other, not of the flesh but through the flesh, knowledge of self, the real him, the real her, in extremis, the mask slipped from the face…”

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Self-Refinement Through the Wisdom of the Ages: 15 Resolutions from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds
Self-Refinement Through the Wisdom of the Ages: 15 Resolutions from Some of Humanity’s Greatest Minds

Enduring ideas for personal refinement from Seneca, Thoreau, Virginia Woolf, Carl Sagan, Alan Watts, Emerson, Bruce Lee, Maya Angelou, and more.

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The Pleasure of Practicing: A Musician’s Assuring Account of Creative Homecoming and Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
The Pleasure of Practicing: A Musician’s Assuring Account of Creative Homecoming and Overcoming Impostor Syndrome

“When you sit down to practice, however casually, you cast yourself as the hero and victim of your own myth.”

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The Seven Most Important Things I Learned in Seven Years of Reading, Writing, and Living: A Cinematic Adaptation
The Seven Most Important Things I Learned in Seven Years of Reading, Writing, and Living: A Cinematic Adaptation

Reflections on how to keep the center solid as we continue to evolve.

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Be a Yea-Sayer and a Beautifier of Life: Nietzsche’s 1882 New Year’s Resolution
Be a Yea-Sayer and a Beautifier of Life: Nietzsche’s 1882 New Year’s Resolution

“I do not want to wage war with the ugly. I do not want to accuse, I do not want even to accuse the accusers… I wish to be at any time hereafter only a yea-sayer!”

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