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To tell a good story . . .

"Rationalism and doctrinairism are the disease of our time; they pretend to have all the answers. . . In view of all this, I lend an attentive ear to the strange myths of the psyche, and take a careful look at the varied events that come my way. . . Unfortunately, the...

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Observe: The Early Mind Machine

"Something else, too, came to me from my illness.  I might formulate it as an affirmation of things as they are: an unconditional "yes" to that which is, without subjective protests--acceptance of the conditions of existence as I see them and understand them,...

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If

IF If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too: If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don’t deal in lies,...

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No fear? Ever?

Once you realize that all comes from within - that the world in which you live is not projected onto you, but by you - your fear comes to an end.” — Nisargadatta

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Monsters of Winter.

February, the ugliest of her sullen brood, swallowed Chris alive. Tumbling and disoriented, swept along in a flood of midlife bustle, he fell into the belly of the gray beast. Bitter coils of darkness stretched before him. Beyond them, he knew, a light cast fluttering...

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Love your enemies and yourselves

You have heard it said to love your neighbors as yourself. A riff, if I may: You have also heard it said that we see in our enemies what we fear most within ourselves. Jesus, that radical first-century love thug activist, sounds like he had a interesting strategy for...

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