For The Love Of Wisdom – Amos Bronson Alcott – Life

Amos Bronson Alcott

Amos Bronson Alcott (November 29, 1799–March 4, 1888) Human life is a very simple matter. Breath, bread, health, a hearthstone, a fountain, fruits, a few garden seeds and room to plant them in, a wife and children, a friend or two of either sex, conversation, neighbours, and a task life-long given from within — these …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Justice Harry Blackmun – When Life Begins

Harry Blackmun

From The Archives - Originally Published January 24, 2020 Justice Harry Blackmun (November 12, 1908 – March 4, 1999) We need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy, and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary, at this point in …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Diane Ackerman – All Life

Diane Ackerman

Diane Ackerman (October 07, 1948 -) People often use religious terminology when they speak of the spiritual or transcendent. Our yearning to find whole-ness as holiness, and at-one-ment as atonement, fills a need ancient and essential as air. Because English vocabulary offers few ways to describe religious events, except in churchly terms, I often resort …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – I Am Not Me Anymore, At Least I’m Not The Same Me I Was

Tao Writer

To be full of strength and vigor one moment and virtually helpless the next, in the pink and pride of health one moment and a cripple the next, with all one’s powers and faculties one moment and without them the next – such a change, such suddenness, is difficult to comprehend, and the mind casts …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – Why Is Life Worth Living?

Tao Writer

Why is life worth living? Okay, for me, I would say...well, Groucho Marx, to name one thing, and Willie Mays and the second movement of the Jupiter Symphony and Louis Armstrong's recording of 'Potato Head Blues', and um, Swedish movies, naturally. Sentimental Education by Flaubert, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, those incredible Apples and Pears by …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Emily Levine – Life, Death And Dying

Emily Levine

Emily Levine (October 23, 1944 - February 3, 2019) I love being in sync with the cyclical rhythms of the universe. That’s what’s so extraordinary about life — it’s a cycle of generation, degeneration, regeneration. “I” am just a collection of particles that is arranged into this pattern, then will decompose and be available, all …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Elizabeth Gilbert – A Rich Life

Elizabeth Gilbert

Elizabeth Gilbert (July 18, 1969 -) Keep your living expenses LOW. The smaller you live (materially-speaking), the bigger you can live (creatively-speaking). This way the stakes aren’t so high…you aren’t demanding of your passion that it keeps you living a rich life. Then you can stretch and grow with the most possible freedom. This was …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Woody Allen – Why Is Life Worth Living?

Woody Allen

Woody Allen (December 01, 1935 -) Why is life worth living? Okay, for me, I would say...well, Groucho Marx, to name one thing, and Willie Mays and the second movement of the Jupiter Symphony and Louis Armstrong's recording of 'Potato Head Blues', and um, Swedish movies, naturally. Sentimental Education by Flaubert, Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Antonio Damasio – Culture And Life

Antonio Damasio

Antonio Damasio February 25, 1944 -) What one hopes for and how one faces the life ahead depend on how the past has been lived, not only in objective, factually verifiable terms, but also in the experience or reconstruction of the objective data in one’s remembrances. Recollection is at the mercy of all that makes us …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Life’s Greatest Gift

Tao Writer

What keeps me alive is found between the images, between the words, between thought, the emptiness of feeling, and in the emptiness of the body...there arises the fullness and significance of life… —Basarab Nicolescu Tao Writer  (April 17, 1948 -) Life’s Greatest Gift I have received so many gifts,appearing as presents from you.The still, shadowy, …

The Writings Of Tao Writer – If You Had Ten Minutes To Live…

Tao Writer

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) If You Had Ten Minutes To Live... Who would you call?What would you say?Why aren't you doing it? Most participants in the one day seminar on “Death & Dying” presented by Stephen Levine and Elisabeth Kübler-Ross had instant answers to the first two question. Everyone would call a loved …