For The Love Of Wisdom – Maria Popova – Reading And Love

Maria Popova (July 28, 1984 -) We read for countless reasons and books transform us in countless ways, reckoned and unreckoned. We read the way we love — with our whole selves, with the flickering constellation of values, longings, traumas, joys, hopes, despairs, formative experiences, and half-remembered impressions composing the self. We read with our …

For The Love Of Wisdom – José Ortega y Gasset – Love

José Ortega y Gasset (May 9, 1883–October 18, 1955) “Falling in love” is a phenomenon of attention… Our spiritual and mental life is merely that which takes place in the zone of maximum illumination. The rest — the zone of conscious inattention and, beyond that, the subconscious — is only potential life, a preparation, an …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Sherwin Bernard Nuland – Pain And Love

Sherwin Bernard Nuland (December 8, 1930 – March 3, 2014) When you recognize that pain – and response to pain – is a universal thing, it helps explain so many things about others, just as it explains so much about yourself. It teaches you forbearance. It teaches you a moderation in your responses to other …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Victoria Woodhull – Reform And Love

Victoria Woodhull (1838 – June 9, 1927) They cannot roll back the rising tide of reform. The world moves… I am a free lover. (the freedom to marry, divorce and bear children without social restriction or government interference) I have an inalienable, constitutional and natural right to love whom I may, to love as long …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Of Love, Remembrance

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Of Love, Remembrance The smell and feel of sun dried sheetsThis EarthMornings with nothing to doFreedomThe serene silence of meditationSolitudeCroaking of the evening frogsWordsRainbows floating across my roomImaginationWaddling ducks along the streamNatureThe sandbox where I play and dreamFunThe whispered touch of the morning sunBeginningsThose perfect memories of things to …

Wise Poets – James Broughton – Wondrous The Merge

James Broughton   (November 10, 1913 – May 17, 1999) Had my soul tottered off to sleeptaking my potency with it?Had they both retired before I couldleaving me a classroom somnambulist?Why else should I at sixty-onefeel myself shriveling into fadeout? Then on a cold seminar Mondayin walked an unannounced redeemerdisguised as a taciturn studentBrisk and …

For The Love Of Wisdom – Ann Druyan – Chance

Ann Druyan (June 13, 1949 -) …we were the beneficiaries of chance, that pure chance could be so kind that we could find one another in the vastness of space and the immensity of time. We knew that every moment should be cherished as the precious and unlikely coincidence that it was.

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – Say It!

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) Say It! “Say it,”came a voice from everywherewith a body nowhere.“Say what,” I questioned.“Say I am Love,”the voice replied.“I am Love,”I whispered in a thoughtnot moving my lips.“Say it louder!”the voice exclaimed!“I am Love”I spoke in a soundgreater than silencestill less then audible.“Say it as if everycell in your …

The Poetry Of Tao Writer – What Love Is

Tao Writer (April 17, 1948 -) What Love Is I know you must have felt it.Rising up gently with thesunlit, morning breeze,infiltrating your every pore.Your heart skips, then ceasesto beat — you are suspended,floating lost, in a grounded feelingyou have known all your life?The pure syncopated synchronicity,the instantaneous tranquility betweenhands, face, nose, eyes and mouth.Perfectly …

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