For The Love Of Wisdom – John O’Donohue – Memory

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John O’Donohue (January 1, 1956 – January 4, 2008) Memory is always quietly at work, gathering and interweaving experience. Memory  is the place where our vanished lives secretly gather. For nothing that happens to us is ever finally lost or forgotten. In a strange way, everything that happens to us remains somehow still alive within …

For The Love Of Wisdom – John O’Donohue – Memory

John O'Donohue

John O’Donohue (January 1, 1956–January 4, 2008) Taking experience seriously must make it equally necessary to take the destiny or future of experience seriously. This is a particularly poignant necessity, given that the future of each experience is its disappearance. The destiny of every experience is transience…Everything, no matter how painful, beautiful or sonorous, recedes …

For The Love of Wisdom – Maria Popova – Memory

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Maria Popova (July 28, 1984 -) Oftentimes during meditation, I am visited by flash-memories dislodged from some dusty recess of my unconscious — vignettes and glimpses of people, places, and events from long ago and far away, belonging to what feels like another lifetime. They are entirely banal — the curb of a childhood sidewalk, …