Category Archives: Philosophy

The Peace of Wild Things

By Wendell Berry When despair for the world grows in me and I wake in the night at the least sound in fear of what my life and my children’s lives may be, I go and lie down where the … Continue reading

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Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

By: Wendell Berry Love the quick profit, the annual raise, vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready-made. Be afraid to know your neighbors and to die. And you will have a window in your head. Not even your future … Continue reading

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Two Seas in Palestine

An excerpt from “The Man Nobody Knows” by Bruce Barton   There are two seas in Palestine. One is fresh, and fish are in it. Splashes of green adorn its banks. Trees spread their branches over it and stretch out … Continue reading

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With That Moon Language

By: Hafiz (c.1320-1389)   Admit something: Everyone you see, you say to them, “Love me.” Of course you do not do this out loud, otherwise Someone would call the cops. Still, though, think about this, this great pull in us … Continue reading

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My Time is Here and Now

by Thich Nhat Hanh in The Miracle of Mindfulness (1996) “…I try not to divide time into parts anymore…The time for him becomes my own time.”   Yesterday Allen came over to visit with his son Joey. Joey has grown … Continue reading

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The Journey

By David Whyte Above the mountains the geese turn into the light again Painting their black silhouettes on an open sky. Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside … Continue reading

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The Art of Now: Six Steps to Living in the Moment

By: Jay Dixit on November 11, 2008 A friend was walking in the desert when he found the telephone to God. The setting was Burning Man, an electronic arts and music festival for which 50,000 people descend on Black Rock … Continue reading

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I Choose to Begin

By Rainer Maria Rilke I love all beginnings, despite their anxiousness and their uncertainty, which belong to every commencement. If I have earned a pleasure or a reward, or if I wish that something had not happened; if I doubt … Continue reading

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Moving Beyond Bettelheim

By: Angela Escobar According to the results of Bettelheim’s work and my own experiences, allowing people the freedom and respect to come around in their own good time can be empowering to the individual because we are not taking away … Continue reading

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What does death have to teach the living?

By: Angela Escobar Right off, Dr. Randy Pausch said his lecture wasn’t about death but about life, and I found that interesting. It is unfortunate that someone always has to be either on the verge of death, 6 feet under, … Continue reading

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