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Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love – for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment is it perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you from misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your l...more Max Ehrmann
Have you ever lost yourself in a kiss? I mean pure psychedelic inebriation. Not just lustful petting but transcendental metamorphosis when you became aware that the greatness of this being was breathing into you. Licking the sides and corners of your mouth, like sealing a thousand fleshy envelopes filled with the essence of your passionate being and then opened by the same mouth and delivered back to you, over and over again - the first kiss of the rest of your life. A kiss that confirms that the universe is aligned, that the world's greatest resource is love, and maybe even that God is a woman. With or without a belief in God, all kisses are metaphors decipherable by allocations of time, circumstance, and understandingSaul Williams
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Gifts of the Crow by John M. Marzluff
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Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
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Wisdom is wisdom. There is no expiration date. I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. Written by a Roman Emperor this book contains simple and profound wisdom. He wrote this in Greek for his own eyes only. He imparts a humility and deep wis...more
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The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker
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Steven Pinker's excellent book "The Better Angels of our Nature" had me enthralled from page one. This is quite a feat and this is quite a book. The author gives a fact-filled account of much of the history of our very human culture of violence. He c...more
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Emotions Revealed by Paul Ekman
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Being on the Autism Spectrum I need a bit of help recognizing some of the more complex emotions on other's faces. This book was somewhat helpful in this area but I think this could have been handled more effectively by using an actor to display each...more
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