Anais Nin on June Miller—& a Rare Radio Interview

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“Words and certain languages and certain rhythms belong to certain personalities — the writing takes on the color of the certain personality that I describe.” ~ Anaïs Nin Listen to a rare interview with Anaïs Nin Frank Roberts of KPFK radio interviews Anaïs Nin, following the publication of the first volume of her eponymous diary in 1966. […]

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Diane Ackerman on Truly Living Our Lives

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“The great affair, the love affair with life, is to live as variously as possible, to groom one’s curiosity like a high-spirited thoroughbred, climb aboard, and gallop over the thick, sun-struck hills every day. Where there is no risk, the emotional terrain is flat an unyielding, and, despite all its dimensions, valleys, pinnacles, and detours, […]

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Pema Chödrön on the Moment, Not Taking Things Personally and Liberation

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How to taste the quality of the moment by Pema Chödrön It could be the main koan of your life. How to taste the quality of the moment, of the week, without the labels of good and bad, or succeeding and failing. But really just get used to tasting or knowing or experiencing the quality […]

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Anais Nin on Art, the Marvelous and Escaping Ordinary Life

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“Ordinary life does not interest me. I seek only the high moments. I am in accord with the surrealists, searching for the marvellous. I want to be a writer who reminds others that these moments exist; I want to prove that there is infinite space, infinite meaning, infinite dimension. But I am not always in […]

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Ram Dass on Self-Compassion and Being Love Now

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Imagine feeling more love from someone than you have ever known. You’re being loved even more than your mother loved you when you were an infant, more than you were ever loved by your father, your child, or your most intimate lover—anyone. This lover doesn’t need anything from you, isn’t looking for personal gratification, and […]

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Krishnamurti on Awakening to Your Inner Being

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If you sit on the bank of a river after a storm, you see the stream going by, carrying a great deal of debris. Similarly, you have to watch the movement of yourself, following every thought, every feeling, every intention, every motive. Just watch it. That watching is also listening; it is being aware with […]

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Poetry | Let Them Sleep ~ Rumi

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Those who don’t feel this Love pulling them like a river, Those who don’t drink dawn like a cup of spring water or take in sunset like supper, Those who don’t want to change, let them sleep. This Love is beyond the study of theology, that old trickery and hypocrisy. If you want to improve […]

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