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    Higher Living Reflections

    Love, A Many Splendored Thing

    There are more songs written about love than about any other notion or emotion. That makes sense because love, like poetry which song lyrics essentially are, is non-rational. They—love, poetry, and music—are thus not processes of the intellect but of something other, something felt intrinsically not extrinsically like a hot stove. Emotions arise from the influx of peptides, amino acids the body secretes and floods the system. Thus, chemical reactions triggered by thought. So, I understand. I’ll leave it to…

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    My Barbaric Yawp

    The spotted hawk swoops by and accuses me—he complains of my gab and my loitering. / I too am not a bit tamed—I too am untranslatable; / I sound my barbaric…

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    Song of Yourself

    Following one’s bliss sets one on a course from which, once begun, there is no turning back. The trek is usually started on after a soulful review and finding one’s life…

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    Solstice Lament and Hope

    A thought from Joseph Campbell: Mythology begins where madness starts. A person who is truly gripped by a calling, by a dedication, by a belief, by a zeal, will sacrifice his…