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Terrance Keena

Carrying a day is like carrying a mountain, those endless small words men use to guard their helplessness. Put your day down. Come to the bank in the snow wearing grace and pain, the silence at the end of sentences. Breathe the snow and the sad odor of human dust. All the roads are inside… Continue reading Terrance Keena

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Hermann Hesse

“When someone is seeking,” said Siddartha, “It happens quite easily that he only sees the thing that he is seeking; that he is unable to find anything, unable to absorb anything, because he is only thinking of the thing he is seeking, because he has a goal, because he is obsessed with his goal. Seeking… Continue reading Hermann Hesse

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Sogyal Rinpoche

When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings. —  Sogyal Rinpoche, The Tibetan Book… Continue reading Sogyal Rinpoche

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Andrea Dworkin

Skin is a line of demarcation, a periphery, the fence, the form, the shape, the first clue to identity …and, in purely physical terms, the formal precondition for being human. It is a thin veil of matter separating the outside from the inside…skin is separation, individuality, the basis for corporeal privacy… — Andrea Dworkin, Intercourse.… Continue reading Andrea Dworkin

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