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Negative Capability, Psychosis, and Politics

Several weeks ago I blogged about negative capability as viewed by a psychotherapist, Diane Voller.  She applied this literary term to describe the need of a therapist to become “involved” with the patient on a level that is not the safe cocoon of clinical detachment.  956 more words

Republican Party

This incessant business

John Muir, father of America’s National Park System, wrote:

God has cared for these trees,
Saved them from drought, disease,
and a thousand tempests and floods,

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“I was not born to be forced. I will breath after my own fashion. Let us see who is the strongest.” -Henry David Thoreau

Daily Inspiration

Cryptoquote Spoiler - 04/26/17

“In a world of peace and love, music would be the universal language.”   —   Henry David Thoreau

(It kind of is anyway.  Hopefully, that means there is more peace and love in this world than most of us might think.   14 more words


Journey of Beauty–Day 05

“The perception of beauty is a moral test.” -Henry David Thoreau, Journal, 1850.

Today’s Questions

What do I perceive? What do I perceive as beautiful? What is beauty to you? 883 more words


Expect the Dawn

We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves
awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an
infinite expectation of the dawn, which does
not forsake us even in our soundest sleep. 105 more words