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Rainer Maria Rilke

The Mystery of Love

Mark Matousek | Posted 07.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

If you want the love of your life to appear, just tell the universe you're not ready. "Don't send me love!" you should scream -- if you want it. It's the opposite of that book The Secret. "Please, God, don't send me a keeper!" That's when Cupid goes through his Rolodex.

Why I've Never Truly Let Love in Before

Lisa Guest | Posted 04.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Guest

Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written i...

Coping With Loss of Loved Ones Through Theratainment

Tara Fass | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

The holidays can come loaded with affect for those who've had someone close to them die. More upsetting can be a recent loss, one which occurred around the holidays, or the first anniversary with a glaring non-attendance. Let's turn to film, television, and books with topics of grief and loss at their core.

The "Real JFK" - Not Conservative, and Not Forgotten

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Listen to the breath, the unbroken message that creates itself from the silence, it rushes towards you now, from those youthfully dead. - Rainer Maria...

Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

Paula Modersohn-Becker: The First Modern Woman Artist, by Diane Radycki, relates the personal story and artistic history of a woman that has much to offer today's audiences.

One Can Never Be Too Rich, Too Thin, or Have Too Many Museums

Edward Goldman | Posted 10.27.2013 | Arts
Edward Goldman

Several years ago, I visited Berlin for eight days, and spent most of my time there going from one museum to another. Still, considering that there ...

Just Playing Around: Why E-lit Matters

Illya Szilak | Posted 05.15.2013 | Books
Illya Szilak

In this blog post, I continue my discussion of Jason Nelson's works of interactive poetry, which he affectionately calls his "creatures," by considering two quotes, the first from contemporary philosopher Giorgio Agamben, the second from poet Rainer Maria Rilke.

Two Words

Sonya Denyse | Posted 03.30.2013 | Healthy Living
Sonya Denyse

Savoring the sorrow of life could seem antithetical to moving forward. Yet, I found that embracing sorrow has strengthened my resolve.

'Let This Darkness Be A Bell Tower'

Krista Tippett | Posted 01.05.2013 | Religion
Krista Tippett

"Quiet friend who has come so far, / feel how your breathing makes more space around you. / Let this darkness be a bell tower / and you the bell."

Of Odes and Oms

Tamsin Smith | Posted 04.29.2012 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

This Sunday -- day of rest for the restless - I'm signed up to take a yoga class for writers. I love the idea of unleashing my imagination while aligning my spine.

Anthems, World Changers and Western Teleports: Chatting With Naughty By Nature, John Medeski and Emperor X

Mike Ragogna | Posted 02.10.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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A Reflection On Identity And Changing Religious Beliefs

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 06.07.2011 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

Time and distance may make it hard for me to remember why I believed what I did once. Why did my early ideas make sense then but now seem so foreign?

What is your Advice to Young Filmmakers?: ForYourArt asks Sundance's New Frontiers Directors

Bettina Korek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bettina Korek

ForYourArt was inspired by Hans Ulrich Obrist's ongoing Interview Project -- where as an homage to Rainer Maria Rilke's book Letters to a Young Poet, ...

Beyond Sorrow: The Resilience Of The Human Spirit

Sharon Salzberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Salzberg

Commonly we find resiliency through connection: to nature, to community, to inner strengths, to a sense of life bigger than the circumstances we see in front of us.

One Thousand and One Nights

Tamsin Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

Enchanted lamps can be tricky. One never really knows what will be released, either from within the lantern or from within oneself. Alas, I can't dazz...

OTHER AS ANIMAL: a meditation

Carol Muske-Dukes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carol Muske-Dukes

The catalogue for the haunting "Other as Animal" show at Danese Gallery in New York City (which runs from June 4 through August 6th ) -- offers a quot...

Damion Searls: A Thoreau Journal for Writers & Moderns (AUDIO)

Christopher Lydon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Lydon

Damion Searls has found and freed the lean, shapely and modern American classic inside the very definition of a "baggy monster." Henry David Thoreau'...

The "M" Word: Making the Most of Mentoring to Achieve (and Exceed) Your Goals

Shannon Cutts | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Shannon Cutts

A mentoring relationship is fundamentally driven by the mentee's desire to maximize their full potential in some area of life, whether it be personal, career, or some combination thereof.