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Hell is the suffering of being unable to love.
    —    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
From:  “The Brothers Karamazov
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On This Day In:
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2018 And Pay In Full
2017 If Only
2016 Equal Justice
2015 Not Enough
2014 Are You Even Listening?
2013 Namaste
2012 Looking Up
2011 Et Tu Brute?

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Life holds few mysteries greater than those concerning the wellsprings of creativity.  Thinkers down through the ages have developed many theories about what keeps the springs flowing and what causes them to dry up.  Freud proposed one of the most enduring when he suggested that the sublimation of sexual energy fosters the artistic temperament and the creative impulse.  But he denied that he, or psychoanalysis, could provide much else by way of explanation.  “Before the problem of the creative artist,” Freud remarked in a study of Dostoyevsky, “analysis must, alas, lay down its arms.”
    —    William J. Broad
From his book:  “The Science of Yoga
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On This Day In:
2019 I Doubt I Ever Will
2018 Who Will Thank (If Not Remember) Me
2017 Reinforced Learning
2016 I Choose To Believe
2015 What They Don’t Teach You At School
2014 Still Trying To Die (5)
2013 Honest Doubt
2012 Choice
2011 Ownership Of Thought

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Above all, don’t lie to yourself.  The man who lies to himself and listens to his own lie comes to a point that he cannot distinguish the truth within him, or around him, and so loses all respect for himself and for others.  And having no respect he ceases to love.
    —    Fyodor Dostoyevsky
From:   “The Brothers Karamazov
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