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Living healthily is nothing less than arriving at old age accepting one’s one and only life cycle as that something that had to be and that, by necessity, permitted of no substitution.
     —    Erik Erikson
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You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you.  This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be.  This is a place of creative incubation.  At first you may find that nothing happens there.  But if you have a sacred place and use it, something eventually will happen.
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For them [the Plains Indians] the whole world was a sacred place.  But our life has become so economic and practical in its orientation that, as you get older, the claims of the moment upon you are so great, you hardly know where the hell you are, or what it is you intended.  You are always doing something that is required of you.  Where is your bliss station?  You have to try to find it.  Get a phonograph and put on the music that you really love, even if it’s corny music that nobody else respects.  Or get the book you like to read.  In your sacred place you get the “thou” feeling of life that these people had for the whole world in which they lived.
    —    Joseph Campbell
From the book:  “The Power Of Myth” (with Bill Moyers)
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Father Time is not always a hard parent, and, though he tarries for none of his children, often lays his hand lightly upon those who have used him well  —  making them old men and women inexorably enough, but leaving their hearts and spirits young and in full vigor.
   —    Sheldon Solomon
Skidmore College
From Alice Park’s article: “Alzheimer’s From A New Angle
In Time Magazine, February 22-29, 2016
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I have called the major crisis of adolescence the identity crisis; it occurs in that period of the life cycle when each youth must forge for himself some central perspective and direction, some working unity, out of the effective remnants of his childhood and the hopes of the anticipated adulthood; he must detect some meaningful resemblance between what he has come to see in himself and what his sharpened awareness tells him others judge and expect him to be.
   —   Erik H. Erikson
From his book: “Young Man Luther: A Study In Psychoanalysis And History
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