rainer maria rilke

I realized I was gay when I was 10. I did not know how to deal with it. There was nothing I could do. The feeling that I
The thing about the beauty and the terror is that if we feel it, we can survive it. It's when we try to ignore it or bury it that it buries us.
Another reason writing is so powerful is that most of us enter a kind of trance as we write. I would always instruct people
We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness
Now that I am a writer, I am awestruck by those who possess the facility to translate works of literature. How do they do it? Is the translation a new, separate work of art?
Here are five writers who have helped me survive -- poets and spiritual teachers, some who have known depression intimately. Use their words as you like. Disregard what doesn't speak to you. This is not a self-improvement program, only a suggested reading list. Ask for help. You are not alone.
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.
And yet, ever since Saturday he has been calm, supportive, encouraging and patient. He's cooked for me. He's massaged me
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.
During his brief presidency Kennedy fought for civil rights - albeit cautiously, as he tried to preserve the Democratic coalition
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.
Edward Goldman is an art critic and the host of Art Talk, a program on art and culture for NPR affiliate KCRW 89.9 FM. To
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.
Savoring the sorrow of life could seem antithetical to moving forward. Yet, I found that embracing sorrow has strengthened my resolve.
"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."
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.