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Late Ripeness – Czeslaw Milosz (trans: Robert Hass)

‘Not soon, as late as the approach of my ninetieth year, I felt a door opening in me and I entered the clarity of early morning. One after another my former lives were departing, like ships, together with their sorrow. … Continue reading

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Michael Eigen on contact and suffering

‘Psychoanalysis often says that increased capacity for contact involves increased ability to undergo suffering. A person works towards sustaining intense psychic pressures. For example, Winnicott writes, ‘probably the greatest suffering in the human world is the suffering of the normal … Continue reading

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