Alain De Botton On The Fear Of Happiness.

Maybe because we’ve grown accustomed to our poverty, become acquainted with our loneliness, and developed such an intimate relationship with our sadness we are unable to accept the possibility, and actuality, of being happy. A small part of ourselves may struggle believing its deserved, strangely fearing the life we deeply crave. We are so quick […]

Blaise Cendrars on The Beauty of Language and Fortifying yourself in Love and Solitude

“The impulse to write things down is a particularly compulsive one, inexplicable to those who do not share it, useful only accidentally, only secondarily in the way that any compulsion tries to justify itself.” Capturing the strange desire, to document the world, contained in the heart of every writer; considered the source of our migraines, […]

James Baldwin on The Creative Process

Carrying 4 novels in a duffel bag on a boat to Paris, James Baldwin, age 24, hope to escape racism and live in a creative incubus that allowed him to write; shortly after his arrival he lost those collections. Losing those novels symbolized a letting go of the identity forced upon him by his peculiar […]

Victor Serge on attempting to escape from a painful world.

December 30, 1890, Victor Serge, following in the footsteps of his parents by becoming a revolutionary, was born in Brussels, Belgium. Victor, at an early age, contemplated man’s tendency to assume his customs, traditions, and creeds were handed down by God; the source of his rebellion was the fight against his culture’s limitations. Questioning the […]

Lorraine Hansberry on loneliness being a gift and a curse for artistic endeavors.

Every great work is crafted through a long dialogue within loneliness, and through the acceptance of our aloneness our work helps people understand their position in the world. Lorraine Hansberry, simple, eloquent and committed to purposeful writing, says, “Write the best one can about whatever agitates one and try to strike art.” Lorraine’s writing was […]

The Blog’s Mission

The writings are a space for intellectual and spiritual wondering about the meaning of life. Exploring the meaning of love, following our divine purpose, and creating a space of vulnerability that encourages people to explore the depths of their soul through the words of thought leaders, mystics, intellectuals, and my own personal discoveries. A documentation […]

Joan Didion on Self-Respect

Joan Didion captures, in her beautiful slender collection of essays, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, the eternal truth that living authentically comes from releasing self-imposed deception, she says, “Innocence ends when one is stripped of the delusion that one likes oneself”. This quote is a isolated fragment from a masterpiece expressing our tendency to cling onto illusion, […]