Academic journal article Journal of Evolutionary Psychology

At the Edge of Contemplation

Academic journal article Journal of Evolutionary Psychology

At the Edge of Contemplation

Article excerpt

People deny reality. They fight against feelings caused by real circumstances., They build mental worlds of shoulds, oughts and might-have beens. Real changes begin with real appraisal and acceptance of what is. Then realistic action is possible.

David Reynolds

And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.

Anais Nin

The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love

W. Somerset Maugham

The next great step of mankind is to step into the nature of his own mind.

Stanley Kauffmann

Every kind of art is beatiful, as all life is beautiful, and for much the same reason: that it embodies sentience, from the most elementary sense of vitality, individual being and continuity to the full expansion of human perception, human love and hate, triumph and misery, enlightenment, wisdom.

Langer, Mind

We are fools to depend upon the society of our fellow-men. …

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