Tag Archives: Thoreau

Love & Intimacy: Some Basic Definitions


Intimacy Intimacy means self-revelation.  In other words, intimacy requires self-revelation.  Which means if you think you are in an intimate relationship but you are hiding parts of yourself (whether due to immaturity, trust issues, psychopathology, or for fear of your … Continue reading

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Real Love, Gratitude & The True Joy of Life


It’s easy to say “I love you” to another—easier, typically, than behaving or being truly loving to another. But the only way to truly prove those words—“I love you”—to prove our love for another—is by examining our behavior—by looking at … Continue reading

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The Love that We Obtain Too Cheaply & Easily, We Esteem Too Lightly


“The harder the conflict, the more potentially glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheaply and easily, we esteem too lightly, for it is dearness only that gives a thing its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price … Continue reading

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