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Vulnerability

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by Viktoria Vidali on February 7, 2016

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The only choice we have as we mature is how we inhabit our vulnerability, how we become larger and more courageous and more compassionate through our intimacy with disappearance. ~ David Whyte

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The Duty Of The Artist

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by Viktoria Vidali on January 26, 2016

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I believe that man will not merely endure: he will prevail. He is immortal, not because he alone among creatures has an inexhaustible voice, but because he has a soul, a spirit capable of compassion and sacrifice and endurance. The poet’s, the writer’s, duty is to write about these things. It is his privilege to help man endure by lifting his heart, by reminding him of the courage and honor and hope and pride and compassion and pity and sacrifice which have been the glory of his past. The poet’s voice need not merely be the record of man, it can be one of the props, the pillars to help him endure and prevail. ~ William Faulkner, Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech, 1950.

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Finding New Courage

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by Torkom Saraydarian on December 15, 2014

in General,Guest Writers

Hope inspires people and makes them achieve sometimes impossible victories. Dark forces hate hope, and by all means they try to uproot hope from the hearts of people. When hope is cut off, man turns into a slave of dark forces or the slave of chaos. A hopeless person is like a trapped animal in the hands of his physical, emotional, and mental enemies.
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Tissue Paper Thin

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by Viktoria Vidali on June 15, 2012

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Many of our fears are tissue paper thin, and a single courageous step would carry us clear through them. ~ Brendan Francis Behan (1923-1964), Irish Author

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Grace Under Pressure

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by Viktoria Vidali on May 18, 2012

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Courage is grace under pressure. ~ Ernest Hemingway

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Courage Is

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by Viktoria Vidali on May 6, 2011

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Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear – not absence of fear. ~ Mark Twain

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Courage

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by Viktoria Vidali on January 7, 2011

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Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go;
it is the fragile blossom that opens in the snow. ~ Alice M. Swaim

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Lifting The Heart

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by Viktoria Vidali on November 15, 2010

in General,Weekly Post

Is it possible to maintain a positive frame of mind once you’ve become educated to the realities of the world and forever shed “ignorance is bliss” illusions? Or does it naturally follow that gaining knowledge and understanding of human suffering and injustice consign a person to a life of despondency, disappointment, cynicism, and passivity? It depends.
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That Is Enough

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by Viktoria Vidali on October 1, 2010

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To do the useful thing, to say the courageous thing, to contemplate the beautiful thing: that is enough for one man’s life. ~ T. S. Eliot

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Reclaiming Mental Space

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by Viktoria Vidali on September 20, 2010

in General,Weekly Post

Retrieving my mail after an extended road trip, I was appalled at what I had failed to notice day to day … the barrage of bank ads urging me to write checks on credit (forget if I could repay or not) and sign up for more credit cards. The real shock was that they comprised over 50% of my accumulated mail and constituted a mini-McKinley mountain of garbage. Which made me think: What other things are slowly but surely forcing their way into our mental space?
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