Talk about an unexpected source! Recently came across Henry Miller’s essay on psychoanalyst (and mystic) E. Graham Howe, “The Wisdom of the Heart,” in which the controversial writer reflects on the nature of life and love, among other things. While he certainly came to some different conclusions, Miller’s observations are undeniably sound, and the language stunning:

Life, as we all know, is conflict, and man, being part of life, is himself an expression of conflict. If he recognizes the fact and accepts it, he is apt, despite the conflict, to know peace and to enjoy it. But to arrive at this…

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