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"In the conscious desires of the man who seeks power for its own sake there is something dusty:
when he has it he wants only more power, and does not find rest in contemplation of what he has.
The lover, the poet and the mystic find a fuller satisfaction than the seeker after power can ever know,
since they can rest in the object of their love, whereas the seeker after power
must be perpetually engaged in some fresh manipulation if he is not to suffer from a sense of emptiness.
I think therefore that the satisfactions of the lover, using the word in its broadest sense,
exceed the satisfactions of the tyrant, and deserve a higher place among the ends of life."
- Bertrand Russell
Dana Wyss Healing Arts
Breathe deeply, practice often, be well.