William Emersona Unitarian minister.
So if you are feeling cynical right now, I think you will have a good chuckle. And, if you are like me, someone who always is searching, then maybe you will relate.
When I was 10 or 11 I began pulling the b I would like to preface this review by saying that the body of the review has a lot "spiritual" talk and some people may find my words trite and very syrupy about my inner thoughts on life.
And from these books I began pulling finding names like Plato, Kant. Tons of Buddhist and Hindi spiritual epics lined out living room shelves. And my silly-putty brain began copying single phrases that later became the sign-posts that would direct my decision making.
At first, I discovered a book of eastern philosophy. I think it was the Hymns of the Rig Veda. This book was a riveting account of one man survival during the holocaust.
His survival lead to his practice of his own school of therapy called logotherapy. This new school of psychology is summed up in one quote: Man can survive any how as long as he is given a why to live for.
I re-read the book every year for three years and returned to precious passages in my greatest grayest moments.
However, I have found a new spiritual muse in my mid-twenties. Ralph Emerson has become the lighthouse for my soul. Each essay broaches very general topics like Self-Reliance, Art, Politics, etc.
But, the body of these essays jump off the pages and empowers me like I was at my own personal tent revival. I read most of the essays in the middle of the night and at 3am I felt intimate and open to the world all at once.
Ralph inspired in one essay and redefined by the next. I will cling to these essays for a long time I feel, or, at least the feeling of reading and completing these essays will stay and, with hope, the inspiration I grafted onto my soul will blend into myself for a long long time.If Thomas Jefferson is the spirit of America then Ralph Waldo Emerson was its soul.
A person who reads the words of Emerson cannot help but be haunted by the feeling of an eternal season of spring infused with the eternal sadness of life's inevitable rutadeltambor.coms: The Essays of Ralph Waldo Emerson has 2, ratings and reviews.
Eli said: I would like to preface this review by saying that the body of the review /5. Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American Transcendentalist poet, philosopher and essayist during the 19th century.
One of his best-known essays is "Self-Reliance.” Ralph Waldo Emerson was born on Born: May 25, The best nonfiction books: No 69 – Essays by RW Emerson () Ralph Waldo Emerson: a firm belief in the ‘infinitude’ of the private individual. is directly descended from. Best Works by Ralph Waldo Emerson Finch Emerson was a writer in many forms but he is perhaps most famous for his essays and poems.
He began his career discussing mostly religious and social beliefs but over time he moved away from those topics and turned his attention toward philosophy. Ralph Waldo Emerson, American essayist, poet, and philosopher. Essays: Second Series, This site contains HTML (web-readable) versions of many of Emerson's best-known essays, including a Search function to look for specific words, phrases, or quotations.