Category: Curious

Martha Beck uses The Divine Comedy as an Allegory for Finding Authenticity

Martha Beck’s book The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self illustrates how honesty and freeing ourselves from cultural expectations opens up our lives to our true nature. The book is structured around Dante’s The Divine Comedy, using Dante’s journey down into the Inferno, up the Mount of Purgatory, and eventual rise ...

Rereading Emerson’s “Self-Reliance”

When I first read Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance” in my 11th grade American Literature class, the ideas he presented resonated with me- a teenager searching for identity. The need for individuality stirred inside me and “Self-Reliance” was the perfect doctrine. Like many at that age, I hated conformity and had begun training myself to ...

10 Blogs for the Curious Mind

Here’s a list of blogs that I enjoy perusing just for the sake of perusing. This list is random in subject, but all the blogs on this list focus on either inner or outer exploration and contain great posts that anyone can learn something from. Messy Nessy Chic I check this blog regularly. It’s one ...