“Real love is never perplexed, never qualifies, never rejects, never demands. It replenishes, by grace of restoring unlimited circulation. It burns, because it knows the true meaning of sacrifice. It is life illuminated.” – Henry Miller
Do you know of an individual with all these characteristics and behaviors? Are you, yourself, seeking, improving or moving towards these qualities and modes of conduct? Do you believe Miller’s quote to be true?
Henry Miller (1891 -1980)
He also wrote:
“Every day we slaughter our finest impulses. That is why we get a heart-ache when we read those lines written by the hand of a master and recognize them as our own, as the tender shoots which we stifled because we lacked the faith to believe in our own powers, our own criterion of truth and beauty. Every man, when he gets quiet, when he becomes desperately honest with himself, is capable of uttering profound truths.”
Herein lies a deeply independent writer and thinker, a true genius. And, he was self-taught, self-motivated and self- directed.