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Happiness

Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Shadow Dancing

Although the world frequently gives me “gifts” that I do not consciously want, the choice becomes mine as to what I do with these gifts. I am learning to appreciate the inevitable burdens and pain of being alive.

By Leaf Diamant September 1977
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

In Joy

Joy is a spark, an energy of newness that lives in the moment. Joy moves me out of myself, out of that part of the universe I am identifying with and calling me.

By Hannah Baggins July 1977
Essays, Memoirs, & True Stories

Channel One

Power is neither good nor bad. Power is focused ego producing or preventing change. We are children of America: power is our creed.

By Leaf Diamant July 1976
The Sun Interview

An Interview With Swami Muktananda

He was only another name, another guru, until I read Sally Kempton’s article in New York Magazine. Sally had written for Esquire a couple of years ago about her liberation as a woman. Now, she was writing about a different kind of liberation.

By Sy Safransky July 1976
Fiction

Little Soapy And Big Jim

We’re sailin up the Limpopo River from Fool’s Tide to Pope’s Eye. In some places we can reach out and touch the dried old balls of priests hanging from the trees way out over the river.

By Little Soapy May 1976