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To Slow Down
Fringe Benefits of Appreciating Beauty and Excellence
35-Year-Old Emerson’s Extraordinary Harvard Divinity School Address on the Divine Transcendence of Nature
Looking for Creativity? Slow Down!
Why Your Office Needs More Nature
Be Creative Like a Child
The Workings of Nature: Naturalist Writing and Making Sense of the World
The Education of Character: Carefully Considering Craisins
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William Blake’s Most Beautiful Letter: The 20-Year-Old Artist’s Searing Defense of the Imagination and the Creative Spirit
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Aldous Huxley on the Transcendent Power of Music and Why It Sings to Our Souls
Why the Sky Enchants Us: Our Longing for Transcendence and How Myths Elevate Human Life
The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: Astrophysicist Marcelo Gleiser on the Transcendence of Nature and Fishing as a Metaphor for the Pursuit of Knowledge
In Praise of the Tamed Metaphysicist: Einstein on Reality, Rationality, and the Human Passion for Comprehension
Étienne Léopold Trouvelot’s Stunning 19th-Century Astronomical Drawings of Celestial Objects and Phenomena
9-Year-Old Sylvia Plath on Finding Transcendence and Nonreligious Divinity in Nature
A Passion to Create
Creature Comforts
Solstice, Seasonality, and the Human Spirit: A Beautiful 1948 Meditation

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Wisdom

creativity
curiosity
love of learning
perspective
multidisciplinary thinking

Courage

bravery
perseverance
honesty
enthusiasm
growth

Humanity

love
kindness
social intelligence
empathy

Justice

social responsibility
teamwork
fairness
leadership
taking initiative

Temperance

forgiveness
humility
prudence
self-control

Transcendence

appreciation of beauty
gratitude
optimism
humor
spirituality

This “Periodic Table of Character Strengths” is an original creation of Let it Ripple, and is based on research by Dr. Martin Seligman and Dr. Christopher Peterson explored in our film The Science of Character. The classification of character strengths and virtues is copyrighted by VIA Institute on Character and is used with permission.

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