Monthly Archives: July 2014

Rumi on Love

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” Rumi Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Advertisements

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Mary Gauthier: ‘Mercy Now’

Whether from the perspective of the life experiences people bring to this service, or what’s on the news, or what is difficult or painful in any of our lives – thinking we could all use a little mercy now…. Palace … Continue reading

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Gaudi & conversations with God

‘…it is almost as though Gaudi’s work was a conversation with his God, utterly private and yet conducted in public. That, perhaps, is what made his buildings fly.’ Essential Gaudi: John Gill Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Jeff Foster: Message from a dying friend

Click on the link to visit this powerful post on Jeff’s Facebook page. He’s right. It doesn’t matter what we call it – we have a need for our own and each other’s authentic presence, to be witnessed and received, … Continue reading

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Oriah Mountain Dreamer on Putting herself to one side

“Stepping Away There is this pattern I sometimes unconsciously slip into that does not work well for me. I learned it early- a coping strategy in a childhood home where th­­e adults’ underlying rage and unhappiness was like an ever-present … Continue reading

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John O’Donohue on the Senses

“Human skin is porous; the world flows through you. Your senses are large pores that let the world in. By being attuned to the wisdom of your senses, you will never become an exile in your own life, an outsider … Continue reading

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David Whyte on Genius

Click on the link to go to this post on David’s Facebook page, exploring ‘genius’ as a conversation arising from its source ‘in the untouchable, unspeakable place where we meet and are broken open by the world’…. Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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