Monthly Archives: September 2014

The most alive sadness in your heart – Matt Licata

Click on the link to visit this post on http://www.beyondmeds.com – beautiful words from Matt about an inward process of awakening, and coming to a deeper, fuller experience of what it is to be human:- http://beyondmeds.com/2014/09/23/sadness-in-your-heart/ This includes a link … Continue reading

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Sioux Prayer

Sioux Prayer Grandfather Great Spirit All over the world the faces of living ones are alike With tenderness they have come up out of the ground Look upon your children that they may face the winds And walk the good … Continue reading

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Staying with feeling: Krishnamurti

‘You never remain with any feeling, pure and simple, but always surround it with the paraphernalia of words. The word distorts it; thought, whirling round it, throws it into shadow, overpowers it with mountainous fears and longings. You never remain … Continue reading

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Jung on the Persona, and the Consuming Fire

‘Every calling or profession has its own characteristic persona. It is easy to study these things nowadays, when the photographs of public personalities so frequently appear in the press. A certain kind of behaviour is forced on them by the … Continue reading

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The Way that You Walk – Toko-Pa

http://toko-pa.com/2014/09/17/the-way-that-you-walk/ Click on the link for this beautiful, resonant post from Toko-Pa, about how it may serve us in our current circumstances to walk slowly…. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Heidegger on Being a Poet in a Destitute Time

“To be a poet in a destitute time means: to attend, singing, to the trace of the fugitive gods. This is why the poet in the time of the world’s night utters the holy.” Martin Heidegger Palace Gate Counselling Service, … Continue reading

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Hearing Voices: Rachel’s recovery

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/09/16/rachels-recovery-from-psychiatry/ Click on the link for this powerful film of Rachel talking about her experience, on http://www.beyondmeds.com – which has a wealth of resources for those interested in alternative viewpoints on this subject, and ways of healing that are not … Continue reading

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