Monthly Archives: November 2014

R Carlos Nakai – Earth Spirit

Click on the link for this wonderful and uplifting collection of solo flute pieces from Navajo-Ute musician R. Carlos Nakai. It has a gentle, centered, meditative quality we love. And here’s an earlier post to some more of his beautiful, … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers on the process of becoming

‘I should like to point out one final characteristic of these individuals as they strive to discover and become themselves. It is that the individual seems to become more content to be a process rather than a product. When he … Continue reading

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Evening Verse by Robert Aitken

On a cold November evening, click on the link to visit Dharma Spring on Facebook, for a post comprising this lovely photograph and verse by Robert Aitken:- EVENING VERSE ‘Falling asleep at last I vow with all beings to enjoy … Continue reading

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Psychotherapy Cuts Suicide Risk by 26 Percent by John M. Grohol

http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/11/24/psychotherapy-drops-suicide-risk-by-26/77766.html Click on the link to this article on recent research. We don’t like some of the language – which derives from the psychiatric model of ‘mental illness’. The information is extremely important. With thanks to Brent Dean Robbins for … Continue reading

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Roopaantar – Metamorphosis by Radha Pandey

Lovely short animated film from Radha Pandey. The story was adapted from a Japanese folktale, (translated by Rafe Martin) called ‘Green Willow’. The music is called “Wanting Peace” by Nawang Khechog. Here’s the Blake quote from the end:- “The tree which … Continue reading

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Gabor Maté: On Storytelling, Health, and the Ruling Class, with Ryan Meili

http://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/gabor-mate-storytelling Click on the link for Part 2 of this fascinating, wide-ranging interview with Gabor Mate (Part 1 was yesterday’s post). The writer is often struck with the strong links between what Gabor is saying, and person-centred. For example, Rogers … Continue reading

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Gabor Maté: How Capitalism Makes Us Sick, with Ryan Meili

http://briarpatchmagazine.com/articles/view/gabor-mate-how-capitalism-makes-us-sick Click on the link for Part 1 of an interview with Gabor Mate by Ryan Meili in Briarpatch Magazine – we will be posting Part 2 as well (or there is a link at the end of Part 1, … Continue reading

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