Monthly Archives: December 2014

Matt Licata – Jewels hidden in the dark soil of the body

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/12/20/jewels-hidden-in-the-dark-soil-of-the-body/ Click on the link to visit http://www.beyondmeds.com, for this post on what we need from each other when we are in pain….and the value of the darkness as well as the light. May 2015 bring us all less pain … Continue reading

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Eric Fromm on Giving

Gratitude to Jürgen and Lived Experience. The reference of life for this wonderful picture and quotation. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Michael Leunig on accompanying ourselves

Touching, tender one from Michael……let’s all do more of this in 2015. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Thomas Merton on Brightness and Darkness

“Your brightness is my darkness. I know nothing of You and, by myself, I cannot even imagine how to go about knowing You. If I imagine You, I am mistaken. If I understand You, I am deluded. If I am … Continue reading

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Surrender your Silence – Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2014/12/21/surrender-your-silence/ Click on the link to visit Toko-pa’s lovely, poetic blog, for this post relevant to the darkest point of the year, and its ‘the call to our own revealing’, our truths and our vulnerabilities. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Wendell Berry on pride, despair & fragments of a music

‘There is the bad work of pride. There is also the bad work of despair – done poorly out of the failure of hope or vision. Despair is the too-little of responsibility, as pride is the too-much. The shoddy work … Continue reading

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Existential Therapy by Richard Bargdill

A helpful diagrammatic summary from Richard, with thanks to him and to the Facebook page for the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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