Monthly Archives: December 2014

Bonnie Bright – Trauma and Homecoming: Finding a Sense of Place in the Space of Trauma

http://www.depthinsights.com/Depth-Insights-scholarly-ezine/trauma-and-homecoming-finding-a-sense-of-place-in-the-space-of-trauma-by-bonnie-bright/ Click on the link to visit this fascinating and profound article by Bonnie. It’s a long read, well worth the investment of time and energy. She begins with the choice of the U’wa people in Colombia, faced with the … Continue reading

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Existence – Alan Watts

Alan Watts being himself, on existence, wonder, respect and ‘materialism’. ‘…respect is…based on wonder’. Yes. Wonder, and gratitude. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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A Herbal Remedy for Lifeache – Michael Leunig

Click on the link to visit the Michael Leunig Appreciation Page on Facebook, for this lovely gentle cartoon. We enjoyed the herbal remedy (which we know to be effective), and the therapeutic presence of the duck. Palace Gate Counselling Service, … Continue reading

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Adyashanti & Toko-Pa on Ancestral Pain & Healing

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/12/15/ancestral-healing-2/ Click on the link to visit Monica Cassani’s wonderful, resource-rich site for this helpful post. We too like Toko-Pa’s blog, and have previously linked to this piece on ‘Ancestral Healing’ and quite a few others. The Adyashanti passage feels … Continue reading

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David Whyte on Friendship

Click on the link for David’s Facebook page, and this beautiful photograph of entwined trees and profound reflection on the importance of friendship. We particularly like:- ‘An undercurrent of real friendship is a blessing exactly because its elemental form is … Continue reading

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Dazzling Images of the Brain Created by Neuroscientist-Artist

http://www.livescience.com/49060-brain-artwork-gallery.html Click on the link for this fascinating piece by Tanya Lewis on www.livescience.com, about Greg Dunn’s art – images of (mostly) the human brain, of extraordinary beauty. They remind us of forests….and the sacred nature and infinite value of all … Continue reading

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Bruce Farrer – Letters to our future selves

Bruce is a teacher. This is a lovely piece about his commitment to an idea that has clearly been profoundly significant for many of his students – both the personal meanings they have found in the idea itself, and in … Continue reading

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