Monthly Archives: December 2014

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 onĀ 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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Nathaniel Hawthorne on Expressing love

“Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots.” Nathaniel Hawthorne With thanks to … Continue reading

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To Contain Myself – Hannah Linden

http://iamnotasilentpoet.wordpress.com/2014/12/04/to-contain-myself-by-hannah-linden/ Click on the link for another powerful poem by local poet, Hannah Linden. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Jeff Brown on the true nature of power

Click on the link for Jeff’s Facebook page, and this post about the power of keeping our hearts open…. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Oriah Mountain Dreamer on Leaving the limitations of the familiar

Click on the link for this picture and quotation on Oriah’s Facebook page. Gratitude to Sarah Gardner for drawing our attention to this. ‘What is risk for one may be easy for another. But sooner or later, the soul will … Continue reading

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Rilke on transience, being and honey

Click on the link to go to Parabola Magazine on Facebook, and these extraordinary words from Rilke… With gratitude to John C. Larson for drawing this to our attention. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Fernando Pessoa on Singing, Silence and Presence

‘Let me hear the silence that there is after your singing.’ Fernando Pessoa In therapy training, there is a line about ‘listening to what is under the words’ – the deep resonances of empathy, presence and relationship….where the soul hides…. … Continue reading

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