Monthly Archives: November 2015

Human – Francine Christophe

An excerpt from Yann Arthus-Bertrand’s remarkable film, ‘Human’. It speaks for itself. “Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms — to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to … Continue reading

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Rainer Maria Rilke ‘I am too alone in the world, and yet not alone’

“I am too alone in the world, and yet not alone enoughto make every moment holy.I am too tiny in this world, and not tiny enoughjust to lie before you like a thing,shrewd and secretive.I want my own will, and … Continue reading

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Getting ready for school – Pennie Brownlee

http://penniebrownlee.weebly.com/uploads/1/0/4/3/10437917/getting_ready_for_school_2.pdf Sensitive, intelligent, useful piece on an important theme…. what is early schooling most usefully about, if it is to serve our children both in their childhoods and their lives as adults? We don’t work with under 18s at this service. We … Continue reading

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The Ecology of Language – Abbie Simmonds

http://dark-mountain.net/blog/the-ecology-of-language/ Fascinating piece by Abbie, about the ways in which language holds and shapes (or can limit/reduce) meaning, personally, collectively, spiritually – and has the power to connect us with our embodied experiencing and with the land. She quotes Wade Davis:- … Continue reading

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The Sea in You – David Whyte

Beautiful. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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Human

For the writer, this says all that is necessary. It illustrates what is (catastrophically) left out of account by the ‘perpetrator’/’victim’ binary mindset favoured in our cultures as they stand…. Thank you to Yaacov Darling Khan for posting this on Facebook, and … Continue reading

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Annie Dillard on what lies beneath

‘In the deeps are the violence and terror of which psychology has warned us. But if you ride these monsters deeper down, if you drop with them farther over the world’s rim, you find what our sciences cannot locate or … Continue reading

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