Monthly Archives: December 2015

Anne Lamott on The New Year Diet

Characteristic humour and depth from Anne, on a seasonally relevant theme…. This touches on personal experience for me. I have experienced similar battles to Anne’s. In my past life, I regularly embarked on diets. I have also found more of value in deeper connection … Continue reading

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What is my motivation to contribute to the world – Thomas Hübl

Brief, useful film about the personal and subjective nature of reality, and the importance of reflective process into our motivating emotions underlying what we do in the world… How, simply by beginning this enquiry, we connect more deeply with ourselves, others … Continue reading

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Bell Hooks on patriarchal violence to men

“The first act of violence that patriarchy demands of males is not violence toward women. Instead patriarchy demands of all males that they engage in acts of psychic self-mutilation, that they kill off the emotional parts of themselves. If an … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry on Inspiration & Realization

“There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say “It is yet more difficult than you thought.” This is the … Continue reading

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Jeff Foster on the fundamentals of healing, teaching (& therapy)

Update 29 December: for some reason, this link is not showing up for all readers (thank you, Thad!). In case that includes you, the Jeff Foster quotation is:- “A true healer does not heal you; she simply reflects back to … Continue reading

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David Whyte on Resting

We have not long posted a David Whyte link – and this feels so seasonally appropriate, and so lovely, that we are indulging ourselves. With hope that – wherever you are, and whatever this time of year has meant and … Continue reading

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Jonathan Carroll with a story about random kindness

A New York taxi driver living through the core conditions. There is something really touching about this when-it-counts empathy – and the fragility and risk of that, how easy it would be to miss such a moment and its immense significance. “Three … Continue reading

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