Monthly Archives: February 2016

Erich Fromm on the situation of a sane man in an insane culture

“A person who has not been completely alienated, who has remained sensitive and able to feel, who has not lost the sense of dignity, who is not yet “for sale”, who can still suffer over the suffering of others, who … Continue reading

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‘What are you afraid of?’ Pema Chödrön

  Pema is a Buddhist nun, with a great deal of wisdom, who has written a number of accessible, helpful books – there’s a link below. In this brief clip, she invites us down through the layers of our fears, and speaks … Continue reading

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‘For the Interim Time’ John O’Donohue

‘When near the end of day, life has drained Out of light, and it is too soon For the mind of night to have darkened things, No place looks like itself, loss of outline Makes everything look strangely in-between, Unsure … Continue reading

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