Monthly Archives: November 2016

Walt Whitman on being a poem

“This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue … Continue reading

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The Election: Of Hate, Grief, and a New Story – Charles Eisenstein

The Election: Of Hate, Grief, and a New Story Click on the link to visit Charles’ website and read this essay. In the writer’s view, Charles is one of the visionaries and big thinkers of our time, because he speaks … Continue reading

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Leonard Cohen – The Sound of Silence

This is astonishing. His words keep sounding long after he has finished speaking. Tenderness and beauty. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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Leonard Cohen on what a saint is

“What is a saint? A saint is someone who has achieved a remote human possibility. It is impossible to say what that possibility is. I think it has something to do with the energy of love. Contact with this energy … Continue reading

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9 Things You Can Do – James O’Dea

These feel like important reflections, for Americans and all of us…. ‘No to Fear. Yes to Vigilance. Nine things you can do: This is not a time to fall into fear or project calamitous consequences for America but it is … Continue reading

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September 1, 1939 – W.H. Auden

‘I sit in one of the dives On Fifty-second Street Uncertain and afraid As the clever hopes expire Of a low dishonest decade:  Waves of anger and fear  Circulate over the bright And darkened lands of the earth,  Obsessing our … Continue reading

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Charles Eisenstein on how a war begins

This Is How War Begins Click on the above link to visit Charles’ blog for this timely post, in the light of the U.S. election about to reach its outcome. We think the point he is making is essential. The … Continue reading

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