Monthly Archives: September 2017

Mirabai Starr on our unhappiness

“I think that much of our depression, anxiety, and addiction has to do with what John writes about: the soul’s need and longing for transcendence. This need is instinctual and unavoidable.” Mirabai Starr – Dark Night of the Soul Here’s … Continue reading

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Rachel Naomi Remen on the wounded healer

“Wounding and healing are not opposites. They’re part of the same thing. It is our wounds that enable us to be compassionate with the wounds of others. It is our limitations that make us kind to the limitations of other … Continue reading

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The Bright Field – R. Thomas

‘I have seen the sun break through to illuminate a small field for a while, and gone my way and forgotten it. But that was the pearl of great price, the one field that had treasure in it. I realise … Continue reading

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Jason Hine on what to do, if you don’t know how to love today

Here’s the text, for those who have difficulty seeing Facebook links:- “If you don’t know how to love today or you are stressed, or in sadness or can’t feel your heart today, then just do some tiny thing, some little … Continue reading

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Ralph Waldo Emerson on our uniqueness

“There is a time in every man’s education when he arrives at the conviction that envy is ignorance; that imitation is suicide; that he must take himself for better, for worse, as his portion; that though the wide universe is … Continue reading

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Spinning Straw – Tracy Cochran

https://parabola.org/2017/07/30/spinning-straw-by-tracy-cochran/?utm_content=buffer9bcb5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer Click on the link above to visit the site for Parabola Magazine for this remarkable reworking of the Brothers Grimm. It is not long since we published a piece by Tracy – but the writer stumbled upon this at … Continue reading

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Alice Walker’s Beatitudes

“HELPED are those who are content to be themselves; they will never lack mystery in their lives and the joys of self-discovery will be constant. HELPED are those who love the entire cosmos rather than their own tiny country, city, … Continue reading

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