Category Archives: actualizing tendency

David Whyte on Joy (again)

This piece is briefer than our previous post of David on Joy (which he posted when his daughter went to college). And these few words brought up an intense ‘Yes’ in the writer – who has come to feel the … Continue reading

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Ram Dass on getting free & acknowledging interdependence

“I would say that the thrust of my life has been initially about getting free, and then realizing that my freedom is not independent of everybody else. Then I am arriving at that circle where one works on oneself as … Continue reading

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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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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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Hildegard of Bingen on finding our own way home

“We cannot live in a world that is interpreted for us by others. An interpreted world is not a home. Part of the terror is to take back our own listening. To use our own voice. To see our own … Continue reading

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John O’Donohue on The Call To Live Everything

John O’Donohue on diving into our wild depths of aliveness, and not settling. Here’s the text for those who have difficulty seeing Facebook links:- ‘THE CALL TO LIVE EVERYTHING One of the sad things today is that so many people … Continue reading

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The descent experience: metaphor for serious illness – Sheila Joshi

The descent experience: metaphor for serious illness Click on the link above to visit Monica Cassani’s wonderful, resource-rich site, http://www.beyondmeds.com, for this piece by Sheila, exploring descent myths in the context of serious illness or distress. ‘In the Fall of 2010, … Continue reading

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