Category Archives: actualizing tendency

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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Kristina Kuzmic on valuing & offering our gifts

  We like this. There’s a lot of positivity/law of attraction stuff around which seems unhelpful or even toxic – implying that, of we cannot feel better or improve our lives, we are somehow deficient or not trying hard enough … Continue reading

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Sometimes – David Whyte

Depth and beauty from David. Here’s the text, for those who have trouble seeing Facebook links. SOMETIMES Sometimes if you move carefully through the forest, breathing like the ones in the old stories, who could cross a shimmering bed of … Continue reading

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