Category Archives: Mary Oliver

The Messenger – Mary Oliver

The Messenger ‘My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver – The Journey

The Journey One day you finally knewwhat you had to do, and began,though the voices around youkept shoutingtheir bad advice –though the whole housebegan to trembleand you felt the old tugat your ankles.“Mend my life!”each voice cried.But you didn’t stop.You … Continue reading

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Shauna Shapiro: The IAA Model of Mindfulness

This is a worthwhile 10 minutes about the practice of mindfulness. It identifies three components: intention, attention, attitude. We think this is an extremely useful way of making sense of mindfulness, and picks up the key elements of presence in … Continue reading

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Mary Oliver: From ‘The Uses of Sorrow’

“Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this, too, was a gift.” Mary Oliver: From ‘The Uses of Sorrow’ Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Wild Geese by Mary Oliver

Wild Geese ‘You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees For a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it … Continue reading

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