Category Archives: meditation

Keeping Quiet – Pablo Neruda

Keeping Quiet ‘Now we will count to twelve and we will all keep still. For once on the face of the earth, let’s not speak in any language; let’s stop for one second, and not move our arms so much. … Continue reading

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Pema Chodron on Relaxing with impermanence (on her 80th birthday)

Click on the link to see this little film of Pema at 80, speaking about the fear of death and how we may learn to approach our dying. ‘When the appearances of this life dissolve, may I with ease and … Continue reading

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Henri Nouwen on our fear of inner chaos, & solitude

“As soon as we are alone,…inner chaos opens up in us. This chaos can be so disturbing and so confusing that we can hardly wait to get busy again. Entering a private room and shutting the door, therefore, does not … Continue reading

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Seeking Sanctuary in Our Own Sacred Spaces – Parker J. Palmer

http://www.onbeing.org/blog/parker-palmer-seeking-sanctuary-in-our-own-sacred-spaces/8928 Click on the link to visit http://www.onbeing.org for this wonderful piece by Parker J Palmer on the importance of creating sanctuary in our lives, to support our doing what we can to survive in – and challenge – the … Continue reading

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Lao Tzu on presence and awareness

‘Do you think that you can clear your mind by sitting constantly in silent meditation? This makes your mind narrow, not clear. Integral awareness is fluid and adaptable, present in all places and at all times. That is true meditation… … Continue reading

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On Becoming a Beautiful Mind – John O’Donohue

The Art Of Developing A Beautiful Mind Follow the link for this brief and poignant summary of a talk that John intended to give in Canada in 2008 – had death not intervened.  It seems to sum up some of the essence … Continue reading

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Susannah Darling Khan ‘Your dance does not depend on the music’

Susannah and Ya’Acov Darling Khan founded the School of Movement Medicine, near to us in Devon, and teach this conscious dance form all over the world. Here’s how they describe their work:- ‘Movement Medicine is a creative, embodied meditation practice for our times. It … Continue reading

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