Category Archives: touch

Matt Licata on not allowing ‘spirituality’ to shame our needs

This is so important. The blame and shame model is always toxic, whether the more traditional style, or clad in New Age robes. We all feel, and we all need – it’s integral to the human experience. The helpful response is … Continue reading

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Mouthful of Forevers by Clementine von Radics

“I am not the first person you loved. You are not the first person I looked at with a mouthful of forevers. We have both known loss like the sharp edges of a knife. We have both lived with lips … Continue reading

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Rainer Maria Rilke ‘I am too alone in the world, and yet not alone’

“I am too alone in the world, and yet not alone enoughto make every moment holy.I am too tiny in this world, and not tiny enoughjust to lie before you like a thing,shrewd and secretive.I want my own will, and … Continue reading

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The Sea in You – David Whyte

Beautiful. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994

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Contact Improvisation

  The writer does quite a lot of conscious dance (or movement meditation). Contact improvisation is one form with which she is less familiar. As she understands it, the idea is that the dancers remain in more or less constant … Continue reading

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Slip – @PhillipChbeeb & Renee Kester @ElliotMossMusic

  Beautiful, gentle, relational dance…. Enjoy. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling Exeter since 1994  

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The Longing for Belonging – Charles Eisenstein

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-eisenstein/indigeneity-and-belonging_b_8011302.html Originally written for our local Schumacher College, in the context of a course Charles was leading. Charles features regularly on this blog – the writer believes him to be one of the important thinkers and writers of our time. … Continue reading

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