Tag Archives: altruism

To Go Beyond Thought – Karen Armstrong

Click on the link below for a wonderful, wide-ranging piece by Karen, with gratitude to Parabola Magazine. Here’s a taste:- ‘When a child dies, we want a scientific explanation but that’s not all we need. We need some kind of … Continue reading

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‘In the bleakness of the Calais migrant camp, a light shines out’ Jonathan Freedland

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/dec/25/calais-migrant-camp-refugees?CMP=fb_gu The writer has been watching the refugee crisis and the Calais situation with a similar mix of anger, despair and hope. It seems ever more futile to look to elected governments for ethics or humanity or any interest in the … Continue reading

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Xiuhtezcatl Martinez of Earth Guardians, speaking to the U.N. in Paris

The writer finds it deeply disturbing to hear this 15 year old boy speak with passion about what affects us all, while the adults behind him disregard both him and his message…The comments on the video published on the internet tell … Continue reading

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The Only Thing – William Taylor, Jr

The Only Thing “To be beautiful in spite of everything. that is what is needed. In spite of the ugliness of these times and of this people. In spite of what you have done and what has been done  to … Continue reading

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What is my motivation to contribute to the world – Thomas Hübl

Brief, useful film about the personal and subjective nature of reality, and the importance of reflective process into our motivating emotions underlying what we do in the world… How, simply by beginning this enquiry, we connect more deeply with ourselves, others … Continue reading

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David Whyte on Giving

A seasonal meditation from David… Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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Liz Gilbert on Mercy

Timely post from Liz on the high cost of ‘othering’ people, our interdependence and our need for compassion towards ourselves and each other. Here’s her latest book:- http://www.amazon.co.uk/Big-Magic-Creative-Living-Beyond/dp/1408866730/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1448297023&sr=1-1&keywords=elizabeth+gilbert+big+magic And here’s Mary Gauthier, on the same theme:- https://palacegatecounsellingservice.wordpress.com/2014/07/29/mary-gauthier-mercy-now/ Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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