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Jeff Brown on repressing feeling

“Too many of us move through our lives with our true selves buried below layers of repressed emotion. With so much energy channeled toward sustaining the repression, there is little left over for the deeper questions. The consequences of our … Continue reading

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Henri Nouwen on Compassion

A couple of lovely quotations from Henri on this theme:- “Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to places where they are weak, … Continue reading

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Lauren Southern on Feminism and Equality

The point she is making feels like an important one. The writer would say that we have a deep, primary need to belong….Outcomes tend to bleak for those of us unable to meet this need adequately. Few would perhaps argue … Continue reading

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