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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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Toko-pa on listening with presence

The heart of person-centred… Beautiful artwork too. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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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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James Baldwin on Love

“Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. I use the word “love” here not merely in the personal sense but as a state of being, or a state of … Continue reading

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Brené Brown: Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count

Another useful talk from Brené Brown, which explores creativity, criticism and how she has learned to deal with it. She talks about how important it is that those of us she calls the ‘sweaty creatives’ – or, borrowing from Theodore Roosevelt’s famous words, … Continue reading

Posted in abuse, acceptance, actualizing tendency, blaming, Brene Brown, bullying, communication, conditions of worth, creativity, cultural questions, emotions, empathy, empowerment, fear, grief, growth, interconnection & belonging, internal locus of evaluation, non-conforming, power and powerlessness, presence, resilience, sadness & pain, self, self concept, self esteem, shame, shaming, values & principles, vulnerability | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Sea in You – David Whyte

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

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Forty Days – Paul Kingsnorth

https://www.globalonenessproject.org/library/articles/forty-days A counter-cultural invitation by Paul to explore the creative potential of withdrawing and of being alone, in the context of his own longings for withdrawal. As the introduction here puts it:- ‘He explains and reinterprets his childhood dreams of withdrawal … Continue reading

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John O’Donohue on longing to be seen

One of the greatest desires of every human being is the longing to be seen. Deep within us is the longing to see ourselves and be seen as we really are. This is the miracle of love and friendship. With … Continue reading

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Drake Spaeth – Silence, Shunning, & Shying Away: Destroying Personhood & Connection Through Preserving the Peace

http://www.saybrook.edu/newexistentialists/posts/09-25-14 Click on the link for this interesting and useful article by Drake Spaeth, about how we can harm/diminish ourselves and others by keeping silent in relationship around difficult feeling and conflict. We especially liked:- ‘If I feel that parts of me … Continue reading

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Micah Ingle on Loving Openly

‘One of the coolest things I saw in Houston this past week was at a Mediterranean restaurant. We were sitting outside and this clever bird found a great food source in the abandoned leftovers of customers who had just left. … Continue reading

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