Tag Archives: Consolations

‘Ground’ David Whyte

Click on the link for this reflection by David. For those who have difficulty seeing Facebook links, here is the text:- ‘GROUND is what lies beneath our feet. It is the place where we already stand; a state of recognition, … Continue reading

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Joy – David Whyte

David has dedicated this post today on his Facebook page to his daughter, who is beginning college. May all those venturing into the world, and those who love them, experience joy and aliveness. Here is the text, for those who … Continue reading

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Unconditional – David Whyte

  Here’s the text, for those who have difficulty reading Facebook links:- ‘UNCONDITIONAL love is not fully possible. Unconditional love is the necessary, dream-like, and invisible shoreline that continually draws us to its edge but where we can never fully … Continue reading

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David Whyte on Resting

We have not long posted a David Whyte link – and this feels so seasonally appropriate, and so lovely, that we are indulging ourselves. With hope that – wherever you are, and whatever this time of year has meant and … 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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David Whyte on Heartbreak

‘…heartbreak is not a visitation, but a path that human beings follow through even the most average life…’ Beautiful, moving, elegiac reflections from David on the meaning and hidden treasures of heartbreak. The writer believes we have an unhelpful cultural tendency … Continue reading

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David Whyte on Anger

We’ve posted this before, and it stands revisiting…. The writer experiences anger as a widely misunderstood and excluded emotion, personally and culturally – which responses arise from fear, as David recognizes….. She is interested in the idea of anger as … Continue reading

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David Whyte on Friendship

Click on the link for David’s Facebook page, and this beautiful photograph of entwined trees and profound reflection on the importance of friendship. We particularly like:- ‘An undercurrent of real friendship is a blessing exactly because its elemental form is … Continue reading

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David Whyte on Anger

Click on the link for this beautiful piece by David on anger and its deeper source/meanings:- ‘….the internal living flame of anger always illuminates what we belong to, what we wish to protect and what we are willing to hazard … Continue reading

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David Whyte on Vulnerability Click on the title for this picture from David’s Facebook page, and thoughts on how vulnerability is our natural state and how breathing into this opens us to fuller aliveness. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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