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Sweet Darkness – David Whyte

Beautiful, resonant words and photograph from David’s Facebook page. Here’s the text, for those who have difficulty seeing Facebook links:- ‘SWEET DARKNESS When your eyes are tired  the world is tired also. When your vision has gone,  no part of … Continue reading

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Rachel Naomi Remen on Silence

“Perhaps the most important thing we bring to another person is the silence in us, not the sort of silence that is filled with unspoken criticism or hard withdrawal. The sort of silence that is a place of refuge, of … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on the serene disciple

When in the soul of the serene disciple With no more Fathers to imitate Poverty is a success, It is a small thing to say the roof is gone: He has not even a house. Stars, as well as friends, … Continue reading

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Celtic Blessing (on working) – John O’Donohue

‘May the light of your soul guide you.  May the light of your soul bless the work that you do  with the secret love and warmth of your heart.  May you see in what you do the beauty of your … Continue reading

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The Touch of Madness – David Dobbs

https://psmag.com/magazine/the-touch-of-madness-mental-health-schizophrenia Click on the link above for this wonderful (lengthy – and well worth the time investment) piece. Nev’s perspective aligns with how we see ‘madness’ at this service. Thank you, David – and Nev. Also thanks to Jason Hine, … Continue reading

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Matt Licata on Ego

‘Ego’ for many of us becomes a term of abuse for self/other and source of shame. Here’s a radically different and far more accurate/useful take on this…. Thanks, Matt. Here’s the text for those who have difficulty seeing Facebook links:- … Continue reading

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The Moment – Margaret Atwood

‘The moment when, after many years of hard work and a long voyage you stand in the centre of your room, house, half-acre, square mile, island, country, knowing at last how you got there, and say, I own this, is … Continue reading

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