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Thomas Merton on love & empathy

“To love another as a person we must begin by granting him his own autonomy and identity as a person. We have to love him for what he is in himself, and not for what he is to us. We … Continue reading

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Brian Thorne on what therapy is…

‘Counselling and therapy are about relationship, about depth, about extraordinary intimacy. But to what end? So that a person who is suffering can find hope, alleviation of their pain, a sense of meaning and of value, a way forward from … Continue reading

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To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This – Mandy Len Catron

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/11/fashion/modern-love-to-fall-in-love-with-anyone-do-this.html?_r=0 Interesting piece from Mandy Len Catron in the New York Times, about Arthur Aron’s study a couple of decades back – and her modern application of this. This concerns how we come into intimate relationship with each other – … Continue reading

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