Tag Archives: human experience

‘The Poet and the Shepherd’ by Joshua Boettiger

https://parabola.org/2017/01/31/the-poet-and-the-shepherd-by-joshua-boettiger/ Click on the link to visit Parabola Magazine for this astonishing article by Joshua Boettiger:- ‘We could say the search for meaning – which is a holy search – becomes imperiled whenever the poet-self and the shepherd-self are out … Continue reading

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All I ever was and had to be was sad – Talya Eidelman via Monica Cassani

All I ever was and had to be was sad Click on the above link to visit Monica Cassani’s site http://www.beyondmeds.com – a hugely valuable resource for anyone interested in well-being, healing from iatrogenic illness caused by psychiatric drugs, and moving … Continue reading

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Michael Bernard Beckwith: Are You Serving the Emerging Paradigm?

Click on the link to visit You Tube for this brief film (under 5 minutes) in which Michael Beckwith talks about the ethic of service; serving the emerging paradigm; and the work happening worldwide to support that emergence. We see … Continue reading

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Questions Before Dark – Jeanne Lohmann

‘Day ends, and before sleep when the sky dies down, consider your altered state: has this day changed you? Are the corners sharper or rounded off? Did you live with death? Make decisions that quieted? Find one clear word that … Continue reading

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I Am Not Old – Samantha Reynolds

Culturally, we do not value aging, or our Elders. We think this is a disastrous and heart-breaking piece of short-sightedness, which generates huge loss for us all. It seems linked to a view of the human being as a production unit. As we … Continue reading

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Everything Doesn’t Happen For A Reason – Tim Lawrence

http://www.timjlawrence.com/blog/2015/10/19/everything-doesnt-happen-for-a-reason#st_refDomain=www.facebook.com&st_refQuery=/ Immensely useful piece on the importance of grieving, and the unhelpful violence of platitudes and imposed ‘positivity’. As Tim says, we have a deeply harmful cultural inability to speak the language of grief or offer what is most needed – loving … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers on remembering our humanity

“Before every session, I take a moment to remember my humanity. There is no experience that this man has that I cannot share with him, no fear that I cannot understand, no suffering that I cannot care about, because I … Continue reading

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David Whyte – Time Left Alone

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

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James Hillman on the magnet power of our problems

“Why do we focus so intensely on our problems? What draws us to them? Why are they so attractive? They have the magnet power of love: somehow we desire our problems; we are in love with them much as we … Continue reading

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When Leaving Becomes Arriving: Poet & Philosopher David Whyte on Ending Relationships

http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/04/06/david-whyte-the-journey-house-of-belonging/ Some beauty and profundity for a Tuesday morning. Wonderful poems from David and Mary, and thank you to Maria Popova and Brainpickings for this article. This is from David Whyte’s ‘The Journey’:- ‘Above the mountains the geese turn into … Continue reading

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