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Simone Weil on Grace

“All the natural movements of the soul are controlled by laws analogous to those of physical gravity. Grace is the only exception. Grace fills empty spaces, but it can only enter where there is a void to receive it, and … Continue reading

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What to do when you’re not the hero any more – Laurie Penny

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/film/2015/12/what-do-when-youre-not-hero-any-more Good article from Laurie Penny, about the shifting sands of contemporary cultural heroism in fiction. The writer (like one of the commentators on the article) thinks Laurie is a touch unfair to Joseph Campbell, and that his work is more balanced, … 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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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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The Brothers Grimm in Three Transcendent Dimensions: Shaun Tan’s Breathtaking Sculptural Illustrations for the Beloved Tales – Maria Popova

  Rotkäppchen (Little Red Riding Hood) http://www.brainpickings.org/2015/05/25/shaun-tan-philip-pullman-brothers-grimm/ An article from Maria on her consistently excellent Brainpickings site, concerning some mesmerizing three dimensional illustrations by Shaun Tan for Philip Pullman’s retelling of Grimms’ fairy tales (the German version – sadly, Philip’s … Continue reading

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The Secret of Life – Jim Carrey

Lovely….About presence, faith, and manifesting beauty. Love or Fear? ‘Within each of us, there is a silence, a silence as vast as the universe, and when we experience that silence, we remember who we are.’ Gunilla Norris Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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Como Voce Enxerga O Seu Mundo?

Click on the link to Facebook for this lovely, touching film about creativity, imagination, the nature of reality, and relationship. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Creating our Realities: James Hillman

‘The way we imagine our lives is the way we are going to go on living our lives.’ James Hillman Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter    

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Living beyond limits: Amy Purdy at TEDxOrangeCoast

“If my life were a book, and I were the author, how would I want the story to go?” Amy as phoenix, rising from the ashes of her life to realize herself. “I was absolutely physically and emotionally broken”. Found … Continue reading

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