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Criticism: Are you willing to take the hit? Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2017/08/21/criticism-are-you-willing-to-take-the-hit/ Click on the above link to visit Toko-pa’s site for this helpful reflective piece, on our ability to receive criticism, and distinguish between what has the potential to teach us and what is harmful. ‘…there are two major consequences … Continue reading

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‘The Guardianship’ Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2014/04/30/the-guardianship/ Click on the link above to visit Toko-pa’s website for this beautiful post. Toko-pa writes often on the importance of allowing inward space and time for our emergences and unfoldings, for formlessness and ambiguity, before we are ready to bring ourselves to … Continue reading

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Raising your Havingness Ceiling – Toko-pa

Raising your Havingness Ceiling Click on the above link for this wonderful post by Toko-pa, who is regularly featured here:- ‘As soon as we begin to feel resigned with things being as they are, it is time to resume the … Continue reading

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Never Read the Comments – Liz Gilbert

” This feels personally relevant to the writer, who has her own experience of group attack, including via the internet, and (some) people’s willingness to make sweeping and vicious statements about other human beings they have never met, based on one … Continue reading

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Wendell Berry on Inspiration & Realization

“There are, it seems, two muses: the Muse of Inspiration, who gives us inarticulate visions and desires, and the Muse of Realization, who returns again and again to say “It is yet more difficult than you thought.” This is the … 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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Brené Brown: Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count

Another useful talk from Brené Brown, which explores creativity, criticism and how she has learned to deal with it. She talks about how important it is that those of us she calls the ‘sweaty creatives’ – or, borrowing from Theodore Roosevelt’s famous words, … Continue reading

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The Grace of Nostalgia – Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2014/12/30/the-grace-of-nostalgia/ ‘What if nostalgia is not a fruitless dwelling on those irretrievable moments of the past, as we are taught, but an attempt by sweetness to reach you again?’ Toko-pa on where the experience of feeling loved meets/merges with our … Continue reading

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Stretching the Receiving Muscle – Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2015/07/20/stretching-the-receiving-muscle/ There is a mantra, not sure where from:- ‘Courage to give, courage to take, courage to receive.’ …the point being we need all three. Many of us favour one kind of courage in this sense, to the detriment of … Continue reading

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Courting the Mystery – Toko-pa

http://toko-pa.com/2015/05/25/courting-the-mystery/ Click on the link for this lovely post by Toko-pa, about dreams, and the importance of mystery or not knowing. We like her quote from James Hillman:- “Like the fox in the forest is not mine just because I … Continue reading

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