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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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Toko-pa – Where is my vital edge?

http://toko-pa.com/2015/02/26/where-is-my-vital-edge/ Click on the link for Toko-pa’s lovely blog, and this post on walking the line of our ‘vital edge’:- ‘We are both compelled by our wild nature into new forms of living, while also aching for the stability and … Continue reading

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Rumi on Love and Art

“In your light I learn how to love. In your beauty, how to make poems. You dance inside my chest where no-one sees you, but sometimes I do, and that sight becomes this art.” Rumi Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Pema Chodron on Gloriousness and Wretchedness

“Life is glorious, but life is also wretched. It is both. Appreciating the gloriousness inspires us, encourages us, cheers us up, gives us a bigger perspective, energizes us. We feel connected. But if that’s all that’s happening, we get arrogant … Continue reading

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Toko-pa – The Sound of Duende

http://toko-pa.com/2015/01/08/the-sound-of-duende/ Click on the link for another beautiful post by Toko-pa, on Duende. Duende is hard to translate – about passion, spirituality, fire, rawness, realness, and surrender as the gate to deep expression and to wholeness….Love that reaches well past … Continue reading

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