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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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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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Thomas Merton on Not Knowing & Intention/Presence

“You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith and … Continue reading

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