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The Only Thing – William Taylor, Jr

The Only Thing “To be beautiful in spite of everything. that is what is needed. In spite of the ugliness of these times and of this people. In spite of what you have done and what has been done  to … Continue reading

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What is my motivation to contribute to the world – Thomas Hübl

Brief, useful film about the personal and subjective nature of reality, and the importance of reflective process into our motivating emotions underlying what we do in the world… How, simply by beginning this enquiry, we connect more deeply with ourselves, others … 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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Jonathan Carroll with a story about random kindness

A New York taxi driver living through the core conditions. There is something really touching about this when-it-counts empathy – and the fragility and risk of that, how easy it would be to miss such a moment and its immense significance. “Three … Continue reading

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James Baldwin on Love

“Love takes off the masks that we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within. I use the word “love” here not merely in the personal sense but as a state of being, or a state of … Continue reading

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The Mirror – Soul Searching Solace

http://soulsearchingsolace.com/2015/10/12/the-mirror/ Some time ago, the writer encountered this blog. The author shares with raw authenticity her intense pain – that of a mother whose child has died. There is a lot here to resonate with those of us who are … Continue reading

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Getting ready for school – Pennie Brownlee

Click to access getting_ready_for_school_2.pdf Sensitive, intelligent, useful piece on an important theme…. what is early schooling most usefully about, if it is to serve our children both in their childhoods and their lives as adults? We don’t work with under 18s at … Continue reading

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The Ecology of Language – Abbie Simmonds

http://dark-mountain.net/blog/the-ecology-of-language/ Fascinating piece by Abbie, about the ways in which language holds and shapes (or can limit/reduce) meaning, personally, collectively, spiritually – and has the power to connect us with our embodied experiencing and with the land. She quotes Wade Davis:- … Continue reading

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The Sea in You – David Whyte

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

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Annie Dillard on what lies beneath

‘In the deeps are the violence and terror of which psychology has warned us. But if you ride these monsters deeper down, if you drop with them farther over the world’s rim, you find what our sciences cannot locate or … Continue reading

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