Tag Archives: loving relationship

Toko-pa on Invitational presence

Beautiful description of therapeutic relationship…and indeed relationship… Here’s the wording for anyone who has trouble following Facebook links:- “Whether we are looking to create closeness with others, with nature, or with the living mystery, an invitational presence is the prerequisite … Continue reading

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At The End Of The Year – John O’Donohue

Click on the above link to visit the John O’Donohue Facebook page for this beautiful poem. Here’s the text for those who have trouble reading FB links:- AT THE END OF THE YEAR As this year draws to its end, … Continue reading

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Paulo Coelho on Awakening love

“Love is not to be found in someone else, but in ourselves; we simply awaken it. But in order to do that, we need the other person. The universe only makes sense when we have someone to share our feelings … Continue reading

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Suzanne Moore on Leonard Cohen, death & Marianne

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/08/leonard-cohen-letter-to-marianne-ihlen-was-poetic-and-candid?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=fb_cif#link_time=1470654768 Click on the link for this article by Suzanne Moore about Leonard Cohen’s beautiful letter sent to Marianne Ihlen, his erstwhile partner and muse, as she lay dying at 81. The writer of this blog post cried considerably when … Continue reading

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John O’Donohue – Easter Blessing

It can be hard at times not to become overwhelmed by personal pain, the pain of those we love, and the pain in – and of – our world. And, in that overwhelm, to move into anger, despair, destructive actions. Today, John’s … Continue reading

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Henri Nouwen on friendship & shadow

“There is a twilight zone in our hearts that we ourselves cannot see. Even when we know quite a lot about ourselves – our gifts and weaknesses, our ambitions and aspirations, our motives and our drives – large parts of … Continue reading

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Toko-pa on listening with presence

The heart of person-centred… Beautiful artwork too. Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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