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Robert Macfarlane on the Celtic culture of retreat, & wildness

‘[The] Celtic Christian culture of retreat originated in the Ireland of the fifth and sixth centuries. Begun by St Patrick in the 430s, and inspired by the desert saints of the preceding centuries, the practice of retreat spread to what … Continue reading

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Parker J Palmer on Paradoxes

“It takes training to think the world apart because we arrive in this world with an instinctive capacity to hold paradoxes together. Watch a young child go through the day, and you will see how action and rest, thought and … Continue reading

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Joanna Macy on Separation, Connection & the 3 Movements

“In the first movement, our infancy as a species, we felt no separation from the natural world around us. Trees, rocks, and plants surrounded us with a living presence as intimate and pulsing as our own bodies. In that primal … Continue reading

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Marion Woodman on Growth

“There is no growth without real feeling. Children not loved for who they are do not learn how to love themselves. Their growth is an exercise in pleasing others, not in expanding through experience. As adults, they must learn to … Continue reading

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Alan Watts on the art of living

“The art of living… is neither careless drifting on the one hand nor fearful clinging to the past on the other. It consists in being sensitive to each moment, in regarding it as utterly new and unique, in having the … Continue reading

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Our Power to Bless One Another – John O’Donohue

Here’s the wording, for those who have trouble seeing Facebook posts:- ‘OUR POWER TO BLESS ONE ANOTHER In the parched deserts of postmodernity a blessing can be like the discovery of a fresh well. It would be lovely if we … Continue reading

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Parker Palmer on the highest form of love

“The highest form of love is the love that allows for intimacy without the annihilation of difference.”  Parker J. Palmer: The Courage to Teach Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter Counselling in Exeter since 1994

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