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Charles Eisenstein on the New Story & Separation

‘Even though science as we know it is central to the centuries-long or millennia-long program to master nature, even though its approach to gathering knowledge is the very model of “othering” nature and making the world into an object, scientifically … Continue reading

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‘5 Signs You’re on the Hero’s Journey’ Alison Nappi

http://www.writewithspirit.com/blog/5-signs-youre-on-the-heros-journey Yesterday’s post included a Joseph Campbell reference, and today we remain with the themes of the hero’s journey, and the importance of mythology in our quest for meaning.  Laurie Penny and Alison Nappi have written very different pieces around these themes … Continue reading

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The Longing for Belonging – Charles Eisenstein

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/charles-eisenstein/indigeneity-and-belonging_b_8011302.html Originally written for our local Schumacher College, in the context of a course Charles was leading. Charles features regularly on this blog – the writer believes him to be one of the important thinkers and writers of our time. … Continue reading

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Late Ripeness – Czeslaw Milosz (trans: Robert Hass)

‘Not soon, as late as the approach of my ninetieth year, I felt a door opening in me and I entered the clarity of early morning. One after another my former lives were departing, like ships, together with their sorrow. … Continue reading

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The Science of Compassion – James R. Doty

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-r-doty-md/science-of-compassion_b_1578284.html Follow the link to Huff Post Science, for this worthwhile article by James Doty, who is a Professor of Neurosurgery at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and also the Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research … Continue reading

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Thomas Merton on Identity & what we live for

“If you want to identify me, ask me not where I live, or what I like to eat, or how I comb my hair, but ask me what I am living for, in detail, ask me what I think is … Continue reading

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The Secret of Life – Jim Carrey

Lovely….About presence, faith, and manifesting beauty. Love or Fear? ‘Within each of us, there is a silence, a silence as vast as the universe, and when we experience that silence, we remember who we are.’ Gunilla Norris Palace Gate Counselling … Continue reading

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