Tag Archives: self-improvement

There is nothing wrong with you

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/07/06/there-is-nothing-wrong/ Very helpful post, as so often, from Monica Cassani’s rich collection of resources, links, articles and reflections: http://www.beyondmeds.com Monica’s body of work is invaluable to anyone engaging with what it is to be human, anyone working in our own … Continue reading

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Jason Hine on feeling the pain of the world

https://www.facebook.com/groups/30282864810/permalink/10153124827924811/ A post of Jason’s to the Facebook page for The Work That Reconnects (Joanna Macy). The writer feels a personal resonance with this, and it is also a theme that comes up in therapy sessions/other contexts. As Rogers identified … Continue reading

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John O’Donohue on the need for beauty in the quest for truth

‚ÄúThere is a relentless search for the factual and this quest often lacks warmth or reverence. At a certain stage in our life we may wake up to the urgency of life, how short it is. Then the quest for … Continue reading

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An Antidote to the Age of Anxiety: Alan Watts on Happiness & How to Live with Presence – Maria Popova

http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/01/06/alan-watts-wisdom-of-insecurity-1/ Useful article from Maria Popova at http://www.brainpickings.org on Alan Watts and ‘The Wisdom of Insecurity’. The writer especially liked Alan’s observations about awareness and thought:- ‘While you are watching this present experience, are you aware of someone watching it? … Continue reading

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