Tag Archives: suffering

Liz Gilbert on how to hold ourselves lovingly when life’s tough

Click on the link for this Facebook post by Liz Gilbert (of ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ fame). We posted something from Liz not that long ago – and this feels important, so here is another… People who come to this service … Continue reading

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Elie Wiesel on oppression and neutrality

“I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. Sometimes we must interfere. When human lives are … Continue reading

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Matt Licata on being received as we are

The writer loved the Sigmund Freud quote…. Resonates with how we see therapy at this service, and the person-centred approach. Being received with love, just as we are right now, is such a powerful healing agent….. It seems a tragedy – when Sigmund Freud could … Continue reading

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Henri Nouwen on Compassion

A couple of lovely quotations from Henri on this theme:- “Let us not underestimate how hard it is to be compassionate. Compassion is hard because it requires the inner disposition to go with others to places where they are weak, … Continue reading

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Advocating for a global strategy of ‘generosity through sharing’ Rajesh Makwana

Click on the link at the end of the post for this interesting and important piece. The writer doesn’t see all the detail quite like Rajesh – and is with him on the gravity of the issues, the principles he outlines … Continue reading

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Rainer Maria Rilke on Solitude

“Therefore, dear Sir, love your solitude and try to sing out with the pain it causes you. For those who are near you are far away… and this shows that the space around you is beginning to grow vast. And … Continue reading

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Matt Licata on Trust in the Fires of Disintegration

Matt Licata on how our movement into what Carl Rogers described as ‘the good life’ – as we actualise – tends to involve our feeling our feelings more intensely, and more connection to our vulnerability, rather than the floaty Zen detachment … Continue reading

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