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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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Love has no labels – Ad Council

Click on the link for this short film from the Ad Council, which makes its point rather effectively. The Ad Council comment runs:- ‘While the vast majority of Americans consider themselves unprejudiced, many of us unintentionally make snap judgments about … Continue reading

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The Messenger – Mary Oliver

The Messenger ‘My work is loving the world. Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird — equal seekers of sweetness. Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums. Here the clam deep in the speckled sand. Are my boots old? Is … Continue reading

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Secret jewels of the darkness – Matt Licata

http://beyondmeds.com/2014/10/19/secret-jewels-of-the-darkness/ Click on the link to visit http://www.beyondmeds.com for this lovely post on the therapeutic journey into wholeness (be that through talking therapy or any of the many, many other paths). Matt puts this in terms of moving from the … Continue reading

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Naguib Mahfouz on Fear

‘Fear does not prevent death. It prevents life.’ Naguib Mahfouz http://www.amazon.co.uk/Naguib-Mahfouz/e/B000APYKVU/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1407424345&sr=1-2-ent Palace Gate Counselling Service, Exeter

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Paulo Coelho on Risking Pain

“Choosing a path meant having to miss out on others. She had a whole life to live, and she was always thinking that, in the future, she might regret the choices she made now. “I’m afraid of committing myself,” she … Continue reading

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Carl Rogers Here is a link to Wikipedia on Carl Rogers (click on the title). His view of what it is to be a human being and what makes for effective therapy arose from his practice as a therapist, in the middle of the … Continue reading

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