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John Bradshaw on Community (with some thoughts on person-centred supervision)

‘Community is a synthesis between mutuality and individuality. The truer the community, the more solid the individuals within it. To put it another way, people best achieve individuality in a true community and they create a true community only when … Continue reading

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Thích Nhất Hạnh on blaming, reasoning & the core conditions

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look for reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. Yet … Continue reading

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A rabbit noticed my condition – St John of the Cross

The writer’s rabbit today was a kind person, who read her this….. ‘I was sad one day and went for a walk; I sat in a field. A rabbit noticed my condition and came near. It often does not take … Continue reading

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