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Beyond Religion

Reading Time: 6 minutes ‘Those tender words we said to one another are stored in the secret heart of heaven. One day, like the rain, they will fall and spread, and their mystery will grow green over the world.’Rumi The mystery that lies within the hidden heart of the human being, and is also the secret heart of heaven, […]

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The Ferocity of Necessity

Reading Time: < 1 minute This head of mine tells me stories Of predictable gloom, of past pain.So I have to trust my heart and itsSudden surge of feeling, whichCatches me unawares and racesTowards the smell of your familiarityAnd our conjoining.We are so entwined now that I amInconsolable without you near me.Can you feel this force field thatPulls us nearer, […]

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India My Love

Reading Time: 6 minutes ‘A time comes in a person’s life, in a particular incarnation, when he begins to lose interest in the affairs of the world, knowingly or unknowingly. He may feel that he does not belong to the world, and the objects of the world no longer give him satisfaction. Though not clearly perceived, somehow he intuitively […]

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I Want You Slow-Cooked, or Not At All

Reading Time: 6 minutes ‘The man, who, being really on the Way, falls upon hard times in the world will not, as a consequence, turn to that friend who offers him refuge and comfort and encourages his old self to survive. Rather, he will seek out someone who will faithfully and inexorably help him to risk himself, so that […]

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Will You Risk Opening Your Heart To Relationship?

Reading Time: 6 minutes ‘There is no force in the world but love.’ Rilke At the core of all longing, striving and struggle languishes the bloodied, tender heart, with all movement either taking us further into the heart wound and the possibility of wholeness or into contraction: the recoil that cuts us off from life and love. The heart […]

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Psychotherapy Without Soul Can Fuck You UP

Reading Time: 4 minutes Without an appreciation of the soul’s radical desires, psychotherapy can interfere with psychological and spiritual maturation and promote a non-imaginative normality that merely supports people to be better-adapted cogs in a toxic industrial culture’ Bill Plotkin There is a marvellous moment in Perfect Love, Imperfect Relationships by the pioneering Buddhist psychotherapist John Welwood when a […]

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Redefining the Spiritual Journey…

Reading Time: 8 minutes ‘Spiritual life begins when seeking fails.’ Adi Da Samraj  The freshness of the day glinted through the window, navigating its way through the small opening and spreading out like a fan made of silken butter, over the sheets and into my caress. I wanted to marvel at its honeyed wonder, but was instead wrestling a […]

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Past Lives: An Unconventional Route to Deep Healing.

Reading Time: 7 minutes ‘Our story…is much older than its years, its datedness is not to be measured in days, nor the burden of age weighing upon it to be counted by orbits around the sun, it does not actually owe its pastness to time.’ Thomas Mann Years ago, if time exists, I found myself roaming the streets of […]

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The Father of Men’s Work: Robert Bly – a new film

Reading Time: 9 minutes ‘Creation and destruction, I am dancing for them both.’ Rumi Sometimes a man can live his life on the borders and in the margins, camp out in purgatory, know the territory of thresholds and sing his song among strangenesses. Sometimes, living feels like dying and dying feels like living. Occasionally, one becomes the other. But […]