Silence

Expanding the relational field

I’m reading a new book by Franklyn Sills, the craniosacral guru of Karuna Institute and worldwide renown. It’s called the Breath of Life, and gives deep insight into ways of working with our own suffering and the suffering of others in the context of what is known as ‘biodynamics’. Here is a quote: “In the…

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Interior solitude connects us to others

There is no true solitude except interior solitude. And interior solitude is not possible for anyone who does not accept their right place in relation to others. There is no true peace possible for the one who still imagines that some accident of talent or grace or virtue segregates them from other people and places…

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The fundamental protection of care

“Committing ourselves to caring for one another and living in a way that is not harmful is the most basic and fundamental protection we can give to and receive from each other. It protects us because, when we are not carried away by greed, hatred or delusion, we do not have to suffer guilt, remorse,…

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Service as Joy

I slept and dreamt that life was joy I awoke and saw that life was service I acted and. behold, service was joy. Rabindranath Tagore

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Held by everything that arises and passes

I was reading recently that so much of our suffering lies in the fact that we seek happiness in experience. In fact, in essence, our truest happiness resides in our ability to let go of that which is unnecessary. This is what the spiritual path teaches us, and a practice such as yoga or meditation…

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Quote from The Other by Ryszard Kapuscinski

“(Levina’s) philosophy (outlined in Le temps et l’autre – Time and the Other) is a framework that you have to fill in with your own experience and observations. Levinas never stops seeking ways to reach the Other, he wants to free us from the restraints of selfishness, from indifference, keep us from the temptation to…

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