Category Archives: philosophy

State of Mind among Giants

   My life had become a pilgrimage on blistered feet, stumbling ever deeper into the dark half-forgotten wilderness. With each passing week the path beneath my feet became narrower and more rock strewn, and the familiar signs and landmarks receded. … Continue reading

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Happy Soul

   On days when I’m happy all the way down into my boots, I find smiling faces all around me wherever I look. Even on the floor of the woods as I’m walking the dogs, looking down, a little cheery … Continue reading

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Shadows of Self

In Winter the shadows draw in around us, we notice them more and we yearn for the light of Summer. In psychotherapy we speak about the shadow, and it’s a wonderful metaphor which Jung came up with to describe the … Continue reading

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Caribbean Commute

Whenever we go away on holiday, we take time to notice the locals and their lifestyles. Sitting sipping coffee in the morning we watched many locals drive to work across the blue bay in front of our Barbados hotel. It … Continue reading

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On Containing

All around us, everywhere, the world is filled with containers holding things within them. The bowl contains the oranges, the orange skin contains the segments, the segments contain the juice. Most things, ourselves included, are both containing, and being contained. … Continue reading

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Tidal Shift

Watching the shifting tide move in and out across the shore is a great reminder of the steady rhythm of change deep at the heart of our own lives. We know at some level that life is a flow of … Continue reading

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Cloud Calls

Yesterday, late afternoon, the clouds parted over the hills, and more fresh blue skies and light poured down on us. The earth became a lush vivid green, which sat beautifully next to the sky blues above. However my attention was … Continue reading

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