Category Archives: inner yearning

Intuitive understanding

For the past couple of centuries the Western World has tended to judge reality by what can be proved scientifically. Yet increasingly we have come to see that there are all sorts of realities that are not perceived by deductive … Continue reading

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Setting ourselves up for depression

Professor Martin Seligman, one of America’s top psychologists and an authority on depression, says that rich countries are facing an epidemic of depression. He says it’s clearly not ecological because the Amish people who live just outside his hometown drink … Continue reading

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Tread softly

There’s a wonderful line in one of Yeats’ poems that says: ‘Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.’ I used to remind myself of these words when my daughters were in their teens and were full of wonderful ideas … Continue reading

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We live our lives on two stages

Using Shakespeare’s famous analogy of life being like an actor on the stage, psychologist Dr Fritz Perls said that we all live our lives on two stages. One is the outward stage; the way we present ourselves and the way … Continue reading

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‘Carry some quiet around inside thee.’

As part of an experiment into the effects of noise on behaviour researchers arranged for someone to drop an armful of books. In fifty percent of the cases, someone else stopped to help pick them up. The same experiment, with … Continue reading

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God’s alternative makes sweeter music

There was once an Italian boy named Antonio. He loved music and wanted above everything else to become a singer, but whenever he tried to sing his friends laughed at him. However, his village was home to Nicolo Amati, the … Continue reading

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A message from moths

The poet Shelly referred to the way that moths are drawn irresistably to the light of a star as a powerful symbol of our own yearning for something beyond the limitations of this life. For some reason we don’t understand, … Continue reading

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