I have stolen today’s title from Hafiz: I have come into this world to hear this: every song of stream and rock, every song of tool and lyre and flute… every song the earth should cry with magnificent dignity to know itself… Have you ever had a moment that pressed you against eternity, forever changed? A…

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I know you’re all aware that the turning of a calendar year, the mere ticking over of a clock, doesn’t necessarily mean that our lives, or the happenings around us, are suddenly about to take on a different sheen or fundamentally change. Yes – it’s a good reminder, a great opportunity, to reflect on what has…

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Whether we live in the East or the West, whether we are secular, Jewish, or Buddhist, Christmas as a celebration of Jesus’ birth (considered a prophet and celebrated also by Islamic and Judaic societies) draws the world together now into a hush, a type of reflective intimacy like no other time of year can do. It can…

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Many people who come along for therapy note that they struggle with self-confidence. They often have an idea that self-confidence might be a personality-trait that some have been blessed with, and others not. Or they might have the idea that because of a difficult childhood or past knocks that theirs has been made deficient. Like many…

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The past week it has again been clear, the difficulties facing the world and humanity. I try to limit my Facebook exposure, but I read a friend’s post about the local wildlife strip next to her train station, where of a morning she had routinely delighted in hearing the birdsong and watching birds play. One morning it had…

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