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The art of holding

17 November, 2010 Vicky 0

What is the greatest single act of service we can give to our fellow beings? High up on my list is the art of ‘holding’. Holding a space. Holding a group. Holding an individual. What does this mean? […]

Community with a heart

17 November, 2010 Vicky 0

My friend, Andrew, never knew what to say to the orthodox Rabbi and the bearded Mullah. As a businessman on the outskirts of London working with his local community and chamber of commerce, he met […]

Forgiveness

17 November, 2010 Vicky 0

If you follow my columns you will know that I sometimes disclose parts of my life that are not so pure and wonderful. Here comes one of those disclosures. Picture me twenty years ago with […]

Wrestling with Eckhart’s Mind

17 November, 2010 Vicky 0

This is one of the great debates in spirituality: are our minds useful or useless? The destroyer or the creator of illusion? A few weeks ago my mind was definitely a problem. It was racing […]

How can you manage your own journey?

17 November, 2010 Vicky 0

Give a man a fish; you have fed him for today. Teach a man to fish; and you have fed him for a lifetime. This well known long-term approach to development supports dignity and freedom. […]

Love and enlightenment

17 November, 2010 Vicky 0

Do you want to be a full expression of love? Or do you want to be fully awake and enlightened? Perhaps, like me, you want to be both – Love and Enlightenment. Sometimes the lovers […]

Secularism and spirituality

17 November, 2010 Vicky 0

Human curiosity is great. We are spiritually drawn to know more and explore further.And here is the first of many paradoxes. We go further by going nowhere. We travel this journey by being still. This, […]

Feeling good

17 November, 2010 Vicky 0

When we feel good, we feel good. But what is the source of this feeling? Most of us never give attention to what is actually happening inside our bodies as we move from one mood to another […]

Protecting Barack

17 November, 2010 Vicky 0

How can we protect Barack Obama? The new President of the United States is symbolically of huge importance. It is crucial that he does not fall victim to the same forces that assassinated Martin Luther […]

What is our life’s purpose?

17 November, 2010 Vicky 0

A few weeks ago I met a bewildered woman. She was a successful civil servant in her forties who was waking up to her spirituality and had begun to attend some psychic development classes. ‘I […]

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