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Letter to a friend in a hurry

22 December, 2010 Vicky 0

Dear Friend, I hold you gently in the quiet of my thought. The stillness tells me clearly that this crisis in your life, which most call a breakdown, I would name a listening time. As […]

Asking, Loving

22 December, 2010 Vicky 0

Soon I will be celebrating the anniversary of a rather important date in my life – the time I dared to start thinking for myself. This, in turn, led to the most profound changes in […]

Is the universe friendly?

22 December, 2010 Vicky 0

I once undertook a study tour of seven Western nations, in the course of which I interviewed over two hundred people belonging to nearly a hundred organisations whose work relates to global issues. Almost every […]

Spiritual laws to heal the world

22 December, 2010 Vicky 0

‘Singing Silence’ is the name of the beautiful bicentennial, restored chalet at 10,000 feet where I have the good fortune of running summer workshops every summer. As I write these lines, I am facing the […]

The source of all true communication

22 December, 2010 Vicky 0

At one of our summer workshops in the Swiss Alps, one of the participants, Maryanne, shared a beautiful experience she had recently had. At a church service she attended, a short sentence in the liturgy […]

Spirituality and the ecological footprint

22 December, 2010 Vicky 0

The consumer society has an absolutely amazing and uncanny way of recuperating just about everything to turn it into fancy consumer trends – from the Dalmatian coast to the latest health fad, from simple water […]

The freedom and joy of stewardship

22 December, 2010 Vicky 0

Living one’s life from a sense of stewardship (i.e. that we are the stewards and not the owners of absolutely everything that life entrusts us with – time, money, possessions, relationships, our body and our […]

Towards a lay spirituality

22 December, 2010 Vicky 0

Religions have played an irreplaceable ethical role in the slow passage of humanity from the cave-man mentality to the more civilised concepts of today, which are, if not always practiced, at least generally accepted. They […]

What is true wealth?

21 December, 2010 Vicky 0

At a time when the BBC is asking grandmothers to speak about frugal living, it might be interesting to ask oneself this question. Wealth is by definition a subjective concept. For many in our Western […]

Messages of Life & Love

7 December, 2010 Vicky 0

For the past twelve years, I have been corresponding with Roger W McGowen, an inmate from death row, Texas, the toughest such place in the US. For twenty two years Roger has been sitting on […]

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