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Close to home

I had occasion recently to talk with someone whose actions had once caused me a good deal of pain. I was asked, in the light of later maturity, if I could ever forgive them. I found that I could not. … Continue reading

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Telling tales

I was talking with a friend, as you do, comparing notes over coffee and a few thousand miles. He described his own spiritual tradition as ‘walking in Beauty’. That, I thought, was a wonderful way to describe any path. Yet … Continue reading

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A Random Act of Kindness ~ Jeff Grant

Reblogged from Besonian: A long time ago, I was eight years old. I was an only child. I lived with my mother and grandmother in a small town in the south Midlands. We had little money. Mum worked in a … Continue reading

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Half-seeing ~ Steve Tanham

Image: ©️Stephen Tanham The spiritual teacher and philosopher Krishnamurti once wrote: ‘Recognition dulls the mind’. When I first read it, years ago, I disagreed with his proposition. Surely, I reasoned, the act of recognition is a result of intelligence? We … Continue reading

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The Talking Darkness ~ Steve Tanham #writephoto

He chose his moment to appear at the edge of the dark forest; the forest through which they had come on their murderous journey. The few that knew him used his ancient name: the Talking Darkness…. Anyone in the dark … Continue reading

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Land of the Heart ~ Steve Tanham

This is a self-help exercise I developed recently. I call it ‘Land of the Heart’ It’s an exercise that involves the surrender of the small self that feels so much pain and anguish, especially at a time of national division, … Continue reading

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Primal Screen~Steve Tanham

Somewhere in the frontal cortex of our brains there’s a very special junction – a place where we leaned to do something truly different with our minds… Let’s call it the Primal Screen… Our spines can be considered the highway … Continue reading

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Only a Horse and a Sword ~ Steve Tanham

We become habitual in our thinking. It’s a good idea (and fun) to play little games with our mind to help us look at things differently. One of these is to look at things in a ‘zero-sum’ way: that is, … Continue reading

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Death and the Salesman ~ Steve Tanham

In a few short weeks it will be September. We (the Silent Eye) have been invited to speak at a Unitarian Society of Psychical studies conference at the Nightingale Centre in Derbyshire. We use this lovely place for our main … Continue reading

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Three Days of the Oyster-Catcher (Part 6) Beyond the Blasted Heath ~ Steve Tanham

And then the worlds around us literally fell away… We were all tired; it had been a wonderful day, and the weather had been kind – which is not always assured in Scotland… The brain tends to switch off, which … Continue reading

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