Month: June 2014

  REFLECTION: ‘How easily we are transfixed by the things we desire or own! One of the great wisdom teachings of Buddhism is the need for us to detach ourselves from the things that hold us. The rabbi Jesus echoes this learning. He understands the irony of ownership. The way that we can become owned […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘Your spirit is what people encounter when they meet you. It’s not about your achievements, nor is it about any of your perceived failures. It’s how you are as a human being. And how you are can change the world as much as anything you achieve…’ PRACTICE: ‘An important first step into the […]

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  The new series of Morning Bell explores the great festival season of Pentecost and the beginning of Trinity. This season opens up the great mysteries of the nature of God, and we find our language needing to be both poetic and experiential. One metaphor that has emerged in the tradition conveys the sense that God is dancing – and that this divine  life is […]

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  Latest news from Beloved Life: June 2014 with news of… the Oxford retreat (and next year’s), Beloved Life Soul Friending,  Ian’s forthcoming book of poems, Morning bell and more… 

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  REFLECTION: ‘The visual image matters. And images and icons are all around us… True observation – attentive and loving observation – is not a dispassionate activity. If our attention is loving – not grasping but open to the otherness of the being or the object being seen – that person or object may mediate something […]

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