Month: July 2014

  REFLECTION: ‘I’m not sure where I’m from. But I do know where I am. The concept of being from somewhere is complicated if you have lived in lots of places and been shaped in some way by them all. This stance is about nurturing a sense of belonging wherever we are, believing that this will […]

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  We are really pleased to let you know that Ian’s new collection of poems ‘Unfurling’ is published this week by Canterbury Press. Ian says of the collection: ‘To make a poem is to attempt a holy thing, asking what it means to be truly alive. From a season or a moment of attention a […]

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  This new series of Morning Bell explores the writings of Louisa Jaques (1901-1942), a largely unknown sister of the Order of Poor Clares of Jerusalem. Her ‘spiritual notes’ are a record of what she perceived to be a series of conversations with the risen Jesus. We find them to be both moving and inspiring. […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘We are conditioned, it seems, to imagine that our position (whatever position we are in) is always under some kind of threat. The fear of dragons both describes and fuels this experience. This sense of threat may have its roots in our age-old learning how to survive as early humans. So to break […]

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  REFLECTION: ‘It’s easy to become cynical about humanity. To see the worst. And you don’t have to go far to find it. The apparent worst is all around us if we look for it. But that worst is not the whole picture. Our best refuses to let go. Often this best is quieter, less […]

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  One of the places we keep on returning to with camera and notebook in hand is the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Garden at the Trewyn Studio in St Ives Cornwall. The studio is pretty much as it was when Hepworth tragically died here in a fire in 1975. The garden is a wonderful setting for […]

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  hi everyone, we are just back from our  2 week  tea-break / time out / sabbath. Look out for the return of the daily Morning Bell and the Beloved  Life year of spiritual practice beginning this Monday 7 July. See below the introduction to next week’s spiritual practice Less as More… Many thanks for sharing the journey with us […]

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