Using the Pendulum One (R7)


NLP provides a box of eclectic tricks the application of which is infinitely variable depending on what you find and in accordance with ecological guidelines. Once a set of procedures has got into the muscle, as Robert Dilts says, the really skilled facilitator is always alert to possibilities and athletic enough to vary things according […]

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Poems of Rabindranath Tagore pride engraves frowns in stones— love offers surrender in flowers; the obsequious brush curtails truth in deference to the canvas which is narrow the hill in its longing for the faraway sky wishes to be like the cloud with its endless urge of seeking to justify their own spilling of ink […]

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Poems of Rabindranath Tagore forlorn thoughts from the forsaken hives of all ages swarming in the air hum round my heart and seek my voice the desert is imprisoned in the wall of its unbounded barrenness in the thrill of little leaves I see the air’s invisible dance and in their glimmering the secret heart-beats […]

Fireflies 10


Poems of Rabindranath Tagore 10 I leave no trace of wings in the air but I am glad I have had my flight; the fireflies twinkling among leaves make the stars wonder the mountain remains unmoved at its seeming defeat by the mist; while the rose said to the sun “I shall ever remember thee” […]

Fireflies 9


Poems of Rabindranath Tagore 9 the same sun is newly born in new lands in a ring of endless dawns; God’s world is ever renewed by death… a Titan’s ever crushed by its own existence glow-worm exploring the dust never knows that stars are in the sky the tree is of today; the flower is […]

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Poems of Rabindranath Tagore two separated shores mingle their voices in a song of unfathomed tears; as a river in the sea work finds its fulfilment in the depth of leisure I lingered on my way till thy cherry tree lost its blossom; now the azalea brings to me thy forgiveness shy little pomegranate bud […]

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Poems of Rabindranath Tagore who does good comes to the temple gate; who loves reaches the shrine flower! have pity for the worm— it is not a bee; its love is a blunder and a burden with the ruins of terror’s triumph children build their doll’s house the lamp waits through the long day of […]

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Poems of Rabindranath Tagore thou hast risen late my crescent moon but my night bird is still awake to greet thee darkness is the veiled bride silently waiting for the errant light to return to her bosom trees are the earth’s endless effort to speak to the listening heaven; the burden of self is lightened […]

The Law of the Pendulum – (R5)


I first came across the concept of the Pendulum in Maurice Nicoll’s goldmine of practical insights Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of Gurdjieff and Ouspensky. I here pay tribute to Maurice Nicoll for all the learning I’ve got from him, especially, amongst other things, for his writing about the Pendulum For example, the introduction to […]

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Poems of Rabindranath Tagore 5 I have thanked the trees that have made my life fruitful— I must now remember the grass that has ever kept it green one without a second is emptiness; the other one makes it true… life’s errors cry for the merciful beauty that can modulate their isolation into a harmony […]