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About robcmatthews

Having studied at the university of Durham, and subsequently finishing his PhD in cancer therapy, Rob left academia to pursue his interest psychotherapy and spirituality. He began studying psychotherapy in London only to find he could not find the energy to complete his studies. Disillusioned, he left the UK with his young family with the idea of building his own cob house & starting a retreat center to practice and teach meditation and related studies. Discovering Gendlin’s Focusing was a decisive step in Rob’s understanding of what was needed for his life – discovering his own inner aliveness and inner sense of direction. He is currently studying with the British Focusing Association. AH Almaas has been a decisive factor in his own development. Rob spent some years with the Ridhwan school; and is indebted to the teachers of the Diamond Approach for self realisation. Other influences include Greg Goode and his emptiness teachings. He lives with his family in Southern Spain.
28 11, 2015

The Mysterious

By |November 28th, 2015|Quotes, Sacred Listening|0 Comments

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science. ~ ALBERT EINSTEIN Isn't it the mysterious that which we truly long to "know"? That place where something new is continually emerging...revealing and unfolding into our life? We never get to fully grasp the mysterious. It is out [...]

27 11, 2015

An Ongoing Crescendo – John Prendergast

By |November 27th, 2015|Quotes, Sacred Listening|0 Comments

Attuning with our inner knowing is an unfolding, open-ended, lifelong process. It doesn’t end in some final, fully enlightened state. There is no finish line. Jean Klein described it as an ongoing crescendo. After many years of first seeking and then discovering, I find this a resonant description. ~ John Prendergast

24 11, 2015

Is Sacred Listening similar to other spiritual approaches?

By |November 24th, 2015|Focusing, Sacred Listening|0 Comments

Q: Is Sacred Listening similar to other spiritual approaches? A: We have a different focus to many other approaches and traditions. We are not so interested in particular realizations, enlightenment or any particular state.  Our focus is not on being happier, on fixing or improving ourselves. In fact we are not outcome focused at all and it is [...]

13 11, 2015

Enough by David Whyte

By |November 13th, 2015|Focusing, Poetry, Sacred Listening|0 Comments

Enough, These few words are enough If not these words, this breath. If not this breath, this sitting here. This opening to the life we have refused again and again until now until now ~ David Whyte

5 11, 2015

True Felt Sensing – Robert Lee

By |November 5th, 2015|Focusing, Quotes|0 Comments

One method for checking if you are indeed felt sensing, is to consider how familiar the feeling you are exploring is. If it is exactly the problem you have, if your exploration of depression brings a depressive feeling, it may confirm you are indeed exploring your depression, but it also confirms you are not yet [...]

30 10, 2015

It is interesting, exciting, kind of an adventure – AH Almaas

By |October 30th, 2015|Focusing, Inquiry, Quotes|0 Comments

The process...when we learn to engage it..it is interesting, exciting, kind of an adventure. An adventure has challenges and difficulties and also wonderful discoveries. It is the terrain of our experiential universe that we explore and discover and we find out there is a lot more to us than appears at the surface and really [...]

30 10, 2015

As long as you desire freedom…AH Almaas

By |October 30th, 2015|Quotes|1 Comment

So let’s try to understand what I mean. Although it is difficult to see, this is the simplest and most basic truth about our mind: as long as you desire freedom, as long as you desire happiness, they will elude you. Almaas, A. H. (2013-05-14). Diamond Heart: Book Two: The Freedom to Be (p. 64). [...]

30 10, 2015

Chozan Shissai – Master Swordsman

By |October 30th, 2015|Poetry, Sacred Listening|0 Comments

All these things are difficult to form into words. If a person gives a name to something and then holds fast to that name, he will miss the real meaning. Yet if no name is given, then he floats about in empty space and does not attain awareness. ~ Chozan Shissai - Master Swordsman, Japan [...]

29 10, 2015

Life as a Spiritual Path – Diamond Approach

By |October 29th, 2015|Inquiry|0 Comments

Founders of the Diamond Approach Hameed Ali (A H Almaas) and Karen Johnson explore key principles of the Diamond Approach and how daily life can be used as its own spiritual practice. Find out more: www.ridhwan.org & www.conscious2.com

29 10, 2015

Without mystery life shrinks – E.O. Wilson

By |October 29th, 2015|Focusing, Poetry, Quotes, Sacred Listening|1 Comment

Without mystery life shrinks. The completely known is a numbing void to all active minds. Even a laboratory rat seeks the adventure of the maze. For the naturalist every entrance into a wild environment rekindles an excitement that is childlike in spontaneity, often tinged with apprehension-in short, the way life ought to be lived, all the time. ~ [...]