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Finding equanimity

Posted by Simon Parke, 28 Feb 2015

Equanimity.

It’s a highly regarded virtue in many different traditions.

It describes calmness and composure, especially under pressure.

An evenness of mind, psychological stability, balance…

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Us and them

Posted by Simon Parke, 26 Feb 2015

To borrow the language of the British Psychological Study, (BPS) our ‘ingroups and outgroups’ are significant.

They determine what we think of people and how we treat them … though it wasn’t always like this…

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The unhappy daffodil

Posted by Simon Parke, 25 Feb 2015

The daffodil was making itself unhappy.

Because it had a green stem, the daffodil looked at the green bus full of people and thought:

I could be as green and popular as that bus…

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Simon's Mindful Lifebelts app

Mindful Lifebelts is an app to help when life is difficult; or preferably, to prevent it becoming so. The short meditations come in both written and audio form, spoken by Simon.

Cover of A Director's Cut

Set in the seaside town of Stormhaven, the third Abbot Peter mystery, A Director’s Cut, opens the curtain on a dark tale of murder and revenge in theatreland. Abbot Peter and his niece DI Tamsin Shah, are drawn like lambs to the slaughter into the grievance behind the greasepaint and a rage behind the stage.
 
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This is a silent retreat, set amid the beauty of Devon on the edge of Dartmoor. The silence is punctuated by mediations and sessions, during which Simon will use material and themes from his book, The Journey Home (formerly published as The Beautiful Life).

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