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The best selfie

Posted by Simon Parke, 3 Oct 2015

They do not arise every day.

For some, not every year.

(Though we might experience two in a week.)

But we’ll know them for their particularity to our selves…

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The Saying

Posted by Simon Parke, 2 Oct 2015

My poem of the week is by the German poet, Ernst Stadler, who ‘coupled angst and absurdity’ in trying to describe life.

Born 1883, called an ‘Expressionist poet’, he was killed on the Western Front in 1914.

The poem is called ‘The Saying’...

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Notes on suffering and hope

Posted by Simon Parke, 27 Sep 2015

His life is difficult.

And each difficulty feeds another, like logs on a fire.

His partner thinks of suicide…

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Cover of One Minute Mindfulness

My book One Minute Mindfulness has been re-published by Hay House, with additional material – and a sparkling new cover! Here are stories and reflections to help us see through clear eyes, return to the present moment and remain there.

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.

A contemplative few days based around Simon's book, The Beautiful Life, now republished as The Journey Home. The retreat features meditation, silence, community and teaching.

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