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What's the point of self-knowledge?

Posted by Simon Parke, 3 Sep 2014

This was my most read blog of 2013.

It was third blog of three in a mini-series on self-knowledge:

Why consider self-knowledge today?

I’m taking the time because there is nothing more practical or grounded than this enquiry…

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In the beginning

Posted by Simon Parke, 1 Sep 2014

Do you remember the beginning of time?

When all was formless, fragile and unknowing.

There was space and gas and nothing…the odds against creation.

What good could ever come of this expanding absence, this endless hole of nothing?..

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The end of a season

Posted by Simon Parke, 31 Aug 2014

At the end of a season, I always return to this poem by Robert Frost.

I don’t know your feelings at this time.

But maybe they are in here somewhere…

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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.

Cover of One Minute Meditation

A book of short meditations for use wherever you find yourself: on the bus, at the doctors, in your bedroom or by the pool.

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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