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The man who lost his horse

Posted by Simon Parke, 25 Oct 2014

I open my book ‘The Journey Home’ with a story I didn’t write… but which has been important in keeping me alive, in keeping life flowing through me, rather than lodging.

Here it is:

A man in a village lost his horse one night when it broke out of the enclosure and disappeared into the hills…

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Seek and you will find?

Posted by Simon Parke, 24 Oct 2014

There is sometimes a great sense of peace when we start on a new inner journey.

Was this so with you?

And a huge sense of well-being.

Perhaps we had never felt so well.

‘Now all will be different!’ we declared…

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Ten new commandments

Posted by Simon Parke, 23 Oct 2014

As another Beautiful Life retreat comes around, I thought I’d write a little bit about the book that gave life to this story.

Published by Bloomsbury, it started out as ‘The Beautiful Life’, but is now re-published by them as ‘The Journey Home’.

I was working in a supermarket when I wrote it, so there’s a bit of coleslaw round the edges; but here’s my brief description of it from the time. And just to explain, the book offers ten new commandments….

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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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