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A base camp for mindfulness

Posted by Simon Parke, 29 Jul 2014

Just as there are many ways to approach the summit of Mount Everest, there are many ways to approach the truths of mindfulness.

But if we were to make a base camp from which to explore, I would choose this one:

‘Mindfulness is awareness of present experience with acceptance and trust.’...

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The terrible tiger story

Posted by Simon Parke, 28 Jul 2014

After much discussion, they decided to go ahead and have a tiger as a family pet.

The great day arrived and the tiger was delivered.

But it was so frightening, that they immediately had to act.

If the tiger was to stay, certain changes had to be made…

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Southease station...why?

Posted by Simon Parke, 24 Jul 2014

Southease station.

You may not know it.

It’s on the south coast route from Seaford to Brighton.

But with no desire to be churlish, you do have to ask ‘why?’‘

Because Southease station is a concrete platform in a field…

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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.

Simon will be in the Literary tent at Greenbelt, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, for two talks on Abbot Peter, murder mystery and the psychology of crime.

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