Simon Parke  
Click here for Abbot Peter Click here for Simon's blog Click here for Simon's books Click here for Simon's consultancy Click here for Simon's retreats
      Cover of Conversations with Jesus of Nazareth   Cover of Solitude   Cover of A Psychiatrist Screams

Uncomfortably numb

Posted by Simon Parke, 23 November 2018, 9.28am

I don’t know how some people survive

I don’t know how most people survive

We must close down to feeling, that’s probably how, and we may close down for years

We get on with things, don’t we, we keep going, keep the show on the road, imagine this is all there is - and really, it’s not bad considering

Numb becomes the norm, uncomfortable but manageable.

Some even applaud us. (They don’t realise.)

Though there comes a time when we just can’t continue, when body and spirit ask for release

And now feelings (if we can find them) must be taken out of the freezer and allowed to thaw

As painful as frozen hands in warm water, it’s a disturbing melting

And not always pretty

Though not a choice for those who wish to be free after all these years.

More blog posts  


December 2018

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

Click here to follow Simon's blog on RSS

RSS 2.0