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As with books, so with life

Courtesy of Tim Parks in his book Teach Us to Sit Still:

With books . . . , the best experiences are not when you find what you were looking for, but when something quite different finds you, takes you by surprise, shifts your taste to new territory.

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Quotations & Commentary

Sandstorm in the Mind

There’s a telling contrast between what catches our interest and what we blend out.

The World Health Organisation says 1,240,000 people died on the roads in 2010.   420 more words

Self Awareness

Two mindfulness narratives for Tim Parks

A fascinating and honest account of taking up mindfulness or meditation exercises by novelist Tim Parks.

http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/aug/30/meditation-mindfulness-tim-parks-more-than-medicine

He says: Being simultaneously immobile, wakeful and wordless is an experience that runs contrary to all our habits, and for which there is no model in our culture, nothing we can visualise, no narrative we can follow.. 232 more words