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This book will make you breathe deeply, laugh a lot and go to the toilet a few times.
‘Bedevilled by a crippling condition which nobody could explain or relieve, he confronts hard truths about the relationship between the mind and the body, the hectic modern world and his life as a writer. 61 more words
Courtesy of Tim Parks in his book Teach Us to Sit Still:
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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.
A fascinating and honest account of taking up mindfulness or meditation exercises by novelist Tim Parks.
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