Teach Us to Sit Still

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Author: Tim Parks

Memoir/HB/2010/322 pp

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Teach us to care and not to care
Teach us to sit still
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Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death
Pray for us now and at the hour of our death.

T.S. Eliot, from Ash Wednesday 

Once upon a time, my heart was broken, and my life was broken. Every day was a struggle to convince myself I should stay alive. Many days I was close to losing the argument with the darker part of my nature. I did the only thing I knew to do: I read books about people who had fought the same monsters and come out on the other side alive and whole.

This was one them. Though it concerns a man in physical agony, he had used meditation in the same way I hoped to use it to help me out of my mental anguish.

I loved this book. I love Tim Parks. He wrote one of my favorite books ever, Family Planning, which I will not be selling on this website because I must always have it.

But you can buy this one from me. In fact, I would love nothing more than to know it was in your hands helping you the same it helped me.