Teach Us to Sit Still


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

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.