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Teach Us to Sit Still epub Ó Paperback Ü tim parks Ü How have the modern world technology and our addiction to information changed who we are? What effect does it have on our relationships minds and bodies? What can the simple act of sitting still teach us about ourselves? When Tim Parks fails to find a cause for his cHow have the modern world technology and our addiction to information changed who we are? What effect does it have on our relationships minds and bodies? What can the simple act of sitting still teach us about ourselves? When Tim Parks fails to find a cause for his crippling chronic pain he turns Tim Parks is one of my favorite authors I love his books about Italy because they give such a good picture of the uniue universe that country is and I love most of his novels because they are written in an ingenious very intense style and thoroughly zoom in on the psyche of the hectic life and uncertainty of modern man But this book did not really resonateMaybe that's because it's a non fiction work and specifically about Tim Parks himself No it is not an autobiography but the author painstakingly describes his years of pain with physical discomfort this euphemistic description is in order because it is about the lower abdomen region and his attempts to escape an operation The author presents a whole odyssee along doctors who cannot really help him but still propose to cut Finally he tries the alternatives and they put him on the trail of meditation techniues Not really with enthusiasm because Parks is sceptical through and through a conseuence of his personal struggle against his fanatical religious parents; but gradually he finds relief literally and figurativelyI see in the reviews on this book that many people react enthusiastically to this 'conversion' to the world of alternative medicine but I doubt that they have read this book well Parks clearly indicates that the meditation techniues certainly helped and still help but that it is mainly his introspection his inner uest to whom he actually is that helped him relieve And then it turns out not entirely surprising to the reader who is familiar with the work of Parks that our author really is a fretting nervous wreck with neurotic ticks continually under pressure trying to get hold on everything And above all that he is someone who lives fanatically in and through words constantly using language to get a grip on reality This introspection of course encouraged by the intense meditation has made him realize that he has to 'let go' what a buzzword and he also tries to do that he even thinks of stopping with writing But fortunately for us his readers – in the end he understands that he will only succeed in part that he is who he is Nirvana is not for himThis may all sound very interesting and it is but to be honest it was hard labour to get through this book Parks extensively goes into all his feelings of pain neuroses struggles and thoughts describes the entire process that he goes through in such detail that it sometimes became a bit too much and occasionally embarrassingly personal And although Parks regularly muses on other famous writers and their physical problems the book doesn’t really provide insight into the work of the author

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S Teach us to Sit Still by Booker shortlisted author Tim Parks examines how the philosophy of 'sit still relax and stop worrying' can be profoundly life altering‘ Teach us to Sit Still made me laugh; it made me cry; and it made me seriously think about taking up Vispassana meditation’ The Time This was a hard one to rate It deserves a lot of stars because it's so worth reading and learning from But it's not easy to read Not because the writing is bad it's great actually It's just that the content challenges so many mostly Western assumptions about the connection between body and mind between health and thought The author is a challenging personality as well tense and obsessive but also thoughtful and caring and a skilled story tellerWhat makes the book so worthwhile is what the author discovered as he explored treatments for his chronic illness and sought alternatives to medication and surgery Although his illness involved urology and pelvic pain what he learned about meditation and massage applies far broadly The book will appeal especially to people who work and revel in words writers linguists analysts and all of us who tend to over think every issue and dilemma When do words become a barrier to meaning and understanding when do they become a substitute for the experience of life? It all sounds kind of flaky I know but strangely enough this is a book for skeptics not eager believers

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Teach Us to Sit StillTo meditation This is however not your average self help book or conversion story; instead it is a refreshingly honest and profoundly moving introspection of one writer and his uest to overcome the inner battle between mind and body A revelatory read with delightful cultural and literary reference I think this book is extraordinary It took courage to write it to chronicle the demeaning self effacing revelatory foolish helpless moments that the overstimulated ego of the authorsubject was learning to live with Out of it comes real wisdom a journey of discovery that is the best of the self discovery books I've ever encountered What illness teaches and how what surprises it holds how life is enriched after losing everything is all in this book I recommend it highly