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  1. Dear Norm,
    I read your article which was published by The Guardian and I have to say: well done!
    When we met in Nimes you talked about meditation and I wonder if you know some good books to guide me trough the first steps of meditation?
    Have a great time in France and I hope to see you in Liverpool!

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    1. Hi Thomas
      Thanks for your contribution to the site and I’m glad you liked the article.
      As regards books on meditation, there are probably a huge amount and at the moment a plethora of books on ‘Mindfulness’.
      One book recommended to me which I think is good at setting out the philosophy of living in ‘the now’ is Eckhart Tolle: ‘The Power of Now’.
      It is something of a dryish read but is nevertheless invaluable in setting out the parameters of what mindfulness/meditation aims to do. A lighter read which I loved is Tim Parks: ‘Teach Us to Sit Still’. I cannot speak highly enough of this book because it starts firmly from the position of the natural sceptic which is what most of us are.
      Finally – If you’re interested in meditation, find a group and go along and do it. The group I attend is in the Buddhist Samatha tradition. A quick Google of Buddhist meditation in Belgium will throw up lots of others.
      Good luck with your chemical engineering – a fine profession – ๐Ÿ™‚ and if you’re ever in Liverpool give me a shout.
      Best wishes
      Norm

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      1. Hey Norm,

        How are you?
        Would it be possible to forward me the picture you took in Nรฎmes? It would be a nice souvenir.
        And I do not know if you are on facebook but I have a group (“Travel Culture and Literature”) where different aspects of travelling can be shared, feel free to join if you want.

        Kind regards,
        Thomas

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      2. Hi Thomas
        I’m ridiculously behind with the Blog. I have started writing the last French post and this would have been followed by ‘people I met in France’. One of those was definitely your photo which is good. I will try and do this today – possibly! I’m off to Santorini tomorrow.

        Can I add the photo to your facebook group?

        Norman

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  2. Hey Norm,

    No problem! And take your time, I don’t want to command.
    It was my juvenile curiosity which had difficulties to hold in.
    Santorini seems a nice destination, especially with the rainy and cold weather in our part of Europe.
    Enjoy your stay!

    Of course the photo can be added to the group. I already shared your blog when I came back to Belgium but everyone is welcome to contribute on this page so if you like to share things, go ahead ๐Ÿ™‚
    I place the link underneath, I hope you don’t mind?
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/1677409129141330/

    Kind regards,
    Thomas

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  3. PS: I want to tell you that I joined a meditation group in my city, it is a nice and relaxing experience.
    Hereby thank you for the advice you gave earlier !

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