‘This book is intended for anyone who wants to enter into the sacred stillness that is at the heart of all things and from which all that is arises‘
– Still Points
Still Points – A Guide to Living the Mindful, Meditative Way by Brother Richard OFM Cap will publish September 22nd with Hachette Ireland and is described as ‘a simple and powerful book of stillness and love.’ It is not a book to be rushed, so it is currently resting on my bedside locker to be dipped into when the need for calm arises but I wanted to throw a spotlight on it today to bring it to your attention pre-publication.
Brother Richard’s name became familiar to many when his poem, Lockdown, went viral in the early months of the coronavirus pandemic in 2020. It was translated into 26 languages and shared widely on traditional and social media throughout the world, including BBC and CNN. It has also inspired two short films and a number of pieces of music.
Brother Richard is a priest-friar of the Irish branch of the Capuchin Franciscan order. For over 20 years, he has worked to bring the insights of the Christian contemplative tradition to greater public awareness, particularly with reference to modern mindfulness theory.
He holds honours degrees in philosophy, theology and English literature and also has post-graduate qualifications in pastoral and holistic studies and Franciscan spirituality and formation.
Still Points has been described by Sister Stan as ‘a call to stop, to consider, to see the beauty and sacredness of ourselves in everyone and everything‘. It might be just what you need right now in these days of chaos and strife.
Please continue reading for further details about the book.
[ About Still Points ]
In an uncertain world, we all seek a sense of security and inner peace. In Still Points: A Guide to Living the Mindful Meditative Way shows us how to achieve this, simply by following a daily spiritual practice. In doing so, we enter into a deep connection to sacred stillness, revealing to us the beauty within the present moment.
In a book that can be followed throughout the year, or dipped in and out of to find ‘still points’ in times of distraction and worry, Brother Richard brings us on a transformative journey of meditation, poetry and sacred pause, enabling us to experience a sense of peace, happiness and belonging in our lives.
Twitter ~ @BroRichard