The Valley Between

There is a valley between that elusive place of peace and happiness and the real life that we live in. I have been chasing peace and happiness…., just simple peace and happiness…. not even immense serenity and overflowing joy, just peace and happiness, a life without drama, a life with no illness, no doctors, no forms and paperwork, no out of the ordinary problems or dramas, a life without ill loved ones, people struggling, injustice and the list goes on. I believe life has a higher purpose and that is where I find my meaning. The things that used to bring me wholeness, joy, mean ing etc just don’t do that anymore… I see things through an eternal perspective and I know things here just keep getting more difficult, complicated and the way the world is going… diabolical. The more I hope for this peace here on earth the more elusive it seems. I…

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LIGHT FOR LIFE – OCTOBER 2011 – Lessons Learnt in Battles

It seems that we learn lessons when we least expect them but always when we need them the most, and, the true “gift” in these lessons always lies in the learning process  itself. ~Cathy Lee Crosby~ Although a lot can be learned from adversity, most of the same lessons can be learned through laughter and joy. ~Peter McWilliams~ It had been a very hard day. I have learnt so much of how to handle certain things that I encounter but I definitely have a ways to go on that. I am beginning to see that during every battle we face and each time we face similar battles there will be parts of it that will be very familiar to us and these are the parts that you can learn to conquer, and this is part of what I experienced today. That part is the part that is quite exhilarating as…

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