The Way of Joy and Ease

Finding Peace of Mind in an Ever Changing Universe

Whether we’ve had past trauma or not, have had a good lifestyle or not, a ‘sense of unease’ is still felt by many, no doubt aggravated by the decline in spiritual values and the superficial, materialistic, fast changing world we live in.

The reason for this site is…
to interact with those of you who are experiencing  a “spiritual void” – for comment, discussion and possible resolution. Together we can explore ways to replace our difficulties and emptiness with a sense of true inner joy.

Over the years I have become increasingly aware that the key to contentment lies mainly within. However this requires dedication, effort, and a sense of self compassion and open mindedness.

A skillful part of this process is that we start by identifying with our own “inner demons.” The site is structured in a way that we initially explore  these “gloomy bits”first. However embedded within (hidden or otherwise:) should be links to resolution, pieces of inspiration, and material that may help expose the ‘spaciousness of mind’ for this quest. One such item is found on this page…The beautiful Christian hymn – “What Wondrous Love is this” by Chelsea Moon and the Franz brothers.

I welcome your feedback for comparison and possible consolidation, with my own personal experiences, which will be found in site content from time to time.

        “If the work on this site helps even one person gain some peace of mind then it has been worth it.”


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Comments (16)

  1. David Snodgrass

    you sound like your heart is in the right place

    1. admin (Post author)

      Thanks David, Hopefully will help others and in so doing, will help me as well. Thanks for comment. (2rd genuine comment received now. Had about 7 now but all been “spammies!”)

  2. Margott

    This is an excellent site. I plan to visit often, and think we have a bit of a kindred spirit. I hope you’ll also visit my site and leave some inspirational input. Thank you for this!

    1. admin (Post author)

      You can count yourself amongst the first 5 to comment on my site. Thanks for the kind words. I still have much work to do on it! I find it like slowly writing an ever changing book. (always wanted to write but this fills that gap:) Have looked at your site and see we are ‘kindred spirits.’ Have kept your link for possible “link up” at later stage.

  3. Hilda

    Shawn, peace of mind is something we all should try to attain. The video is awesome. I had never heard them so…I take it as a beautiful present from God. Her voice has a very spiritual force. Great job!

    1. admin (Post author)

      Thanks for the kind words of encouragement Hilda. That beautiful song was sung where they keep the ashes.(I think it’s somehow appropriate for such a spiritual song. Google tells me the place is called a Columbarium.)

  4. Corina

    Shawn you give us here so many interesting views of spiritual and physical issues that all of us have in life and also how we can better our selfs i really need to come back more often to keep reading all your new posts and articles …great work and thank you for this …

  5. admin (Post author)

    Thanks Corina for the nice, encouraging comments.
    I really need to add a lot more onto site for you to come back too but hope to get back onto it soon. (Still very much work in progress.)

  6. Jean

    Well done Shaun, a true reflection of the man that you are.

    1. admin (Post author)

      Unfortunately “the man that I am” is also a procrastinator! Hence I’ve only noticed and attended to your comment now. Thanks Jean for the kind words and inspiration to get down to some work on this site!

  7. Arthur

    Hi Shawn
    It really is gratifying to see some movement on your site and I’m looking forward to seeing further development….sorry, no more “wriggle room”, you now have to step up to the plate!
    I would love to see some interesting articles or case studies on Lessons in Adversity…as you know this is what originally attracted me to Buddhism in the first place as it is a philosophy that doesn’t shrink from facing real issues in life.

    In this regard it has much in common with Christianity.

    By the way Chelsea Moon and the Franz Family (Brothers and Sisters) are among my favourites! Love that “Blue Grass” flavour!

    Ciao for now,


    1. admin (Post author)

      Yes adversity is the one thing that many are exposed to day by day. According to Buddhism it is a good thing and is there to help us grow.
      As the Tibetan teachers say…”Seek out the difficult people, they are your best teachers” (As difficult as it seems!:)
      May well take up your advice and put some effort into that topic.
      Thanks for taking a look Arthur.

  8. Kristy

    Beautiful song, has a Celtic feel to it.

    There are a lot of people who need encouragement and support. Sometimes it’s just to get through a hard day, sometimes it’s ongoing, but we all need it. It’s very giving of you to facilitate that and hopefully people will find your site when they are in need.

    1. admin (Post author)

      Yes absolutely beautiful. (I think it’s a “Blue Grass Band” which does have Celtic origins.)
      The site is still very much ‘work in progress’ but hopefully will eventually grow, become more established and be a source of comfort. As the quote says “Many of us are fighting some sort of battle…be Kind”
      Thanks for the kind words and good luck with your site!

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    1. Shawn Shawn

      You’re the first to look at site since I moved hosts. As you can see a lot of work is needed to restore it to as it was before. Even then it was still work in progress! Thanks for the inspirational words.

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