My own journey…
I lost my mother to illness when I had just turned 11. This was soon followed by a number of additional difficulties which extended well into my late teens. In later years more setbacks occurred. This has all set me off on a lifelong spiritual journey.
In an effort to show and compare my coping mechanisms with that of yours, my personal narratives will be found within site content from time to time. I fully realise that many of you have had often greater, struggles, and I welcome your stories and advice. Perhaps by comparison and consolidation, we can mutually find some resolution.
Despite a full productive life, a lovely supportive family and comfortable lifestyle, the “emptiness and sadness” linger and peace of mind is often elusive. However the spinoff is that this has instilled in me a sense of empathy, deep introspection and some insight to ways forward.
I am 65 yrs old and nearing retirement. I have a wide interest in all things “spiritual” including the basics of the religions, ‘new age’, the paranormal, psychology, philosophy and science. I’ve been a practicing Buddhist of 12 years, which will no doubt have some influence in my posts. However I am hoping that collective use of whatever beliefs and insights we may have, will help in our quest for “Joy & Ease.”
Looking forward to your insights, comments, stories and suggestions.
Founder of “The Way of Ease & Joy”