Category Archives: Peace of Mind

Suffering (by Eileen)

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Suffering.  What’s the Point? I have been thinking lately about suffering and why we suffer.  It’s not a new question.  It’s one humans have wrestled with for eons. I’ve had fibromyalgia and painful knee and back injuries for 35 years, stemming from an auto accident.  I feel pain every day.  But it is minor in comparison to the emotional and physical pain some of my friends endure, … Continue reading Suffering (by Eileen) »

Finding Faith

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn What are seeds of faith?  I suppose the answer is different for each person, but for me, more often than not they come as small revelations in times of deep crisis when I’m grappling with forces pulling in opposite directions.  For me, faith is not so much an idea but an identity, not so much about believing but becoming. My teachers have generally been fellow … Continue reading Finding Faith »

Passings and Epilogues

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Yet again, death has struck a member of my family — my cousin Amy, at 46. Death has visited our family all too frequently and all too early.  My father died at 45, brother Steve at 59, brother Kevin at 62.  We are a family of unfinished stories. Death leaves its mark when it comes unexpected and early. So many unspoken … Continue reading Passings and Epilogues »

Living Your Questions

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn   How did you find the key to your life’s song?  A little story on how I found mine. I was blessed with an enlightened aunt, a Catholic nun with the Sisters of Charity Providence.  Born Annabelle, she took the name Sister Mary Audrey.  She was a wise woman, raised during the Depression in extraordinarily difficult circumstances.  She learned many lessons … Continue reading Living Your Questions »

And the Wisdom to Know the Difference

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn “If you aren’t in over your head, how do you know how tall you are?” ~ T.S. Eliot  There are days when life seems much too unmanageable, When the ‘fate gods‘ have all conspired against me, When my powerlessness really pisses me off, When the Serenity Prayer is wholly undecipherable to me. Days in which it seems I’m in way, way … Continue reading And the Wisdom to Know the Difference »