I worry sometimes about how my stories are received… Why would I talk about being discombobulated and share so much of my personal struggles – why should you care about the problems with my disabled son or about the effort involved in caring for my Mother with Alzheimer's… and many people are dealing with physical pain and financial issues, what makes me so special that I dare to ask for help?
I wonder myself – how can I be giving advice to others when my own life is often such a struggle? – but that is the very reason why… I can easily empathize with your problems, I have real compassion when listening and supporting you…. and my sense is that my stories help some of you to feel OK about what's going on for you.
You entrust me with your own personal stories, so sharing mine may help you to have some faith in my advice… and experience – I have learned what works and what doesn't and how to cope with those scary times….
Ultimately, I want to inspire you to keep moving forward, despite the obstacles… – and also to encourage you to ask for help when you need it.
The upside of sharing as I do is that so often, it helps for me to write about the challenges, the successes and failures….. for example, writing about being discombobulated helped me to ground and get some forward motion…
The spiritual path is not easy. It is fraught with challenges, obstacles, setbacks – that is how we learn and grow… by sharing what I face along the path, I hope I can shed a little light on yours, to make it a little easier…
The path may be difficult, but I have learned to be grateful for every lesson…. As I inch along, I have learned so much… and as long as I keep learning, I am happy to be able to share the joy that fills your heart as you open to spirit..