A MESSAGE OF HOPE
Finding Peace Amid Chaos and Trials
FROM THE AUTHOR'S DESK OF THE TREASURE BOX SERIES
I am the author of "The Treasure Box Series, Volme I: Peace, Joy, and Happiness". This book is a compilation of "Life's Treasures" that I have collected and stored in the form of journals over the years. I hope you find these writings helpful and that you will benefit from the lessons life has been so generously teaching me.
As a result of my experiences, I developed common-sense techniques that I have used personally to enhance my own understanding of peace and to help me deal with the chaos around me at the time. When I learned to respond better to challenges, I became a happier person.
Lessons I Learned
One of the most important lessons I learned is that, until we figure things out and get it right, the universe will continue to serve up the lessons we need to learn. Until we finally pay attention and make the appropriate changes along the way that change status quo, our lives will be less than fulfilling for us.
The point is, we must acknowledge what we need to learn and change or the universe will continue to give us opportunities until we do or until time runs out, whichever comes first…and that is a promise!
Protecting peace in times fraught with anguish and difficulty is something I learned first-hand. I developed a much better understanding of the fact that life's harsh lessons may seem unbearable at times and can deeply stir up the soul. It can even plunge our lives into despair and chaos. Yet I also learned that, although it may not seem like it at the time, these lessons are most useful when they are cultivated into a better understanding of life.
My heart is pained by the suffering people go through when trapped in their circumstances. Now that I am better at protecting the peace around me, I want so much to help others experience the same type of peace that I have been able to feel.
Although I am not a therapist, my education comes from experience in the "School of Hard Knocks", which is also known as life. Advice that I give on this site and in the book should be considered as helpful hints only. I don't know if therapist will agree with me or not. I know these things because of my own dealings with family and friends who have received therapy or I've been with them in therapy.
Any feelings of anxiety, depression, despair, panic, inappropriate thoughts and behaviors or problems with addiction should be discussed immediately with a member of the clergy or a healthcare practitioner.
In addition, I worked as a staff member at a mental health clinic in California. This gave me exposure to dealings with mental health illnesses. Some of my own family members have had mental health treatment and so I worked closely with therapists. Many situations discussed in "The Treasure Box Series" books are similar to those experienced with family members so I have first-hand understanding of some illnesses.
Learning from experience is a good way to learn important lessons. However, helping close family members and friends get through their problems is another way to learn. With that being said, I believe being taught by the Spirit through enlightenment is the best way of all to learn what we need to know. This is from where inspiration has come, and from which I have learned the lessons I needed for my own situations.
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