I am writing a book 'Peace of Mind' and here is the Forward which sheds some light on my personal journey.
Why, when at twenty seven years of age did my friend’s father ridicule my vision for "Peace of Mind?”
I did not then know why; I felt humiliated, hurt and distressed by his scathing comment.
I therefore did not dare pursue my vision which included a desire to assist humanity achieve a better quality and dignity of life for fear of further ridicule.
However, there is a Chinese saying "When the pupil is ready the teacher will come.”
Simply stated I was not ready, nor was it my time to embark upon my journey of Peace of Mind; clearly I had many more life’s situations to experience.
Eckhart Tolle in his book "The Power of Now” compares life and life’s situation:
Finding the life underneath your life situation, what is the difference?
Your Life Situation exists in time
Your Life is now
Your Life Situation is mind stuff
Your Life is real
Tolle then goes on to explain Problem Problem means that you are dwelling on a situation mentally without there being a true intention or possibility of taking action now and that you are unconsciously making it part of your sense of self.
You become so overwhelmed by your life situation that you lose your sense of life, of Being. Or you are carrying in your mind the insane burden of a hundred things that you will or may have to do in the future instead of focusing your attention on the one thing that you can do now.
At fifty four years of age I recommenced my journey.
At sixty years of age I have now reconciled the reason why the hiatus in my life’s journey towards Peace of Mind occurred.
I now understand that my journey towards Peace of Mind can be likened to a jigsaw puzzle and each of life’s situations is but a piece or a cluster of pieces that fitted here; that fitted there; no, here; no, it does not fit, I put it aside for when it does fit.
Life’s journey unbeknown to me had begun!