People sometimes ask me: what are your credentials for writing a blog about peaceful living? Are you a licensed therapist? A mental health practitioner? A life coach?
My answer: my only credentials are that I’m human, I’ve suffered, I’ve found my way to peace, and I want to share what I’ve learned to help others find peace too. I want people who feel as hopeless as I have to know that the joy they are seeking is within them right now, and getting there is simpler than they think.
I want them to know that they are in pain not because there is something wrong with them. Not because they are victims of bad genes or bad inner chemistry. Not because of some label of mental illness slapped on them by a medical profession that needs to put people into tidy buckets so it can treat them.
They are in pain because they are living an illusion. It is an illusion created by their own thinking. For many years of my life, I was trapped in such an illusion. But I found my out and you can too.
Oh, and here are a few other salient facts about me if you care to know:
I am a father of three awesome sons. I love the outdoors. I reside in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, one of the most beautiful places on earth. I am an HSP, not the easiest thing for a man to be in this world. (If you’ve never heard of HSPs, check out the writings of Elaine Arun – you might be one too).
Professionally, I ply a living as a marketing and communications executive. I have spent 30 years in the corporate world helping Fortune 500 companies hone their messages and get noticed in an increasingly crowded marketplace. I love to write and have published a smattering of short stories and poetry in places like the Sewanee Review, Red River Review, A New Song, and other literary journals. And yes, I’m working on a novel. ☺
I am not a doctor and nothing that I write in this blog should be taken as medical or professional advice. Please check with your doctor before making any changes to your prescriptions or any other aspect of your medical regimen. The content on A Peaceable Man is designed to support, not replace, medical or psychiatric treatment. Please seek professional care if you believe you may have a medical or psychological condition. The statements on this site have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
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