Matthew Shepherd

“Finding Peace” By Matthew Shepherd

In my blog “Why” I said I would continue my search and share my findings. Well I found what I feel for me is the right path. Not necessarily the answer to the question “why” but a way to learn and grow from the events that lead to our “whys”. I’ll explain….
When this unfortunate event took place I did what I was taught and that is to pray for help and guidance. Well that along with some reading helped a little. I added meditation and breathing exercises to my daily schedule and noticed good results in my mental state. From there I started looking at Buddhism and what I found has been helping me with my problems. Its opened my mind and showed me a different way. I like what I feel. I found this…

“Living in a grateful world”

Be grateful to those who have
hurt or harmed you,
for they reinforced your determination.
Be grateful to those who have
deceived you,
for they have deepened your insight.
Be grateful to those who have
hit you,
for they have reduced your karmic obstacals.
Be grateful to those who have abandoned you,
for they have taught you to be independent.
Be grateful to those who have made you stumble,
for they have strengthened your ability.
Be grateful to those who have denounced you,
for they have increased your wisdom and concentration.
Be grateful to those who have made you firm and resolute and helped in your achievement.
From the teachings
of Ven. Master Chin Kung

I think I’m on to something. At least its another step on my path to peace.

Matthew Shepherd
DOC #1117588

Advertisements

Categories: Matthew Shepherd

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s