Part 1 from “Courage under Siege – Hurt to Healing”

Purpose of Life

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

Love your neighbor as yourself.

Matthew 22:35-40

Dear Reader, I took on a challenging subject, “What is the purpose of life?”

Then, inadvertently made the project tougher, by attempting to pass on my learnings using the comparison of my personal trauma experiences of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, PTSD, going back to 1990 and all the suffering of COVID-19 of today.

With the Grace of God, I found the strength to face the PTSD and perseverance for the many processes and research. The same Help is necessary and available to all of us now to cope with COVID-19. All we need to do is “ask.”

The original, lengthy PTSD healing activities benefited me by leading me unto a spiritual path. I found answers to biggie questions including, “What is my purpose in life?” The answer found is that it is learning to love God and myself, and to extend His Love on Earth. Focusing on this activity keeps my soul or spirit, a-work-in-progress, a natural evolution, God’s law, and makes my journey here happier.

By the time you read you this, the demons of COVID-19 will have attacked our bodies, minds, and spirits just like PTSD does. The coronavirus has cast a net of fear of illness and death over the entire globe.

It is causing inner and outer anxiety and panic. All lives on Earth have been turned upside down with closings of schools, businesses, places of worship, sporting events, and endless other activities. The world is under siege with economic turmoil and other sufferings, individually and collectively.

What can we do to make this dark picture brighter?

We can join in prayer and envision that the virus becomes a “wakeup call” for humanity to change its disrespect for all life in and on Mother Earth. Our blue planet has been abused—its environment, politics, economics, inequalities, and more. The Earth is at the edge of healing something our planet has been yearning for a long time.

  • Maybe when the virus dies out, doors will open to new beginnings?
  • Maybe more people will respect life on Earth—human, animal, and nature?
  • Maybe family relationships will improve?
  • Maybe we will see wonderful acts of kindnesses, end of poverty and homelessness?
  • Maybe we will rejoice the raising of consciousness, individually and collectively?

As you are reading my dream about a rosy outcome, you may wonder if I always had such trust in life. No way.

My entire life had been chaotic, filled with fear until I was fifty.

I was stuck in the darkness of unhappiness. I felt alone, misunderstood, and unloved. In this state of mind, I remember only once asking a friend, “Why are we even here?”

Inner voices haunted constantly, “No one cares about me. Life just is that way. There’s nothing I can do to change this crazy life.”

But I was able to turn it around and make changes.

My life has been more content the last thirty plus years, than I could ever imagine.

Yes, and you can cope better and keep a brighter outlook on life as well, especially during the pandemic.

What helped me to stop my insane roller coaster ride of life was a recall of childhood abuse, PTSD discovery and recovery, and spiritual exploration.

I hope you will find the following highlights of my healing journey interesting and inspiring.

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