Challenging situations – How to respond spiritually?

challenging

Life can be challenging. You may have to deal with difficult people, stressful circumstances, conflicting ideals, and ethical dilemmas. Feeling tested by life is not pleasant to experience but rather unsettling. People often struggle inwardly when they are obliged to face their own human limitations I would suggest that you can usually choose between five … Continue reading Challenging situations – How to respond spiritually?

Look after yourself & others – How to do both?

Look after who?

We don’t choose our neighbours, nor our bosses and work-mates, not even our relatives. Sometimes these people are uncomfortable to live with, difficult to talk to, or they oppose our hopes and aspirations. How do you look after your own needs whilst dealing fairly with these people? How do you deal with the unwelcome challenge … Continue reading Look after yourself & others – How to do both?

Suite Francaise by Irène Némirovsky – Review.

Suite Francaise

This book has received critical literary acclaim as a masterpiece. The author gently captures the tragedy of war-time France, the conquered and the conquerors, and exposes the inner hearts and minds of the people in a way that is totally convincing. Daily emotional life is described in detail.

The social upheaval of war is made worse by the sudden invasion and escape from bombing. The plight of the refugees, their panicky exodus from Paris – villages invaded by exhausted hungry women and children battling to find a place to sleep, cars abandoned after running out of petrol. In the midst of this horror and turmoil of disorder, we see simple dignity of a modest couple searching for their lost son as well as greedy people trying to save their valuables and the murderous evil of the mob.