When we have trouble in our life, it is often difficult to remember that these are but the passing clouds of our experience. They are not forever. Even when the rain clouds are storming and you feel as if your house is going to be swept away, there is always hope and serenity possible, somewhere and somehow. That doesn’t mean things will always turn out exactly as you picture it. Even when destruction is eminent, as we learn to let go, our inner feelings can eventually return to that place of peace and serenity. Our true nature is like the small child, light and free, but it can be hard to connect to that part of our self when troubles arise. Hopefully we can take the time to step back and take the larger view. When we can see our life within the context of lifetimes or see our world within the context of our own eternal nature, things begin to fall into perspective. For in the end, perspective is everything. Once we are able to see and feel our true nature and then live of life from this feeling or perspective, we begin to live with a greater sense of peace in our life. This is what I am working on – staying connected to who and what I really am, and staying connected to that higher perspective which gives me the serenity that feels the way I want to feel. Most of us are caught in the survival struggle, the achievement struggle, or the struggle to be more than we are. And when we get caught up in this struggle we loose a sense of who we really are, what our true nature is, and what our potentials are. It is then we must return to that sense of knowing from within our heart that says, “I am a part of the all in all. I am a part of this great unfolding process,” (known as God, humanity, Spirit, or whatever other term you want to give it). It is here that I hear the soothing voices that say, ” It is all okay. You are fine it is fine. Let it be. “And it is in letting go to that part of ourselves that we can return to that true nature of lightness and the feelings that make life worth living.