Messages of Hope
Messages of Hope is a Canada Book Award Winner “in recognition of dedication, passion and outstanding accomplishmentand contribution to the publishing world”.
The book contains short articles and true stories written with the hope of inspiring a positive approach to one’s journey through life. These Messages will offer insights for parents, educators, health care professionals and politicians that will result in increased cooperation between all members of society and, in doing so, lead to a greater positive co-operation between individuals and country … for the "common good" of humanity and our planet.
The Messages also offer suggestions on how to turn our experiences of pain and suffering into the creation of a human being with greater understanding, compassion and loving-kindness towards self and others. We can learn to know and experience a life of joy and happiness. This is not an illusion…this is a noble truth.
Messages of Hope
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Messages of Hope: Inspirational Writings from the Heart is a collection of nonfiction stories and articles written by Christopher M. Meuse. Meuse is an author, certified hockey coach and retired public school teacher. His opening story: “We Know There Is Hope: A True Story” recounts the author’s brain surgery. In “You Are Perfect”, he discusses the pain that seems to be a universal human condition, feelings like “unworthiness, guilt, anger, shame and fear” that must be dealt with in a positive way rather than being suppressed. He discusses ways for people to “form positive rapport” as they learn to acknowledge those feelings and find their way to feeling safe, complete and perfect, including meditation. His article, “Toughness vs. Love”, discounts the value of the old tough-love approach to child-rearing in favor of a more supportive and loving parenting and teaching style. He shows how the old paradigm of preparing a child for the harsh realities of life can actually cause more dysfunction in that child’s development than good. Each of his writings is accompanied by illustrations and inspirational photographs.