Schuring was a mantra given to me in prayer which restored my ability to reconnect with God and find purpose for my life. For many years after my Vietnam war experience I struggled to find peace. I have met other combat vets who also suffer from PTSD and the trauma of their wartime experience. I am sharing my meditations in hopes that they will be used by other vets and their families who still suffer from the effects of combat.
Whether currently serving in wartime, active duty or at home I pray these meditations will facilitate bringing vets closer to their estranged families, Country and their God (or what ever higher power they believe in). I have always believed in God therefore my meditations address God as my higher power. It was not my intent to impose my personal beliefs upon others but instead to share my experience as a result of using these meditations on my daily life.
The meditations can be used in any order. I chose the smaller size format to enable the book to be carried in a rough sack like a field guide. Since the meditations are short and only take a portion of the page I encourage the person using them to journal in the extra space on each page or to write thoughts or comments. In this way the meditations, while simple, can be profound and lead to healing on many levels. I have kept a daily journal to delve into deeper insights and carried the meditations over to 3" x 5" cards I created for each. This books represents only a sampling of the over 250 individual meditations I ultimately had in my "deck" of cards. Start wiring your own using these as an example. The more personal the meditations become the sooner the healing can begin.
God bless my fellow veterans and their families. May you find the peace you deserve.