"The Other Shore" refers to an element of Buddhism known as paramita (the "perfection" of a virtue), this "other shore" represents a state of enlightenment which everyone wants to reach.
This blog is a collection of my thoughts, musings, rants and raves as I stumble, dance and sometimes crash, along my crazy journey to reach that elusive "other shore".
It is that time of year again when the poppies, the crosses, the sacrifices, and the memories are in the forefront of our vision and our minds. We think of loved ones lost and family that served over the years. We think of people we know of or hear of that are still serving. We think of and reflect on the sacrifices that seemed to make sense to all, the "clean wars" and those that inspire constant political debate on whether or not they were right or wrong. The truth is war, conflict, violence, never makes sense. Whether necessary or not, there is so much in it and that spirals from it that never, ever makes sense. We may not all agree on whether or not certain conflicts, occupations, peace keeping missions etc. were right or wrong but I believe that there is always a part of it that can bring cohesion; that ties us all together on this day.
People are brave.
I'm not talking just about going into a battle, running full force toward and away from fear. While courage…