Bring peace to your soul.
Then came the dawn.
Sunlight streamed in through the windows,
reflecting in a thousand colors from my face.
My kaleidoscopic eyes
revealed the infinite treasures in me.
I saw the truth of my whole being that morning. I am light.
There, I Might Find Peace
poetry and meditation for healing your heart and finding your way
"To read this is to know that the Universe has heard you."
Praise for There, I Might Find Peace. Thank you for that.
"Leslie Ralph speaks to my soul. Uplifting and gratifying."
"I am so touched by the reflections and emotions in the author's book, truly. This is a deeply beautiful and thoughtful work that will resonate with so many."
"I found this little gem at just the right time in my life. It's a beautifully written book! It has already moved me to tears several times and I'm not even done with the whole book. Thank you, Leslie, for sharing your light with us all."
"What a treat! I found this book touching and beautiful, lyrical and, at times, my heart actually raced because I thought "yes, me too!! Me too!!" I loved the simple beauty of not only the words but the drawings. They all brought peace to my soul."
"Only someone who has spent time in her own darkness can write with credibility about light. In order for the light to shine brightly, darkness must be present. It's a good little pocketbook to carry with you."
Dance in the light again. You'll be so brilliant.
From me to you:
After all this time
making herself disappear,
she performed the miracle
of bringing herself back to life.
These are the words I've learned for myself, some the rock-bottom hard way, and the words I wrote down in a book I named, There, I Might Find Peace. They're the words of transformation from darkness to light, hurting to hope, and frozen to illuminated. They come from my own contemplative practice. These are the mantras I practice to soothe an aching heart and worried mind, the meditations that have brought peace to my soul, and the stories that tell my journey toward loving myself.
These words have helped me to feel more present and less lost. When I catch myself feeling flared up, I remind myself of what I wrote down and soften. I truly hope they will help you bring more light into your life.
May these words contribute to the healing of the world, starting on the inside,
"I love the warm feeling your book gives me. I love the feeling that there are lovely people out there."
Yes to softness. Yes to loving myself. Yes to light!
Hi, I’m Leslie Ralph, and I create things for people seeking tenderness and healing, the ones who want to bring the light back into their lives and love themselves unconditionally. Articles, visualizations, poetry, self-help…all for finding the clarity, building the courage, and practicing the compassion that fosters lasting inner peace and self-love.
I’m a regular contributor at Positively Positive and Tiny Buddha and the author of How to Have Your Back: Simple Instructions for Loving Yourself through the Ups and Downs of Life. When I’m not writing for grown-ups, I’m creating picture books with my children, devising kitchen table science experiments, and sneaking up on my husband and kids with a camera.