Inspiration & insights along the path toward happiness & wisdom
I just wanted to say that your blog inspires me. When reading your "about me" I could totally relate to you, although I'm at the beginning of my journey of discovery and understanding of Buddhism, I am a christian who just started practicing meditation, I am loving it and now am researching the teachings and lifestyle of Buda, but I kind of struggle with the line between christianity and buddhism, I liked when you said "I am a follower of Jesus who practices Buddhist meditation."
In today's society people put more emphasis in religion over faith. It is rare to find a person who realizes the difference and goes to strengthen his or her faith by exploring. Thank you for your blog. :)
I just read your about me, such a lovely story. I'm glad you found health again! Not surprised meditation and more natural remedies may have helped. Namaste :)
“The coming to consciousness is not a discovery of some new thing; it is a long and painful return to that which has always been.”
you gave up Jesus, for Buddha?
The toughest lesson life teaches is the difference between who you wanted to be and who you actually are. And it can take a whole life to teach it…
…. I know now that roads choose us and what they unfold before us is not the person we want to be, but the person we already are, the person time slowly discloses to us.”
“You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is like an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.”
“I was by myself for a pretty long time. I needed to do that. I think everyone that I know has wanted to do that or needed to do that at some point. I think when you spend enough time when it’s quiet around you and you don’t open your mouth for three or four days, there’s parts of your brain that can kind of rest. I think when we’re out in the world and we have to talk to people, we edit ourselves. You know, we have to like, act a little bit. As honest as we may be as humans, when we’re out here, we’re all kind of wearing mirrors on our faces. You know, constantly reacting to how to react to the people around you. And I think when you’re alone for a long enough time, you can feel a lot more peace.”