I’ve been skirting around my spiritual life in my spare time. I’ve gone to churches and temples of all sorts. I’ve been thoroughly blessed and initiated into many paths. There are many stories there that I hope to tell as time goes on. But, eventually, you have to pick a path and stay on it if you want to get any distance. I choose the way of the dharma because it seems the easiest to trod. Well, not the easiest, but the truest for me. I’ve been sitting for almost 25 years, so I’ve started to dig that well. Now, I will begin to study in earnest and see where that takes me. I’ve participated in many meditation and yoga retreats in the last 20 years, and I try to sit daily. I probably succeed 3/4 of the time. I’ve read many books. So my practice is somewhat developed. Now I am going to study to learn to teach, speak, and write about the dharma. It’s a little scary, but it’s comforting to know that I can write about my journey here, and now, at the very beginning, no one is paying attention. I am out in the open yet alone.
That’s a good feeling.