My spiritual path started with Buddhism. My dad is Buddhist and I remember him taking me and my sister to temple when we were younger. Even then, I loved how sacred that experience felt...how connected I was to something greater than myself. Everyone looked so serene and I would leave feeling a deep sense of peace and stinking of incense- I loved every bit of it.
There was a period in my life, however, when I got very lost- or so I thought I did. Time and time again I was choosing fear over faith and I felt totally paralyzed. I know now, that I was going through the dark woods of my soul's journey and that we all have to do that one day- often many times. That was the beginning of mine.
This journey inward can be frightening for anyone, yet without faith, it can be an almost impossible path to take. Everyone needs a flashlight in the dark...for me these Buddhism books were the light I needed to continue.
It's really quite magnificent where this journey into the woods can take you. I've come out of the dark...for now...and my eyes have adjusted. My intuition is stronger and I'm more able to find my way...even when I can't see ahead.
The releasing into something greater than myself is such an important practice in my life and I'm grateful everyday for these books that helped me learn how to let go.
What do you believe in? Let's talk.