At age six, while playing with friends in our yard,
I was suddenly struck with the thought,
I am me!
The thought has never left me.
What is the nature of awareness?
How do we find joy that transcends circumstance?
I grew up in a devout Christian family,
but organized religion never spoke to me.
Determined to find a way, I began a thirty-year journey,
reading, studying, and journaling.
Ultimately, I found the road to peace, by way of intellect, was impassable.
Fifteen years ago, I began a contemplative practice that became integral to my life.
I reflect on our journey to find joy, meaning and belonging in this blog.
I hope you joy me in “Towards A Life Well-Lived.”