“People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” – Dalai Lama XIV
Each of us must follow our own path to enlightenment. We all come from different places with different life experiences and there are many paths. Our destination is the same but it is a journey that we must each take alone. The Buddha has given us the path, it is for each of us to follow it.
My journey in life has led me to Buddhism. Growing up I went to multiple churches and congregations and studied various religions. None of them made sense to me. All of them had their good points but I did not believe what they believed. It made me feel that something was wrong with me for the longest time.
Buddhism found me under unique circumstances. It is not where or how you would think one would learn about Buddhism and the Buddhist philosophy. During a protest, I met some activist that were extremely outspoken. As I got to know them, I discovered they were Buddhist and learned more about Buddhism. The more that I learned about Buddhism from them, the more I realized that I finally found a religion or philosophy that was similar to my own.
As I continue my journey, I thought that I would share it will those who take the time out of their lives to read it. Buddhism has helped me to have a meaningful life with some sense of purpose. It has given me a path to living a virtuous life. I hope that you will find the information on my website useful and helpful as you take your own journey.
“No one saves us but ourselves. No one can and no one may. We ourselves must walk the path.”