Thanks for the warm welcoming posts. I've been reading in my spare time here, and find it's a very special way to learn the Dharma. This next week I'm on a staycation, which I do about every two months to keep a balance of self care and other care (I'm an oncology or cancer nurse). So, I'm able to meditate more frequently as well as immerse myself in more teachings (audio and video abound on the internet) and reading the books I keep downloading to Kindle.
I am naturally analytical and introspective, but have lived a life that didn't exactly immerse me with others with similar temperaments. I admit while reading some of the conversations here I end up not knowing if I'm coming or going
which is kind of exciting. Up until 'formally' committing myself to daily meditation and the discipline of a Buddhist life, I saw the Dharma poking out at me everywhere. Which it already IS, I realize now, it's been my sensitivity to it growing over the course of my life.
I'll be jumping into conversations, and look forward to the challenges I will receive, directly and indirectly. It's like I'm eating food that finally makes my body feel satisfied and at rest. My 'me me me' self is another story and it's jagged edges are painful when they are discovered.
Thanks to all who are reading