Hi everyone. MY nickname is Shadow so thats what I use online.
I sort of "fell into" buddhism a while back. I had sorted through all the things I had been taught and investigated through Christianity, and various pagan belief system and had developed what I considered a fairly unique viewpoint. As I was talking with a friend of mine about my epiphany, she told me it sounded exactly like buddhism. I started reading up on theravadda and that was pretty much the case. Not being one to try to re-invent the wheel, i decided to start following the path. I have to admit, I am probably not the best buddhist around, I tend to get distracted by all the little shiny things of modern culture (like video games), and I love a good steak.
I just looked and it seems like my GF already posted an intro before I did. Yes, I procrastinate too.
We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.
- Siddhārtha Gautama, Buddha.