I am going to talk to you about my discovery of Buddhism. Don't think that for me Buddhism is a religion, it is not the way I understand it, at least not in the way we westerners define it.
Anyway, I think that from the point of view of people, we could call it a philosophy of life.
To begin with, I was in a very bad situation. I had just come out of a phase of suicidal thoughts. I had had a psychosis and my life was not going very well, especially in my mind. Even though I can't say I'm luckier now, I see things differently.
I would go to the library and look at random shelves and see books on Buddhism, I figured I had some free time, I was in the middle of a depression, so I started reading the basics, to look at other points of view and especially to meditate, at the beginning, meditation was a kind of torture because when you already think too much and the ego is untamed, don't think that at the beginning, it makes your life peaceful, on the contrary but it taught me one thing: Putting things in perspective, learning to see things from higher up, from another angle it has helped me a lot to put in perspective what is going on in my life, my ego is a better tool and less of a destructive force now it is something I have acquired.
I work on myself, at home. I leave the internet to my wife Nancy but I like it when she gives me a summary of things on the net that helps me understand another aspect of life.
I will continue to tell you about Buddhism from time to time, see my partial understanding of it here
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