Almost two years ago, I created this blog to voice my opinion and share my life experiences. And, this I have done.
However, in the course of following other blogs, over this two-year period, I read about their opinions and life experiences of other bloggers.
And, through the world of blogosphere, I have become wiser and more understanding of the people, places and things that exist outside of my limited environment.
One of the bloggers that I have connected with, in a special way, is Karuna over at Living, Learning and Letting Go. Our lives are different in so many ways:
- She is white; and, I am Black.
- She is divorced; and, I have been married for 55 years.
- She lives in the northwest; and, I live in the southeast.
- She follows Amma (one of India’s foremost spiritual leaders); and, I am a baptized Baptist and attend on-line church services at Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
- She is a vegetarian, and, I eat meat.
- She is a practicing psychotherapist, and, I am retired.
Despite these differences, Karuna’s blog resonated with me from the beginning. Her posts opened up my space to explore and receive the “new and different;” and; I am confident that going outside my comfort zone is a part of the journey, in this season of my life, to Live, Learn and Let Go.
Right, now I am reading Karuna’s book “Getting to Joy: A Western Householder’s Spiritual Journey Amritanandarmayi.” This book as well as Karuna’s blog:
- Motivated me to go outside of my comfort zone;
- Exposed me to a different spiritual practice;
- Educated me on recycling and climate change issues;
- Introduced me to Ashrams in India; and
- Inspired me through her writings, musical lyrics, and beautiful photographs.
I am grateful to Karuna for bringing something “new and different” into my life.
When I Live, I Learn — and, even if, I Let Go — I believe what enters my space remains.