As the surface layers of my mind have slowly been purified, living daily life has slowly become easier. The stark contrast between dhamma life and the life I lived prior to meditating made for a stormy transition. I’ve changed the way I eat, work, communicate, and exercise. I’ve changed who I spend time with and what I do with my time. Throughout this process I lacked the community to discuss these changes so I created this blog. Since there weren’t individuals where I live who I could talk to about meditation, I reached out to the internet community and it helped a tremendous amount. I found people from all over the world who could relate to my struggles and they inspired me to keep working and helped me feel less isolated.
It has taken some time, but I’ve developed a small local Vipassana community and I’ve become much more comfortable living a dhamma life among people who have never heard of dhamma. With a more stable mind, I want to spend more of my energy engaging my human community because that’s the level where deeper connections and friendships are built. I’m going to cut back to only writing one post a week, but I hope this blog continues to grow with new writers and commenters sharing their thoughts and experiences.
Let me know if you’re interested in writing for this blog. May you all continue to grow in dhamma. Time to meditate.