Eastern spirituality seems to be the West's largest and perhaps most important import these days. It seems that our hard-driven, overly-ambitious ways have caught up with us and we suspect there must be a better way.
We have turned, in large numbers, to the techniques and practices of ancient Eastern religions in record numbers - Buddhist temples now dot the American landscape and yoga classes and meditation centers have found their way to even the most backward of regions. We are all desperately seeking nirvana.
But what is it that we really expect to find and how are we going to find it? Is nirvana out there somewhere or is it within? Do we even know what we're looking for and will we recognize it when we find it?
So many of us are looking outward to find the things or activities that will make us happy. What I am beginning to realize through my own experience however, is that until I am able to find some inner peace, (Read more...)