inner journey (n.) – a path of psychological exploration, moral confrontation and inner transformation
Have you ever felt stuck in life?
As if your life path has been strangely scripted?
Or wondered if maybe there was something else out there for you?
….But I was also asking all the wrong questions.
When I left the path of expectation in search of something else, I had no idea what I was doing.
Still, leaving that path was the first step
and it led me to realize…
That path to something didn’t lead me to some thing.
The path to something led me back to me.
I learned that happiness wouldn’t be found in anything outside of myself
And I was taught techniques to manipulate the inner experience,
To train attention and kindness for the benefit of myself and others.
And to realize that happiness is a skill that can be cultivated.
In fact, the entire mind is a muscle to be trained with proper exercise.
I also learned that much of my suffering was self-imposed
And that unnecessary self-imposed suffering can be reduced.
This inner journey is constantly changing, but I enjoy sharing with you what I’m learning.
I write for those who are journeying inward. I also imagine writing for my younger self and telling him the things I wish I knew years ago.
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THE PATH OF EXPECTATION:
I went to college (Texas Christian University, ’13).
I got a job and worked for money
But I didn’t know what I was saving for.
I am so grateful for that script, because it brought me to where I am now.
THE PATH OF DISCOVERY:
Since that fateful day on my search for something, I hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, traveled the states, lived as a transient, gave up alcohol, found meditation, became a reader of books, and even started writing one myself.
I enjoy sharing this journey with others as it unfolds and would love to get to know you.
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