Thanks for stopping by. We're supposed to share a little about ourselves here. So here goes. I'm a native of New Orleans living in Knoxville, TN. I served in the military a while ago and got a couple arts degrees.
I've been creative ever since I picked up crayons, coloring pencils, and paper. After teaching myself art, I taught myself how to play musical instruments, write songs and short stories.
Anyhoo ... I grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, an excellent place for my progressive parents to plant roots for my siblings and me. It was there where I questioned everything about this existence, and my parents, well, ... they allowed us to learn whatever we wanted.
My only sister and I have always been the nerdy types, yet very different. I was more interested in finding the answers to questions like ... How did we get here? What is our purpose? And ... Why is this reality even necessary to experience?
My curiosity took me on a path of self-discovery and away from my family. I learned as much as I could from the many religions I checked out. That journey awakened me to the similar teachings that most religions share—still ... nothing about those belief systems aligned with my spirituality. They didn't mesh with me. I became restless and kept searching.
That journey was so necessary and just what I needed at the time. I got turned on to Zen Buddhism from a happy person I used to work with. She had a fantastic energy/vibe that I had to have.
She gave me a book by Thich Nhat Hanh, "PEACE IS EVERY STEP." from that day forward, I learned meditation. I tried teaching myself, but I kept falling asleep. She suggested I go to the Zen Temple of New Orleans. That's where I learned meditation from monks, and that was decades ago.
From that day forward, my daily practice gives me clarity, peace, and the desire to produce awakening content for those who want to understand this realm.