OK, since I’m not really telling any of my friends about this blog, it’s a good time for me to get this out in the open. I’m intrigued with Buddhism. Intrigued may not be the right word but I haven’t given time to a study of Buddhist teaching yet but intend to.
NO, I’m not becoming a Buddhist in the sense that I’m leaving Christianity. In fact, what little I know so far about Buddhist teaching only enhances my Christ-following walk. Buddhist aren’t afraid to talk about suffering and pain and how to move through and past suffering and pain. That’s what I really, really like about them. They teach living in the present moment and accepting all that comes with it, both good and bad. Sound like any of Christ’s teachings? I appreciate the idea of Karma because I’ve read that you reap what you sow. I appreciate the teachings about the present moment because I’ve read not to worry about tomorrow because today has enough troubles of it’s own. I appreciate the teachings about enduring suffering and moving past it because Christ died for my eternal soul, not just what I am doing today. I appreciate the teaching and practice of meditation because God said, “Be still and know that I am God.” Buddhists are good at living out what they teach whereas I’ve grown up in a Christian environment where I have been taught to work harder and study less.
In the upcoming weeks, I’ll be using some guest posts to share what’s going on in my mind. Remember, these are for me so if you don’t like it I hope you’ll at least take some time to think about what is being said.
Yes, I’m venturing off the reservation on which I’ve grown up but like so many I have found there is a world outside the bubble that teaches things of great benefit to me to help me on my journey to grow closer to God and closer to peace within myself.
Grace and peace.