While teaching our daughters Buddhism and meditation we discovered a glitch along this journey; the bad thoughts that creep into our heads during our silence.
Children are amazing creatures. They learn quickly and adapt to their surroundings to create their own calm and peace. Their ability to see the world through innocent eyes is a lesson many adults could learn to incorporate in their daily living. However, children do grow up and become teenagers.
Now, I look to 2013 and wonder what kind of goals I should set, and if I should even attempt to set them. Of course, I should! Goals give us a purpose; a reason to wake up each morning. Without my goals, I would have nothing to look forward to, nothing to accomplish, and nothing to show for success.
When I was 19, I traveled to the Ukraine on a missionary trip. My group stayed in Priluki for about two weeks, and then we toured Kiev and Amsterdam on our way home.
For some of us, like me, it is difficult to become a creature of routine. Our brains are flooded with thoughts that rattle on non-stop; even after the lights go out...
My husband and I had a blended family Handfasting for our Wedding Ceremony.
I have a strong spiritual background. I was raised Baptist and explored Methodist, Lutheran, Catholic, Non-denominational, Charismatic, Wesleyan, and Presbyterian churches. I am now Wiccan, and I enjoy participating in Buddhist meditations with my husband.