Saturday, January 24, 2009

virgin blog

Sometimes lately I get the sense that my brain is in a state of slow decay, not just because I can't find those damn keys or remember what movie I watched Tuesday night or the name of some musician or band that seemed to speak to my soul in some distant yesterday, but just because I'm not creating anything creative or even bothering to think or worry much about the ever increasing lack of creativity in my life.

And so, I have decided to start this blog. Even if no one reads it, it will provide an outlet for my thoughts and a motivation for generating them. Unlike past journals, it will be written with the potential for exposure which hopefully will not make it any less personal, just a bit more focused and not so self-absorbed. Still subjective, but not all about me me me and my little day to day fixations. Broader themes; grander contemplations.

So. I've been considering my own spirituality lately and how it seems to defy catagorization and concise description. I don't attend any type of services anymore; Jewish (my family orientation), Christian or any alternative. I would like to find a place that is truly non-denominational, but I don't know of any options.

I'm wondering if anyone shares this quest and feels somewhat disconnected from the traditional rituals of organized religion. I'd like to share thoughts about God and wonder how other people feel God's presence in their lives. My personal experience is best summed up as a sense of unity that keeps my spirit hopeful and always seeking peace. I consider innerpeace, consistent and unshakable, to be my ultimate goal and the path to spiritual knowledge. The struggles of daily life tend to interfere and so it would be ideal to have a place to join with others who also strive to quiet themselves and connect with God and the universe.

I'm thinking about attending a Quaker friendship meeting and perhaps a class on meditation.
I welcome thoughts, suggetions and comments.



  1. Hi Pam,

    I saw you as a follower on my Blog and wanted to say hello! Your posting here is obviously very heartfelt and I wish you much mazel on your quest.

  2. Pam, I consider myself a seeker. There are many of us out here. I've been to every major religion's church and got a little something from all of them, but couldn't handle the political crap, if you know what I mean.

    The bottom line, for me, is that it's all about love, compassion, giving, and kindness.

    I find my inspiration and comfort from reading the Bible (especially the Psalms), the Tao's many translations, Rumi's poems, (actually I read LOTS of poetry because it feeds my soul), walking in nature, planting gardens, photography of flowers, dragonflies and moths. I find nature healing because I feel God there. I love to plant trees every year. I read books and watch DVD's on world religions---it's amazing how, at their core, they're all so similar!!

    Find your own path and don't let anyone guilt you. Someone saying there is only ONE way is like saying there is only one food or one book on earth. Okay, I'll get off my soapbox now. Just a few of my thoughts.

    Oh, and here's a post at a blog that I read religiously because Patti Digh is so real. This is my favorite post of hers:


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