Thread: Hi from Utah.

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    Hi from Utah.

    I picked my username before realizing it means thank you in Chinese. But it was a happy accident because I woke up this morning feeling grateful for life. I have a good life. It’s not perfect but I’m slowly and painfully learning to let go of perfection as an obtainable goal.

    I’ll admit, I tend to be restless. What’s next? Gotta plan it out. Work too hard and accomplish too little. I grew up in a religion imbedded in a society which taught me some toxic myths (such as perfection) that I will spend a lifetime unraveling. I’m starting to wonder if I knew more at infancy than I do now and I long to reconnect with that source of unadulterated knowing.

    My experiences have also led to a distrust of organized anything. Probably why I haven’t found a sangha yet. This distrust is likely behind some of my issues with my job, marriage, and community. And yet I long for community and connection even if I usually manage only a tenuous connection to any community I attempt to join. I feel pulled to something but I don’t know what or where yet. I want something real. I want to feel something. What I seek is difficult to describe. Inspiration? Joy?

    So much of the internet is not real. But this looks to be a genuine place of honest, open and respectful discussion and I hope to learn more about the practice of Buddhism. I started that journey many years ago (Zen) but I am still a beginner. I see truth in it and I want to follow the impulse to learn more. So here I am. Hello from Utah.

    Edited: for spelling and such
    Last edited by Sheyshey; 18 Oct 18 at 16:25.

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    Hello Sheyshey



    and thank you for introducing yourself.

    With kind wishes,

    Aloka

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    Hello and welcome to Buddhism Without Boundaries! I look forward to reading your posts.




    Mike

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    Thank you. I'm excited to learn more!

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    Hi Sheyshey,

    Welcome to Buddhism Without Boundaries!

    Woodscooter.

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    Hello Sheyshey, be welcome to BWB!

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