My First Post: A little more about me.

June 20th, 2009

I’m so excited about my first post.  I love to read inspirational books.  You might say I’m slightly addicted to them.  I’ve always got a good read in my car, purse or on my bedstand. I’m currently reading or rereading 4 different books at once.  Crazy, huh?  I know, but there are such great tidbits in each one, and I like to nibble from different spiritual foods and savor the flavors.  Once in a while, I’ll devour one book straight through, but that’s mostly with cheesy detective novels.


My favorite current read is by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, inspirational author and speaker.  I’m way too old to be a groupie of any sort, but I have to admit that he’s been a big inspiration to me.  In fact, I would say that his PBS yoga_01special a couple of years back pretty much kicked off this phase of my spiritual journey.  And who would have thought that my husband, my lovely computer geek who only reads financial magazines, would have been the one to be lying in bed watching that special when I walked into the room.  I think the title of that special was actually “Inspiration”.  Well, since then I’ve been inspired to quit a job I hated, find one that I love (the quitting and finding converged so nicely that I knew it wasn’t just coincidence), take up the practice of yoga (which has had a nice ripple effect on my physical and mental health) and to basically follow a new life path.


I grew up Catholic and was very involved in church and religion for the early part of my life, but when that no longer fit with who I was becoming, other possibilities opened up for me.  I now study the Tao Te Ching and though I can’t always understand it in a cognitive way (which is what we’re trained to do with most new subjects, right?), it resonates inside of me in a way that I know is authentic even if I can’t explain it.  In fact, I feel the need to explain it less and less as I get older.  Just knowing is somehow good enough for me.  Did you ever feel that way about some new personal revelation?  It strikes you to the chord and you know it’s a personal truth, but you know that you wouldn’t be able to share it in a way that others would get.


Life is good!  Namaste.  –Lori 

3 Responses to “My First Post: A little more about me.”

  1. Welcome to the world of blogging! I too strayed away from organized religion… I find that I am very spiritual, just not religious! Looking forward to read more of your posts…great stuff here!

  2. Hi, Lori. I found you through Jay Schryer of Porsidan and am so glad I did. Already I love the feel and look of this place and am very excited to read more things that you post.

    Your “About Me” has some similarities to my own story: I know what it’s like to quit that job and find something else, to take up yoga and suddenly have all these wonderful heart-opening experiences, and to set off on a new life path. I will be cheering for you in this. Yay, you, for charting your own course.

    Like you, too, I grew up in a very religious household (not Catholic but fundamentalist *gasp*). I later found comfort in the Episcopal church (Catholic Light – haha) but am open to so many other ways of being, especially the Eastern religions and philosophies.

    Looking forward to reading more from you. Welcome to the blogosphere and this crazy happy community of ours.

    ~Chania Girl (Carla)

  3. Carla,
    Thanks so much for your support and encouragement. This is a cool cyber community. Can you believe that just a short while ago, I was a bit anti-internet. I used to tell my husband, the computer guy, that I’d rather spend my free time reading good stuff. Who knew that the two could merge so nicely.

    Live is good! Namaste. –Lori

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