iam-thecliff asked: You have always been one of the most interesting and thoughtful blogs out there and I always ponder a little longer on what you are up to. I was wondering if you are deeply influenced by eastern spirituality like hinduism or Buddhism? It's been important in my life and you seem drawn towards it.
Thank you for your kind message. What I am Up to? lol…do you mean here or in my life in general? “Here,” I suppose, is merely one facet of my life and instincts as a teacher. I like to share information and ideas, along with my various passions—art, music, poetry, to name a few—and I like to encourage and inspire others as possible. I have lived in a number of countries and had the opportunity to learn something about faiths other than the one I was born into (Roman Catholic)—Buddhism, Judaism, Islam. I find so much to value (and so much similar) in all of these but, to answer your question, for the last decade or so, I have been most influenced by the teachings Of Buddhism. That’s not to say I am an exemplar of its teaching—not by a long shot—but Buddhism is part of my day-to-day life here. I just had a look at your blog—very interesting indeed! Would like to find some time to enjoy your posts in the next few days to come. ~Michael