A road less travelled...
Hungry for deeper truths.
My 'Guidance' teacher one day chalked "LSD" to fill the blackboard
(I'd never heard of it till then), and hounded us with dire warnings.
I still recall the moment after school when I stopped in my tracks, thinking there must be something important about a thing
so despised by that frumpy, grumpy woman.
A rebel is born.
I tried LSD just once ~ a mixed experience. My subsequent depression lifted only after I sat to meditate, several days later; hence that became my path rather than chemicals or cannabis. Much later, though, I discovered the miraculous spiritual healing power of traditional plant medicines: a restorative antidote to our own culture's status quo.
Heroes & Passions.
My early heroes were A. S. Neill, (British free-school proponent)
and Bob Dylan. I also loved textiles and clothes and aspired to be
a fashion designer. Problem was, I couldn't get comfortable in that 'material world'. Later, with my family I moved away from the city
and home-schooled our daughter.
Ivory Tower Detour
I resumed my own formal education much later in life. My cohorts didn't mind my being twice their age; I loved the discussions and, in grad school, being their tutor. I won an award for my MA thesis (an investigation into reproductive medicine). The job I took afterwards ~ ethics advisor for a research corporation sounded impressive
and paid well. But I was miserable and restless.
" ... who are on the road, must have a code ..."
So I've finally devoted myself to what's really my thing.
Bob Dylan once said in an interview: "It's hard to figure out
where you fit in this life". Alongside everything else,
I've tirelessly sought self-knowledge and inner peace.
Teaching what I know is my bliss.
I don't claim to be 'enlightened'. But I can bring you at least as far
as I've come along that road. And my continuous seeking
and learning keeps my teaching fresh, ever-evolving. Author
Richard Bach said: "We teach what we most need to learn."
Conversely, we learn what we need to teach. Destinations reached
are soon understood as gateways to further horizons.
Life is beautiful, indeed.
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