Reflections on Buddhism

I spent most of my early life sneering at religion – and now a religion is the centre of my life. I do not feel I have taken on a set of beliefs – but rather that I’m slowly learning something about reality; and once learned it can’t be forgotten or ignored. I did not decide to be a Buddhist – it somehow seeped into my bones. Or maybe it’s what bones really are – and I’m just starting to notice it. It’s an unchangeable part of me, like being tall or right-handed or having imperfect pitch. It’s the only path I know that goes from where I am to where I want to be.

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