currently playing. “I can feel it, calling in the air tonight… hold on.”
For those of you who are 80s babies like me and can actually hear this song playing in your head, also imagine me sitting at my window staring at the rain being the MOST EMO. EVER. IN LIFE.
I’ve been going thru the motions lately– a time in my life where nothing seems to make sense and everything is going left when I need it to go right. I’m confused, hurt, confused, angry, confused….. did i say confused?
In an effort to keep from going off the deep end, I picked up some reading by the Dalai Lama…
*aside: I’ve grew up Catholic, went to a Christian elementary school, a Catholic high school, had CCD classes AND always wanted to be “born again.” To say I was religiously confused is an understatement. In college I took my first Philosophy class. It was the very first class that changed my life. *
Although this wasn’t the first time I’ve read about Buddhism, it was the first time Buddhism spoke to me. The Dalai Lama and his teachings, the belief system, the spirituality of it all — it took a hold of my broken soul and SHOOK ME TO THE CORE.
OM MANI PADME HUM — a Tibetan mantra that contains the essence of the entire teaching. And its currently saving my life.
p.s. going for a touch up in a couple weeks since apparently, my skull is pushing out the ink on that first symbol. WACK. On an other note, go see my homies at LUCKYVANS tattoo in SF.