It is a little over a month that I’ll finally be going to india! Words cannot describe my excitement. I’ve never considered myself a good writer buuuut I at least consider myself as a great thinker. While my words may not inspire as much as my ideas, I cannot wait to explore a different world unknown to so many here in the United States. For those of you who do not know, I am going to northern India in a community of exiled Tibetan Buddhists, to work in a monastery to teach young monks english. I am doing this with a well known program called International Volunteer HQ who has lots and lots of programs all over the world! If you ever want to go abroad and volunteer, this is the first site you should check out. One of the things that I am especially excited about, I would have to say, is the people I will be working with/teaching. I hope this doesn’t offend anyone but I never truly considered myself to have a religion even being brought up with a catholic/christian family. If one is to have a faith, they should truly be able to connect to it on a deeper intellectual level and I never particularly felt that certain feeling within me even when I used to go to church weekly for years. I just cannot trust the history of where religion comes from and the way rulers and kings would use religion as a threat or as a weapon. It should have never been that way. So, If I were to have some sort of faith or religion, it would simply be to be a good, kind, and giving person. Period. While I am not searching for something to believe in, it will be great to explore buddhism and its concepts of good will and how it doesn’t shun other people’s faiths or what makes them happy; To learn what a life or harmony and nature looks like.
Counting down the days until April 4th:)