A Western Buddhist's Travels

Sightseeing & detours on the path of enlightenment

Daily Prompt: Goldilocks Moment

“Write about a time you had a Goldilocks experience, exploring different choices and finally arriving at “just right.”

For today’s daily prompt I am going to discuss a 50 year long Goldilocks event. I grew up with a mixture of Christianity, Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and modern science influences. My parents never pushed my to make a definitive choice, rather they exposed me to what they grew up with, as well as other influences to give me a broad basis to build a belief system on. Growing up in a predominately Christian culture, I leaned that way and more than once asked those questions that raised eyebrows. Asking about evolution in the 60s and 70s outside of science class, got you labeled as one of those kids, not a troublemaker, rather you were seen by many as one who’s faith was weak. Let me make it clear this wasn’t the attitude of my parents, they encouraged me to think, question and adopt only when I accepted. However for the purpose of having morals, they ensured I went to Sunday school. As an adult, getting into the working world, starting a family, those questions ended up on the back burner, barely simmering, but somehow it didn’t burn up or evaporate. About five years ago I started to reexamine my believes, and was doing a lot of searching for answers. I tried the self-help book routine, however they didn’t work for me. Then one day I found a little booklet at a garage sale, titled: “A scientist’s report on study of Buddhist scriptures”. This book was one that with a plain cover, no artwork caught my eye. I started to read it that night, and over the next week I read and reread it several times. I pondered what it said, and the more I pondered the more the book, challenged me to make a choice. It lead me to committing to follow the Middle Path. So my Goldilocks moment happened at a garage sale, which doesn’t have the panache of having traveled around the world to sit at the feet of a master in some mountain range. However that was it, so thanks for sharing the memory with me.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/daily-prompt-4/

About these ads

Single Post Navigation

5 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Goldilocks Moment

  1. Do you still have that little booklet?

  2. Hey, that is fantastic! More truth at a garage sale than at the crest of Everest! :)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Urban Studies

An online community of SFU Urban Studies students, alumni, and friends!

Kindness Blog

Kindness Images, Videos, True Life Stories, Quotes, Personal Reflections and Meditations. Because Kindness Changes Everything.

Sa-wat-dii From Thailand

Thoughts on the Peace Corps and Thailand

NorthThailand Blog

North Thailand photos and Travel destination information

Buddhist Art News

News on Buddhist art, architecture, archaeology, music, dance, and academia.

Nomadic Megan

Travel Blogger, Freelance Writer, TESOL Teacher & Professional Vagabond.

roselovesthailand

Just another WordPress.com site

Renard Moreau Presents

Cool Miscellaneous Thoughts

Walking with the Alligators

Speaking for those with no voice~

Kendall F. Person, thepublicblogger

where writing is a performance art and every post is a show

Gabriel Lucatero Official Website

Stories of a hard-working waiter

benbrilliant

Just another WordPress.com site

Untangling the Tangles

Teja's blog on Everything that Concerns US

words of wisdom

words of wisdon, where we share our thoughts.

Vincent Desrus's Blog

Blog created to make people think about the world around them

Stories That Are All True

...and some of them actually happened.

Dish With Clarissa

The incredible world of food from seedlings to your plate, and everything in between.

The Horror Online

Horror With Humour

Edmonton Journal

Edmonton Journal Blogs

IshaiyaFreshlySqueezed

An artist's work in progress: Metaphysics Applied in Real Time

Leanne Cole PHOTOGRAPHY

art and practice

Schelley Cassidy Photography | What Is It?!?

Home of What Is It?!? - A Project in Perspective

MDCPhotographs

Smile and sigh with me if you like what you see.

Sterry

Musician, cartoonist and photographer based in Devon.

most good least harm

Living compassionately, spending less and appreciating life.

The Heart of Awakening

Searching for the New Paradigm

Metta Bhav Yoga and Thai Massage

Practices for Health & Happiness

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 338 other followers

%d bloggers like this: