It’s not a secret at this point that I’m seriously into tumblr. If i was a rock, I’d be all smooth and shiny by now!
Not a great joke, I know, but you get the idea.
Anyway, the tumblr is this:
It’s maintained by another Western Hindu, who started following Sanatana Dharma ~3 years ago (from what I can tell). It’s full of great links and easy resources for the curious.
For me, it’s a great thing to follow and offers much to meditate on as Dusshera passes and Diwali draws closer.
I have also reached a sort of equilibrium, I think, where I’m comfortable moving along the path at the speed I’m going, enjoying the scenery, finding my way. I know that this is where I need to be. The particulars will sort themselves out as necessary, when the time is right. There’s no requirement for me to do anything immediately, and if I’m truthful with myself, I know that pushing myself into things isn’t the answer. Like doing things with other people, for example. I know that every time I’ve tried that, I’ve worked myself into an anxious mess, and don’t remember anything else except for being stressed. Seems kind of counterproductive, if you ask me. Many things have become comfortable, so I will wait until even the scary things get to that point (because they will) and know that when the time is right, I can interact and come away from the experience enriched by it instead of stressed out.
I am going to my first Diwali mela next weekend, though. I am very excited about that!