Dharmist in Progress

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Finding my Path?

on February 18, 2013

Okay, so I know it’s pretty hit or miss how many or few of you are actually Hindu.

But, in case anyone who reads this does tread this path, I need help.

I’ve lost my way.

I’m still a vegetarian, and more and more a pacifist, but that’s it.

I’m not meditating or reading, or anything else.  I know that basically the entire point is that I make my own path, but I could really use a map or a street sign.

I’ve wandered off into the hardships of a full time job and everyday stress, and lost my spiritual way.

Any advice?

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6 responses to “Finding my Path?

  1. Kiwi says:

    Maybe you can just restart and start slowly? Maybe meditate and/or read for a few minutes or so before bed…and work your way from there?

  2. Sriram says:

    I find it interesting that many in the West are finding their way to Hinduism and the commitment is commendable. Being born a Hindu and practicing it in a conducive environment, I find that I am not too aware of the issues that are important to someone exploring to find their foothold in the practice.

    • It’s far more welcoming than most of the religious paths typical to the West. My issue, I suppose, isn’t keeping my foothold so much as making the first few steps. I grew up in Christianity, which has a very structured way of worshiping, so I feel like there is some instruction sheet I’m missing; if that makes sense.

      • Sriram says:

        I understand your search but unfortunately there is no proper instruction sheet. The reason is primarily because Hinduism is not a religion in the traditional sense.

        It is defined as a way of life and is fairly individualistic and each practice methodology is right in its own manner.

      • I’m aware of that. I guess I’m emotionally set on my path, but I feel like I need to devote more to it in my way of life, and I don’t know how.

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