Hometown: Lafayette, LA
April 9, 2005
If you do not hear very much from me, it is only because I am listening. I am listening to you. My spiritual practice begins with listening. I look forward to meeting you at the local Dallas area Daoism Meetup events.
It is really quite amazing to meet other people who are familiar with Daoism or the Yi Jing. Yet over the past year I have met people who are not only familiar with Daoist writings and the Yi Jing, but are serious in their study, and attempting to apply Daoist ideas to their own lives. I enjoy the convivial spirit within the group. Since we meet around a table set for tea (and sometimes some yummy noodles), the mood is more like a group of friends around a dinner table. This casual setting helps to keep the discussion less abstract or ideological and more personal. The insights that people contribute are their own, and not simply something they have read from a book. At the same time, I find it very useful to have paper and pen at hand, because I want to capture what was said. Although we have planned topics, I do not want our meetings to degenerate into lectures, but instead keep the spirit of friends sharing with each other what they have found.