I thought it would be fitting to title the initial post here in honor of my Ganesham-without Whom no decent Hindu begins any endeavor. I also seek my dear Amma’s blessings on this work. Om Amrteshwaryei Namah.
This is my first post here…I have no idea where this will lead, there’s usually a lot on my plate, definitely always much on my mind, but if nothing else I’m hoping to find an escape from typical “social networking” sites. I find myself sucked in, and above all wasting time-if not just arguing with others.
This place is for my experiences, opinions and lessons learned as I go. And while I’m glad to share all of this with others, this is all mine. I’ll pretty much say what I want here and if you disagree you’re more than welcome to let me know so long as you understand that at least one of two things will result:
1) I’ll debate my point with you, fairly relentlessly. When I’m wrong or unsure of something you’re not likely to know because I usually just keep my mouth shut. This means that if I’m talking about something, I’m pretty sure I’m correct-mostly if not entirely. As a result many may think I’m a Besserwisser(German: know-it-all). You may openly disagree with my words, and I encourage you to for the sake of having me check my own knowledge, but unless you make a REALLY great case I’m likely to stay put in my thoughts. This sounds rigid and unsympathetic-I’ve been accused of as much-but the truth is, I’m very very careful with my thoughts and opinions. Besides, this is a great way for folks to help each other grow. I’m not at all opposed to my thoughts being challenged.
In the event I realize I’ve been wrong about something, or otherwise choose to edit my view/opinion, I’ll do it and I’ll do it openly-with apologies if warranted.
2) If you disagree with me, and communication thereafter doesn’t seem fruitful, I’ll be editing your input at that time. I think I’ve actually done this maybe twice in my entire life because I value the input of others so very much. By this, though, I mean deleting said input. This isn’t so much out of censoring your “voice” or eliminating variance from what I view to be correct as it is about controlling my own mind. I tend to ruminate in negative thoughts/emotions when resolve isn’t timely. Again this place is mine. 🙂
Having now provided a make-shift disclaimer, I’ll close. See you around. Om Shanti Om