Hello, I have recently (within the past 2 years) made the decision to walk the path of Taoism (Daoism) however you wish to spell it. My path is not the western philosophical but the eastern religious aspect of Taosim.
A little background information about myself. I am 28 years old, Married
I was raised in the Catholic church. 18 years educated and confirmed. After High school I joined the Military and became an Infantry Soldier in the U.S. Army. I traveled the world and saw many different religions and had many different experiences. The last few years of my military career I had some difficult experiences to deal with
I began doubting my religious beliefs early in my military career and spiraled into a dark place (not suicidal, just angry at the world). I my soul search of where to go I took a world religion course at a local college and the Professor (Hinduism) introduced me to Taoism. I looked into it and began reading the Tao te Ching. The Poems were like nothing I had read before, I actually felt at peace for the first time in years. So I looked more into the texts and found interpretations of the translations so that I had something to argue with. I now believe this is the path I wish to walk with my whole heart.
Sadly in the Midwest of The U.S. there are not many people to discuss this with so I am looking forward to reading other other people to interact with
Real name: Zach
Screen name: Lakenvelder (German breed of Chicken)