Until the age of 17 I lived on the island of Trinidad in the Caribbean. I grew up in a Hindu home but my father's parents were Christians. Visiting with my Hindu grandparents and my Christian grandparents I found no differences. I felt welcomed and loved by both sets of grandparents. I believe that all religions have lessons to teach. I on the other hand experience God through nature. One of the lessons taught to me by my father is 'You are responsible not only for your actions (Karma) but your reactions'. So, whenever I think to lay blame I instinctively change my mind. I have carried this lesson with me all my life. When my marriage of 34 years came to an end I embarked on a quest to discover 'what could I have done differently to save my marriage'. The book that spoke to me was 'The Seat of the Soul' by Gary Zukov. A lot of this book was confirmation of how I thought and acted and I learned a lot about my personal relationships too. I have since read Deepak Chopra, Wayne Dyer, Eckhart Tolle, and many others to educate myself on human behavior. Acquiring intelligence, gaining experience, discerning wisdom also teaching myself to paint and write... the result is 'The Silent Teachers'. I continue to paint and write because I found purpose. This feeling is very powerful and rewarding.
Namaste (I honour you in that place where we are both one).