Searching For OM was developed in 2012 as a way to connect with the people that I care about while I traveled. The posts were designed to delve into the depths of my personal journey as over the course of many years, my spiritual practice matured. Throughout Southeast Asia, India, Nepal and finally homeward to Upstate New York, the original intention has not changed. What's changed, or more precisely, who's changed, are the people that I care about.

Spiritual practice may be understood as many things. Specifically, what I set out to do was develop a relationship with my mind as to bring about freedom from it. Interesting things are bound to happen within this sort of intention. The appearance of reality and the way in which I perceive it, shifted. So did many of my self-imposed limitations. What I discovered, is that it isn't enough to crave personal freedom. In a world with so many, this is by far, too small an endeavor. Realizing that we are not acting alone and what we do for ourselves, we do for others and what we do to others, we do to and for ourselves, is an understanding worth cultivating. It's also the reason why I returned home.

This collection of essays merely offers a glimpse into one woman's journey.

I hope you enjoy what you find.

Christine