Welcome to Discover Sukha!
“I saw that my life was a vast glowing empty page and I could do anything I wanted.” ~Jack Kerouac
Thank you for stopping by my blog! The idea for this site was seeded quite some time ago and I finally decided to give it some legs. I hesitated to launch this site for two reasons: 1) disjointedness of my ideas and 2) privacy.
I love to write, but topics I find myself spilling out are all over the board. Some days poems crystallize in my head, and other days I like to live in fantasy lands and dream up stories involving anything from feral cats to teenage dramas, which I suppose have some parallels. At some points in my life, I’m highly focused on my health and quality of life. On some days, unfortunately, I encounter major impediments to my well-being. On those days, I write to determine how I can prevent that from happening again. I write to thoughtfully berate myself. More importantly, I write to encourage myself to get back up no matter how many times I fall.
I vacillated about how personal my entries should be. Please give me latitude as I stumble around and try to determine where my Goldilocks Zone is. I want what I share to be “just right.” So, I guess my life is something of an open book. But it is a book that sits dusty on a shelf. Like a 1990 encyclopedia – never investigated too thoroughly. Some of the information might be correct but it is frozen in time as I add it to this site. And I’m sure some of it I’ll look back on and laugh at the naivety, like that 1990 encyclopedia referencing the internet. But my life will not be as open and accessible as a People magazine at a nail salon. Some things must be kept tucked away in that odd cabinet in the living room.
One thing I’ve learned in my 30-odd years on this planet is that all of us tend to have the same struggles and epiphanies. We may have them at different points in our lives and to different degrees but, all said and done, we experience the same emotions. I feel we can all learn and grow from each other in this capacity. I don’t see any reason to keep our lives wrapped up tightly and our experiences held so closely and hidden. I find that this wisdom that comes from living is often times only gleaned when people die. It’s a shame because I think they have often withheld insights and stories due to the fear of being judged. Once they are gone, we discuss their life and simply accept them for who they were. We lament we weren’t able to assemble their thoughts. How would they have lived differently? When would they have tried harder? When would they have released earlier?
I often find myself having chats with friends or family that are going through something I went through, or they have gone through something with which I am grappling. Between them and the various authors I read, everyone’s collective insights have enriched my life. Their insights allow me to live a more peaceful and abundant life. I hope that the shared wisdom I attempt to assemble will help others along the way. One of my true delights in life is learning and teaching and I hope this site will foster both for me.
I finally decided that the theme all of these subjects had in common were that they were simply me exploring how to live at ease, in harmony with my mind, body, health, and surroundings. This manifested itself as five categories on my blog:
- Beauty – I will post lots of kitchen beautician ideas here
- Body Fuel – Simple recipes for making our bodies feel good
- Clarity – Catharthis of mind, body, soul, space; Spirituality
- Creativity Corner – Random poems, stories, or essays
- Musings – Thoughts on how to navigate through the vagaries of life
Stop by whichever ones interest you and thank you for your support! So…here it is, my friends. I’m tossing it all out to the universe and seeing what happens.