There is a sentence in the Tao Te Ching: the path forward seems to go back. 

I recently found these pages (below) that I wrote in 23  January 2013 in Los Angeles. As I looked to find pictures of myself during that time, I ran across this picture that I took during a visit to Chicago in mid-February 2013. I lived in Chicago from 1999-2008, and I found it fitting that I returned there as I was embarking on a new path.

I wrote these pages before I started this website on February 3rd. And I believe this visioning ultimately allowed me to channel questions that came to me in March 2015. I turned that collection of questions into a book entitled Meditative Questions (now found on!!

Even then, I was inspired by sages like Lao-tzu and Thich Nhat Hanh. Their wisdom helped to propel me to greater understanding.

I am humbled and thankful for my January 2013 self for being brave enough to embark on such a bold journey.

It is never to late to go boldly where you have only dreamed of going. The path will find you ;)



image 23 Jan 2013 personal notes before starting website pt2 2013 Thay





Photo source: My camera. Photographing my reflection on the Cloud Gate statue in Chicago, February 13, 2013.