Throughout my tumultuous early life, I found comfort in blissful and perfectionist imaginings. In an effort to escape the chaos of my family environment, I focused my gaze on visions of a self-actualized reality, one where the world I inhabited would be in a state of perfect order. This vision served me for many years, until I made the mistake of projecting it onto my spiritual life, manifest as a misguided quest for enlightenment. I soon learned.
Although enlightenment has been broadly...Full Story