The Quest for Nirvana
I started this blog after encountering a health crisis and learning that my chronic illness would eventually result in death. This blog was a way for me to process and come to terms with the so-called “five stages of grief” and my mortality.
However, this process has transformed into a blog about Ayurveda, healing and spirituality, so “Quest for Nirvana” seems appropriate because, in the end, aren’t we all searching for that elusive bliss, peace-of-mind and the freedom from our own mental construct and perception of “suffering”, and the fear of death?
Nirvana is an ancient Sanskrit term. Wikipedia defines Nirvana as follows:
In the Buddhist context nirvana refers to the imperturbable stillness of mind after the fires of desire, aversion, and delusion have been finally extinguished. In Hindu philosophy, it is the union with the divine ground of existence Brahman (Supreme Being) and the experience of egoless bliss. In Indian religions, it is used to describe the profound peace of mind that is acquired with moksha (liberation). It is the state of being free from suffering.
This blog is a work-in-progress just as we are a work-in-progress.
This is how the blog is currently organized:
Home is where you’ll find my posts from day-to-day or week to week when I have something to write about.
Ayurveda & Health is where I will share nutritional information, natural herbal supplements that I have found helpful in my healing, and how to use food as medicine from my Ayurveda studies.
Health Updates is where you’ll find occasional updates to my health status. This is where I’ll post any changes and/or improvements from the various traditional healing practices I’m pursuing as well as any new information I’ve learned that others may find helpful.
My intention is to make this site as helpful and useful as possible for all who are interested in learning about Ayurveda and all that this ancient health system has to offer as well as sharing tips on how to manage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease based on my own experiences.
I am an Ayurvedic Lifestyle Instructor, certified by The Chopra Center and I provide personal coaching and instruction on Ayurveda lifestyle practices. I am also certified as a Vedic Counselor. If you would like personal lifestyle instruction on Ayurveda or Vedic counseling, please send me an email via the contact form and I will get in touch with you.