Saturday, September 17, 2005

I'm not entirely sure how to start this blog. I've been waiting more or less endlessly to feel inspired towards some eloquent, Spirit-infused first post, and the longer I wait the more sure I am that I just need to get this underway, and the Spirit will find me eventually.

It's funny: blogging seems to me such an intrinsically self-centered act. Here I am! My life! Look at it! and at the same time, what inspired me to start this blog was my drive to discuss something intrinsically self-negating: my spiritual efforts/journey/obsession with Quakerism. Hmmph. Perhaps the resolution to the paradox is this: on some level I am not trying to say, "Here I am, look at me," but instead am saying, "Here is God." Only on some level, though. I am fully guilty of navel-gazing.

I'm not sure if I have much more to say at the moment. I imagine I shall be able to follow up with a more introductory-type post, and then perhaps with a few witty epistles full of spiritual nuggets. Er, then again, maybe not.

At any rate, I hope this counts as 'making a start.' I'm certainly trying.