I'm new here
Well I am still awake, so here goes.
My name is Steven. I am 35 years old. I made a decision a while back to grow spiritually, and it has taken me many interesting places. I have loads of insights both wonderful and some downright nasty ones. They are all wonderful just in different ways I suppose. I spent a considerable amount of time and energy chasing the good revelations and dismissing the less appealing ones, but now I try my best to accept them all.
A friend of mine in Oak Park named Tom, I think he's an Advaitist?, introduced me to a spiritual teacher named Paul Heddermann who indirectly led me to NNH.
I really like this community. I enjoy listening to people's experiences and perhaps someday sharing some of mine too. I am usually a reserved type, but I really enjoy being in groups and making outings. I have a fondness toward my personality, but I don't always share it with others, mostly because I don't always leave the house. Duh! It's a painful thing at times, solitude, and sometimes it's quite marvelous.
I suppose my purpose in introducing myself is to discover people that are like me. In my experience, I seem to be awake at times and asleep at others. I am attracted to both really. I love being awake and sometimes I really like being asleep. I'm in a place where it's one or the other all the time. So if you're really leaning to one side, we could probably get along for a bunch of short times, you know?