So true, Bob. For me personally, I've found the greatest degree of peace and tranquility in the simple, yet immensely powerful rhythm of my breath. I think that the act of tuning into one's own breathing is one of the most often ignored, easily accessible sources of wisdom in life. It is probably no coincidence that many a contemplative traditions have developed practices highly organized around bringing attention to the breath-- yoga, meditation, tai chi, etc.
It is comforting to know that I am not alone in my nomadic wanderings. Thank you for your kind words, and I hope that beacon of hope shines some light into the dark night you speak of soon. Much love.
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