by mariana vallejo
I am 22 years old and have been raised in a very devout Mexican Catholic home. All the candles and prayers; saints and the idea of having to confess my sins to another sinner- all of that never made much sense to me.
I tried Christianity, but the idea of Jesus being my saviour and God made me feel like I was committing idolatry. Then a couple of semesters ago I took a course on religion and we started with Buddhism. Buddhism made sense and the little I learned gave me peace and it felt right to me; from that I was able to find my path.
Sadly I haven’t had the chance to study more since I still live in my Mexican Catholic home and I don’t know where to begin in terms of study, prayer, and meditation. So if I may ask for more guidance to continue on my path, I would really appreciate it.