My name’s Pete, a college student currently living in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I am on the pursuit of a meaningful life.
I entered the blogosphere when I was in high school, and since then I’ve come to appreciate blogging as a means to let my imagination run wild and to express myself beyond the boundaries of everyday conversations. Blogs are so powerful because they allow countless unique perspectives to be added the the universe, enriching both the bloggers’ and readers’ minds.
We face so much pressure from the society to conform and behave in a socially accpetable way. I’ve always disliked that. We should have the right to be who we are, to let our passions guide our hearts. One day, I decided that I had enough of just doing what is expected of me. Since then, I’ve sought my path.
As a spiritual man, my energy is channeled both inwards and outwards. Through my journey, I’ve been fortunate enough to witness and read about one of the most beautiful things in life–the transformation of human consciousness. I remembered the day when GPA was all I cared about. I remembered the day that I attempted to steal a pack of cards from a store.
Many things have changed. Life is this constant dynamic never-ending flux that never fails to surprise me. I’ve grown a lot spiritually. I’ve found a lot of new friends that walk along similar paths. I’ve learned a lot from the incidents that life throws at me.
A Universe Within
These days spirituality and personal growth are not as commonly discussed as I’d like. I wanted a constant avenue through which I can truly be myself and explore the limits of the human mind and depth of the human spirit. So A Universe Within was born.
The title A Universe Within is inspired by Ken Wilber’s book Grace and Grit – a narrative of his spirituality and how he copes with his wife’s cancer. A Universe Within is referring to the wealth of potential that resides within each and everyone of us. We all have so much energy, so much life force, so much power within us. I believe strongly that we should listen to the inner voice within us. Part of the reason for this blog is to share the journey that my inner voice is guiding me through. Through this blog, I hope to share my take on life, my reactions to thought-provoking articles, and thoughts on global issues that I care about–sustainability, spirituality, happiness, education, etc.
As you browse through the blogs and find something stirring within you or urging you to respond, please do so. I enjoy learning from others, hearing new perspectives and forging friendships beyond the superficial. I hope that you enjoy what I write, and feel free to connect with me. Or read an essay I wrote about my spirituality here.