My family is Christian, my grandfather is a retired pastor. I grew up in a church. When one of my aunts heard I like to meditate instead of pray she went off on me. Telling me I was going to go to hell and if my grandma (passed away when I was 13) was still alive I would have killed her with a heart attack. She then told me I have my grandmas blood on my hands and that she was rolling in her grave over this. Now this was the time I still considered myself a Christian. I just decided I wanted to pray while meditating instead of on my knees with hands folded.
Yesterday my mom came to me and said that my ds7 told her I was a Buddhist now. I was so nervous about what she would say I didnt know what to say. I didnt want to feel horrible for the choices I made for myself. I told her I was still on my spiritual journey and she left it at that. I am now afraid of what my mom thinks of me and how my other family members will take it if they find out.
on Nov. 25, 2012 at 1:27 PM