About Me

inHabitude shares inspiration and insights from my path toward happiness and wisdom. To inhabit means to dwell in, to be fully present. Our Habitude is our character, disposition, or attitude. The link that connects the two are our daily habits. You change your habits, you change your life, and you change your habits by one conscious choice at a time. This site is about sharing my personal insights along my journey as well as words and pictures that have inspired and challenged me to keep moving forward. I hope it does the same for you.

My name is Lyndon. I’ve been an ordained minister in the Christian faith for almost 20 years. After seeing a growing disconnect between the life of Jesus and the practice of the church bearing his name, I left full time pastoral ministry and the church altogether for a few years, during which I went through a period of deconstruction and the dark night. I found it helpful during those years to blog through that process and share my journey with others who were going through similar experiences in their faith.

I developed an illness in 2009 and quickly exhausted medical treatment without finding relief. At the point of desperation I began meditating and taking natural herbs and supplements. Not only did I become healthy, but surprisingly I also became happy. I first began studying Buddhism as a means of deepening my meditation practice but found that it affected every aspect of my life and helped me engage it with more clarity and peace. Buddhist teaching and meditation also helped me to approach my Christian roots from a new perspective and develop a deeper, more authentic faith than I ever knew before.

One of my teachers says, “Meditation isn’t the latest cure for what ails you.” I’m not offering a quick fix or a miracle cure for anything. This is just my story. Meditation is only a tool that helps us engage reality. Discovering Buddhist teachings was like finding an owner’s manual for my mind. The Four Noble Truths teach that life contains suffering. There is a cause for suffering, and the good news is that there is also an end to suffering. I hope to use this blog to share inspiration and insights that will give you joy and encouragement, and, I hope in some small way will help to relieve suffering.

I’m 36 years old. My wife Danielle and I have been married for 18 years, and we have two sons ages 11 and 9. We live in the U.S. in the state of Louisiana, where I was born & raised. I currently make a living in healthcare, but I make a life spending time with family and friends. I enjoy teaching, reading, writing, cooking, gardening, and yoga, but I’m passionate about ideas, possibility, creativity, and helping others.

Feel free to ask me anything, follow me on Twitter, or find me on Facebook.

Blessings,


A few posts about my journey:
(links will redirect to my new site: inhabitude.org)

My Journey Into Real Happiness
How I came to the practice of meditation

A Bi-Lingual Heart: Christian & Buddhist
Am I a Christian or a Buddhist?

Contemplative Christianity
What I mean by that expression

Eastern Paths In the Deep South
The challenges of feeling isolated away from a practicing community

How a Cajun Came to Love Asia
My connections with Asian culture living in Louisiana

How to Tell Your Friends & Family About Your Practice
Because it’s not always easy or wise…

Yoga & Mindful Moving
Short post about my first month of yoga

6 Comments

  1. Mike Blaney says:

    Dear Lyndon:

    It is an honor to be featured in your blogroll as our blogs deal with such different subject matter. I only hope I can live up to your reader’s expectations. I am looking forward to becoming a regular reader of your posts and I would be lying if I didn’t admit I go to the wine section first.

    Regards,

    Mike Blaney
    Marketing Guy

  2. Lyndon says:

    Thanks, Mike. I’ve enjoyed your blog. I’m an odd duck (I admit), but I’ve found a lot of your posts especially relevant to my line of work in advertising. I am a wine nut. If you have any favorites you’d like to suggest, I’m always up for trying something new.

  3. Paula says:

    Hi my name is Paula. Love the stuff I found about Nick Burnes. I would Love to Hear more from you. I am working on a family history for someone and there and told some storys they taped before she died. Nick Burnes comes up alot. So if any one has any info on Nick Burnes or Hog Island where most of the stores happen please email me at paula.meyers.mlp@gmail.com… I can use all the help I can get… also looking for any info on the Lange family from Hog Island too…. Thanks ya’ll

    1. Paula says:

      there AUNT sorry

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