Knowing now that in childhood, we are very aware of the power of our imagination. We envision things and yes, magically those things happen. Yet, in being told that one must "grow up"; pieces of one's soul are gradually surrendered. Replaced by "real world" expectations, one begins striving for the next achievement/relationship/material object. If, like me, you are "highly sensitive" and/or identify as an Empath; then the "real world" expectations took/take a toll on your well being. Peace is something that is fleeting. Seeking peace outside of myself had such an effect on me. I remembered how attuned I was with Spirit before "growing up". I tried to do the "right" things via church, etc. Yet, instead of finding "peace"; I found more "things" . I'd begin a journey that I'd stop and start. Afraid of being ostracized for practicing yoga; meditating and cultivating within a peace that yes, was beyond my understanding. So, I poured myself into sports and fitness. This was a domain "acceptable" to the "real world". Yet, I met criticism within the world of religion. Eventually, I'd step away from organized religion. I needed to save my life: spiritually, emotionally, and yes, physically.