Hi! Finally, things are really making sense. I am reading books and I have started along the 8-fold path. I've completed about 15 hours of meditation focusing on breath. I am a single dad. It's not easy to meditate with my kids keeping me busy, but with skillful effort I make time each day (usually). My village is in remote Alaska, but I am moving back to South Carolina this summer. I would like to find a teacher and have a location I can visit periodically, not sure of who or where, yet.