Several months ago, I needed to pursue another spiritual path and wanted to devote my whole mind and heart to it, so I decided to postpone my Buddhist practice for a little while. It was worth it, because I gained so much by doing this, but I have missed the peace and compassion I feel when I am diligently practicing The Noble Eightfold Path. So, now that I have the other knowledge on board pretty well I am studying and practicing Buddhism and I am so glad to be back. It was a good decision to depart temporarily and I hope I don't have to do it again. Peace.