Jadeswan, I find your experiences to be very powerful, not only because they are so rich, but you seem to be getting so much from them! Inspiational! Considering how many people went through religous lives (convents, monostaries, etc.) Its not surprising for me that there are many here who remember PLs in that environment. Especially considering that a life lived in prayer is a life of seeking which we are all essentially doing I don't know if I have one, but have always been compelled by people who follow a spiritual path, and spent a year or so thinking a convent was a good idea but I think the point is to be of this world so that we can learn and grow. When I went to Carcasone it was very familiar to me, perhaps I lived there during the persecutions of the Cathars?