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Natasja B.

"To make a difference"

Den Helder, Netherlands
female, age 42
married, 2 children
Speaks: dutch, little french, german, english
Joined May 31, 2009
Causes: global warming

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The Invitation

It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living.
I want to know what you ache for
and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

It doesn’t interest me how old you are.
I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool
for love
for your dream
for the adventure of being alive.

It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon...
I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow
if you have been opened by life’s betrayals
or have become shrivelled and closed
from fear of further pain.

I want to know if you can sit with pain
mine or your own
without moving to hide it
or fade it
or fix it.

I want to know if you can be with joy
mine or your own
if you can dance with wildness
and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes
without cautioning us
to be careful
to be realistic
to remember the limitations of being human.

It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me
is true.
I want to know if you can
disappoint another
to be true to yourself.
If you can bear the accusation of betrayal
and not betray your own soul.
If you can be faithless
and therefore trustworthy.

I want to know if you can see Beauty
even when it is not pretty
every day.
And if you can source your own life
from its presence.

I want to know if you can live with failure
yours and mine
and still stand at the edge of the lake
and shout to the silver of the full moon,

It doesn’t interest me
to know where you live or how much money you have.
I want to know if you can get up
after the night of grief and despair
weary and bruised to the bone
and do what needs to be done
to feed the children.

It doesn’t interest me who you know
or how you came to be here.
I want to know if you will stand
in the centre of the fire
with me
and not shrink back.

It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom
you have studied.
I want to know what sustains you
from the inside
when all else falls away.

I want to know if you can be alone
with yourself
and if you truly like the company you keep
in the empty moments

Oriah Mountaindreamer ( from the book The invitation )

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Joined May 31, 2009 Activist Aspirations Casual 
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Groups Greenpeace, Oxfam, WWF - World Wildlife Fund
Birthday July 21, 1975  
Languages dutch, little french, german, english  
About Me
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Pets 1 Cat  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning
Religions spiritualist  
Eating Habits  
Wild Fact About Me
My Philosophy Remember yesterday, dream about tomorrow, but live today...
What Gives Me Hope That every person can make a difference
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why Nature! And books like: Conversations with God, Neale Donald Walsch, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight: Revised and Updated: The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It's Too Late, Thom Hartmann, An inconvenient truth, Al Gore
What Bugs Me indifference  
Passions love, spirituality  
Inspirations love, the beauty of nature, to fulfill my purpose on earth  
What Scares Me War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Losing the ones I love, ignorance  
Role Models people who follow their dreams  
Quotation You were born an original, don't die a copy ( John Mason )
This we know: the earth does not belong to man, man belongs to the earth. All things are connected like the blood that unites us all. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself. ( chief Seattle )
Interests the old religion, children, ecology, Spirituality/Philosophy, Mind/Body/Spirit, Gardening/Farming  
Books The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight by Th, Conversations With God by Neal D. Walsch, Phyllis Curott, spirituality, Jonathan Livingston Seagull, cook books, Patricia Cornwell, The mists of Avalon, Dean Koontz  
Music Whitin Temptation, Evanescense, Secret Garden, Enigma, U2, Rammstein  
Movies Dragonfly-Kevin Costner, Blood Diamond, Lord of war, Tears of the Sun, The Green Mile, Shawshank Redemption  
TV Shows 24, House!, csi  
Favorite Foods tortillas, veggies, spaghetti  
Favorite Places near water, almost anywhere in nature  
Can't Live Without love, my children  
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