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Sarina D.

"To live a productive and compassionate life - sprinkled liberally with fun and laughter"

Brisbane, Australia
female, age 113
single
counselor, teacher, publisher, artist, writer,
Speaks: English
Joined Sep 11, 2005


 
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My new book "One Page Wisdom" which I co-authored, has just been released. 111 international experts in the fields of personal development, spiritual awareness, life coaching and holistic treatment have contributed to this unique book dedicating to inspiring, guiding, healing and assisting. This unique book contains an eclectic mix of wisdom, inspirational and uplifting stories, ideas on the meaning of life, favorite quotes and sayings, loving thoughts and healing prayers, messages, life skills, personal growth and development, positive affirmations, manifesting and abundance practices, new thought and consciousness physics, esoteric knowledge, poetry, song, verse and more.

If you want to find out more about this book, or purchase your own copy, please click on this link or visit www.sarinadamen.com.

Sarina Damen - Spiritual Counsellor, Life Coach & Personal Development Teacher

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Also follow me on Twitter at SarinaDamen for regular inspirational quotes, and book updates .

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www.greatmysterypublishing.com - An eclectic, non-profit website covering a myriad of topics related to human rights issues, animal welfare, environmental issues, spirituality, and creativity. This site also provides free space for creative people to have their art, photography and poetry published online. Subjects covered on GMP include organic gardening, identifying food additives, fur, the natural history of Babe (the pig), vivisection, meditation exercises, near-death experiences, flower essences, book recommendations, film reviews, jokes and even recipes...plus lots more.

 www.jewelsunexclusivedesigns.com.au - A brand new secure online store showcasing handcrafted products by Australian artisans such as exotic handblended spices, limited edition jewellery, paintings, photography, and a selection of unique books - shipping worldwide. Over time this new store will include a wider range of products by a greater number of contributors.



  A smile is the light in your window that tells others that there is a caring, sharing person inside.”  - Denis Whitley

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win."  —Mahatma Gandhi





"At first people refuse to believe that a strange new thing can be done. Then they begin to hope it can be done. Then they see it can be done. Then it is done and all the world wonders why it was not done centuries ago." —Frances Hodgson Burnett, American playwright.

"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself." —Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy






"I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being." —Abraham Lincoln, former American President.






It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."
—Frederick Douglass










"There can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace which is within the souls of men." ~Black Elk

You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end, each of us must work for our own improvement and, at the same time, share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful.
 - Madame Marie Curie
 

"'Come to the edge', he said. They said, 'We are afraid.'
'Come to the edge', he said. They came. He pushed them. And they flew." -
Guillaume

Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind. - Mohammed 

It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish. - Mother Teresa





It is more rewarding to watch money change the world than watch it accumulate.  - Gloria Steinem






 





"There must be progress, certainly. But we must ask ourselves what kind of progress we want, and what price we want to pay for it. If, in the name of progress, we want to destroy everything beautiful in our world, and contaminate the air we breathe, and the water we drink, then we are in trouble." —Marjory Stoneman Douglas, American environmentalist.

"What's the use of a house if you haven't got a tolerable planet to put it on?" —Henry David Thoreau, American author/philosopher.


 





Do not overrate what you have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind. - Buddha





Me only have one ambition, y'know. I only have one thing I really like to see happen. I like to see mankind live together - black, white, Chinese, everyone - that's all. - Bob Marley

Try not to become a man(woman) of success but rather to become a man (woman) of value. - Albert Einstein





Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. - Vincent Van Gogh





"The man who moved a mountain is the one who started taking away the small stones."  -Old Chinese Proverb


"Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does." —William James





The greatest danger to our future is apathy. - Jane Goodall






The penalty good people pay for not being interested in politics is to be governed by people worse than themselves." —Plato, Greek philosopher.





"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead." - Louisa May Alcott


"Don't go around saying the world owes you a living; the world owes you nothing; it was here first." —Mark Twain, American author

Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it..-
Confucius





"Think of all the beauty still left around us and be happy." - Anne Frank

Hampered by hypnotic multi-media imagery, and blinded by sight - our most obtrusive sense…we accept interpretations of beauty, that have been spooned to us by various unnamable sponsors and organizations… robbing ourselves of the beauty that is everywhere. We don't even allow ourselves the right to define our own ideal. - Jason Gileno, writer





Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart . - Kahlil Gibran






“We bring to your thought and minds that right-minded human beings seek to promote above all else the life of all things. .. that peace is not merely the absence of war, but the constant effort to maintain harmonious existence between all peoples, from individual to individual, and between humans and the other beings of this planet...that this spiritual consciousness is the path to survival of humankind.”  - The Haudenosaunee (Native American) Declaration



 






 









 
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Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Groups (PTT) Peace Think Tank, A Quiet Corner - The Place for Contemplation & Relaxation, ANONYMOUS R US, Acoustic Coffee House, Amnesty International, An Orchid in Australia, Artists and Writers - Working for Humanity, Astronomy Science, Attractionists for the Environment, Aussies and All, Backyard Wildlife Sanctuaries, Between the Worlds, Cinema, Classic Literature and Poetry more »
Hometown Brisbane 
Homepage http://www.greatmysterypublishing.com  
Birthday June 17, 1900  
Languages English  
About Me Unusual but fun.
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  Lifestyle
Pets Cats (but I love all animals)  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Religions  
Eating Habits Vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me practically everything
My Philosophy love and let live
What Gives Me Hope while there is life, there is hope.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Teach people to love and respect themselves. That's a great place to start.
What/who changed my life and why My parents - my dad is my head and my mother is my heart.
What Bugs Me prejudice, apathy, disrespect for the environment, cruelty towards animals and people, bigotry, greed, ignorance  
Passions environment, sci-fi, laughter, fun, music, dancing, reading, learning, be the best I can, sculpture, painting, photography, poetry, nature, animals, art, peace, life and love  
Inspirations the Great Spirit, the possiblity of love, trees, mountains, animals, sunsets, the universe, poetry, clouds, the night sky, life, dancing, being playful, being alive, unconditional love, chocolate, films, books, music, creativity, compassion, kindness, nature  
What Scares Me apathy, the vengeful, the power-hungry, greed, cruelty, prejudice, bigotry, hate  
  Favorites
Role Models I have many role models but all of them, Helen Keller, Mahatma Gandhi, David Suzuki, Jesus Christ, Mohammed, Buddha, St Teresa of Avila, Cate Blanchett, Mother, Father, Plato  
Quotation I have many favorite quotations but if I have to narrow it down, just now, it would be four - "Love conquers all." - Virgil, and "The purpose of life is not to be happy - but to matter, to be productive, to be useful, to have it make some difference that you have lived at all." - Leo Rosten An Indian spiritual precept "Be good. Do good." and "The best things in life are not things."
Interests life and living, nature, reading, films, poetry, writing, books, music, philosophy, painting, sculpture, dancing, hiking, meditation, sciencefiction, documentaries, social justice, yoga, wildlife, vegetarian food, chocolate, compassion, pets, friends, p  
Books Carl Jung, CS Lewis, sci-fi books, Alan Watts, Harry Potter Series, Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh, The Secret Path by Paul Brunton, Clan of the Cave Bear, Dune, The Lord of the Rings  
Music I love practically all forms of music, classical, Mozart, Vivaldi, Howard Shore, Lord of Rings Soundtracks, alternative, soundtracks, latin jazz, heavy metal, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, U2, Dead Can Dance, Grinspoon, Chemical Brothers, Tool, Midnight Oil  
Movies I love many films including, Avatar, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, House of Flying Daggers, The Lord of the Rings, Jesus of Montreal, The English Patient, Aliens, Blade Runner, The Man with Two Brains, Fahrenheit 9-11  
TV Shows V, futurama, Quantum Leap, Dr Who, (especially with Christopher Eccleston), Babylon 5, Red Dwarf, Star Trek, Star Trek The Next Generation, Star Trek Voyager, Father Ted, Lost, Fawlty Towers  
Favorite Foods Tofu, vegetarian, vegan, chocolate, (but I am really trying to abstain), miso, lentils, Indian, eggplant, pakoras, avocadoes, sundried tomatoes, Tibetan, Indian, vegeburgers, mushrooms, apricots, loquats, mulberries, Thai, Mexican, Mum's mashed potatoes (best  
Favorite Places bed on a rainy day reading a good book, Home, My Mum's home, nature, forests, mountains, streams, under the stars, Newgrange, Chalice Wells, Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Avebury, Wearall Hill, Rocky Mountains  
Can't Live Without air, water, home, Mum, friends, food, chocolate, pets (more than five but whose counting?, nature, trees, forests, music  
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    Have a nice weekend!


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    Hi Sarina - Hope that you had a wonderful day on your birthday!
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    Hi Sarina,
    Happy weekend
    Your friend,
    Stuart

    Feb 29, 2012 9:28 AM

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    Hi Sarina,
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    In friendship,
    Stuart


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    I hope your day is filled with joy.
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    Wishing you a very Happy n colorful Holi...

    Regards...

    Rajan

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    Good Night or Morning My Friend. Envy someone and it pulls you down. Admire them and it builds you up. May you walk the path with the Great Spirit.  Smile and receive smile back. Hugs

    Jul 11, 2009 3:38 AM

    Lone W. (1316)
     Good Night or Morning My Friend. I'm back to myself 100%. All the mistakes i ever made in my life where i wanted to say no, and said yes. May you walk your journey in life with the Great Spirit. Smile it looks beautiful on your face. Hugs
    Jul 10, 2009 3:25 AM

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     Good Night or Morning My Friend. There are times i just don't get to comments sorry, but i have so much to do.  Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe. My the Great Spirit always be with you. Smile and make a beautiful world. Hugs
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    Hello Sarina,
    Merry Christmas to you and yours ~ !
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