"To live a productive and compassionate life - sprinkled liberally with fun and laughter"
female, age 114
counselor, teacher, publisher, artist, writer,
Joined Sep 11, 2005
David Suzuki Foundation
listening to music,
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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Great Mystery Publishing 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.
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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."
"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
||Sep 11, 2005
||Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause
|Group Host of
(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 »
June 17, 1900
||Unusual but fun.
||Introduce yourself to Sarina
Cats (but I love all animals)
|Wild Fact About Me
||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
disrespect for the environment,
cruelty towards animals and people,
be the best I can,
life and love
the Great Spirit,
the possiblity of love,
the night sky,
|What Scares Me
I have many role models but all of them,
St Teresa of Avila,
||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."
life and living,
Harry Potter Series,
Peace is Every Step by Thich Nhat Hanh,
The Secret Path by Paul Brunton,
Clan of the Cave Bear,
The Lord of the Rings
I love practically all forms of music,
Lord of Rings Soundtracks,
Dead Can Dance,
I love many films including,
Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon,
House of Flying Daggers,
The Lord of the Rings,
Jesus of Montreal,
The English Patient,
The Man with Two Brains,
(especially with Christopher Eccleston),
Star Trek The Next Generation,
Star Trek Voyager,
(but I am really trying to abstain),
Mum's mashed potatoes (best
bed on a rainy day reading a good book,
My Mum's home,
under the stars,
|Can't Live Without
pets (more than five but whose counting?,
||Introduce yourself to Sarina