"Devout Pagan, finding my path through life by following Buddha's Way of the Heart"
Tempe, AZ, USA
female, age 114
single, 3 children
Joined Jul 17, 2008
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March 10, 1900
||Above all, I am a mystic and a seeker.
Problems which occur in one state of consciousness, can only be solved in another state of consciousness, (Albert Einstein -- to me, this quotation of Albert Einstein contains a very great truth, individually and collectively, for us all.)
A dedicated environmentalist.
I love Mother Earth.
I know the continued presence of life on our planet depends upon the humble honey bee.
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senior rescue cat
Raw as much as possible
|Wild Fact About Me
||I believe that having confidence in success insures success.
I used to be in the SDS during the Viet Nam War. I used to drive a Mustang Mach 1 with a 351 Cleveland Engine.
||I value myself by living with integrity. I live in fervent love for Our Mother Earth.
|What Gives Me Hope
||DAWN...all the sunrises I have seen & hope to see.
|If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
||I have no interest in being a politician but I would be a devoted assistant to Senator Bernie Sanders if I were asked.
|What/who changed my life and why
||'A Whale for the Killing" by Farley Mowat. In this book about a humpback whale, Mowat describes touching one of these precious animals in the water. Mowat writes "His skin was so warm." I swam in the middle of a pod of humpbacks off the north shore of Bermuda. I touched a humpback mother and her calf. It was a moment of enlightenment, a moment of knowing that we are all connected WHEN I touched the warm skin of these animals.
"Defy Gravity: Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason" by Caroline Myss
Dedicated people I have met on Care 2.
|What Bugs Me
Rudeness in all its forms,
Complainers and whiners,
Living fully in the present,
Spiritual growth and Spiritual guidance,
Saving honey bees,
I was a beekeeper,
The sounds of moving water,
a gentle breeze,
The United States Founding Fathers,
the beauty of nature,
Kindness in the face of hate,
|What Scares Me
While he talks on a cell phone,
A white man wearing a golf shirt
Joan of Arc,
||"All other animals except the human, acquire things because of need. Humans only are motivated by greed." Farley Mowat
"Dreams do come true. Without that possibility nature would not cause us to have them." John Updike
"Slow down and enjoy life." Eddie Cantor
'It's far too easy to look at a place like Uganda and
think that their laws or societal dealings don't affect
you. It's just as easy to look at Arizona's proposed
legislation and think that it's not that serious because
it will only impact a minority in one particular state.
But it's precisely when the rights of minorities or the
disenfranchised are at risk that we must be the most
vocal. We cannot only speak out on our own personal
issues, or pick and choose which rights we want to fight
for. Nobody is protected until we are all protected
equally under the law. Just as I'm not silent about
justice for Trayvon Martin or Jordan Davis, I will not
be silent about this. It's not about your particular
quest for civil rights; it's about fairness and equality
for all human beings. Period.'
Rev. Al Sharpton
"Logic will take you from A to Z. Imagination will take you everywhere else." Albert Einstein
"Learn to be silent, Let your quiet mind, listen and absorb." Pythagoras
"Do not believe what you have heard
Do not believe in tradition
Do not believe in anything spoken of many times
Do not believe in written statements
Do not believe in conjecture
Do not believe in authority, teachers, or elders.
But after careful observation and analysis, when it agrees with reason and it will benefit one and all, then accept it and live by it." Buddha
Ecology and Sustainability,
Mythology / Folklore
When God Was A Woman,
The Golden Bough (Frazer),
Virgil's Bucolic on Bees,
Art history books,
Grimm's Fairy Tales,
The Elder Edda Viking Saga,
Current events: historical fact based,
Southern rock...you can't get any better,
War Protest Songs,
The Moody Blues,
Charlie Daniels Band,
Creedance Clearwater Revival,
Blue Oyster Cult,
Oh Brother Where Art Thou?,
The Wind That Shakes The Barley,
Thelma and Louise,
Dead Man Walking,
The Green Mile
The Outer Planets,
|Can't Live Without
loving and being loved,
friends and family,
Quiet time to reflect and think,
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