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Erika R.

"observe, experience, learn"

Lehigh Acres, FL, USA
female, age 57
divorced
Speaks: American English, German
Joined Feb 17, 2007


 
What the World Eats - 15 different families around the globe
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Birthday Jan 29, 1957  
Languages American English, German  
About Me I am an independent and strong woman who remains sweet, kind, and compassionate but no longer to the extent of self-sacrifice. I learn from the unpleasant things in life and try to accentuate the positives while my spirit is still in this dimension.
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Pets A clowder of cats - all spayed/neutered, The neighbor's dog moved in  
Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions  
Eating Habits lots of H20, keep it healthy, almost vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me privileged information
My Philosophy You make your own Heaven & Hell - in your mind. You've always held the keys but didn't know it. You've always had the power to choose but didn't know it.
What Gives Me Hope To have recognized that I have the ability to think and manifest peace, love, and joy for myself. Even though I cannot be, nor do I want to be, ultimately responsible for others' thoughts and actions, I can share my experience -- but not proselytize -- so that perhaps the world outside of me can become a better place.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by retaining integrity
What/who changed my life and why My sister, Angela. I observed Leukemia separate her energy/spirit from her temporary physical being.
What Bugs Me Any intentional hurt -, from IGNORance to violence  
Passions peace, nature  
Inspirations people already living my aspirations  
What Scares Me cruelty, "War is path to peace"-G W Bush, so much power to those who hate  
  Favorites
Role Models Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Schweitzer, John Lennon  
Quotation 1. You are your thoughts.

2. Quoting Colin McGinn:
It felt to me a better world I was living in without God. I mean one of the things about God is everything you as a moral being do is under the scrutiny of this being who's gonna reward you or not as the case may be. I think it compromises people's moral sense, because
they feel as if everything they do which is good, they're doing it because God will approve of them and reward them for it. And once you jettison that idea, you do what you should, because you should, because it's the right thing to do and that you don't feel that
there's always some sense of self-interest involved in any moral action that you perform. I think it's an oppressive idea that God is always looking into your
soul at every moment of the day and weighing you up. It makes people too introspective. So, I found it was sort of liberating to not have that oppressive, Big Brother surveillance from God all the time. And I found the universe more interesting and more stimulating without gods. I thought, you know, investigating the universe without a religious impulse or religious perspective on it was to me a more interesting and stimulating thing to do.
Interests mind/body/spirit, walking, environment, health & fitness, cats, gardening, photography  
Books self actualization, self improvement  
Music peaceful silence, the purr of a kitten, gentle rain, soft voices speaking kind words  
Movies films with positive influence, documentaries  
TV Shows intelligent - enthusiastic self, educational - analytical self, warm-hearted comedy - emotional self  
Favorite Foods fresh veggies and fruits  
Favorite Places the Hoh Rainforest, Mt. Rainier, national parks and forests  
Can't Live Without  
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