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Declan Woods

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us."

Dublin, Ireland
male, age 55
separated
Speaks: GAELIC/ENGLISH
Joined Sep 12, 2012


 
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"If I were actually to vote in an election, it would be for one of the environmental parties. One of the most positive developments in the world recently has been the growing awareness of the importance of nature. There is nothing sacred or holy about this. Taking care of our planet is like taking care of our houses. Since we human beings come from Nature, there is no point in our going against Nature, which is why I say the environment is not a matter of religion or ethics or morality. These are luxuries, since we can survive without them. But we will not survive if we continue to go against Nature.




 
We have to accept this. If we unbalance Nature, humankind will suffer. Furthermore, as people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility towards others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than when we found it. This is not quite such a difficult proposition as it might sound. For although there is a limit to what we as individuals can do, there is no limit to what a universal response might achieve. It is up to us as individuals to do what we can, however little that may be. Just because switching off the light when leaving the room seems inconsequential, it does not mean that we should not do it.


                                            Dalai Lama


                 People are often unreasonable, illogical and self centred;


Forgive them anyway.


If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives;


Be kind anyway.


If you are successful,


you will win some false friends and some true enemies;


Succeed anyway.


If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;


Be honest and frank anyway.


What you spend years building, someone may destroy overnight;


Build anyway.


If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous;


Be happy anyway.


The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;


Do good anyway.


Give the world the best you have,


and it may never be enough;


Give the world the best you've got anyway.


You see, in the final analysis, it is all between you and God;


It was never between you and them anyway.




Mother Teresa of Calcutta






Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
but that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.




Mitakuye Oyasin (All Are Related) is phrase in the Lakota Sioux language. It reflects the world view of Interconnectedness, and is inherent as a belief of most Native American traditions that "Everything is Connected".[1]






Aho Mitakuye Oyasin.... All my relations. I honor you in this circle of life with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer....

To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.
To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you
To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.
To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.
To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you. To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages, I thank you.

To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.

You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great Mystery.

Thank you for this Life.





















































 
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Joined Sep 12, 2012 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for  
Group Host of none yet
Groups Click free to donate and Petitions, ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
Hometown Dublin Ireland.... 
Homepage  
Birthday July 23, 1959  
Languages GAELIC/ENGLISH  
About Me Spiritual being who cares deeply about people, creatures, and the environment. I live a simple life minimising the need for money and my effect on the environment. I have found absolute peace, it is in sharing and protecting those whose voices are deliberately ignored. To create Hope and Love for everyone I meet either in person or other means. To be a "Consouler" not a counsellor. To help people understand that true Beauty is within and does not need makeup.
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  Lifestyle
Pets 3 ponies 3 dogs 1 cat  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Depends
Religions Christian - Catholic, buddhist, Spiritual Being Having a Human Experienc  
Eating Habits Organic whenever possible!  
Wild Fact About Me I trust people completely, believing that the word spoken is their truth and the promise made is their honour. Guess lawyers don't like me......
My Philosophy The truth will set you free so be the difference, because there are no accidents.
When you operate from the Heart towards all you wont need an operation on your Heart!
What Gives Me Hope Every new day. Every person who opens their heart. Every single Act of Random Kindness. Every person who willingly does what their Heart knows is right.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Teach respect! Respect for all creatures,the environment,the elderly,all people of the planet. Then I would open the residence to the homeless.
What/who changed my life and why Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Gandhi, Tuesday's with Morrie, Emmissaries of Light, Three Cups of Tea, Gods Golden Acre, Hidden Messages in Water, Blinded by the Light,.......etc etc........ They have helped me find TRUTH
What Bugs Me Marketing and spin doctors, materialism, dishonesty, greed, politicians  
Passions Creating Hope, Creativity, Facilitating self healing, Hill walking  
Inspirations Every tree, Every butterfly, Every single child, The unseen energy that connects us all, Nature. Love. Beauty  
What Scares Me Governments influenced By Corporations, Corporations with no respect for Earth, Deception motivated by greed  
  Favorites
Role Models Unknown Heroes who challenge injustice, People who are genuine, People who are honest, People who Love, People who care to make a difference  
Quotation There are no ordinary moments.

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate,
but that we are powerful beyond measure.

It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, handsome, talented and fabulous?

Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.

Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel insecure around you.

We were born to make manifest the glory of God within us.
It is not just in some; it is in everyone.

And, as we let our own light shine, we consciously give
other people permission to do the same.

As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
Interests Playing music on Spacedrum, Playing music on Hand drums, Mountains, Hiking, People and giving them Hope, People and making them smile, People  
Books Embraced by the Light, Beyond the Light, Many Lives Many Masters, Bridge across my Sorrows, Three Cups of Tea, God's Golden Acre, Angels in my Hair, Conversations With God, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, Emmissaries of Light  
Music Meaningful Lyrics, Relaxation/Meditation  
Movies First Do No Harm, 7 Years in Tibet, Eight Below, Red Dog, Hatchi, Courageous, Gandhi, Way of the Peaceful Warrior, What the Bleep (do we know), Love can Build a Bridge, Tuesday with Morrie, It Could Happen to You, Patch Adams, Blind side, Dances with Wolves  
TV Shows TV ????? No thanks  
Favorite Foods Grateful for anything offered  
Favorite Places Earth  
Can't Live Without Love, Companionship, water and oxygen  
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    Reidun C. (117)

    Daer Declan...you are a such good person...


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    to you, Declan!!!!
    Just dropping by to say hi, and to wish you and very, very HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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