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Devon Kiley

"First one must change. I first watch myself, check myself, then expect changes from others."

Toronto, ON, Canada
female, age 25
single
Speaks: Greek and Broken French, English, Farsi/Persian - a little
Joined Nov 5, 2008


 
Important
CHECK OUT MY ACTIVIST SPOTLIGHT REGARDING THE CANADIAN SEAL SLAUGHTER!! 
http://www.care2.com/causes/activist-spotlight-devon-kiley-protects-canadas-seals.html


     I just want to give thanks to EVERY person that has signed my petitions regarding animals in the circus and the Canadian commercial seal hunt. It's been all-important to witness SO many people, united and improving the conditions of the world. Assembling in order to relieve lives and broadcast awareness of these issues, that have long since been dismissed from the mind and neglected.
       I am truly grateful for the outpour of reinforcement from every one–with ever comment I feel we’ve made many steps toward the future, toward restoring these injustices and really MAKING A DIFFERENCE !!!
     






        I reassure everyone that I am taking absolute steps onward and contacting many charities, agencies, newspapers, and television stations in order to spread the word of these causes.







                                         THANK YOU ALL !!! 









   50 Ways To Build World Peace









TAKE YOUR SHARE OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE WORLD. SEND LETTERS TO NEWSPAPERS. WELCOME STRANGERS. BE FRIENDS WITH NEIGHBOURS. WRITE TO WORLD LEADERS. DON'T MAKE OTHERS WRONG. MEDIATE CONFLICT. SMILE AT PEOPLE WHEN YOU'RE WALKING. START A PETITION. SEEK MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING. DON'T JUST TALK-ACT! AID THE STARVING. LIVE SIMPLY SO ALL CAN SIMPLY LIVE. DON'T FIGHT, FORGIVE. CREATE A WORLD FOR GRANDCHILDREN. TEACH YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT PEACE. LEARN NEW WAYS. STAND UP AGAINST BULLYING. JOIN PEACE PROTESTS. HELP THOSE IN NEED. EDUCATE OTHERS. EXERCISE TOLERANCE. MEDITATE. CULITVATE INNER PEACE. TALK ABOUT PEACE. KNOW YOUR ACTIONS MATTER! WEAR A PEACE BADGE. HELP PROVIDE WHAT'S MISSING. PROTEST AT ARMS SALES. CAMPAIGN AGAINST WAR. WRITE TO LOCAL POLITICIANS. SHARE WHAT YOU HAVE. CARE FOR YOUR ENVIRONMENT. START A PEACE RALLY. SUPPORT HUNGER CHARITIES. HAVE A LOVING ATTITUDE. DO VOLUNTARY SERVICE OVERSEAS. BECOME AN ACTIVIST. SPEAK UP FOR PEACE. THINK POSITIVE. BE OPEN MINDED. PARTICIPATE. AIM SO EVERYONE WINS. LISTEN BEFORE YOU REACT TO ANGER. CONSIDER OTHERS. ACTIVELY SUPPORT PEACE INITIATIVES. EXCHANGE IDEAS. HELP OTHERS BE HEARD. DON'T BELIEVE "I CAN'T DO ANYTHING". AVOIDE PREJUDICE!














 
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Joined Nov 5, 2008 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Meeting Friends, Support a Cause 
Group Host of
For the Seals (228) Help The Humane Society of Durham Region (6)
Groups (AGR) A Green Road, DUO for World Peace, Defenders of Wildlife, Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund - Electing Pro-Wildlife Leaders, Dog Lovers, Earth Day, Elephant Lovers, For the Seals, Greenpeace, Habitat for Humanity, Help The Humane Society of Durham Region, NWF - National Wildlife Federation, PETA - People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, People Helping Animals Worldwide more »
Hometown Toronto, Ont 
Homepage  
Birthday Jan 16, 1989  
Languages Greek and Broken French, English, Farsi/Persian - a little  
About Me I believe that the very purpose of life is to be happy. From the very core of our being, we desire contentment. In my own limited experience I have found that the more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being. Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.

The only reason we don't open our hearts and minds to other people is that they trigger confusion in us that we don't feel brave enough or sane enough to deal with. To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else's eyes.

... Do not pursue the past. Do not lose yourself in the future. The past no longer is. The future has not yet come. Looking deeply at life as it is. In the very here and now, the practitioner dwells in ability and freedom. We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late.
Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it? The sage calls a person who knows how to dwell in mindfulness night and day, 'one who knows the better way to live alone.'
- Bhaddekaratta Sutta
  Introduce yourself to Devon
  Lifestyle
Pets Dog  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning
Religions Buddhist Leanings, Buddhist Practitioner, Buddhist Beliefs, Buddhist - Influenced Spiritual  
Eating Habits Raw Foods, Vegetarian and Aspiring Vegan  
Wild Fact About Me I'm an international model
My Philosophy 1. Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.
2. When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
3. Follow the three Rs:

Respect for self
Respect for others and
Responsibility for all your actions.

4. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.
5. Learn the rules so you know how to break them properly.
6. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
7. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.
8. Spend some time alone every day.
9. Open your arms to change, but don't let go of your values.
10. Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
11. Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll be able to enjoy it a second time.
12. A loving atmosphere in your home is the foundation for your life.
13. In disagreements with loved ones deal only with the current situation. Don't bring up the past.
14. Share your knowledge. It's a way to achieve immortality.
15. Be gentle with the earth.
16. Once a year, go someplace you've never been before.
17. Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.
18. Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.
19. Approach love and cooking with reckless abandon.
What Gives Me Hope
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me Harmful Hurtful and Destructive People, Poor Grammar, Abusers of ANY Living Entity, Ignorance and Intolerance  
Passions Understanding and Respect, Cultures/Languages/Religions, Life and Love- Serenity for ALL Beings  
Inspirations Buddhist Philosophy, Culture, The World, Zen, Dalai Lama  
What Scares Me Intolerance and Hatred, Spiritual Ignorance, Moral Decline in our Society, Global Warming and its Effects, War and its Effects  
  Favorites
Role Models Martin Luther King Jr., Barack Obama, Anne Frank, Marina Nemat, Zahra Kazemi, Shirin Ebadi, Mother Teresa, Mahatma Gandhi, Buddha's philosophy, Dalai Lama  
Quotation A man should never be ashamed to own that he is wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than he was yesterday. No one ever choked to death swallowing his pride.
Interests Spirituality/Philosophy  
Books Political Science, Middle Eastern: History/Culture/Politics, Religion: All Religion/Theology, Spirituality and Enlightenment, Philosophy, Culture and History  
Music World Fusion, Trance/Ambient, House, Persian Music, Tribal/World, Progressive House  
Movies Naqoyatsi, Powaqaatsi, Koyaanisqatsi - Life Out of Balance  
TV Shows  
Favorite Foods Anything Vegetarian!, Califlower, Frozen Corn  
Favorite Places Meditation, Inside my Soul  
Can't Live Without Purpose - Passion/Vision  
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Friends of Devon

Jessica M.

Angela K.

Jim P.

Steve D.

Shirani W.

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Devon's Photos

Simplicity

Some seals try to get away, but they are clumsy on the ice, heaving their fat little bodies with an uncoordinated flipper shuffle.

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    i Love the 50 ways to world peace that stuff is really cool!!!


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