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Manuel Duarte

"I am a peaceful being"

Lisbon, Portugal
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Speaks: portuguese, english, spanish, french
Joined Nov 16, 2005


 
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May this New Year bring many opportunities your way to explore every joy of life, and all your dreams turn into reality and all your efforts into great achievements.


All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood. Article 1.UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, color, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust, non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty. Article 2.UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS.

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Great advances in man`s knowledge are always accepted at first by those very few who have the courage to question old accepted premises, and the depth of intellect to understand that which provides greater understanding. The majority are content to cling comfortably to the old until it has all but crumbled around them. Man is now incredibly close to the greatest changes ever witnessed. To witness these changes with the safety of understanding means that we must question many of our accepted theories and be prepared to accept that which seems to provide greater clarity The metaphysical, the consciousness of man, is about to be separated from its physical surrounds for a brief period of change and renewal. The man who identifies with and understands only the physical energies will experience ignorance and agony. Those who can step away will be the observers and under standers of change, and will experience the heights of the civilization to follow.
 

Please always remember that love is the principle which creates and sustains human relations with dignity and depth. Spiritual love takes one into silence, and that silence has the power to unite, guide, and free people. Love is the bedrock for the belief in equality of spirit and personhood. When love is combined with faith that creates a strong foundation for initiative and action. Love is the catalyst for change, development, and achievement. Love is not simply a desire, a passion, an intense feeling for one person or object, but a consciousness which is simultaneously selfless and self-fulfilling. Love can be for one`s country, for a cherished aim, for truth, for justice, for ethics, for people, for nature, for service, or for God. Love flows from truth, that is, wisdom. Love based on wisdom is real love, not blind love; and to discover the secrets of love is to watch the secrets of life unfold. The basis of real love between people is spiritual. To see another as a spiritual being, a soul is to see the spiritual reality of the other. To be conscious of that reality is to have spiritual love; each person, complete within, independent yet totally interconnected, recognizes that state in the other. As a result, there is constant and natural love. True love is when the soul has love for the soul. Love for the soul is eternal: the soul never dies. Such love is righteous, and it brings joy. Attachment to that which is perishable is unrighteous, and it brings sorrow. When spiritual love prevails, neither internal nor external animosity, hatred, neither anger, nor jealousy is possible. Negative feelings are transformed into positive feelings with the coolness of love. In spiritual love there is harmony, since love removes controlling or codependent tendencies and ensures kindness, caring and amicable understanding.  Spiritual love means not dwelling on the weaknesses of others. Instead, there is concerned for removing one`s own defects. The method to do that is to "check one`s own pulse" regularly to monitor how much one has adopted the natural habit of giving happiness, not sorrow, to others. However, true love from the heart also means one cannot bear to see weaknesses in another for whom there is love. There is the pure desire to correct what is inaccurate. Such correction would be carried out, on one hand, with the feeling of love, and on the other hand, with the power of words. There would be balance between the two. When there is too much force in the words or too much love, the result is not successful. If words are too sharp, another may be insulted or put off by bossiness. When one has the right balance of love and power in the words that gives others an experience of compassion, mercy, and benefit. No matter how powerful or bitter the message, it will touch the heart for the other and will be experienced as truth. Human beings have become caught up in a pattern of behavior which has distorted the value of love and the ability to trust one another with feelings and intentions. One minute there is love; the next minute that love is broken, resulting in intense sorrow and pain. It is as if the human intellect has lost connection with the One eternal source of love and has taken support from temporary sources. As a result, instead of having one strength and one support from an unconditional source, human souls remain thirsty for true love, even one drop. Without that love, they continue to wander around in distress, searching. The world remembers God as the ultimate source of love, the Ocean of Love, the Eternal Flame. God gives - unconditionally - love that is imperishable, universal, and unique. Imperishable in that the love is unlimited, constantly radiating, and totally available. Universal in that the love holds no boundaries or preferences; loving vibrations emanate to all souls of all cultures, races, and creeds. Unique in that the fire of God`s love cleans the heart and soul. Those who tap into such love reestablish the bond of an eternal relationship. Those who experience the spiritual love of God - who "merge with the Eternal Flame of Truth" - are disconnected from falsehood. Such souls have learned the first lesson of universal brotherhood that all souls have love for one another because they are children of the same Parent. This is called spiritual love. When the fire of spiritual love has been ignited, individuals begin exercising the will power to set them free from bondages of short-lived gratification. Time is invested and effort is made to build an internal stage in which love is revealed on the face and in every activity. With the enlightenment of spiritual love, individuals are less disturbed by adverse circumstances. They view dark clouds and storms as opportunities to exercise their internal strength and resources. If others do not give them love, that does not extinguish their flame. They overcome thoughts which may direct them to step away from a particular person, place, or task. Instead, there is the faith that with effort, they will make a significant and beneficial difference. The more effort is made to love, the more love is received. The spark of effort is love. And true love for effort means to remove whatever weaknesses stand in the way of love. An entire world can be transformed through loving vision, loving attitude, and loving actions. To create a better world - a world of truth - spiritual love is primary. In a better world, the natural low is love; and in a better person, the natural nature is loving.


Wisdom is knowledge of danger but no fear. It is the ability to spot a twist in the path in the distance, a narrow stretch, the possibility of a collision; to stop and wait in peace until something has passed. No wisdom is keeping going, hoping it will all be alright. Wisdom is also richness, not suspicion or reserve. The richness of experience folded inside you. Experience not only of the past but also of the future, gently knowing what is to come. It is like an income, the interest of which is used daily to live with ease, to avoid pitfalls, but the bulk of which remains saved inside, emerging unbidden when there’s crater `in your life. Though there is richness, wisdom avoids shows, understands economy and knows, that no one needs your judgment, only your love for life, your warmth and perception. Wisdom simply sees the need and provides fits in, but remains unique. Quietly. As such, wisdom is not so much a creative quality as one of nurturing what has already been made, what is already there. Using what you have to the last inch, squeezing blood out of a stone, because the last drops are worth it. It is seeing the drabness of life and making it beautiful, like a child thrilled over a button that an adult would throw away because it isn`t part of a set. So wisdom is making the very best of what you have, working vertically not horizontally not stretching your hand out for more, not taking on too much. Never saying you will do something, just doing it, not being too enthusiastic, but smiling in the eyes and turning to the task. It is recognizing that every gesture of giving is a right gesture and every gesture of taking is an invitation to influence. Because even if you take what you most want, there may be mud stuck to it: the mud of this is mine. Heaviness, by giving, as you withdraw, you bring back lightness. It feels right. And this is what wisdom does - it recognizes the richness of life. It bans protest and demonstration but never strength. It is a life of quiet victories and smiling defeats.




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Homepage http://my.care2.com/mnlduarte  
Birthday March 23  
Languages portuguese, english, spanish, french  
About Me Honest, fair and giving. I love to make people laugh and smile, to see the simple things in life, to appreciate and love...
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Activist Aspirations Casual
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions I am a peaceful being  
Eating Habits vegetarian  
Wild Fact About Me Cheerful person learning the art of living
My Philosophy Live and let live.I am faithful, a great listener and one who appreciates similar qualities in others.Treat everyone the way I expect to be treated...
What Gives Me Hope Seeing success fulness from the younger generation
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Be fair and consistent; honest and get rid politics...
What/who changed my life and why
What Bugs Me liars, intolerance, injustice, hypocrisy, cruelty, arrogance  
Passions spirituality, nature, broadening my horizons, peace  
Inspirations my family, love, god, to fulfill my purpose on earth, nature  
What Scares Me Disrespect for others, War - Cruelty - Greed - Indifference, Losing the ones I love, "Big Brother"  
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Quotation "To truly love something, you must first give it a chance to fail. If it survives, it is going to be stronger than ever. Distance is pure proof of this, and forever we will love if we survive."
Interests computers, yoga, psychology, spirituality, meditation, philosophy, Wildlife, Anthropology, Aromatherapy, Biodiversity, Biology, Biotechnology, Botany, Chemistry, Ecology  
Books philosophy, Physics/Biology texts, astronomy, psychology, paranormal, spirituality  
Music New Age!, Opera, World music, Pop, Classicals, Native American, Enya and Celtic, Indian Ragas, Chinese music, Arabic music  
Movies Too many to list  
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Favorite Foods fruit, salad, veggies  
Favorite Places the mountains, the ocean, beach, forests, woods  
Can't Live Without friends, Family, Love, Trust, Hope, Faith  
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