These days, I generally appear to myself as someone who is slowly (but now...thru Grace...apparently 'surely') awakening from the illusions of Samara to the seemingly ever present joy of Leela, AND in spite of all too frequent displays of arrogance and other at least equally unpleasant character flaws, I think I (more than less) have a basically good heart. And, to quite a large extent, I like myself, finally.
However, I certainly have not been, nor will I ever be, mistaken for a saint, and am quite aware that I partake to some greater or lesser degree of/in every human characteristic (as it appears to me we all seem to) negative, as well as positive.
Also, I feel compelled to mention that I don't consider ANY of the information I've entered, or checked, anywhere on this profile as necessarily an absolute, true expression of 'dani.' Rather, I think much of it is little more than an at least mild exaggeration, generalization and expression of the ego...mine of course. But, oh well and Cie La Vie, aye?
mmh, well...maybe it could be that in spite of anything that might suggest otherwise, I feel extraordinarily blessed to be alive, here...now, even on this rather peculiar planet
inner and outer peace is not only possible, but really, 'IS' the already ever-present, all-pervasive True Reality
What Gives Me Hope
generally unexpected acts of kindness, compassion, courage, self-sacrifice, extraordinary generosity of spirit and truly self-less, unconditional love (perhaps especially when the action involves the doer knowingly and willingly giving up the life of their body)
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by
ask everyone to please meditate together regularly, then resign
What/who changed my life and why
there have been many books/movies/events and people that/who have intersected my life, on their own schedule, precisely when I was most open to them doing so