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Susan K.

"Learn to Live in the Moment! Educate people on the issues! Changing the world one mind at a time!"

London, UK, United Kingdom
female, age 49
Speaks: English/American
Joined Apr 10, 2009

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  Once upon a time there was a beautiful river finding her way among the hills, forests, and meadows. She began by being a joyful stream of water, a spring always dancing and singing as she ran down from the top of the mountain. She was very young at the time, and as she came to the lowland she slowed down. She was thinking about going to the ocean. As she grew up, she learned to look beautiful, winding gracefully among the hills and meadows.

   One day she noticed the clouds within herself; clouds of all sorts of colors and forms. She did nothing during these days but chase after clouds. She wanted to possess a cloud, to have one for herself. But clouds float and travel in the sky, and they are always changing their form. Sometimes they look like an overcoat, sometimes like a horse. Because of the nature of impermanence within the clouds, the river suffered very much. Her pleasure, her joy had become just chasing after clouds, one after another, but despair, anger, and hatred became her life.

   Then one day a strong wind came and blew away all the clouds in the sky. The sky became completely empty. Our river thought that life was not worth living, for there were no longer any clouds to chase after. She wanted to die: “If there are no clouds, why should I be alive?” But how can a river take her own life?

  That night the river had the opportunity to go back to herself for the first time. She had been running for so long after something outside of herself that she had never seen herself. That night was the first opportunity for her to hear her own crying, the sounds of water crashing against the banks of the river. Because she was able to listen to her own voice, she discovered something quite important.

  She realized that what she had been looking for was already in herself. She found out that clouds are nothing but water. Clouds are born from water and will return to water. And she found out that she herself is also water.

  The next morning when the sun was in the sky, she discovered something beautiful. She saw the blue sky for the first time. She had never noticed it before. She had only been interested in clouds, and she had missed seeing the sky, which is the home of all the clouds. Clouds are impermanent, but the sky is stable. She realized that the immense sky had been within her heart since the very beginning. This great insight brought her peace and happiness. As she saw the vast wonderful blue sky, she knew that her peace and stability would never be lost again.

  That afternoon the clouds returned, but this time she did not want to possess any of them. She could see the beauty of each cloud, and she was able to welcome all of them. When a cloud came by, she would greet him or her with loving kindness. When that cloud wanted to go away, she would wave to him or her happily and with loving kindness. She realized that all clouds are her. She didn’t have to choose between the clouds and herself. Peace and harmony existed between her and the clouds.

  That evening something wonderful happened. When she opened her heart completely to the evening sky she received the image of the full moon–beautiful, round, like a jewel within herself. She had never imagined that she could receive such a beautiful image.

  There is a very beautiful poem in Chinese: “The fresh and beautiful moon is traveling in the utmost empty sky. When the mind-rivers of living beings are free, that image of the beautiful moon will reflect in each of us.”

  This was the mind of the river at that moment. She received the image of that beautiful moon within her heart, and water, clouds, and moon took each other’s hands and practiced walking meditation slowly, slowly to the ocean.

There is nothing to chase after. 

by Thich Nhat Hanh


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Joined Apr 10, 2009 Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic 
Here for Support a Cause 
Group Host of none yet
Groups DUO for World Peace, Forests & Trees, Greenpeace, Race for the Rainforest, Rainforest Action
Hometown Pittsburgh, PA 
Birthday July 26, 1968  
Languages English/American  
About Me The gift of life and the added knowledge of how to reverse a course that is leading to the extinction of the wonderful Orangutan.
When I saw the impact of the logging first hand and the lack of regard for there life it broke my heart and it became MY mission to help in any way that I could.
The Orangutans are so special and sweet it breaks my heart to see so much suffering and cruelty. We can make a difference by signing the petition "Save the Orangutans" and by educating ourselves and avoiding using any products made with unsustainable palm oil.
I care deeply about this cause, and I am researching every company here in the US and overseas that uses their palm oil or biofuel and I will let the world know the truth about the loss of life. I want to give you the choice to boycott their products.

  Introduce yourself to Susan
Pets 1 cat and 1 dog  
Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Liberal
Religions spiritual  
Eating Habits Try to keep it healthy  
Wild Fact About Me I sleep with earplugs in my ears and a mask over my eyes and I still wake up a 3:00 am every night because my bestest buddy wanted me to watch the exorcism of Emily Rose. Its has been at least 3 years you would think I would have forgotten about it by now!
My Philosophy Live in the moment with no regrets! Wake up everyday with a "pay it forward attitude"
What Gives Me Hope Remembering the courage, strength and will of my golden retriever to live with cancer and still be the happiest loving friend I could ever have ever hoped for. Although Maggie passing on 5/5 she will forever be in my heart giving me hope and inspiration. UPDATE 3 weeks after Maggie passed my cat developed a blood clot and passed as well. May has been a tough month.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Mayor-
I would raise the fines and strictly enforce the recycling and littering laws. I would put the money into clean air, creeks and river projects. Additionally, I would improve the residential zoning laws to better protect animals from neglect and abuse by changing the current definitions and adding jail time as well has high fines for first time offenders. There is a lot too do! How do you pick just one thing!
What/who changed my life and why Jerry and Ester Hicks -- The laws of attraction series. My Mother who thru great partenting made me the strong independent woman I am today.
What Bugs Me Selfish and inconsiderate people, judgemental people, any one that would hurt a woman, Any one that would hurt an animal  
Passions Love of Life!, Standing up for causes I believe in  
Inspirations Nature and its creatures  
What Scares Me SPIDERS!!!!!, Indifference and chosen ignorance, Lack of respect for all living things  
Role Models My mother  
Quotation Once upon a time, a woman was picking up firewood. She came upon a poisonous snake frozen in the snow. She took the snake home and nursed it back to health. One day the snake bit her on the cheek. As she lay dying, she asked the snake, "Why have you done this to me?" And the snake answered, "Look, *****, you knew I was a snake." WOULD WE NOT HELP AT ANY COST??????
Interests Biking, my dogs and cats, reading, Mind/Body/Spirit, photography, Travel/Adventure, Spirituality/Philosophy  
Books Too many to mention here!  
Music u2, jazz, Easy listening, Classic Rock, alternative  
Movies Mama Mia, Notting Hill  
TV Shows Home Inprovement Shows, supernatural (series), History and Discovery channels, Animal Planet shows, BBC shows  
Favorite Foods Anything spicy!, vegetarian foods, Indian and Thai cuisine  
Favorite Places England/London, my imagination-anywhere it takes me!  
Can't Live Without my family and friends and pets  
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    Jul 23, 2017 4:42 AM

    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday! Experience the night sky!

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    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday! Experience natural wonders!

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    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday! Enjoy Nature!

    Lake Michigan; Sept 2014

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    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday with much wonder!

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    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday with much beauty!

    Cape Hatteras, NC; Oct 2012

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    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday with much excitement!

    Gauley River, West Virginia

    Jul 24, 2012 6:55 PM

    Dalia H. (1280)
    My Beloved Susan
    Wishing You a Very Special Birthday....Just Like You Are!!!!!!
    GOD Bless You Today, Tomorrow, and Forever!
    Much Love, Light, and a Very Big Hug

    Dec 23, 2011 12:29 PM

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    Dalia H. (1280)
    My Beloved Susan Wishing You The Best Birthday Ever. May All Your Dreams Come True. GOD Bless You Today, Tomorrow, and Forever!!!!
    Much Love, Light, Cake, and a very Big Hug, B.D♥♥♥

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    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday with many flowers!

    Chichen Itza, Mexico

    Hiking in Glacier National Park

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    Jul 28, 2010 8:45 PM

    Valerie H. (133)
    *Happy Birthday*  Susan.....hoping your special day is SO VERY HAPPY!!!  Thank you, as well for ALL you do for the animals!  Best wishes, your friend Valerie in Manitoba xo
    Jul 26, 2010 6:19 PM

    Dalia H. (1280)

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    My Beloved Friend Susan: Wishing You The Best Birthday Ever. May All Your Dreams Come True. I'm Happy to be part of your Celebration. GOD Bless You, not only Today, but Forever!!!
    Much Love, Light, Cake, and Big Hugssss, B.D♠
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    Jul 25, 2010 5:16 AM

    Gary G. (2510)

    Happy Birthday with many Rainbows!

    Chichen Itza, Mexico

    Chichen Itza, Mexico: Dec 2005.

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