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Kristina Montemayor

"To be a loving and devoted wife and mother..."

Saint Joseph, MO, USA
female, age 40
married, 4 children
Speaks: english
Joined Nov 11, 2007
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The Buddhist Path (194)
Groups Buddhism, The Buddhist Path
Hometown St. Joseph, MO 
Birthday April 14, 1978  
Languages english  
About Me My priorities have changed quite a bit these last few months. Trying to be what society thinks I should be while I watch other people shape my kids for me just doesn't sit well with me anymore. I want to know my children, and I want to be there for them when they need me, not busy keeping up with the Jones'.
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Activist Aspirations Enthusiastic
Political Leaning Very Liberal
Religions buddhist  
Eating Habits TRYING TO BE HEALTHY - FAILING MISERABLY, junk food junkie, should eat better  
Wild Fact About Me I really don't know if there is anything "wild" about me.
My Philosophy I think the world needs help. Spiritual help, social help. Not the kind of help we've been getting. There is a huge void in our culture, and it needs to be filled with something much different than what we've been filling it with.
What Gives Me Hope My buddhist walk has just begun, but the teachings of the buddha and the sangha that I have read or listened to so far have really inspired me to bring peace to my own mind so that I can in turn bring my peace to others. My husband gives me hope. He has been walking the path much longer than I. His respect and kindness give him an aura of calm serenity that I would very much like to emulate.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Good question. I really wish I had time to spell out my ideas without sounding to "girlish". I would definitely try to give the individual citizen more power to effect change within the society. Do away with the stupid Electoral College. There is enough technology out there that each individual vote could really count; I think if people felt their voices would really be heard, more people would stand up for their rights. There is much more I'd like to think about, but much of it is really just idealistic thinking on my part, to the effect of "can't we all just get along?"
What/who changed my life and why There are so many turning points in my life. My husband has been so inspirational to me. I respect and admire him for his dedication to following the Eightfold path and his unwavering devotion to his family. I am so grateful to share this life with him; I truly hope our karma brings us together again.
What Bugs Me The rat race, Those who hurt others weaker than them, pushy people, People whom do harm unto others, people who WON'T use their minds!, people who rape, people who don't "listen", People who can't be their self, liars, intolerance, indifferance, hate, George Bush, Evi  
Passions Raising My Children, writing, water, reading, spirituality, peace, other cultures, mythology, my family, music, love, LIFE!!!, learning, laughter, family, Energy Healing And Love, children, books  
Inspirations my husband, Swans, understanding, to fulfill my purpose on earth, some of my teachers, People waking and seeing their own light, my children, music, love, life itself  
What Scares Me Violent people, spiders, Religious Extremism, Losing the ones I love, Ignorance and evil, Horror films, hate, George W. Bush, Disrespect for others, current USA administration, being alone, apathy, abusers, "Big Brother"  
Role Models my family, John Lennon, Dalai Lama, buddha, Albert Einstein  
Quotation "A human being is a part of a whole, called by us 'universe', a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest... a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty." Albert Einstein
Interests psychology, reading, Spirituality/Philosophy, movies, Mythology / Folklore, Mind/Body/Spirit, meditation, libraries, internet, history, crystals, computers, children, Books - Author  
Books The Wheel of Time Series, The mists of Avalon, spirituality, sci-fi, romance novels, psychology, Harry Potter Series, fantasy, anne rice, Almost anything worth reading  
Music Styxx, Avril Lavigne, Fergie, Kelly Clarkson, enya, RADIOHEAD, Pink Floyd, Green Day, all kinds  
Movies the notebook, Wizard of Oz, titanic, The Princess Bride, the Matrix, The Crow, Star Wars, Sound of Music, Pretty Woman, Moulin Rouge, Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter, Gladiator, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, Donnie Darko, dirty dancing, Dances with Wolves, comedy  
TV Shows Xena: Warrior Princess, the Daily Show, South Park, Sex and the City, Scrubs, Law and Order SVU, Law and Order, history channel, Everybody Loves Raymond, csi  
Favorite Foods strawberries, spaghetti, salad, rice, potatoes, pasta, mashed potatoes, lasagna, japanese, ice cream, french fries, chocolate, chinese, chicken, cheese cake, broccoli, bread, american  
Favorite Places my room, My bed, london, italy, ireland, home, england  
Can't Live Without My Husband Jaron, sleep, sunshine, water, shelter, peace, my son, my daughter, love, laughter, internet, hope, friends, freedom, family, computer, books, air  
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    Dec 18, 2012 2:56 PM

    Jenny D. (830)

    universal compassion
    The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality."
    - Arthur Schopenhauer, German philosopher.

    Oct 7, 2012 7:06 AM

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    May 11, 2012 5:50 AM

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    A candle loses nothing by lighting another candle - James Heller
    Feb 28, 2012 4:06 PM

    Jenny D. (830)

    Greetings from The Buddhist Path
    May 6, 2011 8:45 AM

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    May 2, 2011 1:17 PM

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    Khabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche Requesting Prayers for Lama Zopa Rinpoche

    Apr 10, 2011 7:27 AM

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    bird birthday cake

    Dec 27, 2010 8:30 AM

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    Apr 21, 2010 6:20 PM

    Jenny D. (830)

    Sorry I wasn't in time for your birthday. I hope this is your best year yet and that all your wishes come true!!!

    Jan 7, 2010 6:13 AM

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    Another week almost over...hope your weekend is filled with delight!
    Apr 10, 2009 4:31 PM

    Jenny D. (830)

    birthday bliss


    to an awesome friend!

    Jul 31, 2008 9:57 AM

    Jenny D. (830)
    A comic strip version of existence after death! Click here for a bit of comic relief The Tibetan Book of the Dead revisited
    Best Wishes for a happy day-

    Jun 20, 2008 10:55 PM

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    Jun 1, 2008 9:10 PM

    Jenny D. (830)

    have a great day!

    Hi Kristina, I hope things are going well for you...Best wishes, Jenny

    May 20, 2008 5:03 PM

    Jenny D. (830)

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    May 12, 2008 11:59 PM

    Jenny D. (830)

    Hi Kristina - I'm not sure if you celebrated Mother's Day on Sunday? - we do in Australia... so I'll wish you HAPPY HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY just in case.
    I hope you were given special attention!
    Love and Hugs, Jenny

    Mar 11, 2008 8:15 PM

    Jaron M. (49)

    Thinking of you my love, my wife, my cosmic mate

    The purpose of our lives is to be happy.
    Dalai Lama

    Jan 16, 2008 3:35 PM

    Jaron M. (49)
    You Are Me


    You are me and I am you.
    It is obvious that we are inter-are.
    You cultivate the flower in
    yourself so that I will be beautiful.
    I transform the garbage in myself so
    that you do not have to suffer.
    I support you you support me.
    I am here to bring you peace
    you are here to bring me joy.


    - Thich Naht Hahn

    Jan 16, 2008 3:33 PM

    Jaron M. (49)
    Kiss The Earth

    Walk and touch peace every moment.
    Walk and touch happiness every moment.
    Each step brings a fresh breeze.
    Each step makes a flower bloom.
    Kiss the Earth with your feet.
    Bring the Earth your love and happiness.
    The Earth will be safe
    when we feel safe in ourselves.

    - Thich Nhat Hanh

    Nov 14, 2007 4:38 PM

    Jaron M. (49)

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