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Michael D.

"Heart opening and preparing for active retirement"

Micanopy, FL, USA
male, age 73
single, 2 children
Speaks: English
Joined Jul 8, 1999

Quotes of Wisdom
My spirit name is Cougarheart.
"My life is my message."  - Mohandas K. Gandhi
 "In you is all of Heaven.  Every leaf that falls is given life in you.  Each bird that ever sang will sing again in you.  And every flower that ever bloomed has saved its perfume and its loveliness for you."
-A Course In Miracles, Text-25.IV.5.
 If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can smile and blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace.

-Thich Nhat Hanh, "Being Peace"

Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated, but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it. 
Pablo Casals (1876-1973)

Do not believe anything on the mere authority of teachers or priests. Accept as true and as the guide to your life only that which accords with your own reason and experience, after thorough investigation. Accept only that which contributes to the well-being of yourself and others.


"Grace strikes us when we are in great pain and restlessness. It strikes us when we walk through the dark valley of a meaningless and empty life. It strikes us when we feel that our separation is deeper than usual, because we have violated another life, a life which we loved, or from which we were estranged. It strikes us when our disgust for our own being, our indifference, our weakness, our hostility, and our lack of direction and composure have become intolerable to us. It strikes us when, year after year, the longed-for perfection of life does not appear, when the old compulsions reign within us as they have for decades, when despair destroys all joy and courage. 

Sometimes at that moment a wave of light breaks into our darkness, and it is as though a voice were saying: "You are accepted. You are accepted, accepted by that which is greater than you, and the name of which you do not know.  Do not ask for the name now; perhaps you will find it later.  Do not try to do anything now; perhaps later you will do much.  Do not seek for anything; do not perform anything; do not intend anything. Simply accept the fact that you are accepted!"  If that happens to us, we experience grace.  After such an experience we may not be better than before, and we may not believe more than before.  But everything is transformed."

--Paul Tillich, Christian Theologian 

Chapter 19 of Shaking The Foundations

"You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour.

Now you must go back and tell the people that this is The Hour.

And there are things to be considered:

Where are you living?

What are you doing?

What are your relationships?

Are you in right relation?

Where is your water?

Know your garden.

It is time to speak your Truth.

Create your community. Be good to each other. And do not look outside yourself for the leader.
This could be a good time!

There is a river flowing now very fast. It is so great and swift that there are those who will be afraid. They will try to hold on to the shore. They will feel they are being torn apart, and they will suffer greatly.

Know the river has its destination. The elders say we must let go of the shore, push off into the middle of the river, keep our eyes open, and our heads above the water. See who is in there with you and celebrate.

At this time in history, we are to take nothing personally. Least of all, ourselves. For the moment that we do, our spiritual growth and journey comes to a halt.

The time of the lone wolf is over. Gather yourselves!
Banish the word struggle from your attitude and your vocabulary.

All that we do now must be done in a sacred manner and in celebration.

We are the ones we've been waiting for."
—The Elders Oraibi

Arizona Hopi Nation

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Joined Jul 8, 1999 Activist Aspirations undeclared 
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Hometown Newberry, Florida 
Birthday Feb 27, 1946  
About Me Mostly I am quiet and contemplative. When I am with others I delight in listening as well as sharing my thoughts and feelings.
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Activist Aspirations
Political Leaning Liberal
Wild Fact About Me In March I love to go outside on a dark and windy night to take an air bath.
My Philosophy Kindness with listening.
What Gives Me Hope rainbows, sunsets, sunrises, a moonless night with bright stars above, a full moon walk or canoe paddle.
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Dissolve government and help create community
What/who changed my life and why The Four Agreements and Anam Cara are the two books that deeply affected me. The Four Agreements gave me a simple and effective guidance for my choices in life. Anam Cara sang to my heart of being a soul friend with others in love for our Earth Mother and all living beings. In my tradition all of Creation including the Rock People are living beings who speak to us and respond to us as do all beings. Manifesting Love is essential in relating to all of Creation.
Quotation The bud
stands for all things,
even for those things that don't flower,
for everything flowers, from within, of self-blessing,
though sometimes it is necessary
to reteach a thing its loveliness,
to put a hand on the brow
of the flower,
and retell it in words and in touch,
it is lovely
until if flowers again from within, of self-blessing.

-Galway Kinnel
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    Marie-Helene Z. (31)

    Thank you so much for the Green Star Michael. Bless you.

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    Thanks for the comment..  I love The Golden Compass and Bridge to Terabithia as well.
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