Will you like to laugh, have fun? Will you be lively, eager to take life on? Or have you "matured" and accept life only on your terms and not on how it actually comes at you?
Will you have learned the things that really matter in this world are things that can't be put into words but only felt? That only what's in our heart, not our heads, are the things that have true value, not how well we scramble a bunch of words together on paper or in our heads?
Will you be someone who feels attractive? People who feel attractive are, whether their beauty is classical or unique. That you feel your loveliness is what gives you an air of loveliness.
Will you be someone who's tasted the bitterness of life and with consciousness, has chosen to enjoy the taste of the sweetness of life? Hard times come and go, but enjoying the sweetness of life and letting the bitterness go HAS to be a key to enjoying life.
What will I find out about what enriches your life for you? What brings joy into your life?
September 2013: Going to flesh out my self-summary a bit with my response to someone else's posting:
Me, a work in progress. Aware and wise enough to know we all are, only some of us are progressing and some are regressing. Nobody's static, though changes are usually imperceptible at the time they're happening. I think I'm progressing. Though aware mostly by 19 steps forward, 18 steps back.
I'm liberal, in politics, in social justice issues and in matters of the heart.
Don't watch TV, watch DVDs, doesn't really matter what I watch (within reason-- no Dancing With The Stars!) as who I watch it with. Constant book reader, though I've recently picked up the audible book habit so tend to listen to them as I travel from home to various job sites.
I've taken care of myself physically for many years. Been a long distance runner for many years, had to give that up this year due to knee problems, not sure if that's permanent. Like to hike, have taken up mountain biking easy trails to keep fit.
I do construction work for my upper body work out. I'm a small guy, 5'-7", weight between 125-130lbs, depending on what sort of work I'm doing. I work hard, I look like I work hard.
No motorcycles? Hmm. I think I'm just going through a phase, but picked up riding sports bikes last year after having the wisdom to stay off them for 30 years previously. Sports bikes also have that cute designation of crotch rocket, and a couple of the ones I've owned in the last year certainly fell into that category. The one I kept is not nearly so crotch rockety. Will likely move on from it in a year or two but for now it's a major pleasure in my life.
Not a vegetarian but tend to go periods without eating any sort of meat and could be one.
I've got lots of hair, just not conventionally located on top of my head. Take that for whatever it means, you'll have to meet me to see what I mean.
You, someone with an open heart. Awareness that the hormones of your younger years have taken on a dash of testosterones and has added an edge of hardness which has changed you and you accept that. As have my hormones taken on estrogen-fueled softness which makes me... different from my younger years. I think it makes me more well-rounded, better grounded. Hopefully your hormonal change is a change you have grown with.
Have had a yoga practice since 2004, let it go a few months ago, can't seem to get back into it.
I'm better educated than I thought I'd ever be. Always been self-educated, but have formal education in civil engineering, a major in psych (gotten from UNCA in 2009), a bit of law, a year's training as med lab tech. To say, I've a variety of disciplines I've been trained to think in, that in ways are in opposition to each other. I'm deep into studying subjects that are meant to awaken my spiritual intuition. Somewhat in opposition to my science orientated training.
"what doesn't work for me: motorcycles, malls, Nascar, hunting/fishing, obsessive sports, drugs, std's, unkindness, cold weather, conservative politics".....
Agreed: malls, Nascar, hunting/fishing/, drugs, stds, unkindness, conservative politics-- can do without every one of them.
In contention: motorcycles, cold weather. I love snow! Lived almost to the mountaintop on a piece of wild, rugged land in Madison county, NC, for 23 years, would be snowed in for a week at a time. I work in the snow and bitter cold. I like working and playing in boiling hot weather and freezing cold..... sorry, that's just who I am.
Especially agreed to, no unkindness. I thrive in a kind environment and my natural kindness is exemplified when I'm around others who can appreciate it.
Yet another update:
Summarize my life of the last 58 years? Hmmm. Ok, here goes.
First I knew nothing. Then I thought I knew something. Then I was sure I knew something. Then I thought I knew something- again. Then I knew nothing. The last part is the extended view of my future.
Who am I? I chase comets as they flash across the sky. Some have challenged me, others were quite simple to catch, once I understood how to grab a comet by it's tail.
I crush rocks in my bare hands. I take medium sized boulders-- I'm getting old, can't handle the big ones like I used to-- and crush them. Used to be able to turn them into precious jewels, but ever since getting a weak hold on a passing comet and straining my wrist I've had to give up with the precious jewels creating.
I'm friends with several of the tigers that roam the area I live in. They'll come up to me, lick my face, let me scratch them behind their ears. Every now and then one of them tries to lay it's 600 pound body across me. I have to gently and with love, slide them off me. They look up at me and I can tell it's ok.
That's a brief introduction of who I am. Of course there's lots more, isn't there always? I'll save the telling for when we meet.
What I’m doing with my life
I do absolutely nothing with my life. First of all, it's not my life to do anything with. This body I wear is strictly a loaner. I'm promised a permanent one, I just have to be patient.
What else am I doing with this set of concepts organized around the mental complex called a personality? One day I'm led to breathe deeply, seeing visions of what's come before and what will come. Other days I chill and have a popsicle. And thus, for one more day, I've "done" something with my life.
The first things people usually notice about me
The fact that I've got three kidneys. It's quite obvious. While others will use the bathroom several times a day, I'm smiling and humming to myself the whole time. Many, many people have noticed this difference in me. I try not to point it out, I want no one to be envious of me.
My favorite movie-- the wind is blowing 18 knots from the s-sw, with a humidity of 53%, and I'm watching the Japanese maple in front of my dwelling. I can never get enough of this movie!! I 've watched it countless times, I know how it's going to go everytime but I'm never disappointed with the ending.
Music!! Yes!! Music!! The keys clicking as I type, the refrigerator hums, the wind blows the Japanese maple, stirring the leaves. The tops of the poplars SING! The water crashing down it's predestined course in the stream out front, never ever hitting the same chord twice in a lifetime. Can music be any more beautiful than that?
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Why did the neuron that carries the electric impulse from my hippocampus not wire up with the pathway leading to the prefrontal lobes and instead wire up with the neuron coming off the basal ganglia? That's one I'll never understand.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
I've actually got, along with three kidneys, which is pretty obvious, a second head. I keep it carefully tucked underneath my shirt collar. So if you and I go out on a date and I won't let you unbutton the top button of my shirt, please don't take it personally. I've frightened people, even people who were prepared for what they were about to see, when they saw my second head. I've found this to be a major impediment to having a satisfying date. Rarely do I get a second date.
You should message me if
If you believe every word I've related above is the honest to goodness complete, unadulterated, not even slightly tarnished truth.
I think you and I could hit it off.
Some people have been known to miss my subtle little sense of humor. Fact-- not everything in this bio is true.