Being in nature is my cathedral: laying at the base of old growth forests, backpacking alpine meadows, alpine glow, early wildflowers in the spring, riding my big grey Thoroughbred, silent cross country skiing on moonlit nights, coyotes howling, swimming with green turtles, petting the soft nose of an elk....
Outward Bound Instructor/outdoor adventurer turned therapist turned naturalist and director of an environmental organization working on climate change. I'm dedicated to my life making a difference. To do no harm. Awaken action regarding climate change.
Spiritually hungry since childhood....thru eastern thought/ Himalayan expeditions, meditation, Landmark Education, deeply digging into the contents of the mind only to ultimately find that the answers are not at the level of "thought." Thoughts, and opinions and emotions are all made up. No such thing as right/wrong....only what is. And occasionally, when my mind is very quiet, I can experience an elegant sense of connection to all of life.
I long to create, together, a vital, dynamic vision for this last stage in life with a purpose bigger than us, in the context of "consciousness", a partnership that accelerates our growth.
I imagine our sustainable home, not a city. .....where we both wake up feeling inspired because of our natural surroundings. A part of the planet to nurture. Animals to love.
~ turn towards each other not away when we start "reacting"
~ bring humor, compassion, and honesty to our partnership
~ take the fruits of our relationship and give our love to the world as service.
Books/authors or education I've found guided me: Landmark Education, Byron Katie, Michael Brown, Pema Chodron, Eckart Tolle, Radical Honesty, Buddhism of all flavors, Craig Hamilton.
Favorite Movies: Brother Sun Sister Moon, Powder, Winged Migration
about you: I'm searching for a marriage partner who:
~ some regular way you get centered
~ financially secure
~ green, liberal
~ very affectionate
~wants a rural, sustainable life style
You are DEVOTED TO BEING AWARE, vulnerable, curious about your own mind, adaptable, nurturing. You know the unity of all life, nature's sacredness. You want a best friend/lover to laugh and play alongside streams, hike, garden, explore new birds/wildflowers, critters; eat healthy foods, stay in shape. You are a seasoned hiker, adventurer, you feel exuberant! exploring untrammeled wild places.
You require radical honesty, integrity, profound communication, and complete transparency. ... You know that you are the author/cause of your life. You know that our “egos” would prefer we experience life as “separate/alone individuals."
You have passionate concerns about our environment and global circumstances.
You don't smoke/do drugs, very limited drinker, non-hunter.....
You would be drawn to this poem:
Out beyond Ideas of
wrong-doing and right-doing
there is a field.
I'll meet you there
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.
Ideas, language, even the phrase, Each other
doesn't make any sense.....Rumi