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Except for the occasional football game I rarely watch TV, (local, cable, Dish, satellite), Netflicks, Hulu...I'm in mental detox from the programming and programmers.

What has been your most freeing/liberating moment?


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AverageJoe said:Except for the occasional football game I rarely watch TV, (local, cable, Dish, satellite), Netflicks, Hulu...I'm in mental detox from the programming and programmers.

What has been your most freeing/liberating moment?



The answer to this is a bit long, so please bear with me. Grrr.

I'd been looking for a spiritual click, for the missing jigsaw piece to fit. With each religion I dipped in I found a truth. I'd try to find meaning in this mess, and self acceptance.

I finally found buddhism, it opened up my awareness and helped me understand the questions I had. But even that as an organised religion is fucked up.

I spent 6 years as an ordained buddhist nun and felt a schism within myself for almost the entire ordination. I longed for love, for connection, for intimacy.

I decided to practice lay life again and reconcile that duality I felt inside and once again looked into other religions and philosophies. I came across Satanism (one would be forgiven for chuckling right now), but in the absurdity that is basing a religion around the ultimate spiritual recalcitrant, a voice came to me and said, "Embrace yourself ".

That was my lightbulb moment. I'd spent so long looking for answers outside myself... my self. It wasn't until a Satanist told me it is divine beauty I seek, divine meaning.

Does your life have purpose? If so, would you mind sharing what that is?

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Sky_dancer said:

The answer to this is a bit long, so please bear with me. Grrr.

I'd been looking for a spiritual click, for the missing jigsaw piece to fit. With each religion I dipped in I found a truth. I'd try to find meaning in this mess, and self acceptance.

I finally found buddhism, it opened up my awareness and helped me understand the questions I had. But even that as an organised religion is fucked up.

I spent 6 years as an ordained buddhist nun and felt a schism within myself for almost the entire ordination. I longed for love, for connection, for intimacy.

I decided to practice lay life again and reconcile that duality I felt inside and once again looked into other religions and philosophies. I came across Satanism (one would be forgiven for chuckling right now), but in the absurdity that is basing a religion around the ultimate spiritual recalcitrant, a voice came to me and said, "Embrace yourself ".

That was my lightbulb moment. I'd spent so long looking for answers outside myself... my self. It wasn't until a Satanist told me it is divine beauty I seek, divine meaning.

Does your life have purpose? If so, would you mind sharing what that is?


Love. To learn to love myself, and to learn to love others. Everything else is just nickels and dimes. Small change.

What is the most perplexing thing (to you) when dealing with people in general?


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AverageJoe said:

Love. To learn to love myself, and to learn to love others. Everything else is just nickels and dimes. Small change.

What is the most perplexing thing (to you) when dealing with people in general?



How blind they are unto themselves.

How can we avoid destroying ourselves?

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Focusing on our kids

One fruit that doesn't agree with you?

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Absolutely, Its just a natural course of existene to mutate, evolve and survive.

Do you ever feel you are bored with everything, food, clothes. movies, words, people...everything has become so predictable, nothing but a cliche?

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i really don't seem to get bored, as a rule.. always too many things i like doing, creating, from sewing to knitting to landscaping and writing, reading, cooking, learning to drive... so many things. as to originality, sure, make your own clothes, adapt stuff you buy or already own, use your imagination!


do you prefer wood and stone or more a glass and metal vibe in architecture/decor?

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butters said:

i really don't seem to get bored, as a rule.. always too many things i like doing, creating, from sewing to knitting to landscaping and writing, reading, cooking, learning to drive... so many things. as to originality, sure, make your own clothes, adapt stuff you buy or already own, use your imagination!


do you prefer wood and stone or more a glass and metal vibe in architecture/decor?


Definitely wood and stone; however, lots of glass for light.  

What style house do you like the most?

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Anonymous said:<< post removed >> oh bless! that looks like a romany caravan without its wheels!

yes, love me some time alone

i was going to say a hobbithouse, because i LOVE a hobbit house though maybe it's better suited for living alone than with my husband, his mother and the animals


do you have an elderly relative *cough* who walks around hugging herself or saying she's really cold, wearing thin, hot weather clothing when it's chilly autumn weather but refuses to put on a jumper, warm pants, or a warm dressing gown, all of which she has aplenty?

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I don't have any elderly relatives living near me, although, you just described me...i do get cold fast and i get lazy putting on proper clothing.

What are your meal plans for today?

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