Hi, I'm mariette
Female / 47 / Single
Sun Sign: Leo
Member Since: 21 May 2007
Last Login: 17 May 2008
Last Updated: 28 Jan 2008
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Swimming with sharks in Tahiti, rafting on the Ganges River, playing Underwater Monopoly, innertubing in a cave of glowworms, communing with whales in Baja... I believe in living life to its fullest by connecting with the divine in everything and everyone!
I especially enjoy cross-country skiing, orienteering, boogie boarding, snorkeling, kayaking, hiking, camping (basically anything outdoors), arts and crafts, yoga, tantra, and Asian culture, and cuisine.
I am currently focusing on transitioning from the corporate world to the world of healing arts. I am currently studying and practicing Reiki and Healing Touch.
My friends consider me to be generous, honest, fun-loving, and zany (even though I sometimes feed them stale food). And I believe in speaking my mind (so no games) and living in the moment.
Although I like adventure, I especially value quality time and snuggling and exchanging massages with someone special. Whatever the activity, connecting with friends and the universe is at the top of my list.
More About Me
Location: San Diego, California
Occupation: Writer, Editor, Webmaster, Publisher
My Interests: Spirituality, tantra, nature, snorkeling, hiking, boogie boarding, travel, kirtans, communication, kayaking, snuggling, orienteering, Asian foods and culture, dancing, laughing, playing games, yoga, healing arts
My Inspirations: People who are authentic and living fully in the present
Music I Love: Loreena McKennitt, Tina Malia, Deva Premal, Enigma, 80s, 90s, Celtic
Movies I Love: Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Secret
TV Shows I Love: Gray's Anatomy, CSI
Places I Love: New Zealand, Thailand, Bali, San Diego, Canada
Quotes I Love: Dance as though no one is watching you
Love as though you have never been hurt
Sing as though no one can hear you
Live as though heaven is on earth
To laugh often and love much; to win the respect of intelligent persons and the affection of children; to earn the approbation of honest critics; to appreciate beauty; to give of one's self; to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; to have played and laughed with enthusiasm and sung with exultation; to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived--that is to have succeeded. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
"Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be." ~ Abraham Lincoln
"I have let go of the need to know so much. What we can know is so small-the holiness around is so large. Now I trust in simplicity, simplicity and love."
~A Hindu Teacher quoted in "After the Ecstasy, the Laundry by Jack Kornfield"
"The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core strength within you...." ~ Max Lerner
"You have to trust your inner knowing. If you have a clear mind...you won't have to search for direction. Direction will come to you." ~ Phil Jackson
"All things are inconstant except the faith in the soul, which changes all things and fills their inconstancy with light." ~ James Joyce
"You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers.
You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions." ~ Naguib Mahfouz
We are what we think. All we are arises from our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. ~ The Buddha
"Every day the path to your own spirituality starts with clarifying who you are and what you want. Not just things--things are easy. I mean the stuff that really matters. Life isn't just about what you can have; it's about what you have to give. What kind of person do you want to be?" ~ Oprah Winfrey
"Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen." ~ New Testament, Hebrews 11:1
"Freedom from the desire for an answer is essential to the understanding of a problem." ~ J. Krishnamurti
"I have become my own version of an optimist. If I can't make it through one door, I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door. Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present." ~ Tagore
"I beg you to have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves."
~ Rainer Maria Rilke
"All the Buddhas of all the ages have been telling you a very simple fact: Be – don't try to become. Within these two words, be and becoming, your whole life is contained. Being is enlightenment, becoming is ignorance." ~ Osho