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LoVe - LiViNg iT & GiViNg iT...
Sometimes wonder If I was South American in a former life as I am a sucker for all their music, and the rhythm makes me sooo happy! :) But my philosophies are largely Eastern, with a splattering of Native American teachings.
A dreamer and a doer! Am always willing to leap into unexplored territory, just to dip my toes into the beautiful mystery and magic of what's out there. Everywhere, there is something incredible waiting to be known.
I adore most animals, wild life and occasionally dressing up as a panda with wings. I've been a vegetarian for over 12 years now. Though my mouth still waters (close your eyes veggie folk) when I smell a sizzling tender steak, after living next to a cow abattoir during university, I heard their echoing screams nightly. I went to take a peek at what was causing such a screech. Have you ever looked a cow eye to eye and watched helpless as they cry with misery? It made me rethink on the spot my pleasure of eating these cute eyed fellows or infact any other creature.
I totally believe it is possible to make a difference if we each do a little bit, have witnessed the reverberating effects of small doings creating sublime changes.
Happy to lie on the grass gazing at hazy clouds or take part in a tribal dance, wearing mock leopard skin and ear muffs.
Feeling blessed at life's gift and though the journey is bumpy, learning to love this ride!
There's an awesome higher power, a universal energy BUT
We are still masters of our fate.
We are still captains of our souls.
Anything's possible, just try!
You need chaos in your soul
to give birth to a dancing star
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING
CS inspired me to write again and I started 'Safari Minds' - a CS writing club, with the mission of pushing creativity out on every level possible. Those 'Safari Minds' mean the world to me and are still my best friends today, thanks to Couch Surfing giving me the opportunity to befriend such unique and talented beings!
What's better than to connect, share ideas, and joy. Groove on and thy shall receive! ;0D
Its been one awesome magical carpet ride! This international community is seriously fabulous! I've been forever altered. In a good way, mind you.
* Energy * Growth * Creativity * Music * Writing * Understanding * Yoga * Children's laughter * Moonlight * Vision * Hiking * Blazing Stars * Spring * Faithful Friends * Nature * Learning * Exiting Comfort Zones * Passion * Compassion * Philosophy * Taking Semi-Calculated Risks * Pranic Healing * Humility * Bongos * Marzipan * Sustainability * Sunsets * Holistic Living * Rainbows * Exploring my unknowns and what I thought I knew * Tablas * Values * Shamanism * Buddhism * Hinduism * Sufism * Aruveyda * Social Justice * Cooking up a treat * Harmless Mischief * Log fires * Saxaphone * Astrology * Spirituality * Sneezing * Dancing * BBQs * Poetry * Community * Laughing * Adventure * Permaculture * Photography * Curiosity * Travel * Dreaming with my eyes wide open * Meaningful Conversation * Science * LOVE * Being * Pomegranates * Purpose * Gardening * The Road Less Travelled * Self-Leadership * Veganism * Recycling
Music, Movies, and Books
Autobiography of a Yogi, Outliers, Episodes of the Cuban Revolutionary War 1956-58,Paradise Lost, Outliers, Eleven Minutes, Veronika Decides to Die, Mutant Message Down Under, Shantaram, Einstein His Life and Universe, A Short History of Nearly Everything, Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, Lao Tzu,Cook books (well the pictures anyway) ;). Osho, Nietzsche, Tagore, Krishnamurti, Sufi & Rumi texts.
Any cinema that makes my mind wonder, heart soar, eyes revel, smile muscle ache or soul flutter: Most David Lynch, Lars von Trier & Tarkovsky stuff. Green Mile, Ray, Instinct, Dances with Wolves, Your mother's home videos, The Gladiator, Amelie Three Colours, Lord of the Rings, Rain Man, Dogville, Narnia -[The Original Series though] (was one of those daft kids that used to sleep in my cupboard, wondering when it would open up), Forest Gump, Black, Meet The Fockers, Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, Mary Poppins, Babe, Back to the Future, The Color Purple, Superman - The original (Soo wanted to be super woman!), American Beauty, Sabrina, Le Parfum, Zoolander, The Witches, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -The Original (NOT the Johnny Depp version), Elephant Man, Drive, Stalker, Dancer In The Dark, Tree of Life, La Môme, Manon Des Sources, Drive.
The XX, Paco De Lucia, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Bob Dylan, Buddha Bar, Nitin Sawhney, Bob Marley, The Doors, Bocelli, Elvis, Zeplin, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Amadou & Mariam, Belly Dancing Beats, Spanish Guitar, Deep Forest, Most things Cuban, Bangra Beats, Pink Floyd, Leonard Cohen, Disco, Sergio Mendes, Salif Keita, Paolo Nutini, Pavarotti, Celloman, Arabian Chill, South American Wood Wind, Tracy Chapman, Michael Jackson, Gotye, Africando All Stars, Kizomba, Van Morrison, Nina Simone, Ravi Shankar, Florence & The Machine, Adele, Damien Rice, Bigott, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Beirut, Bon Iver, Otis Redding, Little Dragon.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Homeless, orphaned, tsunami children giving to me with utter selflessness, when everything of value, on every level was stripped from them... humbling and priceless.
Teach, Learn, Share
Every person who crosses my path today is my teacher.
Human beings have this incredible ability to teach one another to evolve, knowingly or unknowingly and tap into a pool of higher potential.
CS is about taking that journey.
Its easy to love those close to you, but learning to genuinely give love to all beings and life is a blossoming journey.
I can teach you how to cook up unique vegetarian and vegan dishes, am passionate about quality veg cuisine! Can also teach you about self-leadership and healing yourself as currently facilitate around these subjects.
Countries I’ve Visited
Belize, Canada, China, Cuba, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Morocco, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Thailand, Tunisia, United States
Countries I’ve Lived In
France, Japan, Malaysia, United Kingdom