passionate but laid-back, open minded and open hearted, namaste
36 yrs old
Eyes Hazel Hair Dark brown Body Type Slender Marital Status Divorced
Smoke Never Drink Occasionally Activity Level Active Have Kids Yes and they sometimes live at home Want Kids Not sure Work Type Nonprofit/Volunteer/Activist Education Graduate degree Religion Other Ethnicity White / Caucasian
I'm Looking for
Women between the ages of 21 and 40
I'm Interested in
Dating, Activity partner, Friendship, Other
Cottage Get Away
White Water Rafting
Arts and Crafts
Beer, Wine and Spirits
One major characteristic about me is that I question the status quo and I look at the things we take for granted from different perspectives. I guess you might say I'm a cultural critic and I leave no stone unturned. I'm currently a grad student studying counseling psychology and I'm also interested in spiritual paths, such as shamanism and tantra. One of the greatest experiences in life is to really connect with another person, being fully present and open to them, giving and receiving loving energy. That can be as simple as eye contact to sexual union. I would say I'm a bit of a mystic, or at least bent in that direction. Alternative view points are intriguing to me and I think we need them desperately in the Western culture.
I have a sort of dry sense of humor, with witty random remarks coming out of no where. I'm generally rather introverted but enjoy meaning full conversations. Sometimes I don't do chit chat very well and would rather talk about the meaning of life and other existential/spiritual sort of topics. I like to dance, especially ecstatic dance, which is "hippie" dancing as my brother says. I also like gardening, and would like to live in a co-housing community some day.
What I'm looking for
I think that relationships are meant for expanding one another's potential and highest good. What does that mean? Well, if a relationship is about what the other person can do for me, how I feel when with them, or some sort of ownership, then it is not serving the help the couple to grow. I think non-attachment is the way to go, which is allowing the other person to be who they are without clinging to them to make me happy. There is still a bond and deep love, but no ownership over the other person. I don't need the other to make me whole, but I still love them and I'm willing to let them go because I love them. There is less demand, less expectation to make me happy or fulfilled. That's what I'm looking for, someone who can be mature enough to be close but non-possessive, loving but not demanding. Are you a whole person in and of yourself and don't need someone else to find your identity in? Are you up for the challenge?
My past marriage was to a wonderful woman, however, I grew in a different direction and came to a place where I realized that to stay together would cause undo suffering and conflict because we wanted to live our lives differently. It was a difficult to make such a decision, but for the better I think.