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Erin Lee
Malaysia
Current Residence: In a precious human body
Favourite genre of music: Oldies, pop, alternative, soul rock and a bit of everything
Favourite photographer: Myself?
Favourite style of art: Japanese Anime, 2D, children's art, fantasy
Operating System: Windows XP SP2
Shell of choice: Those spiky, pointy, swirly ones...
Skin of choice: tanned, toned and smooth...
Favourite cartoon character: Me?
Personal Quote: lol
Interests
  • Mood: Thanks
  • Listening to: nature
  • Reading: too little
  • Watching: me angel speaketh...
  • Playing: with iPhone apps.
  • Drinking: oops...
I've always wanted to share this ever since I found it online. I find it inspiring and enlightening.

A poem of the heart by Manitonquat


        HEAR, O HUMANKIND, the prayer of my heart.

        For are we not one, have we not one desire,
        to heal our Mother Earth and bind her wounds?
        And still to be free as the spotted Eagle climbing
        the laughing breath of our Father Sky,
        to hear again from dark forests and flashing rivers
        the varied ever-changing Song of Creation?

        O Humankind, are we not all brothers and sisters,
        are we not the grandchildren of the Great Mystery?
        Do we not all want to love and be loved, to work
        and to play, to sing and dance together?
        But we live with fear. Fear that is hate,
        fear that is ambition, competition, aggression,
        fear that is loneliness, anger, bitterness, cruelty,
        fear that is mistrust. envy. greed. vanity. . . and yet
        fear is only twisted love, love turned back
        upon itself, devouring itself, hating itself,
        love that was denied, love that was rejected . . . and love. ..

        Love is life - creation, seed and leaf
        and blossom and fruit and seed, love is growth
        and search and reach and touch and dance,
        love is nurture and succor and feed and pleasure,
        love is pleasuring ourself, pleasuring each other,
        love is life believing in itself.

        And life. . .
        Life is the Sacred Mystery singing to itself, dancing
        to its drum, telling tales, improvising, playing
        and we are all that Spirit, our stories all
        but one cosmic story that we are loved indeed,
        that perfect love we seek we are already.
        That the love in me seeks the love in you,
        and if our eyes could ever meet without fear,
        we would recognize each other and rejoice,
        for love is life believing in itself.

        O Humankind, we must stop fearing life,
        fearing each other, we must absolutely
        stop hating ourself, resenting Creation .... Life,
        O Humankind, life is the only treasure.
        We are the custodians of it, it is our sacred trust.
        Life is wondrous, awesome and holy, a burning glory,
        and its price is simply this: courage . . .
        we must be brave enough to love.

        Hear my heart's prayer, O Humankind,
        trust in love, don't be afraid. I love you
        as I love life, I love myself, please
        love me too, love yourself, for perfect love,
        as a wise one said, casts out all fear.
        If we are to live, there is no other choice,
        for love is life believing in itself.

        Above all,
        let us set the children free, break the traps
        of fear that history has fashioned for them,
        free to grow, to seek and question, to dance and sing,
        to be dreamers of tomorrow's rainbows,
        and if we but give them our trust
        they will guide us to a New Creation,
        for love is life believing in itself.

        Hear, O Humankind, the prayer of my heart.

I've never heard of Manitonquat, maybe some of you can tell me more about him. I only know very little about him from Wikipedia. For someone to write a poem like this must be very wise and I like wise people :D

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:iconv1sualslave:
v1sualslave Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2010
nice.
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jojomzz Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
my elder sister (zara) said she went to school with you. Hi :)
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erinlee Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
Hey yeah! We just 'found' each other again on Facebook and she told me about you and your twin sister doing animation and all that cool stuff. :D
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jojomzz Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2009
the greatness of FB right :) Hahaha.
I just bought myself (& my sister) the latest Intuos (coz I'm an awesome twin :)).
Zara says you're a graphic designer?
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SMerle Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2009  Professional Photographer
I hope you don't mind but I have featured your work. :heart:
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erinlee Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
Thanks and I'm so sorry I was away for a long time.
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SMerle Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009  Professional Photographer
glad your back. :nod:
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erinlee Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2009
I'm back but won't be long before I'm off again...seems to be the traveling time for me. :D
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Azadi-Khahan Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2009
Thanks so much my friend for the adding me to your:+devwatch::hug:
Much appreciated.
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erinlee Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2009
You're most welcomed! :D
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