I am dead serious about living a spiritual discipline of sacrifice, honesty, kindness, compassion, selflessness, non-materialism, helping others, prayer, meditation, devotion, alot of study, thinking, character improvement, greatfulness, love/giving, paying attention to the thought life, keeping emotions calm, slowing down, developing mental tension through concentration and meditation, being clean, eating right, exercise, developing detachment, being discriminate as to what is right and more right (etc. ) , going through the pain of progress, being persistent, having a burning desire to know the truth, and working on patience and tolerance. To describe myself, I am an easy going guy, and have slowed my pace down considerably. I used to always be in a hurry but that didn't work. I was born in Nebraska and raised in Kansas. Moved to Southern California in 72', then up North in 82'. I live in the San Fran. Bay Area on the peninsula in San Mateo. The weather is perfect here. Have made alot of friends and get togeather with them almost every day. We are all actively changing our thinking and behavior so there is always alot to talk about. Our individual spiritual programs are the most important thing in our lives. We all serve the highest. I am very much involved in nature photography and editing my own photos. I retired early in 01' on a VA Pension so every day is a holiday. Actually I work very hard on my character, helping others and taking photos. I volunteer and love it. Also do other little service things. My intention is to take the Kingdom of Heaven By Storm, forcing my evolution. I'm learning to detach from the distractions on Earth and focus on Lord Christ. He and his disciples need alot of help. I used to be a serious materialist, wanted to look and sound good, wear the right cloths, know the right people, and I couldn't get enough money. That has all changed. I live simply now with bare necessities and a couple of luxuries. Making changes isn't easy, sometimes downright painful, but it is necessary to progress. Christ said some day we would be able to do more than him. That is because of evolution. I believe in reincarnation and karma or cause and effect. It's in the Bible, and all authoritative texts or all religions. I have studied extensively for 15 years. The Bible, Buddhism and Esoteric Philosophy have been my main focus but have studied other religions also. They all say the same thing basically. Be kind and don't harm others, in any way. Specially with thought. We are responsible for that too. It is eternal and stays with its creator. Other than the photography, I enjoy many things, but since I haven't been in a relationship for over 4 yrs. , I have focused on my spiritual life. I am honest, communicative, intelligent, kind, trustworthy, affectionate, protective, like to have interesting discussions, ride a bike, like walking, going to the ocean or mountains, love being in nature, am compassionate, understanding, thoughtful unless my brain short circuits, have a good sense of humor, playful, can be funny, like art, oil paint - but has been a long time, pen and ink drawing and have done some in recent past. I was a carpenter by trade and have been a general contractor in CA. Kitchen remodels were my favorite because I like variety, but have worked in new construction also. I love animals and I will have talking animals in heaven. That will be so cool. In the afterlife there is work to be done their too. Am a Sun worshiper but don't stay out in it as much as I used to. Do get out every day though. Spent all my life in the sun and loved it. It's purifying and gives us vitality. I am looking for someone serious about spiritual discipline. Who lives the life to the best of their ability and is constantly working on changing. I'm far from perfect myself and know no one else is either. But Christ did say "be perfect like your father in heaven is perfect". Since it can't be done in one lifetime, it has to be done in many. And takes alot of work. I realized I have a serious resposiblity to all life and practice harmlessness daily. If you are checking me out, I say peace and joy to you!!