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I Am Contemplative

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    New to Contemplative Ideas, Not New to Self Awareness

    I'm new to contemplative ideas, as defined by "The Work" and similar schools of thought, but I'm not new to the bittersweetness of gaining self awareness.  I went through a "self help" stage during my high school years, at which time I was somehow driven...
    zenandi zenandi 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 22, 2008

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    Just Rambling....

    Lately I have been spending a lot of time contemplating the idea of an afterlife, and what I believe.  I have never been religious, and I think that the bible was most likely a compilation of stories.  However, I look at life and I think there has to be some point to it...
    onlyoneinhere32 onlyoneinhere32 31-35 1 Response Apr 17, 2008

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    Fuge, Tace, Quiesce (fly, Be Silent, Rest)

    The following stories come from the Verba Seniorum (Words of the Elders aka Sayings of the Desert Fathers), those early christian masters of the contemplative tradition. I am not christian, but the truth of contemplative arts is universal....just as the fish should go back to the...
    pkein pkein 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    Of Religion & Contemplation.

    I want to state it has been a really cool journey if my life, encountering western society, as well as different forms of spirituality and religions. I'm very curious by nature about all things, and much more than just to read or know about things I love to bring myself to the...
    soliare soliare 26-30, M Oct 19, 2012

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    Deep Thinker

    In private, I am a very analytical person. For example, I'll take an issue and consider my opinion on it...then I'll consider the arguments against my point...and start again. All in all, this has made a pretty objective person. I have no problems looking at a different...
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    It's A Good Thing

    I am a contemplative person and I like that about myself. I know that there are all different kinds of people in the world and that includes people who are so busy living in the moment that they will not sit down and have a good think. It's not a bad thing that those kinds of...
    Veryrandomgirl8 Veryrandomgirl8 22-25, F Sep 13, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    "I walk the road in all weathers, enjoying each, and each time I try to acknowledge my good fortune." (J. Turner, Teewinot)"Some climbers are driven by personal achievement and the...
    Wblown Wblown 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Is it strange that I'd prefer to spend New Years Eve alone? I was invited to a few parties and was also welcomed to spend the night. Most of these friends are ones I've grown...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 23 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I love the rain, heavy rain or that misty stuff. I just love being out in it, walking or running or just having a smoke. Its such beautiful and contemplative weather.
    TheHavi TheHavi 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    Whenever I do those personality tests that determine whether you are an extrovert on an introvert, I always struggle. I can be really outgoing, tell funny stories, and be a real...
    Moonstar14 Moonstar14 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I'm not always as contemplative as this. I'm three quarters ruminant and one quarter bliss. I know what you're thinking, some old man's been drinking, but you tone them both down...
    paulie138 paulie138 66-70, M 6 days ago

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    I know i resist change a lot..It's hard..I hope I can change,I need to.it's just f**cking hard.I start doing things that are good for me than I'll stop and revert back to doing the...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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