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I Am Contemplative

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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 18-21, F Sep 13, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    during my life as much as i can remember i have been segregated for being different, for thinking differently, for having starkly different experiences. as there are more and more...
    jeffsuperchill jeffsuperchill 26-30, M Aug 30

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    The ScientistI've been hearing this song a lot lately. I know it's not anything extraordinary for me to state this, but I love Coldplay. I've been listening to them much more...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    One of the books that has and continues to make a significant impact on my life is "The Big Book of Christian Mysticism : The Essential Guide to Contemplative Spirituality" by Carl...
    reb0rn reb0rn 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    There is nothing more beautiful that a female body's curves. They are movement and fluidity. Of all those curves there are a few that move me more than others. The curve of your...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 5 Responses Sep 17

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