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I Am On a Journey of Self Discovery

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    Staring Outside As It Turns - Sometimes, I truly do wonder if my younger self could even fathom what kind of individual that I turned out to be. I had so many dreams and fantasies...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 1, 2012

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    Hi. - Its hard to truly know who you are when your surrounded by a blinded society. thats why i choose being alone sometimes because your more open and aware of your life and...
    whoameye whoameye 16-18, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2007

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    Permanency - Permanency is my killer I think I actually learned something today. So, I will simply cut to the chase here I supose; Permanency. Thought of things never changing...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M Mar 13, 2011

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    Discovering Me, Discovering You - I guess, we all are. It's not like we know everything we need to know about life already. Each day, every moment and people we meet are out there...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 3 Responses May 2, 2009

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    2003 the Journey Began - The journey of self discovery for me truly started after my first breakup. I thought it was over, I thought I was done and there's was nothing left to live...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 16, 2009

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    Lost And Found, Round And Round - In the past few years, I have both found and lost myself. Now, as a new(ish) mom, I have forgotten who I was, who I am. I had fallen into a black...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F Jan 24, 2013

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    Hello - I'm a mother of one baby girl. I'm still finding out myself. I don't know who I'm really am. I want to do a lot but I don't know how to go about doing it. Well. I'm...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 5 Responses May 10, 2008

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    Learning - It is the year 2013 and I am now 23 years of age. Per usual, I take a reflective look back on my previous ventures and experiences and ponder upon them. Knowing what I...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M Feb 1, 2013

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    Pain - I have pondered the essence of pain for a bit now. I think as a generation (or two) we are almost incapable of enduring pain on many levels. We (and I include myself in this...
    Wispen Wispen 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2011

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    Moving through ... or to me - My own self-discovery continually keeps uncovering things which help me understand myself as I move to become whole. Sometimes it can be...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F Dec 8, 2008

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    What Was Discovered -              Someone brought to my attention yesterday that I am what is referred to as an old...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2010

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    I Want To Understand This If Thats Ok -              I think I was able to understand something about my wants and feelings. Most, if not everything that ever really...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M Feb 18, 2011

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    Ouroboros - What is sleep?What is pain?What is perseverance?What is it that we truly believe, versus what we are told?What exists before us when staring in a cold mirror? Is it the...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 6, 2011

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    Bursting Clouds - The fog settled heavy on the hills.  Clouds bursting with moisture hung like heavy pillows near the tree tops.  I looked up with envy as I drove my...
    princecaspian princecaspian 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 24, 2010

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    Look What I Discovered...hehe - Risky business requires risky….risk management. So to speak of course because if that were possible risk would hold no relevance...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2010

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    One Day At a Time - I'm going to be dismissed from my college, and instead of fretting about it, I've decided to relax for now at least.  I'm writing as much as I can on here...
    lepamplemousse lepamplemousse 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2009

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    Experience of Experience Project - My first experience shared was written when I was overwhelmed with thoughts and feelings.  My negativity was directly affecting my children...
    Tru2allinvolved Tru2allinvolved 31-35 Jul 24, 2009

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    Another Day And Struggling - today was a hard day for me. I felt the walls closing in on me and like a scream was in my inner most being I called my son up and tried to explain to...
    ez2u ez2u 56-60, F Oct 11, 2012

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    We Are Not Who We Think We Are - if you are because of who you think you are, then you are not who you really are. You are who your heart tells you you are. Dont tell your heart...
    ilovelife88 ilovelife88 22-25, F Feb 27, 2011

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    It's quite the thing when one realizes their not lost, but merely shoring up the courage to walk the next path....Thank God. The feeling lost scenario was a definite buzz kill!
    findingolivia findingolivia 22-25, F Dec 29, 2013

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    The Wall - The wall represents death.  Beyond the wall is important, especially when I know I am very close.  I ask, will "I" continue existence beyond the wall. Now, I realize...
    RememberTheName RememberTheName 56-60 Oct 10, 2011

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    Who Am I, Really? - My thoughts on mind, body and soul. Would really appreciate your views too.My mind is the bridge that connects my body and my soul. My body and my soul are...
    ilovelife88 ilovelife88 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2011

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    The Minds Use-fullness Depends On the Thoughts of the User - I have written a book to help people who are looking for Spiritual and Personal Growth in their lives. Title "...
    allanrufus allanrufus 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2009

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    Opening My Eyes - For a little while I was a shell of a person, hollow, scared and completely withdrawn from the world around me and focused completely on myself.  Curled up like...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    Cherish Every Wish In Your Heart - “It was a miraculous Christmas Day when Arthur pulled the sword from the stone.  In all the tumultuous crowd that witnessed the deed...
    Dee67 Dee67 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    I Find Almost Every Day Fascinating..... - since beginning my consistent effort of self discovery.  I know in my heart that all days are fascinating, but still get caught...
    Tru2allinvolved Tru2allinvolved 31-35 1 Response May 9, 2009

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    Self Discovery - I have started a new path and that is self discovery.  Learning to please myself, finding things I enjoy.  Exploring new hobbies that excite me...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 3 Responses May 27, 2009

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    The Never Ending Journey - I really want to find out as much about myself as i can ... I guess you could say im picking my own brain to see what really makes me tick . i want to...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 11, 2008

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    I Don't Break - talked with a "friend " yesterday. was he a friend ? who was he? he asked me if i was breaking? some nerve! I said i don't break cry sometimes but i don't...
    ez2u ez2u 56-60, F Oct 22, 2012

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    Here is a link to a Free Personal Development Audio Book - I hope you can gain something from it :-) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWDiXN8nAx4&feature=youtu.be
    allanrufus allanrufus 36-40, M Jan 21

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    Book - The Master's Sacred Knowledge by Allan Rufus - http://allanrufus.org/sacred-master-key/ Audio Excerpt - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m25Id1IcMso A KEY TO YOUR INNER...
    allanrufus allanrufus 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    What is the journey of self discovery? How do you know when you've reached it? I don't believe you do know when you've reached it. The journey of self discovery is life. We get so...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    24 years ago she was so broken. Her heart in shreds. Vulnerable and afraid.... she loaded up her baby and car. She was exiled, through no fault of her own. Well... wait...
    chastewhisperer chastewhisperer 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    " Daughter of Woman, your healing task is not to become a new, improved, or changed person. Rather, it is to reclaim your natural and essential Self in all its fullness. In the...
    Biaa Biaa 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Hello :) if you're reading this, then you're probably feeling pretty crappy right now, and probably a little confused and angry. Maybe you feel alone, like I once did. Or maybe you...
    xMina97x xMina97x 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Another turn along the bend, There came another friend Spellbound by the name Was it a sign or a shame? Is there someone to blame? Many passing fancies along the journey Many...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I have come to realize that my thirst and hunger not only rest in the cravings for women that can stimulate my mind and my body. But it is in the hunger of love and acceptance. I...
    hapsoul hapsoul 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    3 weeks ago I made a step forward and entered the suboxone program. I didn't know what to expect but the other patients were encouraging, supportive and they knew how it was. I was...
    misslyn misslyn 22-25, F Mar 31

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    We all reach the same destination in the end but we each take a different route to the finish line. Enjoy the journey because it is the one thing that belongs exclusively to you...
    TKD1 TKD1 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I am graduating from grad school in 2 months. And this has been one of the most difficult 3 years of my life. I have a great job lined up and am trying to finish strong but also...
    mimileelee mimileelee 36-40, F Apr 1

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    For you (many, girls), who cut yourselves. Please remember that some of us love you, care about you. ----- Food for thought (an article from Psychology Today) ----- Sax on Sex...
    Karll Karll 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I self harm. I've been self harming since i was 11 years old i am now 14 and i am slowly starting to recover. A year ago i attempted suicide and nearly succeed, but my best mate...
    jayspiller1 jayspiller1 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Have you ever felt like your driving force in your mind made a bad turn? You off the right road and somehow got lost? Negative self talk can do damage to self esteem. It can have...
    aries3296 aries3296 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    It started when I was 10 or 11. Things were going badly at home and I was struggling with undiagnosed depression and anxiety. I'd cut to relieve my anxiety and keep me calm, to...
    skinnylittlewrists skinnylittlewrists 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I don't know where to begin when It comes to my experience with self harm. I started cutting when I was 13, the first time I had ever self harmed was in my bathroom with a large...
    musicforthemorningafter musicforthemorningafter 13-15, F Apr 7

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    That night I was scrolling through tumblr. I recently searched up the words skinny, thigh gap, anorexia, collar bones, death, self harm,....etc. I decided I would film what goes...
    MorbidRainbow MorbidRainbow 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I always had a fairly healthy self worth. So I thought..I realised I was in denial. I always imagined that the reason people dont seem to care about me is because of some failure...
    xSCARx xSCARx 26-30, F Mar 18

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    I an not your typical "self harmer." For most people, when they think of self harm they think of razors and wrists and wearing long sleeves to cover it up. I am not that person. I...
    harperm97 harperm97 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Soo I don't have a name for it... But yeahh Anger is a sign of depression they say that with alittle treatment you'll be okay. But one day when everything is gone and black and...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Truth is I don't think I've ever had any Self Esteem or Confidence. I say that only because looking back throughout my life I cannot recall a time where I was truly okay with being...
    needinganescape needinganescape 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    Selfies is addiction. I haven't taken so much picture in my life now I have seen my photos its around 300 of myself lol wtf . Most nights when I'm out with friends I usually take...
    billyaldo billyaldo 22-25, M 1 Response