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I Am On a Journey of Self Discovery

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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 (yourself) anything, just listen to it, and do. You'll be much happier that way. You dont have to think of who are, you already are...
    ilovelife88 ilovelife88 22-25, F Feb 27, 2011

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    There's a lot I'm re-learning about myself,

    an example being that my body is perfect the way it is (I'm actually very fit, but there's a couple parts of me I'm unsatisfied with). I'm also trying to re-discover the innocence of my childhood, since it was kind of taken from me early on. Some people think I'm weird for...
    cbones2010 cbones2010 22-25, M Oct 21

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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 delete all the negative programming that has been stored up in bins heaping out of memory bank and burn them . And recreate my...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 11, 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 know now and realizing the lack of knowledge I had in my youth is a very interesting experience. I look back...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M Feb 1, 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 that the wall is a gift.  If I do continue past the wall, that world will be without anymore walls, or worries...
    RememberTheName RememberTheName 56-60 Oct 10, 2011

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    Is It A Journey Of Self Discovery?

    I wonder how many of us call it a journey of self discovery when what we’re really doing is uncovering things about ourselves that we already knew. From the time we were children, we have all had our innermost thoughts and feelings that we keep to ourselves. As kids, we see...
    Sarabiw4 Sarabiw4 41-45, F Jul 19, 2011

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    To be honest I really feel

    that life has ended as soon as I finished college and started working. No more dreams and meaning to life. Getting older and see my parents getting old and more illnesses. Huge financial problems ahead. Getting a comfortable life is already difficult, let alone trying to make a...
    Ssslm Ssslm 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 29

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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 like oppsites of each other, in constant rivalry. my body and my soul are always pulling in opposite direction...
    ilovelife88 ilovelife88 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6, 2011

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    We don't change. We come into this world

    as something and we remain. We adapt to things. To situations around us. But a part of us remains within.  Over the years we choose to be certain things. So we start creating a parallel image of us. What we want to be. What we can be. What others want us to be. But what we are...
    Meggu Meggu 22-25, F Apr 24

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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 revolved around me wanting to feel as though I was needed by someone. I wanted to love not just for the sake of being loved by someone and...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M Feb 18, 2011

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    What Was Discovered

                 Someone brought to my attention yesterday that I am what is referred to as an old soul…huh. That would explain a lot. I tend to understand things that most people simply do not get. Wisdom is a...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 13, 2010

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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 biggest kept secret or something, which is nothing new to the world?Are we truly what we make ourselves to be...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 6, 2011

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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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    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 and finding things that keep me movtivated and interested.  Its sad but I look at myself in the  mirror...
    tatteredwings tatteredwings 36-40 3 Responses May 27, 2009

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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 going to school. I'm socializing.   
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 5 Responses May 10, 2008

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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.  I joined the project in hopes of finding a pointer to guide me in the right direction during the most trying time in my marriage...
    Tru2allinvolved Tru2allinvolved 31-35 Jul 24, 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 a feral cat who has been wounded ready to strike to keep people at a distance.  And then I began a journey, a journey...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 28, 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 to teach us something, whatever it may be. And as I go on with my life, I'm re-discovering & discovering things about myself.
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 3 Responses May 2, 2009

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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 car around the bend in the highway.  Knowing where I was going but knowing where I belonged.  Life’s...
    princecaspian princecaspian 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 24, 2010

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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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    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, good, bad or otherwise. Its like being too grounded in the present while also thinking too far ahead and hence...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M Mar 13, 2011

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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 TREASURE This is the story about a wise old Master who comes across a young man who was about to end his life by hanging himself to a large tree. The wise old...
    allanrufus allanrufus 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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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 "The Minds Use-Fullness Depends On The Thoughts Of The user" You can find it as an E-Book at www.selfdiscovery.co.za "Without knowing the essence of...
    allanrufus allanrufus 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 19, 2009

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    Journey

    I still don't know who I am though.  I mean, on the one hand, I am a child of God with divine worth and infinite potential.  On the other hand though, do I realy want to be a woman, or do I just like being pretty?  Do I really like being pretty, or is it some sort...
    SomeguyinUT SomeguyinUT 31-35 Jun 11, 2009

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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 scary and other times utterly amazing. There are changes in my life. Many little things I notice every day. However the biggest is...
    Josie06 Josie06 56-60, F Dec 8, 2008

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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, none was more surprised than the young Arthur himself.  Where is Merlin? he thought, certain that the wizard had accomplished the...
    Dee67 Dee67 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    Introvert(78%) iNtuitive(75%) Feeling(67%)

    Judging(61%) You have distinct preference of Introversion over Extraversion (78%) You have distinct preference of Intuition over Sensing (75%) You have distinct preference of Feeling over Thinking (67%) You have distinct preference of Judging over Perceiving (61%) I saw the...
    FinalSoldier FinalSoldier 13-15, M Nov 15

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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 for. But then there came stirrings of life amidst the chaos and the rubble of who I used to be. Slowly but surely I started...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 16, 2009

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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. Philosophy is easy; the path to get there hurts like Hell. What will be, will be. What shall not come to pass...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 31, 2010

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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 abyss, and am now rising back up but still persue this journey of self discovery as a rise. I can't remember much with my ever...
    FellidayaFiresong FellidayaFiresong 31-35, F Jan 24, 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) anesthetize ourselves to so many parts of life that could indeed be personal growth instead. We don't...
    Wispen Wispen 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2011

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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 break. what the ---- was that about? I don't break and why is he asking me? Is he waiting for me to break? He isn...
    ez2u ez2u 56-60, F Oct 22, 2012

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    The girl I was just one year ago is very

    different from the girl I am today and that's because I'm always learning new things about myself as I come in contact with new people and as new information presents itself. I recently googled what it means to be on a journey of self discovery and what I got was that it was a...
    Crownite Crownite 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 29

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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 up in my mind sometimes.  Many times this has to do with my relationship with my wife.  All though this is the source...
    Tru2allinvolved Tru2allinvolved 31-35 1 Response May 9, 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 him why i was a human being and how people in our family was so use to thinking i wasn't. The abuser treated me like s---. i...
    ez2u ez2u 56-60, F Oct 11, 2012

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    Roads Of Life And Self-discovery

    I wrote this on July 31, 2011 and thought that I would share it with everyone. "Each of our roads of life and self-discovery are pitted with heartaches and disappointments, potholes of despair, cracks of discouragements, and ruts of hardship; it is up to us to ask God for His...
    lizagirl69 lizagirl69 41-45, F 1 Response May 1, 2012

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    It could be really good

    for me because I don't really know who I am or what I like or what I want. I would like to go somewhere by myself and rediscover me from zero.
    ClassicGentleman ClassicGentleman 18-21, M Oct 21

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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 soul. art and music has really been a good guide for me. I take lots of walks at night cause its the only...
    whoameye whoameye 16-18, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2007

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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 in regards to being the perfect person to everyone and to myself. I never would have imagined that I would walk where I have...
    InfiniteArgus InfiniteArgus 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 1, 2012

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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, trying to figure myself and meet new people.  In the end, my ultimate goal is to figure out what I want from life...
    lepamplemousse lepamplemousse 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2009

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    As I sit contemplating, I realize that there is always room to move and to grow. No matter where we are at in our life, there is always the capacity for change. One of my favorite...
    stiltcourt stiltcourt 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    All relationships are supported by the one you have with YOURSELF - your beliefs and self-talk, your level of self-love or self-hate, the dark/light balance within you, the...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    I have always fought with an eating disorder and anxiety but this year I became involved with depression and self-harm. In the spring of 2014, I got involved in a car accident and...
    ecokismet ecokismet 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    I am on a self improvement journey. I am using my energy. I am directing it in a way that I hope is helpful for me and others. I appreciate the patience that many have shown with...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    I've been thinking about this line throughout my adolescent years. It would be running through my head at every second. "You need to be more confident, then you could achieve...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Mirror selfie... iPad shows me as the human torch!? :-S
    Fennerbache Fennerbache 18-21, M 28 mins ago

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    A weight loss journey the week before last week the doctor said I should lose weight. Last week I began my diet and I'm starting to love veggies and fruits I drink tons if not...
    NamzyZizi NamzyZizi 16-17, F Dec 8

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    I love Exercise It is just fabulous absolutely Fabulous. It gets you sweating makes that fat cry, gets your heat pumping which means you're also giving your Heart a workout. And of...
    NamzyZizi NamzyZizi 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    We are always trying to find that happiness...."when I get a raise, when I have kids, when I have a job, when I have a car." We rush thru life trying to find that elusive thing...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 22

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    Journey - Send Her My Love
    Maverick1962 Maverick1962 51-55, M Nov 30

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