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I Am On a Journey of Self Discovery

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 338 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 26-30, F 5 Responses May 10, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 Apr 16

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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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    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 Apr 15

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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 Apr 13

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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 Apr 11

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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 Apr 6

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    I did it. I finally called a helpline about my self harm and depression problems and I'm so proud of myself. I then told my brother. I had cut that afternoon, but it was a bad one...
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F Apr 14

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    I believe that without selfishness world can become a better place. That includes the corruption and stuffs like that. Don't act like you own things that you really don't. Don't...
    yuichie yuichie 13-15, F Apr 16

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    Every person has dealt with low self-esteem and so have I. It’s not the best feeling in the world, but it’s not that bad either. The way we value ourselves is a hard thing to...
    BeingAnAnglophile BeingAnAnglophile 16-17, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I get bullied in school. They call me horrible names and do horrible stuff to me. So a few weeks ago I thought to my self that I've had enough so I got a sharper from school and...
    TMonsterx TMonsterx 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I get bullied in school. They call me horrible names and do horrible stuff to me. So a few weeks ago I thought to my self that I've had enough so I got a sharper from school and...
    TMonsterx TMonsterx 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I get bullied in school. They call me horrible names and do horrible stuff to me. So a few weeks ago I thought to my self that I've had enough so I got a sharper from school and...
    TMonsterx TMonsterx 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Throughout my entire life, I've struggled with self esteem. From childhood through my sophomore year in college, I was always teased and was the main topic for everyone's cruel and...
    Paul1538 Paul1538 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I used to self harm last year. I'm starting to have those feelings and I really want to go back to the blade. Call me crazy. I don't care. But one thing that stops me doing so. My...
    HydroChronexia HydroChronexia 13-15, F Mar 26

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