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I Am On My Own Spiritual Path

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    IN THE URBAN JUNGLE, I have been too busy

    as well, but only, too busy enjoying myself and living life as it was meant to be lived. Life, was always meant to be enjoyed. So yesterday I was in a "taster class", when this ex professional performer says this, as if reading my mind: " - Dancing is like a prayer without...
    TNTandCHOCOLATE TNTandCHOCOLATE 31-35 Sep 25

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    Must I Go Alone

    Is it possible to reach self-transformation, let alone enlightenment, if your partner is not on the same journey as you?
    findinme findinme 46-50, F 21 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    My Quest

    I am a highly spiritual person, by nature, highly passionate about things. But for the past four years, I've been struggling to find my true path, to figure out who I am as a person, and trying to reach the ultimate enlightenment and closeness with my gods(and goddesses, of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 11, 2008

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    I was raised a Lutheran,

    in a land converted to faith in that Jewish messiah from Nazareth by Saint Olaf, but I am true to my ancient forebears, and Asátru. I am connected by more than blood to those ages when my people lived a free life, a hard life, with few fears. I am connected to the fjords and...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F Sep 21

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    I have just had a very depressing evening,

    it hurts so much when you want to stand To something... But you can't, I wish I was brave... I wish I had courage in the light of my soul giving me the confidence to do what I want. But I don't, so I am left here.
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    No Way Out

    ive realised that every single thing i do to be enlightened doesnt work , how can anything make me enlightened ? the very searching is mental concepts searching mental concepts. its just another mind came. knowing this and not getting anywhere , but where is there to go ? is...
    Johnny88 Johnny88 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    Riding The Storm...

    I am on a spiritual path. I know that. I somehow can feel that.The thing is, I am not on that path of my own volition, because I have always felt it and I've always been on it, for as long as I can remember.That is why I don't understand some people saying they started to look...
    jimmyrudyjump jimmyrudyjump 51-55, M 11 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    On reflection I think the truth is I have been

    for pretty-much most of my life. Of late I'm looking at committing more literally to a tradition that experience has shown suits me very well, though I expect this journey will continue slowly for the rest of my life. It will involve lifestyle changes that I will have to...
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 4

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    I use to be a religious Zealot (born again

    Christian) I married the artistic director at a mega-church and volunteered in the kids ministry for 4 years; it was like a part-time job. I began expanding my worldview with travel to places like Greece and San Diego (lol). I took a month long trip to an Ashram about the Vedas...
    the813msfit the813msfit 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 6

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    And that spiritual path is taking me on a

    technology hiatus for a good month or two! Another awesome way to clear the mind and be present!
    dafunkofamadhatter dafunkofamadhatter 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I struggle on my own,

    yet I have been on my own for most of my life. Even when surrounded by some "friends" I feel alone, there are only two or three people that I don't feel alone around. I am quite good at my particular sport but with the achievements that I have, I have no one to share it with. I...
    ciaranjh337 ciaranjh337 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    Walking Out Of The Darkness

    For the longest I felt something was missing. It wasn't money, friends, relationships, material things. Even when I had it all...I felt so alone although surrounded by people. I wasn't living the life I was happy with. I wasn't being true to myself. I was raised a Christian but...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2011

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    Strong Worshiper, Believer

    and Religious too.... I am a Proud Hindu.
    mathew88wilson mathew88wilson 36-40, M May 26

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    I've noticed that a lot of people are straying

    away from religions that they grew up in. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I began to question and read for my own deeper understanding and I'm so glad that I did. I haven't traveled or studied many different religions but I am gaining my own ideas on how to be more...
    shanequea shanequea 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I dislike labels. If I had to call myself

    something, I'd say eclectic seeker. I draw from all different religions. I have read the Bible, including Apocrypha, Jewish Pseudopigrapha, the Nag-Hammadi scriptures, and what survives of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Gospel of Judas. I've read parts of the Koran, the Bhaghavad...
    SnowCrow SnowCrow 31-35, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Love

    things are changing. since I started my spiritual super-diet, almost two months ago, I started to feel small, gradual changes. not only in myself, but in other people as well. and this is what brought me to today's topic. you know that Depeche Mode song, "I feel loved"? that's...
    RedHotFlamingO RedHotFlamingO 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 20, 2012

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    Harmony Between The Two Kings

    The two kings "mind" and "heart" are constantly battling inside the human being.Sometimes "mind" defeats the "heart" and vice versa.They become loggerheads,their conflicts creates confusion.This is the irony of every individual.We think only one can rule but the fact of matter is...
    anya1212 anya1212 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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    I have started reading The Complete Works of

    Swami Vivekananda in order to learn from Hinduism. Thus far I am a Christian whose beliefs have been transformed by reading about Buddhism. And now I would like to expand my spiritual horizons further. I believe that I can learn from other faiths and not just my own.
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 9

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    The thing is, what your seeing is not what I was

    but who I became through what I experie experienced. So are we all...
    Jiyuhen Jiyuhen 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 4

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    The Mountaintop

    I don't know who said it, but there is a wonderful saying that there are many paths up the mountain, and it doesn't matter how you get there as long as you get to the mountaintop.  I believe in feeling my way along.  I believe in a Higher Power.  I believe that we...
    swirlingmist swirlingmist 51-55, F 6 Responses Feb 7, 2009

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    my spirit is evolving

    and maturing once more. i am so sensitive to the changes within me, i feel every stimuli which provokes new emotions and ideas leading me an inch closer to the person i am destined to become. the path is incredibly scary and requires a lot of hard work, it's inspiring to dream...
    bijouxnoir bijouxnoir 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    The Fact Of The Matter (1989)

    I was dying of alcoholism and drug addiction. I've been to jails. wrecked cars, walked on the railing of bridges with about a 200 ft drop waiting to die. My experience as the result of the steps in A.A. changed all that. Some for the good. Some for the bad. But ultimately it...
    StarWanderer StarWanderer 56-60, M 3 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    I grew up being Buddhist

    and started my path of understanding later down the road. I do not follow religion rather I follow philosophies of religion. The Buddhist philosophy carries me the most. Compassion, kindness, forgiveness is only a few of what I strive for. I've learned that everybody has a story...
    Rethsun Rethsun 22-25, M Jan 20

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    The universe gives you what ever experience is

    essential to your growth. You will never get something you can't handel. I fully believe in that. I am on my own path, and I would love to talk to others who on theres.
    Tryitallagain Tryitallagain 16-17, F 5 Responses Dec 1

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    5 Ways to Forging Your Own Spiritual Path Here

    are just few suggestions on how to get started when beginning your own spiritual journey… 1. Let go of your fear. There’s nothing to be afraid of! At first I found it hard to accept that it was okay for me to drop those old beliefs and find new ones. But by letting go of...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    Finding Your Spiritual Path

    Finding and following your spiritual path is an individual and personal experience.  For many people, it can take a lifetime to find the correct path to follow. How can you know which path to follow?  Joseph Campbell said "follow your bliss".  That is...
    weareonespirit weareonespirit 51-55, F 5 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    Inside

    Epeeps started to comment on an older post I had. Thank you, Princess. So you may take this story as a sequel to that one. Giving a brief introduction among ourselves, we took turns in a circle saying 2-3 sentences about us that first came to mind as the question was asked...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2012

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    There Is No Truth, Only Your Truth, My Truth.

    In this 'system' we live in, we are bound by illusions and beliefs. Without beliefs, no one can live. What comes real to us, or 'truth' as some prefer to name it, is only real if we believe it. Still, there are so many out there who claimed they have awakened and want to 'teach...
    SolitarySol SolitarySol 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2012

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    The Journey

     Have no fear, your Guide and Angels are hereEver so present and ready to hearguiding your steps when you ever so near.This Life is a journey of sorrow and cheerthat I must know before living from hereTransformed!!! Back to the place from which I first appeared.
    luda123 luda123 31-35 6 Responses Jan 29, 2010

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    Discipline

    if there was a single most important lesson I should learn in this life, I think this is it. discipline. I've struggled with it ever since I was a child, and now it seems even harder. but I firmly believe I can keep learning, and I can keep working on myself, as long as I see...
    RedHotFlamingO RedHotFlamingO 31-35, F 10 Responses Jun 3, 2012

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    Although I am on my own spiritual path I am not

    religious. I do believe people who are religious can be spiritual but I do not believe the two terms are interchangeable. If anyone agrees (or doesn't in a constructive way) I would love to chat.
    CourtneyMariah CourtneyMariah 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Onechoice Onechoice 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 23

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    Searching, Researching

    ever seen, or heard, or felt something so beautiful that your mind stopped its constant blabbering and you experienced a little bit of precious stillness? did you feel that glimpse of an oceanic sense of peace and joy inside you? were you even aware of the treasure you keep...
    RedHotFlamingO RedHotFlamingO 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 22, 2012

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    I was raised Roman Catholic,

    my husband had baptist / Roman Catholic influences growing up. I guess you could say we've leaned towards Christianity, but don't have any faith in the religious system. But now we have a son, a beautiful baby boy. I've already had to put my foot down with my family that we...
    Mythriel Mythriel 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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    My Theravada Buddhism

    I am on a renewing learning curve spiritually speaking. I was raised a Roman Catholic but decided early that the hutch was not for me. I wasn't confirmed. Instead, I stopped going to church when I was ten, and we were living in Australia. I had noticed how the church behaved...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F Oct 5, 2013

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    I live my life in the guidance

    and brotherhood/sisterhood of the Norse gods and goddesses. Living each day to make it worth telling about to others and living by the nine noble virtues. I have never felt so alive.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 24

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    Master Zhang San Feng said: Let the mind be

    always calm and steady, wether or not there is anything of concern. Seek the same as other people, but do not be greedy like other people; get what others get, but do n9t hoard like others do. Without greed, there is no anxiety; not hoarding , there is no loss. One is then...
    Jiyuhen Jiyuhen 31-35, M Dec 4

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    Exuberance

    Hafez (Hafiz Shirazi) was a Persian poet who lived in the fourteenth century. his poetry was heavily influenced by his Muslim faith. legend says that he had managed to memorize the Quran by an early age, and in fact this is what a "Hafez" has become to mean nowadays. he was a...
    RedHotFlamingO RedHotFlamingO 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2012

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    Trying to find the right one

    for me,I guess im just at a time in my life where I need to find something...I'm going through a hard time dealing with all this insecurities ive had for years and now that im forced to have to rely solely on myself once again,I feel like i need to find something to keep me sane...
    seeminglypossible seeminglypossible 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    My Son And I

    The other evening I was speaking to my son about something of an ethereal nature when I drifted off the track a bit and off handedly said (more to myself than to him) "I used to be kind of spiritual, when you guys were little, do you remember?" He looked at me and said "Really...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2012

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    Shining...

    And there is always someone who does not understand the addiction that exists in being happy. Since the day I have learned not to hold things to me at any price and that my feet don’t always need to be imprisoned to certains grounds, my visions for life have changed a lot.My...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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    I believe in many aspects of many religions

    and cultures and I love to put them together and make my own little fairy tale, it comforts me when thinking about death and those who have passed on.
    lishylou123 lishylou123 13-15, F Apr 28

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    Soul

    So if the eyes are the Window to our Soul.... Our written words are the Voice of our Soul. Understanding and taking action... develops the Character of our Soul. Love shared becomes the Outpouring of our.... Soul.
    anya1212 anya1212 26-30, F Jan 22, 2013

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    I believe that in the end everyone will be

    saved (universal salvation). Why do I believe it? Because an all powerful, all knowing God who loves everyone would make sure that no one has to suffer for eternity. Even a compassionate human being could not be happy for eternity, knowing that others suffer for eternity. So if...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 9

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    I found out who is Krishnamurti today, he seems to have very interesting insights about freeing oneself and finding your own path.
    rendwolfmoon rendwolfmoon 26-30, M Nov 19

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    11:11~ The Synchronistic Meaning Behind This Master Number Sequence. Angels and Spirit guides communicate their love and guidance in many ways. For many people, number sequences...
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    This article is copied. Heirarchy of power in universe: There are six types of power in the universe. The strength of the power increases with the power being more subtle. Let...
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    Traveler, there is no path. The path is made by walking. Traveller, the path is your tracks And nothing more. Traveller, there is no path The path is made by walking. By walking...
    PeterDr PeterDr 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    And in most of them I managed to injure myself at some stage. I've learned at work whilst it's fun to copy the kids by jumping of metre high boxes and stuff...the **** in my...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 hr ago

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    well, i want to be spiritually awake, so i guess i'm just affirming that i'm "woke". i'm planning on buying a kyanite and a tourmaline today so i guess that's cool. i just feel...
    luckylunchbox luckylunchbox 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Right now it's tough.. I'm 15 and I don't know what to say to my family about my sexuality. I'm pretty scared cause they're so Christian oriented and I believe in god it's just I'm...