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I Am On My Own Spiritual Path

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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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    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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    Spiritual Path

                     i guess i have been on a spiritual path almost all my life. i did get a little sidetracked for a few yrs.but now i am older and even wiser i have returned to a life filled with the...
    flourlady111 flourlady111 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2008

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    Gifts

    ''God sees the giver as well as the gift, the heart as well as the hand.'' ''Our salvation was infinitely costly to God, but it was absolutely free to us.'' ''Every Christian should be an expectant up-looker, not a sleepy onlooker!''
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M Apr 15, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My Own Path

    I think, at this point of my life, that yes I am on my own spiritual path. Although, I don't believe it has anything to do with religion (in the sense of a defined religion at least). It is a spiritual journey of myself, of who I am as a person, and of my place and my view of the...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 9, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    I was driving by Santa Clara 49ers today

    when all of a sudden I smelt *** smell . So I asll what is red and gold and stinks like ask . I'm telling you Santa Clara 49ers do .. They stinky like shitzie . Oh my
    832gomez 832gomez 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    Where....

    Where are the lullabye's to sing one to sleep The child within already knows of comfort deep The adult yearns for peace...abiding peace The song that has not been sung Deep inside the yearning is still young Pollyanna faces an everyday challenge Still keeps her head high in...
    cyn9157 cyn9157 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Strong Worshiper, Believer

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

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    Ok word to the wise do not tell the truth on

    here . I thought I could tell personell story and , oops bites my *** . So do not share your learning experience on here . People on here are so in sensitive ! Just becareful !!
    832gomez 832gomez 22-25, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Onechoice Onechoice 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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 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 day ago

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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 6 days ago

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    I believe in the higher consciousness. I am not a religious person nor do I believe in God. I believe that the entire award as we know it is composed of pure energy. The universe...
    kaliintheskywithdiamonds kaliintheskywithdiamonds 16-17 1 Response Nov 9

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    These are some differences between religion and spirituality. Please feel free to disagree. I am against the institutionalisation of beliefs. 1. Religion is about rituals and...
    Frangenia Frangenia 16-17 Oct 26

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    I found the Unnamed Path podcasts two years ago, about the same time I first came into Druidry, I was looking for pagan podcasts and downloaded it with some others. From the first...
    LumberingLumberjack LumberingLumberjack 22-25, M Nov 10

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    I became more aware of my life after I met such positive people. I was waiting for moments to happen so I can have a conclusion to my thoughts on my own life. Lately my dreams and...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 17

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    I stand at the forks in the road. To the right the sign says Life as Expected. I have been down this road and there are many wonderful people on this path. However I find myself...
    GreenBlueEyes GreenBlueEyes 46-50 4 Responses Oct 26

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    Inherently, you will understand this. We each have a purpose. We have reincarnated many times to experience many different things. If I could label one thing as sin, it would be...
    QuiriousMe QuiriousMe 41-45, F 5 Responses Nov 16

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    Spiritual, what is spiritual? We believe in ourself, we understand feelings, we accept and forgive those. Sounds to familiar like religion, and they to have spiritualist churches...
    Create63 Create63 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 29

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    Spiritualism is a religion based on survival of the spirit after death and the possibility of communicating with spirits. At my profile page I have posted a picture showing the...
    harridan harridan 61-65, M Nov 5

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    Spiritual energy is my passion. I became a spiritual energy coach because I am always learning more and I want to help others learn how to use spiritual energy to heal.
    PriyaSoul PriyaSoul 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I am a Spiritual being having a human experience. Which is a very different perspective from believing one is a human being having a spiritual experience.
    ClearForesight ClearForesight 51-55, F Nov 1

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    I meditate, I pray, I tried to make words of my dreams, I try to understand my dreams, I try to have a lucid dreams, I want to succeed in life spiritually and emotionally. I keep...
    abbihayworth abbihayworth 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    Being spiritual doesn't mean you can't set boundaries, be flirty and sexy, appreciate material comforts, make mistakes and do silly things, freak out or get angry, or any other...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 4