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I Am On My Own Spiritual Path

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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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    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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    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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    I Am On My Own Path And No One Can Follow..

     I wouldn't want anyone to follow my spiritual path because it is a personal journey that everyone needs to follow themselves. It shouldn't be judged, nor taught. It comes from the heart  or soul however you choose. It comes from truths that weren't taught. Some figured...
    wanni wanni 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    It's A Lonely Path I Admit

    I sometimes wish I had someone to tell me what to do, but I know that this will eventually lead me away from my own truth. I want to be connected to nature, God, the universe, everything (Its all the same afterall) on a deep level. I want it to dictate my life. I want to...
    Wispen Wispen 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2010

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    I Believe In a "Higher Power"

    At this point in my life, that's all I know for certain. I pray to Goddess, only because I find it easier to think of my higher power as female. I find it easier to talk and to feel as if I'm being listened to. My biological father was 1/2 Native Canadian, so I'm looking into...
    Sylverwynd Sylverwynd 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 13, 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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    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 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 51-55, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 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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    Strong Worshiper, Believer

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F Oct 5, 2013

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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 3 Responses Feb 27, 2013

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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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    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 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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    I have been consciously aware of my path

    for many years. I have a belief that experiences and decisions we make on our life journey is food for the soul. I am not a religious person although I respect all religions and understand their benefits and certainly their disadvantages. But my spiritual truth is always...
    akwoman68 akwoman68 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, M 11 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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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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    Who Says The Spiritual Path Leads Only To Happiness ?

    Love can grow so large it breaks your heart Compassion for another can set you soul on fire Clarity of vision can shatter your everyday illusions Life can leave you shivering naked and awestruck befoer the mystery   From Nothing Left Unsaid by Carol Orsborn
    trailguide trailguide 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 19, 2009

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Ok, so i am exploring my spirituality. I've been Christian my whole life, and i never questioned it. But i year ago i started exploring a bit about it, and i found that a lot of...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    Rebirth - The Long Winter.Every fruit tree has a peak season, one superlative summer where it bears the heaviest. It’s branches straining under the weight of it’s own...
    badbinary badbinary 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 7

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    Religious (ego) Consciousness, True Consciousness (subconscious experience), and Spiritual Consciousness (super conscious) *Disclaimer: Controversial. Not for the emotionally...
    nagaprincess nagaprincess 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ever since my birth, my way has been laid out before me, ready for each carefree and childish footfall. I never thought anything ill of my life, and I would be content for a long...
    TheLastAngel111 TheLastAngel111 18-21, F Jul 2

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    My mother is a pathological liar. Its a constant string of sometimes pointless, most often hurtful and ultimately, always destructive, lies. Her lies never breach the realm of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 4

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    Getting in touch with my own divine spirituality has really helped me to fully embrace myself and live a happy and healthy holistic lifestyle.
    Christy922 Christy922 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I've worked in the private and public sectors. My last job in public sector destroyed my will to be an employee ever again. I can't find a boss with integrity so I'll be my own.
    playingsophie playingsophie 41-45, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    One of our most overlooked superpowers in life is the unbelievable power of our beliefs. A quick note: This is not for the faint of heart. It is going to go deeper than possibly...
    NeoJesusOfTheMatrix NeoJesusOfTheMatrix 70+ 4 Responses a week ago

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    I'm a practicing Catholic but I don't believe Catholicism provides its members any greater claim to Heaven than any other organized religion or even people who don't subscribe to...
    alexthecat alexthecat 61-65, M 4 Responses Jun 24

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    As a child of Tribal Peoples, I believe Nature is our teacher for spiritual ideas. I believe that life forms show us examples of how to live and how not to. Celestial and...
    MAROONTRIBE MAROONTRIBE 41-45, M Jul 6

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    Adam and Eve lived in the garden of Eden. They were spirits and the garden paradise in the spiritual dimensions. When They ate the apple, they became flesh. Just as God told them...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Here is a very simple meditation technique that can help you find the answer to any lingering questions that have been been on your mind for some time. Whether you’re stuck at a...
    NeoJesusOfTheMatrix NeoJesusOfTheMatrix 70+ 3 Responses Jul 5

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    How Do I Know What My Intuition Is? Intuition: "A thing that one knows or considers likely from instinctive feeling rather than conscious reasoning:" ~~ Oxford Dictionary How do...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F Jul 12

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    I don't want to be hooked to everybody else's problems, yet I love people. I guess it's the superficiality of it that turns me off. If cell phones were being used for spiritual...
    Aeonian Aeonian 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    I am a spiritual person not a religious person, I'm also an empath too! I've always been curious about the ability of photo connectivity, I can hear and talk to spirits so it's...
    FitnessFreakTash FitnessFreakTash 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    Spirituality is your life's experience as a human and not avoiding the facts. Religion is following someone else's and saying forget the facts.
    beautifullywrittenambition beautifullywrittenambition 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    Have any of you had a spiritual experience? Tell me your story. I wanna hear it (no matter what is your religion), I'm not a fanatic person.
    ambarsari ambarsari 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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