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I Am Searching For Truth, Enlightenment and Joy

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    Modern Day Transfiguration - Must Read

    What you are about to read is fact. There are no embellishments, no deceit, and no misinformation. My name and age are irrelevant at this point in time, but my presence must be made public. What you are about to read is a revelation on life, a testament to truth, and an...
    LifeEmotion LifeEmotion 26-30 1 Response Apr 19, 2012

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    Hello!

    If you don't want God, fine, I'll stop being whatever you said you wanted me to be.  God's Kingdom doesn't have to be run by Dad, me and holiness anymore.  But it was nice to get bunch of ideas from the time I was here.  Let's make a whole new world like this one...
    KeiferLoveArtist KeiferLoveArtist 18-21 3 Responses Nov 5, 2010

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    Still Got Some Way to Go....

    But I think I'm getting there :)   I'm still young. And everyday I'm learning more about myself. That's the truth part. I don't know myself completely, but I've noticed a change in myself in the past year. I guess it's just 'growing up', but it feels good to...
    jasminjane jasminjane 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 29, 2009

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    Still Searching...

    I ended up on this website because I googled "searching for truth" (it's also the subtitle of my own website).   At the moment, I'm still searching... Over the past few years I've drifted from the general belief that 'there is a God' to Wicca...
    liora liora 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4, 2009

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    This

    has got to be my last lifetime on Earth.  I just hope i reach enlightenment this lifetime so i won't have to return for more.  LOL. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 7, 2010

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    The Search

    I grew up in a christian home, and until I was 18 I accepted christian beliefs and teaching as truth.  After turning 18 I began experiencing things that led me to question what I had been taught.  I have found too many holes in christian teachings now for me...
    awakening87 awakening87 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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    What Is The Truth?

    We may never know the truth, maybe it's just not meant to be. I have realized that religions seem to have there parallels, but what seems to get to me is how much everything makes sense to me. If you are not understanding what I'm saying I'm going to tell you to watch this...
    chenauskyo chenauskyo 18-21 Oct 5, 2010

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    Love Is Within My Nature

    My aunt remembers one thing about my Grandmother, who passed away when I was about seven.  My Grandmother told my aunt that I have a loving heart, and I found this out much later from my aunt when I was fifteen.  When I was about three and a half, there was a woman who...
    KeiferLoveArtist KeiferLoveArtist 18-21 Oct 1, 2010

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    A Long and Lonely Journey

    I thank God that I was born into a family where going to church was 'optional' and not 'mandatory'.  My mind wasn't forced closed by all of the strict rules of conduct enforced by the church that would guarantee me an eternal seat in hell if I broke them. Instead, ...
    Truthsayer Truthsayer 41-45 1 Response Feb 21, 2009

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    I finally made it to the park. I walked the path along the river to see if my usual bench was available. Its tucked away from the others benches where most of the normal people...
    magcracken13 magcracken13 18-21, F Apr 10

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    Life talks without saying a word.... If something isn't meant to be something will take place in order to prevent it from happening & thats exactly how it's been all of my life. I...
    TheWorldVsJ TheWorldVsJ 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Who am I? 1 Who am I You are not the body, you are not the senses, you are not the thoughts, you are not the unconscious state in which objects do not appear. 2 If I am none of...
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M Apr 10

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    Who am I? 1 Who am I You are not the body, you are not the senses, you are not the thoughts, you are not the unconscious state in which objects do not appear. 2 If I am none of...
    Camouflage Camouflage 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I'm almost there! I've been thinking so much deeper the last year or so and have developed in my morals so much, for a while I have been in that painful negative phase but I am...
    BeingInMonochrome BeingInMonochrome 16-17 1 Response Apr 13

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    ***Post of the Day*** Find out more at: www.facebook.com/FavorUponYou Peace be unto you. I became Muslim almost three years ago, right after Ramadan in between the two Eids. My...
    FavorUponYou FavorUponYou 22-25, M Mar 26

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    joy division sends me to a whole new world where im riding my bike through a beautiful forest path on one of those summer nights where nothing seems real at all
    bongripper1 bongripper1 16-17, F Apr 9

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    I am a strong believer that everything happens for a reason. May it be loss, so you could be keep moving forward when you're scared of something you think you cant live without...
    Toothfairy08 Toothfairy08 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I don't want to be tied down by more than a job. I want to be able to move freely to take spontaneous weekend trips to different places. I want to backpack Europe one summer doing...
    adelaider adelaider 26-30, F Apr 4

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    I miss those long convo texts..... The way I used to look forward to the name of the person on the screen.. How every blip sends jilt of joy to my fingers... The excitement....
    serimple serimple 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    Cowards. You have to realize that’s what bullies are: Cowards. They see you taking chances, making moves, living a life that they want to be living and can’t be honest enough...
    Ashishishe Ashishishe 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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    God really has a way of making us all a better person. He chooses what circumstance is to happen to our life which are usually far out of our control. Most of the times, they can...
    bubblygiggly bubblygiggly 26-30, F Apr 10

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    Thankful for being alive and I've got this joy, peace and happiness within me...Just thankful for the smile of a stranger, the kind gesture of a friend, the openness of my little...
    toufie1 toufie1 22-25, M Apr 11

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    I want a friend that is genuinely joyful during good/bad times, a friend who is up for anything.
    eniolade7 eniolade7 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    Sometimes I try to turn off my mind, but much to my dismay, sometimes it does not want to go blank. Life has swiftly sailed by like a merry-go-round spinning off of its center...
    SmartSweet1 SmartSweet1 51-55, F Apr 14

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    Circa 1995 to 1996 1) The very first time I uttered a curse, felt really guilty about it that I cried in a corner. 2) The very first person I considered my best friend. Her real...
    kixisback kixisback 22-25 Mar 28

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    When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going...
    nick030 nick030 22-25, M Mar 30

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    35 years ago, I fell in love for the first time. I had no idea he wouldn't love me back. He was, for after all the least popular of the many boys who crushed on me at that time. He...
    syntheticrhyme syntheticrhyme 41-45, F Mar 31

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    The person I, imagined to be an angel, for years.... somehow changed colors so drastically... Can an angel have violent streaks is what I began to wonder.......Can an angel hurt...
    nik7891 nik7891 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    As a young girl, you could have usually wanted your wedding day outfit which has a massive decorative top, a lot of wide lace, as well as flounces, as well as lengthy moving...
    flowydresses flowydresses 18-21, M Apr 13

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    My son is 28. I raised him on my own as a single mom, I always worked very hard to give him a good life, we had a house, he had a good education, food, clothes and we even had...
    Katrinalccy Katrinalccy 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    It's strange? The feeling of doubt, to not be sure, to question, to not have the absolute that you need. I know it's over I know its a sickness for him. I know its unhealthy. I...
    ophelia379 ophelia379 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    AUTHOR'S NOTE: This is more of a friend showing love back to me after I showed her how much I loved her. There's a bartender at a tavern I hang out at who only works there on...
    barefootfan29 barefootfan29 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I feel like crying, screaming, swearing, punching, thrashing, sprinting to the other side of the world and back again, I feel hot, I feel desperate.... I feel like I don't know...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    One thing that helps me release emotion is my music. I've just discovered a beautiful song by John legend called "all of me".I sing to me *smiles with tears in her eyes*For the...
    Trustmeimaunicorn Trustmeimaunicorn 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Seeing what some others in this group have posted has made me realise that I've, thus far, been unable to aptly articulate precisely how I feel about my OH, and this is probably...
    EponymousAnonymous EponymousAnonymous 13-15 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Maybe... yes I am... Currently, I am still inlove with my ex girlfriend... but that's not the thing now. I can't stand the feeling loving the person who never feels the same with...
    Lyra1001 Lyra1001 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    "Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long."- Psalm 25:4-6Hope is a powerful word. Hope evokes strong emotional and...
    WilliamC WilliamC 61-65, M 1 Response Apr 14

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    And with such vindication, the warrior fell. Into the heavens his bright blue eyes shown. With hand raised upon the sky, he uttered his final words "In metu et in fide, in amor et...
    IridescentSkies IridescentSkies 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I am somewhat afraid I will end up alone because I know that when I get bored in relationships I get bored and there is usually no going back...until I've alone for a few months...
    windynight54321 windynight54321 31-35, M Apr 4

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    Carouselambra - Led Zeppelin Sisters of the wayside bide their time in quite peace, Awaiting their place within the ring of calm. Still, stand to turn in seconds of release; Await...
    MrTimothyMcNeil MrTimothyMcNeil 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I didn't write this but would like to share it. The joy of a friendship winding on and on seemingly lasting forever. The Whispering Winds © Kris Rights Like the wind whispering...
    greengemini greengemini 41-45, M 50 mins ago

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    Words float in transient limbo A few lines across waiting Is it true or interesting The eyes can only read Whatever the ego wants to know There is true feeling though From...
    itsRman itsRman 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    There's a buzzing in my head sometimes, it's deep and I imagine it travels down my body. It finds solace in the way I look at things. Sometimes I imagine the reasons why this...
    lildragon3333 lildragon3333 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    "malice's unkempt" a dark enlightenment forms in her mouth its pure sanity's not tainted a dark enlightenment mouthed with her bright ruby lips letting it fall to the carpet...
    mudmen mudmen 46-50 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Meditation was introduced to me back in the 60's but not until the late 70's did I take it that serious while living in an ashram . Before that it was something I saw as boring...
    MsOracle MsOracle 66-70, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I feel as life has no more meaning to offer. The experience I've lived I enjoyed, everything that I once deemed so precious isn't what it used to be. As I grew, I came to...
    WarzJack WarzJack 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    I can't help but feel the all-to-calm vibration of a solitude I'm no longer capable of enjoying. Contact with the outside seems unattainable, and so I brood. All the while slipping...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 6 days ago

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    April 2. Facing Our Darker Side. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. —Step Four of Al-Anon By the time we get to the Fourth of the Twelve Steps, we...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 2

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    April 2. Facing Our Darker Side. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. —Step Four of Al-Anon By the time we get to the Fourth of the Twelve Steps, we are...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 2

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    April 2. Facing Our Darker Side. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. —Step Four of Al-Anon By the time we get to the Fourth of the Twelve Steps, we are...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    April 2. Facing Our Darker Side. Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves. —Step Four of Al-Anon By the time we get to the Fourth of the Twelve Steps, we are...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Apr 2

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