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I Am Searching For Truth, Enlightenment and Joy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses 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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    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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    enlightenment is not a search,

    it is a realization, the very nature of life - Osho
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M May 14, 2015

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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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    I would rather hear the truth

    even it will hurt me. U treat me like S....! Is it right???? what is the truth....?
    hanitears hanitears 26-30, F Oct 2, 2014

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    enlightenment is not a search,

    it is a realization, the very nature of life - Osho
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M May 14, 2015

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    Related Experiences

    This might sound a little odd to some but not to those who know real love. My ex wife passed away this past December. And I'm missing her a lot. Yet we hardly saw each other...
    JoanieNewHampshire JoanieNewHampshire 61-65, T 5 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My mindthrobs also caution me about the very idea of having mindthrobs. It's dreadfully silly, but I am young at heart and will joyfully enthuse like a little kid all those who...
    Deafning Deafning 36-40, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    This past weekend, I made a bit of an affirmation that this would become a thing; thinking positively, I mean. My last year has been hard, damn hard. For the past several months, I...
    DaughterOfRain DaughterOfRain 31-35, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    You can have many friends as you can have.. Laughters and fun But the joy that a family brings is priceless..
    nalbyan nalbyan 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    How is this for enlightenment?
    summer1960 summer1960 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I tried to create a Group, a Tribute to my Soulmate.. Who is here, in this planet.. some where ! My soul dance on his heartbeats.. I would like to share this with him.. some...
    soulgonetoitsmate soulgonetoitsmate 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    M Search For Enlightenment A friend and I were talking today about our dreams. I have asked many people in my life about what their biggest dreams are. Most say earn enough to...
    texaspilot texaspilot 46-50, M 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    To hear him tell me I am the best little girl he could ask for. To hear him say what a good girl I am, and how much he loves me for how obedient, eager to please, and devoted to...
    OwnedByDaddy OwnedByDaddy 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    Now I am in my son's place. He kept on calling up without any urgent matter to discuss, a sign that he missed me, a cue for me to go visit him. I am actually surprised to see his...
    Solegne Solegne 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's a funny old world ain't it ?I just wanna write about my experience that I've had with EP over the last couple of years as a way of closure to a relationship with an online...
    RolexRush RolexRush 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Today, I am grateful for peace and contentment. I never take enough time to appreciate those moments when everything is just enough for me. For instance, I'm laying in bed right...
    wtfgirl001 wtfgirl001 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Glazed eyes gazed upon forgotten days, dazed, and Truth spoke plainly from the Soul of that Place, "You've sacrificed yourself too many times, many ways. Far too many times to...
    A11TheWorldsAStage A11TheWorldsAStage 22-25 4 days ago

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    I think we as people, often overlook the fragility of life; how amazing it is to be alive and well. I am so grateful to be alive within this time and space, to be able to think, to...
    Purpleflower97 Purpleflower97 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Pain She told me, she felt like a failure. That the years had passed her by. And the life she had lived, was in vain. For all she had gained, was pain. With nothing to show, for...
    Luke5150 Luke5150 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Assume, presume exclude the truth. Teeter totter bicker bother. Life is so wondrous and full of fodder. As the garden grown the plants unfold into trees and bushes bushels of...
    Everyheartbeat Everyheartbeat 26-30 a week ago

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    In a world full of jive, full of homicide and suicide, there's no room for love and romance In a world full of spite, full of hatefulness and bitterness, sincerity don't...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Farewell Mahlon Chapter 4: September 2011 “If it's a boy we can name it after you.” Deirdre said caressing her non existent baby bump. She was all of three weeks pregnant...
    HellenicinHouston HellenicinHouston 41-45, M Jan 30

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    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION JOY IS A PRODUCT OF KNOWLEDGE James 1:2-3 My brethren, count it all JOY when ye fall into divers temptations; KNOWING this , that the...
    ganyoji ganyoji 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 29

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    This is only partly about me, and my marriage. More importantly it's a summary of info that my wife and I stumbled upon a few years ago and it has been very helpful to us, and many...
    bbbboink bbbboink 56-60, M 6 Responses Jan 29

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    There cud be millions of othet universe happening right now but they r not reality for u nor they cause u any trouble... so wtever u feel is real becomes a trouble for u...
    om2013 om2013 26-30, M Jan 28

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    So Tyra Banks just had a baby, by surrogate.She now has a little bundle of joy...a blue bundle. I want a pink bundle. Im so happy for her. I love Tyra. I cried when she talked...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F Jan 28

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    The brightness was dulled and yet still absorbing and I felt a tingle all through my body.There were tears but laughter too and joy after the fear of calamity.I was so grateful...
    Ducostrinity Ducostrinity 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    And he knows it without question. But the most beautiful thing is, he never takes advantage of it in an arrogant or negative way. He treasures and appreciates how much I need to...
    OwnedByDaddy OwnedByDaddy 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION JOY IS ACTIVATED IN GOD'S PRESENCE Psalms 16:11 (NET ) You lead me in the path of life; I experience absolute joy in your presence...
    ganyoji ganyoji 22-25, F Jan 27

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    phases of life and where you stand. forever changing and re defining. heights of joy to depths of despair. how do you learn to prize the good unless you live the bad? greatest...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jan 26

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    My stories are based on my experiences whether I start out that way or not. Here is a story I wrote with all intents of it being a childrens short story. Instead its my story and...
    prism9 prism9 56-60, F Jan 26

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    I just started my Youtube channel yesterday I really want to help people live a healthier happier lifestyle while connecting back to Source if your interested check me out and...
    AsrielAsItGets AsrielAsItGets 26-30, F Jan 26

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    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION DRAWING FROM THE WELLS OF SALVATION Isaiah 12:3 Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation. Joy is a spiritual...
    ganyoji ganyoji 22-25, F Jan 26

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    We live, we learn and hopefully we grow. As for me personally, I know that I have experienced tremendous growth in the past 2+ years that I've been on EP alone. And change? Yes...
    Reflectionsinred Reflectionsinred 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 25