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I Am Seeking Inner Peace

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    I thought I may drown in my introspection lost

    in heavy sadness...Something coincidental, a few days old triggered a turning ...I Wrote my first poem with absolutely no clue about form , structure or rules ... I just wrote to release pain...A sweet friend (he knows who he is) read it...and gently opened my eyes to a...
    Strawberrygiggles Strawberrygiggles 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    Father I need You right now.

    Father You know what I am going to say, what I am thinking, all the stuff that is running here, there and everywhere. I have not sat to really hand it over. And I know You know that. I know You were just waiting until I stopped and asked You to take it. The fact is that I...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    For many years I have put all my energy into

    one man only to be betrayed. Now, I am searching to find my happiness from within.
    Robin68 Robin68 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2015

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    Inner turmoil causes outer turmoil.

    . The brain is the center that encompasses our thoughts and functions. I strive to move onward not backwards... still a work in.progress after many losses need to regain myself..my composure.. my outlook..and my life. all this starts deep within. Inner peace!!!
    caramelpeace caramelpeace 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2015

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    I've gotten to the point

    where nothing gets to me. Expect nothing, you won't be disappointed. Damned if I do, damned if I don't. Give me something worth fighting for and I'll go out of my way to make it work. I've simply stopped going the extra mile for someone else's personal gain. Best way to live...
    RogueLogic2 RogueLogic2 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Four Magic Words.

    BUT, THAT WAS THEN! We are all filled with regrets to a certain extent,some of us more than others,I certainly have my fair share and often wish that I had done things differently,so my life would have taken a different direction, been more fulfilling,I would now have the family...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 12 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    Treasures are all around.

    Gems and diamonds in the rough. People have puts some mighty deep stoned walls, which hide their beauty. It hides their uniqueness. People have become what this world has made them. All for themselves and none for anyone else. But even themselves, the deprivation of love, and...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F Jan 26

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    12 Symptoms of Inner Peace 1.

    An increasing tendency to let things happen rather than make them happen. 2. An unmistakable ability to enjoy each moment. 3. A loss of interest in interpreting the actions of others. 4. A loss of interest in judging other people. 5. A loss of interest in judging self...
    gardengal084 gardengal084 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2014

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    Father I just Thank You

    for another day I was able to make it through. Without You I would not be able to move forward. You continually bring me people, things or words to encourage me, give me hope, help me to keep pressing on. Yes my hands are tied with certain people and circumstances and it still...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Trip me so I may fall into Your arms.

    May I sit on Your lap and lean back and let You do just what You do best. I am waving the white flag. You win, this war raging inside my heart and thoughts are trying to get the better of me. But You are the best of me. So I mentally choose to move those thoughts to the side and...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    For all the things I can complain about,

    right now may I not give room to the enemy that is sitting and waiting to pounce on my joy, my patience, my love, my forgiveness, my empathy, my compassion, my understanding, my remembrance that I am not above someone, or below them. May I be reminded from where You pulled me...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F Jan 5

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    I have dealt with my inner demons the best way

    I possibly can. I have learned to forgive and hope others can forgive me for my wrongs. I am on a spiritual journey. I want to be able to learn how to maintain inner peace better. I am still learning and if anyone out there can give me any suggestions I am open and listening...
    00DesertRose 00DesertRose 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 30, 2015

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    Being Real

    I read the spell-binding novel Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn this summer and a powerful passage from it has been rattling around in my head ever since. Haunting me, taunting me--encouraging me to search for and recognize my own feelings, my own thoughts, my own sense of wonder and...
    datura datura 56-60, F 14 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    An Open Heart

    "Some attribute had departed from her, the permanence of which had been essential to keep her a woman. Such is frequently the fate, and such the stern development, of the feminine character and person, when the woman has encountered, and lived through, an experience of...
    datura datura 56-60, F 43 Responses Oct 14, 2009

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    Quench my thirst in getting to know You.

    As I grow to know You, help my eyes to see past what physically in front of me. Help my ears to hear the hidden u spoken words. May I see others the way You see me. With new eyes each day. You know me better than I know myself. You know the words I speak before the word touches...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Holding on is believing

    that there’s a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future. —Daphne Rose Kingma
    empath67 empath67 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2015

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    nunos nunos 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 6, 2015

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    such a difficult thing to find.

    I hope that one day it will find its way into my soul. to be content with life. isn't it awful when you have everything you want but still not be at peace. am I just a selfish person? I truly hope not.
    itsMaggimay itsMaggimay 36-40, F 7 Responses Aug 19, 2015

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    i gues thats what i want

    for myself more then anything
    jhonsilver jhonsilver 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 6, 2015

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    Leadership

    I think the universe is trying to teach me a lesson. At least it feels like a boulder has been put in front of me blocking me from making any forward progress. It appears that my relationships in all facets of my life are blowing up and life is becoming extremely unsatisfying. I...
    geetar39 geetar39 46-50, M 16 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    No matter what I say,

    do, or think, it won't stop me from moving forward. You have either divinely appointed it or divinely allowed it. Either way, as I heard it said and I am slowly but surely walking through my daily spiritual/physical practice sessions, each lesson does not come upon me without it...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F Jan 18

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    Father I Thank You for what You are doing in me,

    through me and around me. May You soften my spiritual senses, my eyes, my ears and my being. Father You know the battle that I go through in myself. So as You have said the battle is Yours, I bring You my issues with my self image. May today be the day I have Your image sink...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I think a plant never thinks that

    if i grow a little longer than the other i ll b happy or if flowers blossom on me i ll happy...or a river thinks that when i ll jump frm a mountain i ll b happy...Or a mountain thinks that if i'd ve more stones i ll b more happy... So its a problem of humans only to want n then...
    Ohm13 Ohm13 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 15, 2015

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    Working towards inner peace in this crazy world.

    be the change you wanna see in the world.its a work in progress.when I'm in my enhanced spiritual state I feel this inner peace and guidance.when I'm not I feel less peace.I need to keep in touch with the roots of the earth in meditation so I feel grounded and centered.where I...
    sagiluvin sagiluvin 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    As I walk through today,

    may my senses be enhanced. May my eyes see others the way You have seen, do see and will see me in days to come. May my eyes see past the front people put up. May I see past their negative and hurtful ways. May I be reminded that who I am today is similar to the person I shall...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Looking Back On.

    This is dedicated to the man I should have chosen had I known better.To wherever you are,I hope you have had the happiness you deserved with a woman who recognised love when it was offered to her and shared the wonderful life you were able to give her.
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 10 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    If I have learned anything over the last

    several years, it's that finding peace within myself is my best bet for any kind of lasting peace or happiness. I can't wait for the perfect life circumstances or someone else to make everything okay and "save" me from myself or my depression. I haven't really succeeded yet but...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    Trying to accept the things I cannot control

    and trying to not worry so much.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jun 16, 2015

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    I don't know what I want in my life,

    what I want to be. I can be anyone if I keep trying. But the thing is I am not sure. Sometimes I feel I need to be rich, I need much money, so that I can buy whatever I want (e.g. photography is my hobby and those lens are costly as 2000 - 3000$, I can't buy now). Then next...
    Adamsofeve Adamsofeve 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    I had (still have but not as) a girlfriend whom

    I think I love too much. Over the past 4-years we talked a lot and most of the time it ends with barking to each other (it always been a long distance relationship, no touching involved so far, not even hands). It is like attraction towards opposite poles because our view and...
    Adamsofeve Adamsofeve 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    im looking for place

    where people know when to go & stay sometimes it never releases positive energy when someone you dont know or have no interest in keeps falling you. sure you probably didnt ask for company but at the sometime your to nice to tell them to go away & let you be.i remember while i...
    MyraTomPhil MyraTomPhil 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    Free me Friday is what I am aiming for.

    Father I need You right now to relieve me from the heaviness. I'm sad and bothered by multiple things. You know what they are. So as I come to You now, I ask to be filled with encouragement, comfort and above all that peace that will just give me the strength to move forward. To...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F Jan 22

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    Bless Them

    As I approach my mid fifties I am learning that most of the chaos in my life in one way or another came from my own lack of willingness to "let things or people go" when we no longer serve to feed one another's spirit. Blessing a person and then letting go of that person...... is...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 9 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    It is 5 below zero this morning

    and I wonder why I love what I do. I am not a "sitter" I can not stand to be idle. This is a tough time of year for me. I love my kids and spending time with them is wonderful, but it leaves me with too much quiet time. I reflect on what could be, what should be, and it's not...
    HotMessExpress101 HotMessExpress101 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Inner Peace.....

    Ever since I can remember, in my youth, I enjoyed walking the nature`s paths and biking all over the place. I did know that this was connecting me to the most important part of my being. Now as an adult, I see how I still do these activities. I now walk through the forest...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    I recall reading that I may not be able to

    change the world but I can help to change the way someone looks and feels about their world. Father, words come to mind that I was created for a purpose only I could fulfill, there is no one more beautiful than me. As the words are said, depending on how I feel, they can be...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F Jan 6

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    I feel like I'm the main game piece of topple.

    I take each day as its own. Yesterday was rough because starting from the morning into afternoon then evening, I had encountered multiple people with troubles, family members sick, family members hurt, and the ultimate family members passing. While none of it had to do with me...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F Jan 7

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    Rhymes and Reasons don't come

    when I need them. But as I look back on my days living, from beginning innocence, to middle abuse, and now where I am out of the abuse but lingering in the after effects. I must say that after looking at many times I thought You were not there, times when You turned Your back on...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Did a lot of drugs. Joined the Navy.

    Went to college, met a girl, went to grad school and got a PhD in engineering, got married, had two kids. Was told "I never loved you, I only wanted (smart) kids." As the divorce proceeded, I bought a motorcycle. I wrecked that bike, and it literally killed me. That whole...
    HeroHeroGoDoYourJob HeroHeroGoDoYourJob 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 12, 2015

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    Father I humbly come to You

    and say Thank You. You have had so much patience with me. You waited so many years till you felt my heart was ripe enough to accept You and follow the steps You have prepared for me. Though I cannot see what the day lies ahead of me, I trust You to lead me. Where I was, in the...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Since becoming buddhist,

    I can honestly say that I have experienced great peace and harmony in my life. I am currently on a journey to enlightenment. I have a long way to go, but this journey is a beautiful one. I am grateful to the friend who introduced me to Buddism. I don't push it on anyone, but...
    unbrokenground unbrokenground 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 9, 2015

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    Is so hard not to hate

    when there are so many idiots in this world. In order to successfully be a Kung Fu man, one must fine their inner peace. So i will keep trying for inner peace
    ForeverJashinist ForeverJashinist 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 18, 2015

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    I Walked Alone

    I walked alone because you would not meet me.No mutually agreed upon precept for compromise meant that I alone saw the sun through the trees on the top of the ridge.I chose not to withdraw, but to step out, go there this day, and listen to all that god had to say to me in that...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 23 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    Ten Rules For Being Human

    I came upon the list of Ten Rules for Being Human years ago. It was attributed to an anonymous source the first time I saw it, and it distilled many things I believed. Later a book club I belong to explained the mystery of who had written the list--Dr Cherie Carter Scott, a life...
    datura datura 56-60, F 96 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    Its amazing how the plans

    and thoughts I have in regards to my day, have not been going my way. The funny part about that is I have read numerous times how my ways and thoughts are not Your ways and thoughts. And as many times as I have read or said it, when I look back at the start of my day all the way...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F Jan 17

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