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I Am Seeking Inner Peace

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    Over the past few days,

    I've had this feeling of peace. I've been suffering from depression for a long time so this is odd for me. I'm not sure why I started feeling better about life but I am. Is it weird for someone's mood to just change? I guess I'm gonna enjoy it while it lasts.
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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    Seeking inner peace can be

    as simple as just getting away from the chaos of outer noise to help experience quietude to a seeking of the most sublime peace possible - The "Peace that passes understanding" perhaps... This is an update of my on going search from a few years back...includes a modicum of...
    Ashanti Ashanti 51-55, T 1 Response Nov 13, 2014

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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 7 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I am in the middle of a divorce.

    Married for 20 years. I have 2 kids and I worry about then
    lannismoon3516 lannismoon3516 46-50, F 11 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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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 9 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 7 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    Silence The Mind And Listen To The Still Voice Inside

    Become totally empty Quiet the restlessness of the mind Only then will you witness everything unfolding from emptiness See all things flourish and dance in endless variation And once again merge back into perfect emptiness— Their true repose Their true nature Emerging...
    fadzli fadzli 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    Feel like to end up with life :( I am earning

    money and I have a good Job but still I am not happy with that. Becoz I don't have freedom for my mind. always its thinking negative with future. If i think about my future I am soo scared and i will be down. First off all I am not interested to work feel like to quit the job...
    XYEZ XYEZ 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2014

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    Ignoring

    Ignoring is an ugly concept. I tried really hard to find a way to put a positive spin on this story because I really don't like to dwell on the negative, especially when it comes to life lessons. I like to learn them and then move on.I found some synonyms for ignore. Want to see...
    Quintesse Quintesse 51-55, F 24 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    I won't apologize for not being a doormat

    and looking out for myself in this cruel world. I'm not sorry for taking care of my needs before I loose myself in thinking about pleasing others. I'm not sorry for cutting people out of my life that brought me down and kept me from feeling uplifted. I'm definitely not sorry...
    Eastcoastgirl2 Eastcoastgirl2 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    It's not as easy as it sounds,

    but honestly, it's a lot easier than it looks. But I miss him. My little sliver of complete hope. Maybe not peace because he started riots in my mind. But, man, I miss the **** out of that little ****.
    junipersun21 junipersun21 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    The peace that I seek can only come from a self

    acceptance that i am not perfect and never will I be. It's a hard pill for me to swallow. I look back at pictures from the past before the accident and see all that I was physically able to do and it makes me feel bad about the fact that I am no longer able to accomplish the...
    Southernbelle1203 Southernbelle1203 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 20

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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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    I am 50 years old. Few weeks ago I just found

    my biological family. People that adopted me has all passed. Being all alone make me try even harder to find, who I am. I found them and the reality aren't that pretty. I have prepare myself before this journey but what i have found are not something i even thought of. My...
    whitemagnolias whitemagnolias 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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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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    If you forget where you come from,

    Then where you came from will forget about you.... Yet to not know where you come from, You will live life, Not knowing who you are....
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F Dec 20, 2014

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    Someone I care for very deeply hurt me badly.

    I need to forgive them but there is so much pain. I feel like this is a major obstacle in my path to inner peace.
    WWB82 WWB82 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Here. Now.

    Learning to let go of desires, dreams and love that time has worn faded. Learning to fly over what the heart loses and breaks while living hard. Learning to be without habit, distraction and delay that the mind abhors. Learning to receive what is here, what has always been here...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 9 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    I don't expect to ever find it completely.

    I think life is a journey, and the best we can hope for is to do more good than harm.
    SavannahAnsley SavannahAnsley 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    dove9 dove9 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 1, 2014

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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 24 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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    How can you accept yourself today?

    My best advice is in three small words: be a duck! Let the judgment and criticism from others slide off your beak like water, swim how you want to swim, look goofy with your bum in the air, make silly sounds, do whatever makes you happy without caring what anyone else thinks...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 25, 2014

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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 18 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    Glimpses of Spiritual Reality

    I was just reading from this fascinating Hindu text today called the Advaita Bodha Deepika, where a disciple is questioning his master about the nature of human suffering. Why, he wonders, if the Universe is a spiritual place, is it so very difficult for humans to experience it...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace 46-50, M 11 Responses Feb 7, 2008

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    Of Necessity

    For so long i was so confused always looking to others for happiness. I always felt that the answer to my contentment was outside of me when in reality it was really me having to be at peace with myself. The journey has been tough and I went through a lot of sad days and...
    startingpointguard33 startingpointguard33 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    Peace from within brings self confidence.

    Increases my sex appeal and self confidence
    karieme20 karieme20 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2014

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    Inner peace is when you no longer have to

    struggle with your ego. In the Kabbalic terms the ego is what holds us back from enjoying the bounty from the Light. A good lesson is altruism.
    Corzomec Corzomec 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Peace. The Secret Teachings Of Diamond Lineage.

    I dedicate this to all sentient beings, Wishing them a liberation from the suffering through the perfect enlightenment. Slow down. Just now. Listen to me, now. Slower… Slower... Slowly… Slowly… Let it go… All… Just for a few seconds. Just now.  Don’t cling to...
    Bolek Bolek 41-45, M 16 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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    That's my life goal. Since i was a little child,

    there's always violence..that surrounded me..i escaped from where i used to lived..couple of months ago. My new life just started. I say... I am NOT a victim of sexually abused, I am a WORRIOR of sexually abused. I don't pay attention to what people say to about us. They say what...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I dream of a day when I will be content.

    Feeling a feeling that would fulfill every wish.Life is special for me and for you but life can be hard when life is so cruel.So I look up towards the sky and I think about this,wouldn't life be amazing if I felt content.
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 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...
    MrNash MrNash 36-40, M 22 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Desiderata

    Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their...
    MakingPeace MakingPeace 46-50, M 8 Responses Apr 20, 2008

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    Needed some time with me.

    Idleness. You reading this. Peace with the world outside. Letting go and accepting my flaws and vulnerability. Love to you all.
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 5, 2014

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    I've tried so many different things,

    over so many years. Initially I believe I was depressed, for a long, long time. When I got out of the depression, I know I still have anxiety problems. Of late I've been using my spiritual path to help me. It helps me with my anxiety as well as other things. It brings me closer...
    HTreaty HTreaty 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    melkrell2575 melkrell2575 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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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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    Freedom

    It is a simple yet complex concept, freedom. Each one of us is free, if you have the propensity in mind, within ourselves. From freedom comes peace, freedom from worry, freedom from restraint is the source of peace. I have been raised as a Jewess yet I am studying Jewish...
    ToiledAraignee ToiledAraignee 22-25, F 5 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2014

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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 15 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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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 100 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    My friend once said that the ultimate in life

    would be able to stand on top of a mountain, with no money, possessions, people, electronics, nothing, and be able to feel happiness from within. All by yourself
    llventricle123 llventricle123 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Melancholy Peace.

    Like shaking my hair from the tight constraints of school girl braids I set forth on foot to cast off my melancholy shadows.  Low hanging, quick silver clouds blanket the sky, holding the sun in their loose, hazy grasp...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 21 Responses Jul 19, 2008

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    I would love to be able to be alone (or in

    company) and summon up a truly peaceful feeling. I feel more contented nowadays but I couldn't say I have ever felt peaceful. Open to suggestions
    NPMEE NPMEE 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    "Inner peace begins the moment you choose not

    to allow another person or event to control your emotions" Unknown
    margai margai 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2014

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    Therefore I must occasionally release certain

    people that carry negative energy and drama from my inner circle. I'm grateful I know how to do that today.
    theSusanQ theSusanQ 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    I've found inner peace myself.

    It's the most wonderful feeling, coming to terms that the only thing that matters, is the exact moment you're in. The past is gone, don't dwell on it. And the future is not set. Focus on right now. Through meditation I got away from the stress that was created by the weight of...
    SkylerofOsiris SkylerofOsiris 18-21, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    through the darkness of the night with no

    where to go with no guiding light.dreams have been shattered,life has been sad but when it's all said and done it's wrong to be mad. look out for the demons they'll get you if you're weak,when the going gets tough,the tough never blink. so where do I go when I need to feel free...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 12, 2014

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    I don't know if its the time of the season,

    but I'm trying to find more peace in my life. This process has its speed bumps. The more I try to be peaceful, relax and let life be; I experience more anger in certain situations. Its rough but I think it's what I need to guide me to where I want my life to be at
    Vicktor13 Vicktor13 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 3, 2014

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    Inner peace begins the moment we choose not to

    allow another person or event control our emotions
    MsCelticFire MsCelticFire 36-40, F Nov 9, 2014

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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 10 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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