I Am Seeking Inner Peace

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    I was thinking about how someone said You allow

    us to go through things so we can learn from it. And while there are times that I am led to go through things multiple times, it is so not for punishment. I am allowed to go through things so that I can learn to not go through that again. You cannot help that I am stubborn and...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 7

    To view any future prayer,

    or view past prayers, I'll be posting on the public group in FB. Your Not Alone ! (purposely written as Your) https://www.facebook.com/groups/YourNotAlone.YNA/
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 21

    Some of us have personal demons

    that are difficult to put down, if not come to terms with. I happen to be one of those people. It hasn't been easy but I'm doing alright.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 6

    Twisted turn of events.

    As I took care of my family and my situations, I put time aside with You to give to family. Funny thing is my gas ran out. Not giving You time and giving to others depleted my tank. You were working on me, and the enemy knows how to keep things busy and schedules fixed, along...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 5

    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
    7 Responses Jul 1, 2013

    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
    2 Responses Feb 3

    Trying to accept the things I cannot control

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

    How eager I am to just have the transformation

    from the worldly ways to Your ways be applied. But yet I am again reminded the change that is being done is being done in a way so I will not go through a spiritual shock. As I look back, I am not who I used to be. But where I see myself now, is not who You say I shall stay. I...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Mar 21

    Take control of myself,

    my actions.Normally today I would have gotten really upset like raging, bad temper mad. Not tonight. I feel to tired and broken to fight like that, gotta grow up sometime.I stopped myself and I noticed it. I don't want to get so mad anymore. I seek inner peace and want to let go...
    FantasticMe FantasticMe
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Sep 12, 2015

    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

    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
    5 Responses Jun 30, 2015

    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

    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
    22 Responses Jun 26, 2011

    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
    8 Responses Aug 28, 2013

    Prayer for today.... Sitting here pondering on

    the thought of how you Father allow good times in our lives just as You allow the bad times. When the good times come it is so easy to Thank You and have a feeling and awareness that You somehow someway allowed it to happen. But the kicker is how quick we have been to claim Your...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 3

    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
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Aug 9, 2015

    We experience peace whenever we accept our

    situation. We grasp onto regrets from the past, and dread experiences we are yet to have in the future. Rather than accept what is, we trouble ourselves with regret and dread. Whether you can control a situation or not, understand it is a fleeting moment unless we grasp it...
    Bodhichatra Bodhichatra
    46-50, M
    6 Responses Oct 30, 2015

    The words Death and Life are in the power of

    the tongue, And those who love it and indulge it will eats it's fruit and bear the consequences of their words, has it settling in me as something so big. I keep pondering on the depth of it. Father You have me learning all sorts of things but what I am beginning to now learn is...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Mar 17

    It has been known that

    if I don't love myself, how can I love another. You Father love me, because, I am uniquely and wonderfully made. You are love, and because You loved me from before I was placed in the womb and even more now that I have walked the past dark days, and You call me, You persevere...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 11

    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
    93 Responses Sep 26, 2010

    it's the worst. when you can't

    even think of anything to say when you used to speak for days and days.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 29

    I'm angered, pissed, frustrated.

    Remind me how I am not fighting against flesh or blood but the enemies just waiting, lurking and creeping around for the opportunity to pounce. Remind me Greater is in me than he that is in the world. Remind me that impossible situations are possible for You to show just who You...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jan 19
    dove9 dove9
    26-30, F
    8 Responses Aug 1, 2014

    Stumped on what I would need

    or want in my day today. But the words that You know me and have great plans for me, has me lifting up my hands saying, yesterday is gone, and tomorrow is not here yet. While I do not know how my day will be, I blindly say lead the way. May You reveal Yourself to me today, so...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 15

    I am filled to the brim with yesterday,

    and tomorrow memories and ideas of what will be's. Empty me, Father. I need a clean start as I walk forward. I am piling up all thoughts, ideas, fears and worries and bundling them up and passing them to You. Take it All. May the reminder that as the birds do not have to sow...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 19

    Whine less, wish less

    and just know that You are who You say You are, which is the I Am. Where I am not, You are. Funny how they say if you want things to turn out differently, You must do things differently. I have for the longest time, did things that seemed as if protected me, yet I was the...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 13

    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
    56-60, F
    8 Responses Feb 8, 2013

    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
    Nov 29, 2015

    While it is giving one courage

    when you encourage someone. By encouraging it gives me the opportunity to leave seeds of courage in myself, that You Father will help sprout at just the right appointed time. While there is a time for everything, the time to encourage those that You have not encouraged, or given...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Mar 29

    Since EP is ending, if you would like to view

    all the prayers I have wrote and will continue to post, feel free to view them, or join: https://www.facebook.com/groups/YourNotAlone.YNA/
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 13

    My brother in law shared this

    and I just had to share it too: Me: God, can I ask You a question? God: Sure Me: Promise You won't get mad ... ... ... God: I promise Me: Why did You let so much stuff happen to me today? God: What do u mean? Me: Well, I woke up late God: Yes Me: My car took forever to...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 21

    i gues thats what i want

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

    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
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2015

    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

    Wow, how it just creeps up,

    worry anxiety, panic, and a race of thoughts streaming from the left and from the right. And as I am moving one foot in front of the other my heart is pumping a mile a minute, as if I had two pots of coffee. Just as I think I'll take a deep breath, I read of a celebrity at the...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 21

    The pulls, pushes, and prodding of this world

    make it so that there is no choice but to search for You, so that I can make it through my day. The fact that I am reminded of who I was, the fact of who I am today, is not hard for others to deal with, it is myself. Father it has said that You are the one that wills in me to do...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 18

    Pondering on my past

    and how the things I prayed for were things I felt I needed. And when You did not answer my prayer, I would get mad at You. Or, I would feel as if I was not heard, You left me. I am being punished or better yet, the situations got worse, places were taken, things taken or people...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Mar 22

    What a way to be woken,

    to read someone commenting on my typo. At first, I corrected myself, started over thinking how stupid I was, how I should make it right so I don't have to be criticized. I Thank You that the microphone of my conscience was turned up. I heard You above the negative thoughts, the...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 14

    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

    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
    8 Responses Sep 24, 2013

    Today is the day I must walk in the practice of

    what I have been learning but speaking. Father You know what is playing through my thoughts right now. You know my feat. But as You have promised, You are with me and will be with me, I am grabbing Your hand. I am reminded that fear is the false evidence appearing real, and that...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    1 Response Mar 11

    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

    It is said, "Whatever I have learned

    or received or heard from You, or seen in You, put into practice, for the God of peace will be with me." Well Father, I've seen, witnessed and experienced many unexpected smiles. Father, I will have to continually lean on those words of "do not lean onto my thoughts or ways...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 8

    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...
    MindOfOsiris MindOfOsiris
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Jan 30, 2015

    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
    14 Responses Nov 27, 2012

    The Twelve Links of Dependent

    Origination There is no existing phenomenon that is not the effect of dependent origination. All phenomena arise dependent upon a number of causal factors, called conditions. The basic principle of dependent origination is simplicity itself. The Buddha described it by saying...
    veganmeditates veganmeditates
    41-45, M
    1 Response Mar 19

    I wrote this a year ago,

    but it encouraged me today....thought I would share it again... I go to sit on a chair and not once does it come to my thought whether it will hold me or not. I get in a car and just drive or get driven without thinking of how it was made to work. I trust a boss who says he...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Mar 12

    If you like my posts here,

    I have a group on Facebook, that has them all posted and then some: https://www.facebook.com/groups/YourNotAlone.YNA/
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Mar 29

    The post I read - Once a man was asked,

    ?What did you gain by regularly praying to God?? The man replied, ?Nothing?but let me tell you what I lost: Anger, ego, greed, depression, insecurity, and fear of death.? Sometimes, the answer to our prayers is not gaining but losing; which ultimately is the gain. Has been a...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 6

    I lost my child in late January of this year

    and things have been tough ever since. I have never truly known hurt like this before. It seems I'm always wrapped in a dark cloud, even when the sun is shining bright. Yesterday, on Saint Patrick's Day, I was able to give my baby the memorial she deserves. I had it at my church...
    prettylittleritzy prettylittleritzy
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 18

    We put all our effort in fixing the outside

    things....smtms we succeed smtms we don't... But when we fix the things inside, outside doesn't matter even if it is very bad, absurd n ugly.
    Ohm13 Ohm13
    41-45, F
    1 Response Sep 13, 2015

    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
    13 Responses Dec 5, 2012

    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
    6 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    My world, my ways and all my views are based on

    past, present and can either be exciting or fearful, when looking ahead by looking at what I believe You can do for me. Father by past experiences the times I have called to You, prayed and wanted things to be worked out, were nothing like I would have imagined. There were times...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 11

    Thank You for what You are doing in me,

    through me, and around me. Thank You for supplying my needs, and not supplying the wants of the moment. Father You have blessed me by taking things from me, and though at the time I may not know the why's, I have to say, I am still standing today. Father may it has been...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Mar 24

    Measure my obstacle against

    who You are Father, not against my strength. My strength is minimal to none. Father my yesterday, days ago, weeks and times in the past, just reveal to me, that without You, I would not be who I am today. I would not be where I am today. As I am so far from who I was, yet so far...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 20

    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...
    goodbyeyellowbrickroad goodbyeyellowbrickroad
    46-50, F
    7 Responses Dec 22, 2014

    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

    The vast similarities between religions

    and cultures both modern and ancient have become somewhat evident to me. Some similarities I have noticed are this: almost all major religions have some sort of great flood; Jesus was hung on a "tree", as was Odin in ancient Norse mythology -- both were resurrected and reborn...
    SirLarryOfLawrenceville SirLarryOfLawrenceville
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 24
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Aug 6, 2015
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