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I Am Seeking Inner Peace

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Is it possible to learn to live again?

    ................I feel that I have! censasion that i had forgotten all of.have come to life again I feel happy, I feel needed, hopeful, excitement, and most importantly i feel LOVE in a place were i could only see fear, sadness, depression, unworthy, and the worst of all...
    garcia127 garcia127 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I don't think we can ever lose our inner peace,

    our inner quiet. I think it is always there. Sure, it can be covered up, ignored, and drowned out, but it is never truly gone. We don't have to search for what was never missing to begin with. We just have to realize that the inner peace we think we are seeking is already...
    HonorTheTrickster HonorTheTrickster 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    2015ishere 2015ishere 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 7

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    GreenMarch GreenMarch 31-35, F 6 days ago

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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 Jan 29

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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 sometimes I wish that there was someone,

    or something to steer me down the right path. Yet I realized a long time ago that, there's no-one but me. Am I going down the right path? Only God knows, but it seems as though he won't tell me. I get that he wants me to make my own mistakes, but.... Maybe a small hint, wouldn't...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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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 am constantly working on my inner self

    and changing things I don't like about myself. I can be stubborn so its a challenge sometimes lol. I am currently working on being more humble and not letting people that are very close to me fill my voids. Its working very well so far :)
    ZZlmeleneyZZ ZZlmeleneyZZ 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 23

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 99 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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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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    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 8 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    At any given moment, it is possible to find you

    helping someone out. You have a deep well of caring and concern for those who are in need. Sometimes, though, you take on much more than you can reasonably expect to handle. Even though you do so with honorable intentions and the idea of helping out, over-extending yourself will...
    pyeito pyeito 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    I feel like I have acquired a significant

    amount of inner peace in the course of a year. I'm a working progress, of course there's still a lot for me to learn. Yet there's a clear and obvious change to my being, especially my personality. For I am no longer outgoing as i use to be, by rather more taciturn and...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 25

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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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    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 Jan 29

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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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    After years of letting stress

    and life take a toll on my mind and body. I am looking deep with my soul to find my happy place once again. I need to find that joy and love which only come from within me. So that nothing in this world can shake my core again.
    orchidangel orchidangel 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 11

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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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    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 2, 2012

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jan 30

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    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 26, 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 23 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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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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    Life is the ultimate gift.

    Love is a natural, wonderful part of it supposed to sustain us, make us happy. Yet so many people here are agonising over the absence or complexity of it, and I am not an exception. Why is it so that what should be natural, creates so many problems? Why is it so that people want...
    Piscesrose Piscesrose 46-50, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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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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    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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    With every step you take in the opposite

    direction you go farther away from me but, it gives me more room to focus on myself.
    ZZlmeleneyZZ ZZlmeleneyZZ 31-35, F Feb 6

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    That moment your guard goes down finally

    and realize just how long its been up.. Emotions flowing that I haven't allowed myself to feel. Releasig. Magical and warming yet sad at moments. Their I am.. I have missed myself.
    ZZlmeleneyZZ ZZlmeleneyZZ 31-35, F Feb 9

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