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I Am Seeking Inner Peace

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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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    I wish I could get the person I want to be

    and the person I am to like each other.
    myowncreation74 myowncreation74 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    If you want peace you will search

    for it. I thought that living depressed will kill me, so i wanted to change. You can change too, if u love urself enough.
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    A survivor of the holocaust.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=LlC2OdnhIiQ
    berangere berangere 66-70, F Feb 4

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    Seeker My life is all about seeking inner peace

    right now. From the time I get up in the morning until I sleep at night, I am becoming more spiritually awakened. More and more I am ebracing my place in nature. I often find myself outside in the middle of a snowfall or under the stars with my arms lifted in gratitude for life...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 51-55, F 6 Responses Feb 6

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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 51-55, F 10 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    Hi, i am Blom Yellow.

    I feel like some part of me is missing. I am stressed out and just sad. On the lessons in the school every boy i shouting and screaming and the teachers do not care. Belivie my i have tried. I just wanna find inner peace. Just calm the fck down. I want someone to tell me that my...
    Sickofme1 Sickofme1 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    Forgiving Myself

    This is the first step I must take towards finding peace. Not forgiving my wrongdoers, not forgetting, not trying to build over what happened... Forgiving myself is one of the hardest tasks I have had in this life. Still struggling at it. It helps to read empowering stories from...
    Mapping Mapping 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    Kaksy Kaksy 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    Sometimes You're Just Damned.

    Peace doesn't always arrive when you need it.  Thoughts and misery check in and peace is put out into the cold, dark night.  It is at moments like this, when I am powerless to conjure peace  and my mind and spirit strive harder, that peace becomes almost an enemy...
    Freestanding Freestanding 51-55, F 15 Responses Jun 24, 2008

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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 2 Responses Apr 25

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    I have way to many responsibilities.

    My stress level is to the max. I wish I could be a freebird and enjoy my life and finally be at peace.
    taylor7922 taylor7922 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2013

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    I have found my inner peace

    and am very happy because of it. I used to have anxiety, feel suicidal and self harm but now that all seems like a ridiculous thing for me to have done. I just told myself that life is too short to worry and be sad. Happiness is a mind-set and that got me through all of those...
    notanothermachine notanothermachine 13-15 1 Response Jan 30

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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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    15 minutes of peace~~ I'm meditating in the sun

    before it goes behind the trees. It's wonderful kneeling here in the hot water with my eyes shut. The water swirls around me, the sun dances across my closed eyes and kisses my skin. Moments like these I feel so at peace. I can barely open my eyes to look, The sun is shining so...
    Ladyjane10 Ladyjane10 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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    Living with bpd is a challenge ,

    anybody else out there?
    mojojo73 mojojo73 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 30

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

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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 17 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    Brace yourself, It's Venting Time Part.

    I Within this week I have gone through more emotions than a Taylor Swift album. It's probably my meds fault. Ah, to start with my beloved ex. Grief: How dare you break things off with me without a warning? I convinced myself to believe that you were a great guy despite our...
    PixieStixs PixieStixs 18-21, F Dec 26, 2013

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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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    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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    Reflections....

    I started reflecting on my life and the person I am inspiring to become.  I was amazed how my mind had suppressed so many memories of my past to my astonishment.  Making  me to pause from my everyday life and take the time to open doors in my mind that was so deeply buried in...
    mistycloud mistycloud 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 17, 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 6 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    Here I am today. An unbalanced emotional wreck

    of myself. I have not been at peace for some years now. I used to be balanced, positive, peaceful, and centered. Now? Well now im an emotional insecure wreck who isnt sure of anything anymore. This did not happen over night. No, it gradually happened. I lost myself a little...
    jeslisn jeslisn 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Healing sounds. https://www.

    youtube.com/watch?v=2XlP2JdUZqI&feature=player_embedded&list=FLXEIx6yoouvcZrn5SK5g2eg
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Mar 17

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    I'm trying Zumba and yoga.

    My muscles are stretched, tired and aching in a good way. My goal is to maintain my body in a way I didn't try before small steps nothing extreme, I want to be comfortable. I'm trying to find balance and trying to center myself. I want to learn to be more mindful and focused. I...
    ophelia379 ophelia379 26-30, F Feb 12

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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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    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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    hopesnfears hopesnfears 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 1

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    berangere berangere 66-70, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    Profound Enlightenment.......

    There are several moments that I experience certain emotions so strongly they rise to the surface. I will bear witness to a kind act, and I will be touched to the point of tears. I will stop myself in a moment and realize pure happiness for only one second...and laugh. Sometimes...
    astrapy astrapy 41-45, F 9 Responses Mar 1, 2011

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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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    Hey guys :) I've had

    such a positive experience on here, but I need to spend some time away from this site. I need to be spending more time building myself into the person I want to be, and in order to do that I need to remove a lot of distractions from my life. I'm putting my account on vacation...
    flightlessbird314 flightlessbird314 22-25, F May 4

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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 19 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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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 46-50, F 27 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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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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    I believe I'm of a 'darker' nature

    than some others. And when I finally embraced that, I felt a sense of peace easier and more readily. In the past I used to be extremely focused on happiness - but realized that the 'lightness' that is required, is really not what I'm made of - at one point, I managed to...
    flowerXx flowerXx 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Came home this evening with granny complaining

    about the bruise on her feet. While she was trying to reach for something else the pot slipped and fell on her feet causing them to bruise. I was blamed for not placing the pot properly. As much as I felt sorry for her. To my own defense, the pot would have fell long ago if...
    WCindy WCindy 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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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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    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jun 8

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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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    All those things we do to fill

    that empty feeling, shop, eat, gamble, drink, smoke, drugs, the internet and anything else you can imagine to be on that list... are all ways our spirit is crying out for connection with us. That is why our satisfaction with everything else is so short lived. I do some of the...
    Karenw215 Karenw215 56-60, F 1 day ago

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    I suffer from depression,

    insomnia, anxiety, chronic pain, and avoidant personality disorder. I seek inner peace. My recent reading has been on mindfulness and I'm finding that is extremely challenging for me and that leads me to believe that if I can master it it will be extremely rewarding.
    AnAvoidant AnAvoidant 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Forgiveness. Forgiveness does not work

    for everyone contrary to what most people believe,I could call that concept "preconceived thinking" I know it says in the Bible "forgive your enemies" and many other preconceived ideas stem from there,people want to believe that because it was cited in the Bible it must be true...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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

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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 16 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    Like a Buddha in rush hour traffic!

    Yeah, equanimity. I usually remain calm during super stressful times. However, It's those little or mundane things that bring me down. I wish I could be, as someone once said, like a Buddha in rush hour traffic! Cheers to that
    SparkLilly SparkLilly 31-35, F 6 Responses May 26, 2009

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    What does inner piece feel like?

    What does outer piece feel like? What truly is peace?
    mike2849 mike2849 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    The Sea

    It's the last day of November. The tide is almost in, the sea calm. The sun is bright and light scatters on the water. I walk along by the surf. My body feels strong, and I know I could walk for hours. I'm not going to, though - I have a half-marathon to race tomorrow. Today is...
    AnnabelleOliphant AnnabelleOliphant 26-30, F Nov 30, 2013

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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 am desperate. My story……….

    My wife of 4 yrs. and I separated last Oct, she moved out. We had issues for some time and I was blind to see them. A few of the issues that I know are. 1.My lying. I have an issue to exaggerated things in everyday life. Small things I expand. 2.Intimacy. I was having issues...
    MJHILL61 MJHILL61 51-55, M Jun 7

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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 46-50, F 24 Responses Jun 26, 2011

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    How can achieve this?

    Any advice ?
    Ivinnyt Ivinnyt 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 7

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