Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Seeking Inner Peace

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 14,290 People

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Dear Father I come to You

    because even though You say do not fear, I cannot help it when the situation is not my situation but someone else putting themselves in situations that I have no choice but to wait and wonder. Father I lift this person up to You. I am afraid of the could of, would of, should of...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 31

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel
    dove9 dove9 26-30, F 10 Responses Aug 1, 2014

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Okay here I am coming to You Father

    because this weight of sadness, heaviness in spirit is having me not be able to look at anything right now and bring me comfort or happiness. So I come to You. You know what is happening. In through and around me. I did not purposely wake up intending to feel this way, nor am I...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    As I started my day looking to You,

    Father I am ending my day coming to You. Father You have been allowing me to go through situations so I can practice what You have been teaching me. Things like trust, have courage, love, and forgiveness. Stuff like let go and let You work in, through and around me. Practicing...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My heart is at ease knowing

    that was meant for me will never miss me and that what misses me was never meant for me.
    Sonoluminescence Sonoluminescence 70+ 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 8 Responses Aug 19, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Once again I have let go of Your hand Father

    and walked the path through the dark forest on my own. As I walked, the thorns from the bushes, scraped me. The pebbles that I would step onto made me wobble. But as I continued to walk on rather than stop and look for You, my pride got the better of me and I just said to myself...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 17 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 Feb 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Father as You have said take my yoke

    for it is easy and the burden is light. I looked into the word yoke and it is something that oppresses, it is a burden of something. His would You compare giving up burdens of this world to You being a burden. I guess letting go and letting You, could be a new type of burden...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 15

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Trying to accept the things I cannot control

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Who am I, I ask myself.

    Yes, Your word says I am Your child. But where I am, I am so far past being a child. My childhood was taken by some people who brought me past innocent into what I now see as walking dead. My spirit was literally dead. Was I able to see it, no. I thought I was fine. Until people...
    meto2015 meto2015 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This is very much me tonight.

    My brain just won't shut up. I'm being pulled in so many directions. The one direction that I think is best is going to destroy this household. I'm not married and I have no kids, so who am I living with? Family for sure... So it makes the "decision to leave" very...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 18

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel