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I Am Seeking Inner Peace

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    I messed up a good thing.

    I may not make it to my dream. I was so careless I don't know how to feel. I'm just sad... I swore to be the best I could be and Ive failed at every hurdle. I could just use one great victory.
    Spike52189 Spike52189 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    ZZlmeleneyZZ ZZlmeleneyZZ 31-35, F May 17

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    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

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    A man said to the universe: "Sir,

    I exist!" "However," replied the universe, "The fact has not created in me A sense of obligation."
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 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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    SuryaSD SuryaSD 22-25, M 1 Response May 23

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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 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 5

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    We are all made of stardust

    and all we need is love ✌🏼✌🏼
    naritacumm naritacumm 16-17, F 4 Responses May 17

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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 14 Responses Dec 5, 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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    Today I did something I just knew I couldn't do,

    doesn't mean I should of but I feel I needed too For whatever its worth it worked Its so funny maybe I should of never told you should of dimmed it down to I just wanna hold you Maybe you don't feel the same maybe you don't care o well the consequences of life either way I got...
    peacelikemarley peacelikemarley 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    I have been tormented most my life having

    inside of me a war that rages on. Mostly to which I am losing. Having lost for many of years& no real effort to fight. I am weak. Its always been my way to just give in to my addiction. To escape reality& try to convey such injustices,unfortunate occurrences in my life only...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 1

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    Magician147 Magician147 16-17, M 1 Response May 17

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    Life. L-I-F-E. A word consisting of four

    letters. What does it really mean? I am asking the question. I really don't know the answer. I'm old enough to know what life is all about, but... I wonder. Even those lucky few who are 100... can they answer this simple question? I wake up, I go through the motions of a regular...
    Piscesrose Piscesrose 51-55, F 14 Responses Apr 24

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    Acca1993 Acca1993 18-21, M 4 Responses May 17

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

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    I have had a rough year.

    I went from only having slept with one guy ever to becoming what some would call promiscuous, I've tried various drugs and drank for the fist time ever, all trying to fit into this person I thought I was supposed to be. The person I thought society wanted me to be. The drop out...
    annielouise237 annielouise237 18-21, F 1 Response May 18

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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'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 3 Responses Jan 30

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    It's crazy to see alcoholism take over the

    people least expected... Stay strong leader of the pack xo
    janinepauline janinepauline 22-25, F May 18

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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 97 Responses Sep 26, 2010

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    I would like to let go of a guy I known

    for many years. We have 4 kids together and we have outgrown each other. He has done things I would wish on my worst enemy. I feel like it's too much wasted energy and want peace.
    Ridemywavvvve Ridemywavvvve 31-35, F 3 Responses May 2

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    Yeah... trying to find

    that place where I can be free of all weird, unethical, nonsensical thoughts. Where I am not lost, not lonely and certainly not crazy (not that I am crazy just that when it gets too much...you know lol)
    LnL84 LnL84 31-35, F 3 Responses May 18

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    Trying to accept the things I cannot control

    and trying to not worry so much.
    valeryxo valeryxo 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 16

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    Been in the moment all day ,

    for that I am grateful.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 2

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    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 6 Responses Apr 18

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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 16 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    Yesterday I said my final good-bye to our old

    dog... He must have been 90 by human years... but he was my last link to my parents as he was my dad's dog. He was a mixed breed dog and not too brilliant... but he was kind and good. Since there's no fence in the farm he went running over two years ago and was caught by...
    Piscesrose Piscesrose 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Feb 12

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    By not stressing about the world's problems

    and focusing on what l can change in the here and now... The present moment
    MistyGoddess MistyGoddess 41-45, F 1 Response May 23

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    I'm having the most difficult time forgiving

    people who have hurt me. I know it's hindering me from moving on in many aspects of my life, including finding inner peace. Does anyone have any advice on how to get past this?
    nobody62442 nobody62442 22-25, F 5 Responses May 29

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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 5 Responses Feb 11

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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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    Inner Peace for me is

    when I know the bills are paid at the start of the month, theres a full fridge.. wifi and the kids are happily settled in their beds.... thats when I can relax in a nice bath and think' pure bliss :)
    IrishLass89 IrishLass89 26-30, F May 23

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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 am joyous inside,

    I can tackle anything.
    Olivia1962 Olivia1962 51-55, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    Seeking Inner Peace? You search inner peace in

    drugs and alcohol, in gambling and dice. You search it in haram money and music and in dens of the vice. In the dead of night you disobey Allah, will your heart be at ease? Hankering after this world will you ever find inner peace? Will never end your search, will never...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M 2 Responses May 16

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    Though I may sit alone at lunch.

    .. I don't really feel like I need someone to sit with me.....is this acceptance? #forever-alone xD
    headphoneson headphoneson 16-17, F 1 Response May 25

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    i gues thats what i want

    for myself more then anything
    jhonsilver jhonsilver 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 6

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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 8 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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    It's a very early Sunday morning here.

    .. I should be asleep, but am not. I woke up about two hours ago to a completely wet bed and incoherent husband. He has diabetis and such nightly blood sugar drops are nothing new. Yet- I feel things have changed again... I used to want to take the responsibility for his illness...
    Piscesrose Piscesrose 51-55, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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