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I Am Seeking Inner Peace

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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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    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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    I'm not looking for a dollar,

    some new direction in pursuit of gain...some mindless exploration of the meaning of life. How can something so priceless be so valuable? Its time to put away the microscope there's nothing left to see, the search is over its just me!
    chaos321 chaos321 18-21, M Apr 28

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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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    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 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    We all do our best to stay positive,

    but occasionally we can slip into negative thinking patterns that can wreak havoc on our lives. We might worry about our past mistakes or current stresses, and how these could lead to negative outcomes in the future. We might obsess about or over-analyze regular experiences and...
    Piscesrose Piscesrose 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    So I was planning my day spontaniously

    and did what i wanted. I went out in the crowd and the focus was on me: what do I want to do, where do i want to go and what to buy. I felt so happy afterwards :) this is called caring for yourself. Often we care about others. But we forget that we are a person too! Since I...
    Sunnybychance Sunnybychance 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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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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    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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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses May 18

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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 6 days ago

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    this cat has more inner peace

    than i ever will :P
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Acca1993 Acca1993 18-21, M 5 Responses May 17

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

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    Magician147 Magician147 16-17, M 1 Response May 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    ZZlmeleneyZZ ZZlmeleneyZZ 31-35, F May 17

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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 41-45, M 4 Responses Feb 12

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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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    Sometimes the hardest part of living is finding

    the inner peace that will calm your trouble soul and heal your broken heart....   
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 1 Response May 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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 13 Responses Nov 26, 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 8 Responses Feb 8, 2013

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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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    I wish I could just seize to exist.

    Don't really know my self anymore
    Valentine2344 Valentine2344 18-21, M 3 Responses May 18

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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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    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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    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 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 6 Responses Mar 21

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    I want to go somewhere far,

    somewhere where no one knows me. To get up and just leave and never look back.
    Mia101x Mia101x 22-25, F 1 Response May 17

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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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    Been in the moment all day ,

    for that I am grateful.
    heavenlyflower123 heavenlyflower123 36-40, F 2 Responses May 2

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    To be honest...for some time I have felt like

    this. Peaceful, on my own... I'm dealing with immediate matters my children are facing, and my own tasks at work... I'm squeezing in homely dinners and cared-for garden... My eldest is 25 today and at the weekend he's going to have a party at his old home, in the farm I'm...
    Piscesrose Piscesrose 51-55, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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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