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I Am Striving For Spiritual Enlightenment

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    Take a deep breath and remember setting by a

    lake as a child with your feet dangling in the water. Feel the water slipping between your toes, and the warmth of the sun enveloping you as it sparkles like diamonds off the ripples on the lake. Hear and feel the wind. See it moving the trees and hear birds singing in the...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M Nov 26

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    Lessons In Enlightenment

    Every experience is necessary. When you experience something in your life, whether you view it as good or bad, it is something that was meant to happen. Each experience yields a lesson, something to help you grow and follow your path. Embrace them, the good and bad. It may be...
    SamsTaxiDerby12 SamsTaxiDerby12 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    This quote by the philosopher Schopenhauer

    captures me very well: He who has attained to the denial of the will-to-live, however poor, joyless, and full of privation his condition may appear when looked at externally, is yet filled with inward joy, and the true peace of heaven. It is not the restless strain of life, but...
    panthamor panthamor 22-25, M Dec 13, 2013

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    I'm almost there! I've been thinking

    so much deeper the last year or so and have developed in my morals so much, for a while I have been in that painful negative phase but I am coming out of it slowly but surely. I mean, all of that depression is coming with me, but I have a sense within me that I need it. I feel...
    BeingInMonochrome BeingInMonochrome 16-17 2 Responses Apr 13

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    The Three Basic Ways To Enlightenment

    Enlightenment: The attainment of spiritual knowledge or insight, esp. (in Buddhism) that which frees a person from the cycle of rebirth; the erasure of the egoic mind and a gained sense of Oneness with the universe. These are some of the basics to becoming enlightened and are...
    Safriel Safriel 18-21, F 1 Response May 15, 2013

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    Today be at peace. Imagine you are sitting next

    to a mountain stream. The wind is softly caressing you. moving the trees slightly around you. You can see a beautiful valley with a crystal clear blue lake there that the stream meanders to. Take a deep breath. You can almost taste the cleanness of the air. a scent of pine...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    In order to understand the real essence of Islam

    and to know how Islam deals with the right and responsibilities of human beings regarding themselves and with others Rumi is best guide to explore islam in the present day.Every religion and country is attaching special importance with Rumi's works as he has best described the...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F Aug 31

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    Are You An Old Soul?

    Are you Pisces (possibly Sagittarius, Capricorn, or Aquarius)?? I truly believe the theory that sentient beings reincarnate through the sun signs of the zodiac. After each life cycle, it is said that one's soul/eternal energy/divine self experiences the next zodiac sun sign...
    TylerDurdenEsq TylerDurdenEsq 31-35 6 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    Help please!! Is there anyone in this

    experience group that knows what it take to be enlightened and could help me out with a few things? I'm in a really rough situation and I am tryin my best to stay grounded and accept it as in not to resist it but of course I would like it to be over, I am trying my best to make...
    rachelleh rachelleh 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 20

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    I know I am here for a purpose,

    and only half way there to finding it. My spiritual development continues.
    suziel suziel 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    The habit of continuous missing of ultimate

    truth which is closer than you are to yourself needs to be broken. Unless this habit is transcended, God, Truth, or whatever we may call it, remains just as a belief, a theory not an experience. And unless divine is your experience, the belief is futile. It is not going to help...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 3 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    Age Of Aquarius

    Some hippie stuff I copied and pasted for ya's: THE CHARACTER OF THE AQUARIAN AGE • Intellect is not enough. We need a new relationship to intuition, emotion, and instinct. • Information is not enough. Neither is knowledge. We need wisdom. • Learning is not enough. We...
    MyNameIsHurl MyNameIsHurl 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    ?That for which they seek is

    that which searches.? Saint Francis of Assissi
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I need to be able to receive positive energy

    from a source greater than humankind. I need to be spiritually awakened and guided to a state of being that is one with the earth.
    Girlfromplanetearth Girlfromplanetearth 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I am striving for spiritual enlightenment.

    I think looking out the window and seeing the autumn leaves blow by is a form of seeking. I watch the wind blow through the trees. I hear the sound of the furnace fan. I look across the street and see the open school yard. The children are in school, but in the classrooms now...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    The Tea Story

    Once, a long time ago, there was a wise Zen master. People from far and near would seek his counsel and ask for his wisdom. Many would come and ask him to teach them, enlighten them in the way of Zen. He seldom turned any away. One day an important man, a man used to command...
    RogerThompson RogerThompson 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 3, 2011

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    A Social Experiment

    Apologies for the mellow dramatic introduction, it does get better. Throughout the course of my young life I've been betrayed by those who were closest to me, such as friends, x-boyfriends, and family members. This past year has been tumultuous on my spirit and has without a...
    wanderlust wanderlust 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    You hear about God in churches

    and temples; you can read about him in books but can experience God only through self realization attained by practicing definite scientific techniques. In India, religion is based upon such scientific methods. Realization is what India specialized in, those who want to know God...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M May 28

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    My Beliefs

    INTRO: Good morning! I originally created My Beliefs following a visit to my home from a religious couple who were "selling" their church to the community (recruiting followers). I had this infamous idea to write down my beliefs and hand them to the religious minions that would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Nov 16, 2011

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    Does success, love, experiences make you happy

    or does being happy lead you to happiness. love, and positive experiences? If it is the later and happiness creates success, then where does happiness or sadness come from come from. I contend that the most durable happiness comes from inner peace. A less durable form of...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 12

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    Bad

    There is a kitty litter box in close proximity of my sacred spot.
    MyNameIsHurl MyNameIsHurl 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    Reconnecting...cleaning....wishing... Working....

    I need to reconnect with my inner-self again to be in peace with her to let the negativity from my past out I used to meditate I believed so many things were possible through meditation, I practiced it my eyes were wide open, I believed! but then I turned my back to God, to...
    Arashi23 Arashi23 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 3, 2010

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    I Want to Trust God

    In March I started having major panic attacks and then started being really depressed. At first I thought it was just PPD from having my second child and after I was put on Lexapro and I started getting worse, I sought help at my church. I meet with a lady once a week and been...
    RotRosha RotRosha 26-30, F 7 Responses May 31, 2007

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    Everyone please watch : https://m.

    youtube.com/watch?v=NMHcak07pmE
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M Nov 25

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    [QUOTE]Then that sheep,

    their leader which had become a man, withdrew 39 from them and fell asleep, and all the sheep sought it and cried over it with a great crying. And I saw till they left off crying for that sheep and crossed that stream of water, and there arose the two sheep as leaders in the...
    verndewd verndewd 41-45 Aug 30

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    "So you're made of detritus [from exploded

    stars]. Get over it. Or better yet, celebrate it. After all, what nobler thought can one cherish than that the universe lives within us all?" ~ Neil deGrasse Tyson
    kwarner kwarner 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    A Question For Self Cultivation

    I have always proposed that the best way to achieve enlightenment is to learn all we can and see what truly feels right in our own hearts. In reality you are your own teacher once you discover this you realize most everything shows us an answer. Dont fault people for their...
    Buddahpat314 Buddahpat314 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Stages To Enlightenment

    Actually there are no stages to Self realization or enlightenment (whatever you call it), the realization is spontaneous its just the preparation so to speak. Enlightenment is like getting back the lost memory of your name. It rises as a strong affirmative thought from within...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 24, 2013

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    I can't get motivated!

    I know what needs to be done and how to do it but I can't seem to get the motivation. Obesity and knowing how great it feels to be buff and how unhealthy this obesity is should be motivation enough! Not having a date in 4 years and change, should be motivation enough! Going...
    Drewzer Drewzer 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 2

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    i want to get closer to our true nature,

    it sucks to grow up in a western culture that separates people from themselves, but i've awoken, day by day i battle my ego, I let go, I flow and listen to my inner self. I've already listened to my thoughts for years now is the time to stop thinking, i just want to focus on...
    Tommyhilfiger Tommyhilfiger 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 20

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    One Doesnt Strive For What One Naturally Is

    the heart has neurons, it thinks, and it thinks for good reason. thats a scientific fact. while it is only proven that it has long and short term memory so far, there isnt an ascended master who hasnt remarked on the heart being the door to ones divine self basicly saying let...
    verndewd verndewd 41-45 2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    "Be selfish with your soul

    and generous with your heart. Your soul may need lifetimes to heal, but your heart only needs to love again." AGN
    Drewzer Drewzer 31-35, M Aug 1

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    Path Presupposes Distance

    Path presupposes distance; If He be near, no path needest thou at all. Verily it maketh me smile To hear of a fish in water athirst! — Kabir
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    I see too deep into the things most people look

    at, I love going outside and connecting with the beauty and simplicity of our trees and plants and I like to freely think in certain angles of my life. I go to this website LonerWolf ever since the 5th grade and I always received very insightful wisdom on how our lives should...
    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    Yoga is not a way to reach god,

    it is a way to become God (creator). -Sadhguru
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    Here is all i learned in life,

    important to ME one way or another. (Short summary) -healing frequencies. -solfeggio tones. -the piramids true function & power -Wardenclyffe tower (Nikola Tesla) - Free energy is REAL but kept supressed. -alternative healing trough human energy alteration or transfer - crystal...
    AidanCullen AidanCullen 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 19

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    All differences in this world are of degree,

    and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything. Swami Vivekananda
    FullCircleO FullCircleO 31-35, M Sep 9

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    In my opinion Christ

    if he existed was trying to teach people to live in the present moment. There have been several books that postulate that the lost years of Jesus's which are not accounted for in the bible were spent in India, Tibet and China, learning eastern religions. One book I read claimed...
    jthitt jthitt 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 16

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    Greetings to all, my purpose here is to share

    my knowledge to you, my bothers and sisters. Please know, I'm here to help you prosper spiritually and mentally. I would also like to announce, I am looking to take in students to teach occultism to, along with helping them develop their own spiritual path. If you’re...
    OdonataFaerie OdonataFaerie 22-25, F Mar 8

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    So sad to hear about Robin Williams.

    He will be truly missed! He will live on through the laughter of the legacy he's left us!
    Drewzer Drewzer 31-35, M Aug 11

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    Ending Suffering In Yourself:

    Suffering, even great physical pain and emotional loss, dissolves when you stop looking at it and for it. It disappears when you stop agreeing with it or fighting it. It becomes nothing when you cease to extract identity from it. In the higher realms, there is no suffering, there...
    xXxShad xXxShad 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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    I would love to have a real medium help me with

    life. Or tell me were my life is gunna pan out
    littlefox6 littlefox6 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22

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    om2013 om2013 22-25, M 2 Responses Nov 9

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    I feel empty lately..

    .just going through the motions day to day. I need something more...
    skk1966 skk1966 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 7

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