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I Am Surrounded By Beauty I Have Drawn to Myself

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    Surrounded By Beauty

    "I am surrounded by beauty I have drawn to myself" is an affirmation that I have used for many years. I don't even remember where I first read it anymore, or if it just came to me. It helps me to remember that all the good things in my life, all the wonderful people, my...
    datura datura 56-60, F 38 Responses May 1, 2008

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    Thoughts And Beliefs ...

    Your thoughts and beliefs create your own reality This simple phrase contains so much wisdom I think.  We really do have control over the life we lead and the people and things which surround us.  If every day we believe that life is good, positive and a true blessing...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 5 Responses Oct 23, 2009

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    The Beauty Of Nature

    There is so much beauty that comes from Nature. I think that people don't realize that at all. nature is pretty all year long. I like to be out in it. It makes me feel so nice. When I have been out side. I just love being surrounded by Nature. I get to have it around me all year...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F Mar 4, 2011

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    In A Town Village

    Once upon a Sylph... There was a faerie who was very, very lost. So lost she didn't even know she was lost. Go figure. On a journey to self discovery, but not knowing that it was (again, that was how lost she was), she came across a town village  where different people flock for...
    Sylphy Sylphy 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    The grasses in the back seat of my car,

    before the crashMy friend had given me a large swath of field grasses she had knived from the farm she walks her dogs in. I kept these in the back seat of my car because I could see them every day, and the scent of them grounded me.After the crash, I had to drive a rental car to...
    angsty angsty 61-65, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2013

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    Careful

    Careful that you do not attract evil disguised under the alternate mask of beauty.  The most hideous creatures can appear beautiful to the loving eye.
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 21, 2010

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    Everyday on my way from work I pass by a guy

    who stands by the robot whom makes a living asking motorists for money. Overtime I have befriended him not because I would give hime my small change, he has within him this beauty that radiates and you can't help but feel drawn to him. His home is the streets, but even in those...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F Apr 25

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    Related Experiences

    As soon as we enter this cruel world we are fed ideas and images about morals, codes and standards. Through the media and those influential persons present in our lives, we are...
    jasiilovely jasiilovely 22-25, F Jul 29

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    I have it was a few weeks ago I was driving home and I really needed to go pee but my house was only like 15 minutes away so I decided I should be able to hold it until I got there...
    AmandaDefiantWings AmandaDefiantWings 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I have this fetish... I like to see women hanging by their neck and barefoot. I like also to hang myself by my neck and stay there for a while, and when I feel I´m like dizzy, I...
    PepeNador PepeNador 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    I dont know why i cut myself on purpose...sometime i just feel life is meaningless to me but theres time where i feel so happy and i tell myself cutting is useless so whats the...
    rheahendrew rheahendrew 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    once again...as always....I always set goals for myself that I want to achieve but I always seem to fail and it makes me so disappointed in myself and makes me feel like a loser...
    SomeGirlS SomeGirlS 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 23

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    I went pit with a few coworkers last night. First time I've been out with them and I feel sooo embarrassed. I'm generally quite a talkative person especially when drunk, but at...
    Ceallsach Ceallsach 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    I used to be isolated, even with a nice group of friends but I never liked it. I decided I would be a loner again and it worked! I actually missed being alone and now I am free to...
    WolvesSong WolvesSong 13-15, F Jul 29

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    My boyfriend has been complaining about my outfits lately He says I let myself go. But I love my pajammies and I'm really busy with work and school. I just want to be comfortable...
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    I'm finally proud to say tht I haf stopped cutting completely and tht I'm much happier than before :) I don't feel as anxious as before :) so I am ******* proud of myself...
    batsygurl2109 batsygurl2109 13-15, F Aug 5

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    I think crying myself to sleep has become an every night thing. There's something about laying in the dark, alone, that just makes me so sad that I can't sleep. Wake up tired. Not...
    FutureGleason FutureGleason 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I no longer communicate with a lot of people I used to know. We have moved in separate directions and grown out of our friendships. A lot of them want to be potheads or miserable...
    missquietriot missquietriot 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    And I'm trying not to right now.. Taking deep breaths.. Holding It in.. Until I can't take it anymore. And I suffocate myself with a pillow so no one can hear my whimpering and hot...
    DepressingKayla DepressingKayla 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    Some days are good. Some aren't, I've always been told life is hard , Get over it. Why should it have to be. I can't do this...
    arabella1108 arabella1108 18-21, F Jul 29

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    As far as I can remember I can't recall the last time my parents ever said I love you or we are proud of you hugged me or even had a discussion with me, I'm originally francophone...
    alexaz66 alexaz66 26-30, M Aug 11

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    As a ghost. A sad ghost. Crying over the future. Where caring joined justice. In a room that was buried. So that none knew them. And all were slaves. Who...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 2

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    I wish I could, but the tears rarely come and when they do, it still isn't satisfying enough. Instead, I just lay in bed at night, apathetic towards almost everything.
    seabassep seabassep 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 11

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    Almost all the time and it's usally because I fall asleep replaying scenes no my head
    Angel2345 Angel2345 13-15, F Aug 11

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    Today is 7 months since I last cut my wrist. I'm pretty cool bout it but I still want to.
    Kelnea Kelnea 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    All I can do is lay here in the dark, hug my pillow and cry. I can't control anything going on. I miss him. I need him. But instead I'm laying here wide awake. Wishing I was laying...
    FutureGleason FutureGleason 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I used to be so naive. Sometimes I wish I could have that innocence back...to be able to see the world through the eyes of a girl who only knew of sheltered happiness. Of course...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 2 Responses Aug 12

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    A wickedly splendid temptation continually pulsates. I have drawn a metaphorical line in the spiritual sand. I choose light. My choice is not an aggressive stance. My choice is...
    lilmermaid82 lilmermaid82 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I, I HATE myself. I hate myself so much. I hate myself so much, it's hard for me to explain just how much. I don't think you'll ever be able to comprehend the amount of hatred and...
    Kmarcum99 Kmarcum99 13-15, F 10 Responses Jul 24

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    My issues with my body are my deepest and most painful secret. I have struggled with this for most of my adult life. I am fortunate to have gotten myself to a place where I want to...
    ohjoyousone ohjoyousone 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    what i have for myself is beyond hate. i hate everything about myself. i hate my own existence. i hate my parents for having me. i hate god for creating such a weak helpless being...
    SlaveToMyBullshit SlaveToMyBullshit 18-21 1 Response Aug 1

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    Most of my friends and most of my family are the reason I haven killed myself yet.The reason I say most of my family, is because there's some family that all they do is start...
    GingerSlimSTL GingerSlimSTL 13-15, M Jul 24

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    I was diagnosed about 5 years ago after attempting suicide. I went through DBT therapy and worked hard to "fix" myself. I manage life so much better now. It doesn't even feel like...
    jennaporter jennaporter 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I think we both know I'm a mess So very lost, so very clueless. I dwell upon the past. I dwell upon the tiniest of things Searching for faults For reasons that you will leave I...
    NeverForgeIt NeverForgeIt 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Its just one of those things I can't help doing. I do it over the smallest things and end up worrying about so much I end up making myself extremely anxious and quite often very...
    lexlugor lexlugor 36-40 1 Response Aug 12

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    I sometimes feel I grew up without a father. And I sometimes think I would've been better off without one. Growing up, I could never understand the 'daddy's little girl concept...
    JacqtheRipper JacqtheRipper 22-25, F a week ago

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    Recently i found out that I have BPD. I always knew that something was different with me. My emotions ran me. They are so up and down but not only that, they were so intense. My...
    xchelseydawnx xchelseydawnx 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    I have starved myself before for a few months and don't really know how i'll ever over come it or forget about it.
    SydA1234 SydA1234 13-15, F Aug 12

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    At this point I have battled living with a crack head father, I have achieved my goals academically, I am making my dream of being a surgeon a reality, I have contemplated suicide...
    sikandtired93 sikandtired93 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I suffered with irregular and painful periods most of my life. Early 2006 I stopped taking oral contraceptives after about 10 years. I was concerned about going irregular again but...
    Mysolegia Mysolegia 36-40, F Aug 5

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    My MM has disrespected me one too many times. I have tried to be everything that he wanted but have lost myself. I've lost my spark, my enthusiasm for life and even sometimes my...
    nolasanchez30 nolasanchez30 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Unreality and reality are connected. Why must I feel the unreality? When I feel reality it's only in fleeting moments. Had the pain I felt dissociate me this much? I do not...
    SelfUnaware SelfUnaware 18-21 2 Responses Jul 27

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    Ok so I just had my Wisdom teeth out like 2 days ago and I don't know if it is because of the sedation I was under or just the general stress of having something major like that...
    KJVgirl92 KJVgirl92 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Trigger Warning I like carving words because to me it hurts more. I am not making random slashes across my legs. It's a different kind of pain that I have found myself become...
    DontCallMeSunshine DontCallMeSunshine 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I want to go to sleep and for once the last thing on my mind wouldn't be "I'm not waking up from this one" How could I have let myself get this bad
    kikoKatt kikoKatt 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Pristine waters underneath your ocean bungalow's glass floor. Immersed in surreal splendor in A personal courtyard onshore. "Rooms" at sea - a conventional Maldivian dhoni...
    Mary1062y Mary1062y 31-35, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Looking for "inspirational" quotes and things on the internet is often more depressing than one would expect, as it reveals a lot about the thought process that goes into humans...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 14 hrs ago

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