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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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    Don't morn the past nor worry about the future

    live in the present moment earnestly and wisely - Buddha
    omindigo omindigo 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 11

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    I Hope

    My immediate past has been hell and most of it I screwed up all by myself. Some days I'm obsessed with thoughts of my past mistakes and I can't focus on today. I'm having a hard time forgiving myself and some days I think that I may never forgive me. It all sounds so easy but it...
    pentupfreedom pentupfreedom 46-50, M 28 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    You have to die a few times

    before you can really live. -Charles Bukowski
    Solovey Solovey 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 27, 2014

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    Some people can change,

    .. I'm living proof
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 9

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    I can't change the past,

    but I can forgive myself and move on!!
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 6 Responses Jun 5

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    I did stupid things in my past

    that were really immature and idiotic but i hate when people act like a person cant change. Stop bringing up my past its over now im tryna move on but its hard when your constantly being reminded of things u did in the past.
    violinmaster242 violinmaster242 13-15, F 4 Responses May 28

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    My Futures So Bright I Have to Wear Shades

    I can’t change what happened yesterday.  Heck I can’t even change what happened a moment ago but if I learned from it and I became a better person that is all that matters.  I have this personal philosophy that every person we meet is in our lives for a...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 38 Responses May 8, 2008

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    It's obvious but we need reminding of it

    sometimes. The past is just that, history, over, never coming back however much we want it to. There is no point living in the past, even if there were really great times because if you do you waste the present which is a complete waste. It's a lesson I'm learning, for the...
    CaffeineJunky CaffeineJunky 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    I am exhausted at all the people

    who settle into a life and are not happy saying they give up and will never be happy. Only YOU are in control of your life! It is the decisions YOU make that will change the course of your life and if you want to be loved then work towards that. I have been studying on the idea...
    wesleyjones wesleyjones 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    Sips Of air enter me Breathing scarce

    Ineffectively Bones heaving like lungs Skin brittle to touch Heading home I'm heading home But in the night Where no light shines Piercing lids Waking lines In the horizon of my pain A breeze and a bright wave Circling sounds oscillating loud Sputtering sparks of...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M May 28

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    It's funny how one person can change your

    thoughts...Every experience of my life is somehow new again... I find pleasure in every task, no matter how routine it is, there is a feeling inside I can't explain, I remind myself of the important things, I'm changing into the person I want to be and want to share with another...
    Lydia66 Lydia66 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    My son has raped my daughter.

    Not once. For 10 years. I need help.
    Minxie76 Minxie76 36-40, F 19 Responses Jun 25

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    The past is a bitter pill to swallow,

    but the future can be more frightening and uncertain, so I keep swallowing that bitter pill from the past, as it eats away at my heart and soul, erodes my zeal for life. I swallow it as it in turn consumes me whole. It keeps me down in a dark, dark pit, it fills me with a false...
    AngeleyesUponU AngeleyesUponU 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 1

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    U & Me forever this way www.

    nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few others share their love stories with their friends, while some leave them as sweet memories for themselves within their hearts and few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F Jun 3

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    It's True.

    This is a concept that most people forget on a daily basis. You can't change the past--a minute ago, included, is the past. So what if you can't change it? That just means you have to push forward and make the future better. I need to remember this, myself. I may not be able to...
    Shebby88 Shebby88 18-21, F 20 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Remember that sometimes not getting what you

    want is a wonderful stroke of luck -Dalai lama
    DeathThrone DeathThrone 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    We can change our future,

    but two things have to occur first. We need to recognize what needs changed, and then put the change plan into action. I have many faults and this certainly does not make the top of my list, in fact I have a difficulty understanding why others see it as a fault. I have a very...
    GJOFJ3 GJOFJ3 56-60, M 11 Responses Jun 22

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    My past was abuse after abuse most people in my

    town have been abused physically, emotionally, or sexually. I got all 3 from 2 seperate figures maybe this is too much of a downer but I'd just like to talk. I want to bring people in and trust them now, but haven't really been given a reason too, the abuse left me unable to...
    Kody2117 Kody2117 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 13

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    A Message To Mulkie....

    I used to carry a lot of baggage, I still do. I used to consider I had a "dark heart", and sometimes, I still do. I consider myself a "realist" who sees things for what they are. But my baggage is now overflowing, and now I realize that I have to lay it down. I have to learn...
    mulkie mulkie 41-45, M 5 Responses Jan 28, 2012

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    EP Friends ... Some of you know I've been

    struggling for years to find lasting improvement in my marriage. Sadly, our more recent issues are not improving. At our last counseling session my wife agreed when the counselor suggested we need to be in weekly sessions. To help make this happen and survive it in midst...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 51-55, M 14 Responses Mar 29

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 5 Responses May 16, 2014

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    Today is first day in this group had dinner.

    Feeling to be with all of u
    ashwini92001 ashwini92001 46-50, M Jun 6

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    ncskiguy78 ncskiguy78 36-40, M 19 Responses May 22, 2014

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    The Tale Of The Monk And The Scorpion

    “Once in a monastery two monks walked about doing their morning duties. As they passed a small bowl, filled with rain, they saw a scorpion was drowning in the water. One monk reached in to save the creature. As soon as his fingers touched the panicking Scorpion, it stung him...
    NeoNeo NeoNeo 41-45, M 25 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    Behind you Is a rose Red velvets of love

    Splaying out No thorns No stem Petals built To build you wings Feel it on your skin It is warmth Leaking fluids of protection When words fail And you see nothing but darkness It burns to breathe It hurts belief Through thick smog you choke Shadows of hands and...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M Jun 2

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    Love Yourself

    You have to love yourself enough to let go of bad situations or people/things that are keeping you away from your true potential and to succeed.. Life is to short to be unhappy. We are hear to grow ad love and live not just struggle.
    prettygirl1982 prettygirl1982 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    Betrayed

    I believe that each one of us has their own troubles and I too had my fair share of it as well. I had been betrayed by the person whom I had loved and treasured the most in my life. He spun a lie and distributed my photos without my permission and without even knowing it , I...
    Debbiechan Debbiechan 22-25, F 40 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    No Regrets. The key to happiness is to always

    be looking forward while moving forward. It is important to pause and look back once in a while to learn from our mistakes or errors in judgement. We should also look back on the good to appreciate all that happened to make us who we are. By reflecting on the past, we can...
    Some1umayNo Some1umayNo 46-50, M 6 Responses Mar 20

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    Bed Sheets Wrap in tune to your smooth,

    The tickles and breath soothes, I feed on coming close, I wrap you inside, a kiss holds, These comfort springs, The sheets our hideaway, These powerful eyes, Are love in disguise, layers and layers, the outside blurs, Heavier and heavier, hold you near, Look at me for I was...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 5 Responses Jun 22

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    I am a widow at the age of 25.

    I lost my husband almost 2 months ago every day is a step closer to find serenity and knowing I cannot change the past and only move forward into the future. I truly miss my husband everyday. He will never be forgotten
    frankiejo frankiejo 26-30, F 10 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    Sometimes we hold on

    so hard and close our eyes so tight that we can't see what's happening. Hoping, dreaming, and waiting for that day that will never come. Putting everything you have into something and not getting it back is one of the hardest things in life to deal with. There are no band aids...
    dacamt dacamt 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 4

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    Yesterday I accessed an old account

    that had pics since they were erased from my desktop PC. I found pics I completely forgot about since they were taken in high school. It's been 3yrs since I graduated and it's sad that I no longer talk to those people in the pics. People that supported me at my races and would...
    XxLionHeartxX XxLionHeartxX 18-21 3 Responses Jun 25

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    I can't sleep tonight Wide awake

    and so confused Everything's in line But I am bruised I need a voice to echo I need a light to take me home I kinda need a hero Is it you? I never see the forest for the trees I could really use your melody Baby I'm a little blind I think it's time for you to find me Can you...
    debonaireash debonaireash 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    Words Of Wisdom

    I was watching "The Voice", one of the contestant had been stalled in his career by a depressive illness,he had a wonderful voice and all four coaches turned around,one of the coaches shared his own story about having suffered with depression and another came out with these...
    berangere berangere 66-70, F 4 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    My parents are drug addicts.

    I spent my life watching meth destroy peoples lives. And mine. But I strive to be like my sister. She's currently in college with two jobs and still finds time to help my brother and I. I can't wait until I'm out if here and choosing my own path.
    Bearcookie Bearcookie 18-21, F 19 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Im suffering with depression,

    I have been married for 5 years, I don't establish a career before getting married, and whatever career I choose I destroy it due to my personal life disturbances,my husband doesn't like me much because I don't help him out financially much, v had a baby recently and I don't...
    Tenpriya Tenpriya 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 18

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    My past is full of nothing

    but depression and horrible thoughts. I used to think that nothing in my life would go right and my whole life I would just always be depressed and that made me just want to give up. But now I feel different, and that maybe there is something bright in my future, and even though...
    TiredOfBeingHurt TiredOfBeingHurt 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    RasmusRH RasmusRH 18-21, M Jun 4

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    I do not want to be defined by my past

    so I am very careful what information I share with others. Everyday I try to make a positive impact on others and remain optimistic, that is how I want to be viewed.
    cheersfromaz cheersfromaz 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    I might have made a date with my ex tomorrow.

    I'm nervous, yet not nervous at all. It's been a while and I'm not sure how this will go.
    alicefloe alicefloe 18-21, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    The past is a place of REFERENCE,

    not a place of RESIDENCE.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 8 Responses May 8

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    Some of you know of me some of you do not.

    . I will tell you a little about me,First of all Merry Christmas..mine is not the best but will get too that..when I was young I got mental abuse Daily as far back as I can Remember. physical some Ya my Dad punched me in the face several occasions and If I cried well then I was...
    livinkarma livinkarma 46-50, M 10 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    10kids2015 10kids2015 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 4

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    How is it possible to hurt someone you love

    so bad and not even realize it?? I keep asking myself how can I be better, how can I stop making wrong to the person I love. It has become hard to rectify myself, sometimes even to apologize, because I don't know what I'm doing wrong... Am I so mean that I find wrong things...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 1

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    Once I've wanted to breathe For

    as long as I can remember Eclipsed pain resonates rain Every drip on my fortunate face Facing God I forgo fate Only oxygen still satiates For as long as she is alone Bearing burden downpours Breathing through suffocation I've never been so harmed Worst still, silent elation...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    I was asked once what would I change in my life

    if I had such chance ? I thought hard about it and the only things that I found was avoiding hurting people and thanking to those who did something for me. Sometimes we hurt people without knowing it. Years later when I thought back I realized it but its late to do anything...
    laughingsoul laughingsoul 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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