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I Cant Change the Past But I Can Change My Future

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    ' the desire to hold on to time

    as it passes , like trying to keep your grip on a rock in the middle of a river , feeling the weight of the current against your chest while your elders float on downstream , calling over the roar of the rapids : " just .. Let go ... Its okay .. Let go " '
    StillVentilate StillVentilate 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Some people can change,

    .. I'm living proof
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 9

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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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    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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    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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    gyahgarcia gyahgarcia 22-25, F Jun 15

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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 3 Responses Jun 18

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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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    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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    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 Have The Power

    We all have power in everyday decisions, whether we believe it or not. Its whether we let every decision that we make effect our future for better or for worse. I can't change any of the decisions that I made earlier to day or yesterday, all I have is now and the future. Its time...
    kjiggy03 kjiggy03 18-21 180 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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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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    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 6 Responses Jun 22

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    I like most people have gone through some

    pretty bad moments in my past .. I have found say the last Ten Years to have taken their toll .. I went through a very rough patch with my health and consequently things turned out that I could not get through my front door from some pretty deep rooted fears that I had. My...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 16 Responses May 28

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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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    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 4 days ago

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    I Am A Survivor

    Sexual abuse, neglect, rejection, verbal bashing, discrimination, drug abuse, alcoholism....u name it ive probably been there and done that. My latest episode had to have been my strongest and most significant. I was 17 years old, leavin on the streets, selling drugs and...
    Wanascream813 Wanascream813 18-21, F 104 Responses Nov 6, 2009

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    Part of us needs something to believe in; be it

    God, love or art. What feeds your soul ?
    PoutingEnigma PoutingEnigma 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have no such regrets of my past.

    They made me who I am today, but I do regret some of the decisions I made in my past. Missed opportunities. Could have had the love of my life today if only I had not behaved like a ****. Could have focused on a lot of things, but it's okay. I believe it was meant to happen...
    Dictatorse Dictatorse 22-25, M 6 Responses Jan 10

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    This morning I'm feeling

    so empty and alone with my feelings. I've got to change. I need to respect myself much more. The only way others will respect me is if i respect myself. My husband deserves a good wife. I deserve to give me children a good mom. I'm not even embarrassed. I really feel like my...
    bossvixen bossvixen 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Going Forward With Lessons From Your Past

     I found EP after an extremely great personal devastation.  And I am so grateful for this platform and the friends I have found on it.  I have been fairly sheltered all my life.  Being on board EP has been a very eye opening experience.  I have learnt...
    Hannah777 Hannah777 36-40, F 28 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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

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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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    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 a week ago

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    Living By My Own Rules Now...

    My entire life I have done whatever I can to make everyone around me happy. I have been taken advantage of, abused, raped, and left for broken. I have given up my dreams to support those around me and help them achieve theirs. I don't think there was a time in my past, where I...
    brokenangel913 brokenangel913 41-45, F 96 Responses Mar 30, 2011

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    Strange But True!

    The past is all the water that's floated under the bridge. The bridge is the here and now present. As you stand upon, and, gaze from the bridge you look into your future. The only way to change your future for the best is to begin creating a brighter much better one. Learn from...
    01Joe9 01Joe9 41-45, M 8 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    You can't truly say you are moving forward

    until you no longer look back. When you are in your present looking at your future, that's when you know the past doesn't hold you back.
    dacamt dacamt 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    so, just a few words here.

    you know how love can change people. not love, rather heartbreak. self harm was a part of my past, but thankfully not my future.
    oceanwaffle oceanwaffle 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    RasmusRH RasmusRH 18-21, M Jun 4

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