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I Feel At Peace Around Bodies of Water

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    I Can Anywhere

     I can feel at peace anywhere.  Because I have God in Christ in me, the hope (future reality) of glory.  But around a body of water? Sure! Why not?
    HealedHeart HealedHeart 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    Taking Life As It Comes. . .

    Today I think I'll drink my coffee by the pond. I need to be near water and living in town that's not always possible. So I made a pond in my back yard. It took me ten years to finish it, but now it's there. I needed a little bit of peace in my life. I added 12 goldfish, and...
    notwhoiseem2b notwhoiseem2b 36-40, F Jul 16, 2010

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    Interesting Theory

    For those of you who go in for evolutionary psychology, I've heard an interesting theory about why we like the beach. I can't remember where, it may have been either a Stephen Pinker or Steven Jay Gould book. Basically it says we carved out a niche by living on the seaside...
    winstonwelles winstonwelles 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 6, 2010

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    I need to stop drinking at places on the

    river/ocean on weeknights. I don't want to go home. I just want to sit by the water.
    Myzery Myzery 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Peace Given There.

    I used to live in a little town that had a river running through it. It was beautiful to sit and watch it. I loved the water. when I was sad, I would go to the brdge and sit for hours just watching and crying. It was the way that I felt safe. Only God and fish could see...
    sindayla sindayla 18-21, F 1 Response May 8, 2009

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    Being Around Large Bodies Of Water

    To me has always been very comforting. Listening to the waves crashing plays a sweet song to my ears while watching the sun setting the feel of the cool ocean spray touching my skin on a hot day is like heaven on earth there is just no other place I would rather be.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Sep 5, 2010

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    But Also Bodies Of

    I feel at peace around bodies of contented women. And they seem harder to find then bodies of water.
    MPsslavetommy MPsslavetommy 66-70, M Jan 25, 2010

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    Clear Head

    The only time I can think clearly or am at peace with my self is in water. I get my best ideas and epiphanies in the shower. I could live in the shower or under/behind a waterfall. No matter how blue or ill I am taking a shower, a bath, a swim, or a walk in the rain always makes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 9, 2010

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    It Can Unblock The Creative Juices.

    There is a pond like right beside my house. The water isn't very clear, but it works. When I feel blocked in my writing or I need to think about something the dock is a perfect place. I just wished that now there was a private pool of water from a stream or something on the...
    Littledove Littledove 18-21, F Sep 10, 2010

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    I Grew Up Around It.

    I grew up on an Island my whole life. I just cant imagine a life without being no more than 2 miles away from a body of water, and yet I rarely go to the beach. Sometimes at night I will go out to the beach to stare at the stars and listen to the breakers crash on shore.
    proximacentauri proximacentauri 22-25, M Oct 17, 2010

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    Yes and No

    i do luv bodiesof water and can they do sometihgn for my soul...  but sometiems if im aroudn friends then they stress me out (cause i cant swim)
    Casper92 Casper92 18-21, F Apr 9, 2009

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    Maybe It's the Pisces In Me

    Be it Ocean, lake, river, stream, storm drain... whatever...  If I can sit and see and hear the water, the rest of the world seems to drift away.   That's another reason I love staying at my friend's house, I sit out on the deck, watch people go by and just a few...
    BlasphemousAngel BlasphemousAngel 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    For being a terrible swimmer I love the water.

    I love being in a beach town.
    persononinternet persononinternet 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 12, 2014

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    Life

    All life started around water.  How can you not feel peace in or around water. 
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 1, 2010

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    I Need It

    I've probably mentioned this elsewhere on the site, but I think if I didn't have some way of being near a natural body of water, I would go absolutely nutters.  I crave it, and in a sense I think it may be part of my life's destiny to be very close to one, and soon...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Apr 9, 2009

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    Remarkable.

    I do not live too far from Lake Michigan, and I visit it every chance I get. There is something about it that is so calming. So soothing. It doesn't matter how upset I am. It doesn't matter how much is on my mind. When I am near a body of water, especially Lake Michigan...
    SheistheLorax SheistheLorax 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2008

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    Bodies Of Water

    Water is powerful and capable of being sad, angry, content, happy. You just have to feel and listen. I enjoy the sound of trickling water or moving water because it's somewhat relaxing. Just being by water gives me a sense of peace and true relaxation and to an extent I believe...
    Marowit Marowit 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    Oceans And Rivers

    I have never been much of a lake person.  Being raised in Long Beach, CA and always having access to the beach I didn't need to bother with any other bodies of water.  I was a scuba diver for awhile and that gave me a real sense of how vast the ocean was, when you...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M Feb 13, 2010

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    The Lake

       When I was a kid I had an uncle that used to rent a campsite at a beautiful lake in south jersey.  I used to go up there with him and my cousins on varoius summer weekends.  I remember waking up before the sun came up and going down to the lake and...
    intothewoods intothewoods 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2008

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    The Water Holds My Heart And Soul

    I have two ponds at my house just in case I can't get to the water. Because I fish every day I'm either at the river, a pond or at the lake I love so much. Water soothes my broken spirit, helps to mend my broken heart and provides serenity for my aching soul. I have over 4000 pix...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 15, 2012

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    Any

    ponds pools lakes streams rives the sea must be because I am pisces
    christinemelody christinemelody 56-60, T Apr 2, 2013

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    Awe Inspiring

    I live close to some very deep and ruggered coastline and on a calm day it,s so peaseful you could sit and continplate life . On a rough stormy day you get the waves crashing over the road and it is so stiring and awe inspiring just the massive power of the ocean...
    fijibill fijibill 46-50 1 Response Apr 11, 2009

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    Rejuvenated

    I feel not just at peace but rejuvenated.Growing up in Chicago, I lived along Chicago's lake front off Lake Shore Drive.I would go for walks along the lake.  It calmed my nerves and rejuvenated my soul.I love being around natural bodies of water.My body knows the different...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2011

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    Water, Water, Everywhere!

    Since I was born under the element of water I have always enjoyed it. Not to mention I have always lived near some body of water whether it be a river, creek, or pond. I like to stick my feet in the water and wiggle my toes through the glimmer of the sunlight and smile. It...
    MoonFlower11 MoonFlower11 31-35, F 2 Responses May 27, 2010

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    That would be so great to feel you around me one day
    trew5432 trew5432 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    I have idea, but I feel so tired lately. The only time I feel peaceful is when I'm sleeping. It feels like nothing is worth doing.. So confusing..😶
    redrosexxvii redrosexxvii 16-17, F 1 Response May 8

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    I am sad. Saturday night. At home. Kids in bed. Shall I wash my hair or watch some dreadful TV? There has to be more to life. I'm struggling to feel peaceful.
    MissBellaBoo MissBellaBoo 36-40, F 1 Response May 9

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    I stopped being friends with people I have been around with for more than three years in college. It was an extremely hard decision. I did it for stupid reasons. I blamed them for...
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    Things have really been hitting the pits lately, i have been kinda depressed over a loss of a friend and i have been thinking alot about my disability and how it's effecting me. It...
    BrandonC19 BrandonC19 18-21, M 3 Responses May 10

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    Meeting anyone for the first time is special... The "hi, how are you?" Message to start the conversation... But you dont think that it will end in love... Just a kind stranger...
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F 1 Response May 9

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    Philosophy Ruined My Life.. My search for inner peace suddenly took a horrible turn for the worse 3 years ago. Combined with my obsessive thinking, and dissociation, I have...
    lauhi lauhi 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    When I was younger, I knew I was different than all the other kids. I always believed in more than just this life. I felt more and understood more than the kids my age. Most adults...
    twentyout24 twentyout24 16-17 1 Response a week ago

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    Hi, a day or two ago a friend on EP asked me to describe to her how I interact with nature when I fly ( Hang Gliding) and she specifically asked about mountains and the air. So I...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    True...I am searching for peace. Peace for every bit of me peace for every part of me. Peace for my inner soul, Peace for my mind, Peace for my heart.... I am tired. Tired of...
    Hurtandbroken4eva Hurtandbroken4eva 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I want to roam the grassy mountains and pick flowers in the sun. Then lay back and watch the clouds. I want to sit on a dock in the middle of a lake and sing my favorite songs to...
    bexk bexk 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Nothing more peaceful then a nice crackling campfire on a clear crisp night, hanging out listening to music, you can have a beer if you like, but for me pour me a glass of Jack...
    angeleyes4urpleasure angeleyes4urpleasure 41-45, F 14 Responses a week ago

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    yep love it sitting around a camp fire telling ghost stories to others is fun just looking at the fire in this atmosphere feels great but i usually prefer going alone so i...
    Mdesires Mdesires 18-21, M 1 Response 56 mins ago

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    Flickering feasts of memory's mists In it, the thoughts of every love The destruction of desire And the build up of fire Kindling the burning yellow Surrounding it with sorrow...
    Ymfas Ymfas 26-30, M Apr 24

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    yahooabcd yahooabcd 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 26

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    Man has created some things that are truly marvels on this planet. One of these man’s created marvels include the cruise ships which are no less than a city on a single platform...
    michaeltailor michaeltailor 26-30, M May 8

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    I am here. positive and loving. not a creep. i don't need inside your clothing to feel close. i want to know if you pick your nose, cry for release, love the taste of good water...
    MycelialAjna MycelialAjna 22-25, M Apr 26

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    Their past selves are unworthy of forgiveness. Their present is still to be decided. They should feel grateful to those struggling in foreign waters and I can't jump to save...
    weirdWorks4me weirdWorks4me 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 29

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