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    How Curiosity Can Help Us Heal From Pain & Grow

    This is a contribution by Caroline van Kimmenade “Curiosity is one of the great secrets of happiness.” ~Bryant H. McGil I don’t think I’d be alive if it weren’t for my curiosity. Is that a dramatized statement? Maybe. For me, curiosity has brought a curious kind of...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    Land Of The Free And Home Of The Deranged: The Screaming Madness Of America's Love Affair With Guns....

    .   To understand the subtleties of America’s gun laws, you need to appreciate that they are all about freedom – the freedom to bear arms, the freedom to own semi-automatic weapons, the freedom to slaughter classrooms full of six and seven year old children who were...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 16 Responses Dec 22, 2012

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    The World Is A Totality....

    The world is a totality in itself. It has its own muscles, its own brain, its own limbs, and its own circulation. We are not talking about the totality of the world in the sense that everything should be good and perfect and fantastic, and nobody should acknowledge anything bad...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 28, 2012

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    A Message For All Of Humanity ~ Charlie Chaplin

    I'm sorry but I don't want to be an emperor. That's not my business. I don't want to rule or conquer anyone. I should like to help everyone if possible; Jew, Gentile, black men, white. We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each others...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 6 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    A Game Of Chess.....

                      A disillusioned young man travelled to a far off monastery and approached the Master there. “I am tired and disappointed with life. I seek enlightenment and freedom from all suffering. But I am not capable of endless...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    While On The Peak, Dance; While In The Valley, Rest....

    You are not to find balance, balance will find you. You simply move. When the valley comes, you go into the valley. When darkness surrounds you, enjoy it, feel blissful in the velvety touch of it. Move into it, into the infinite magnificence of it. Darkness has a soothing quality...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 17 Responses Nov 23, 2012

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    Are You A Highly Sensitive Person?

    Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by Ane Axford “Trust yourself. You know more than you think you do.” ~Benjamin Spock I used to believe that I was my thoughts. I really believed that everything happened well because I had analyzed and planned and prepared. I...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Ah! It’s So Sweet!

    A man was walking across a field when he saw a tiger. Fearing for his life, the man fled, but the tiger gave chase. The man reached the edge of a cliff, and just as he thought the tiger would get him, he spotted a vine growing over the edge of the cliff. Grabbing on to...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 22, 2012

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    Taking A Step Back

    Sometimes one must take a step back to figure out where one is going. this story i'm about to share my not make any sense at all, I haven't wrote in a long time, mostly because I haven't felt the need to until now. last time it was because I couldn't get the girl i loved most out...
    Forest99 Forest99 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    The Origin Of Anger...

    Anger is like a mask that covers hurt feelings or fear. Next time you are angry, see if you can trace the origin of that feeling to its root of disappointment, shame, hurt feelings, embarrassment, impatience or fear. Learn to skillfully express THOSE emotions instead of the...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    The Story Of The Cracked Pot

    An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots , each hung on the ends of a pole , which she carried across her neck. One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water , at the end of the long walk from the stream to the...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 25 Responses May 10, 2012

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    The Real Secret About The Power Of The Mind

    Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by Sarah Stevenson “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.”  ~Buddha Unless you spent the last decade in a Tibetan...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    I have some amazing stories in the pipe line

    but I just can't start them!! If I could get over this I could have had something published by now. Hopefully at least.
    emania emania 22-25, F Feb 8

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    We Belong When We Connect With Each Other

    Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by Kathy Kruger “When you live on a round planet, there’s no choosing sides.” ~Wayne Dyer  As we approach the holiday season, it should be a time to connect with others, to celebrate our common humanity, even if the holidays...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2012

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    Religion And Mental Health.....

    This has the potential to be a controversial post but if you've been reading me long then you know that I don't shy away from such posts. However, I don't mean to offend anyone with this post. Overall I'm just really curious about the subject. I'm not saying anything below is...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 3 Responses May 10, 2012

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    Letting Go....

    Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by Erica Rachel “We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.” ~Joseph Campbell Growing up in a family of medical professionals, I received an abundance of...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 20, 2012

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    Gratitude

    I'm sure this has happened to you before: rolling out of bed after not getting any sleep because the neighbors were arguing and slamming doors, the thunder and lightning kept waking you up, and you just couldn't get comfortable. I got up cranky, frustrated and exhausted, and my...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 8 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    Be True

    Before speaking (or typing), ask yourself these three questions: Is what I'm about to say true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? If it's not true, necessary AND kind, then don't say it, don't email it, and don't text it.. (after a while, you won't even think it). Make this a new...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 6 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    The Zen Of Dogs

    Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by Nicholas Montemarano “Joy is the simplest form of gratitude.” ~Karl Barth We were lying in bed. I said, “We can’t do it.” She said, “I don’t see what else we can do.” We lay there in silence, trying to figure it...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    The True Story Of A Lovely Heart Rendering Poem Left By A Dead Old Man.... Truly Amazing

    When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value. Later, when the nurses were going through his meagre possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 15 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    The Loving Request Of Divorce.... Unknown Author...

    I got home one night and, as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, "I want a divorce." She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words. Instead, she softly asked me why. I avoided the question, and this made her angry. She threw down the chopsticks and shouted, "You are...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 34 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    Body Betrayal: How To Cope With Chronic Pain And Illness

    Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by Tahlee Rouillon “As long as you make an identity for yourself out of pain, you cannot be free f it.” ~Eckhart Tolle Up until fairly recently, I often felt betrayed by my body. It was always breaking down, leaving me...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    We Only Have Faith, Nothing More

    Professor : You are a Christian, aren’t you, son ? ⋯⋯ Student : Yes, sir. Professor: So, you believe in GOD ? Student : Absolutely, sir. Professor : Is GOD good ? Student : Sure. Professor: Is GOD all powerful ? Student : Yes. Professor: My brother died of cancer...
    littlelittlepooky littlelittlepooky 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 17, 2012

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    Don't Go If You Want Too....

    I often hear people say things like, "Oh man, I have to go to this birthday party tonight because my friend would be upset if I don't show up." And I think to myself, "Have to? Really? Wouldn't they be more upset to know you're there without you really wanting to be?" My father...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 21, 2012

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    How To De-stress The Brain | 8 Surprising Ways

    Stress always has been and always will be one of the main contributors to virtually every problem known to man. High stress levels have been shown to lead to an early death and wreak your immune system, wshowing that you really do need to know how to destress. Although it...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 7, 2012

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    10 Ways To Be Who You Really Are

    This is a contribution by Paula Grieco “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” ~E.E Cummings I was pretty shy and very quiet kid, so going to school for the first time in kindergarten was a terrifying experience for me. After a short time, though...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

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    You Can't See It When It's Right In Front Of You

    This is my first time so please bear with me. I just needed someone or something to talk to. I may be young, but I had a rough childhood and so I had to learn and grow up kind of fast. But growing up there was one thing in the world that meant the most to me and that was love...
    Forest99 Forest99 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 9, 2012

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    Knowing Is Not Even Half The Battle

    You never make the same mistake twice. The second time you make it, it's no longer a mistake, it's a choice. What we essentially are, is a series of bad choices. If knowing alone made you wise, then every senior citizen would be a Zen Master. That is why Bodhidharma said, "All...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 9 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    3 Questions Worth Asking To Find The Right Answer For You

    “Sometimes questions are more important than answers.” ~Nancy Willard My twenties and thirties were an endless quest for “The Answer.” As if there were only one. The one answer that would change everything. Make everything right. Make me happy. WHAT DIDN’T WORK I...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    Emergence Of Psychedelic Thinkers....

      "I recently heard the Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson, defineinsanity as doing the same thing over and over while continuing to expect different results each time. According to that definition, it seems fair to say that our entire species is borderline insane...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M Nov 9, 2012

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    3 Things Panic Attacks Don’t Want You To Know

    Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by James Gummer “Whatever you fight, you strengthen, and what you resist, persists.” ~Eckhart Tolle  Sunday started out with a panic attack. It wasn’t little butterflies in the stomach like right before a first kiss. It...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    Ego By Osho

    The first thing to be understood is what ego is. A child is born. A child is born without any knowledge, any consciousness of his own self. And when a child is born the first thing he becomes aware of is not himself; the first thing he becomes aware of is the other. It is natural...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    The Little Trick To Make Any Moment Better

    Post written by Leo Babauta. I learned a little trick while practicing meditation that helped me, not only with meditation, but with just about everything I do. I noticed I was reluctant to start the meditation, and paused to wonder why that is. What I noticed was a kind of...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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    What Goes Around Comes Around ...

    One day a man saw an old lady, stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of day, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her Mercedes and got out. His Pontiac was still sputtering when he approached her. Even with the smile on his face, she...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 1, 2012

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    Two Different People, But The Same Ideals...

    I met a wonderful woman yesterday who initially came across as a bitter, aggressive, jaded, angry political activist and outraged feminist, and the more I spoke of how I believe world peace begins by looking within ourselves (changing our mindsets to eventually evolve out of...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 7 Responses Sep 2, 2012

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    Zen Story: Wishful Thinking

    There once lived a stone cutter who was unhappy with his insignificant life. Passing by a rich merchant’s home one day, he was awed by its grandeur and the stream of visitors going in. “He must be a powerful man! How I wish I could be him”, he thought. Astonishingly, he...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 22, 2012

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    Get Your Tissues Ready This Will Make You Cry!

    "When I was a puppy, I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was "bad," you'd shake your finger at me and ask "How could you...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 27 Responses May 2, 2012

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    Positive Perspective

    Before I type this out, I'd like to say this is a true story: I wasn't a part of it but I learnt about it way back in one of our assemblies at high school and it's stayed with me even today. I've kind of forgotten some parts of it (like what was actaully wrong with the person...
    Daydreamz Daydreamz 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    6 Tips To Help You Apply What You Know By Lori Deschene

    6 TIPS TO HELP YOU APPLY WHAT YOU KNOW by Lori Deschene “A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.” ~Kahlil Gibran Have you ever read a book or a blog post and felt a profound sense of clarity—like...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    How Doing Nothing Helps You Get More Done....

    Editor’s Note: This is a contribution by Craig Coggle “The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it.” ~Sydney J. Harris Have you ever been “insanely busy”? That’s been my world for the last two weeks. Not only have I been...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 26, 2012

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    Follow The Three R's:

    - Respect for self. - Respect for others. - Responsibility for all your actions. Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck. — His Holiness The Dalai Lama
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 26, 2012

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    WHY ?

    WHY BELIEVE IN GOD ?
    msfancypants msfancypants 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    Top Five Regrets Of The Dying By Bronnie Ware

    For many years I worked in palliative care. My patients were those who had gone home to die. Some incredibly special times were shared. I was with them for the last three to twelve weeks of their lives. People grow a lot when they are faced with their own mortality. I learned...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 12 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    I Always Love You

    I walked into my favorite café to grab a small breakfast and my regular cup of joe before work, just as I always do at 6:45 AM on the weekdays. "Good morning, Jody!" I called to the middle-aged hostess who always served me during the week. "And a good morning to you, sweetie...
    NefariousDrake NefariousDrake 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 15, 2012

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    The Big Picture....

    We are urgently rushing toward some goal or dream, or an ever-elusive "finish line" of some sort. Under the pretense of pursuing happiness (and the heavy weight of questions like "where do you see yourself five years from now?"), we imagine a different version of ourselves...
    roots2life roots2life 46-50, M 10 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    The Art Of Happiness... Angela's Story.... ;-)

    Angela dreamed of seeing the world outside of her home town. She imagined living in a small apartment somewhere, waking up to the feel of the sun on her face. Instead of ever making the decision to move, she spent her life riding-out every situation, which meant staying with...
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    Poor People ?

    POOR PEOPLE ? One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family. On their return from...
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    You're Not A Monk....

    A man was driving in the middle of nowhere down a secluded country road. He got a flat tire, and got out to walk for help. After walking for some time, he came to a monastery. He knocked on the door and roused the monks. “I’ve got a flat tyre. Can I use your phone?” he...
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    Wanting To Be Right

    "We feel that we have to be right so that we can feel good. We don’t want to be wrong because then we’ll feel bad. But we could be more compassionate toward all these parts of ourselves. The whole right and wrong business closes us down and makes our world smaller. Wanting...
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    Related Experiences

    But only the nice ones that i have time to enjoy. The others make me mad at life or unworthy.
    converted converted 46-50, M 4 hrs ago

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    Just little things like making a video with my best friend, I went downstairs to grab something and left her to talk to the camera. When I watched the video later on that day, she...
    littlefighter littlefighter 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I love reading stories that turn me on
    mikayla3223 mikayla3223 18-21, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love to sir on the toilet and wee through my panties, it really turns me on. I love the feeling of warm pee soaking through my panties. I have not tried wetting outdoors as I am...
    edgehill edgehill 26-30 1 Response Jul 5