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I Spirit of the Samurai

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    A Little Something To Contemplate

      The centipede was quite happy, Until a toad in fun said, “Pray, which leg goes after which?" This worked his mind to such a pitch, He lay distracted in a ditch, Considering how to run. 
    Dragoncat0228 Dragoncat0228 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 10, 2009

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    Perceiving The Invisible

    This one is not from the old texts, this one comes from me... There are those few who move unseen...They operate in the background. Making themselves "Invisible". To perceive the invisible, one must still the mind. Take deep breaths and listen... since the invisible...
    Dragoncat0228 Dragoncat0228 51-55, M 5 Responses Oct 10, 2009

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    A Lesson For the Warrior

    It was obvious to the master from the start of the conversation that the professor was not so much interested in learning about Zen as he was in impressing the master with his own opinions and knowledge. As the Zen teacher explained, the learned man would frequently interrupt him...
    Dragoncat0228 Dragoncat0228 51-55, M 10 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    An Ode to My Dad...

    When you passed away, I reached for the words Nothing came back… I know now that there was a wall of pain blocking the portal where words normally would come from. But I remember all the lessons you taught me... How to ride a bike, play soccer, play ping pong...
    Dragoncat0228 Dragoncat0228 51-55, M 11 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    The Spirit of the Samurai

    Art – activities that involve the creation of what is considered beautiful. For the Samurai life is an art, a way of living. For example, the study of calligraphy teaches discipline of mind and body. The movement of hand can be slow and flowing, yet it has...
    Dragoncat0228 Dragoncat0228 51-55, M 6 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    A Lesson For the Warrior - On Power

    "Pow er: (pou’er), n. 1. the ability to do or act; the capability of doing or accomplishing something. Power is not about how strong you are or how fast you can move. Speed and strength are assets, but they are not requirements. It is about developing and maximizing the...
    Dragoncat0228 Dragoncat0228 51-55, M 5 Responses Oct 5, 2009

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    There Are Many Aspects to My Nature...

    I see now that this will be an ongoing story: There are many aspects to my nature. I embrace who and what I am. I am growing everyday, reaching deeper inside myself and learning things that I've always seemed to have known, but find that I'm learning them...
    Dragoncat0228 Dragoncat0228 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 2, 2009

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    Looking For A New Philosophy Of Life

    I'm looking for a new philosophy of life. A code I can live by. I admire samurai, because they seem to have honor. Of course I don't know a lot about the samurai, but I'm willing to be educated as well as educate myself. A samurai seems to have values and he can defend...
    AmIAMaleHSP AmIAMaleHSP 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 21, 2012

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    Warriors Wisdom

    There are teachings floating around out there... that are based upon the concept of something called the Shambhala Vision as established by those called the Rigden Kings. I came across this book which is based upon a Tibetan concept as written by Chogyam Trungpa. I would...
    Dragoncat0228 Dragoncat0228 51-55, M 7 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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    How Complete Freedom Is Achieved:

    The strongest enemy you will ever face is the “enemy” within yourself. The greatest battle you will ever “fight” is the battle with yourself. The most glorious victory you will ever win is the victory over yourself. The most pleasant peace you will ever...
    Dragoncat0228 Dragoncat0228 51-55, M 4 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    Yeah Thats Me....a Samurai

    Yeah right! But it would be really cool though. There really are good lessons to be learned from it.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    The High Cost Of Worry And How To Eliminate It Forever:

    What is worry? It is pain suffered for something that has not happened, and probably will NEVER happen! Worry tires you by paralyzing your use of knowledge, strangling your initiative, neutralizing experiences, and stifling your ingenuity. Worry destroys skill and...
    Dragoncat0228 Dragoncat0228 51-55, M 7 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    Meanings

    The meaning of my first name is little warrior. The meaning of the word samourai is a servant, but the samourai is the most revered warrior in eastern culture. I have seen myself a lot like a servant more than a warrior, because I don't like to fight. But, I have always assume...
    Sjachaurix Sjachaurix 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    The greatest possible difficulties can be removed when we have faith in God to work in our behalf. No task in harmony with God's Will is impossible to be performed by those who...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    The way you become an old soul, you survive all the really dumbass sh!t you pulled in your youth....... Having a young spirit is easy, stay ready to pull some more really dumbass...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    If it's a miracle to be alive & well... I'm fascinated, living in this endless state of amazement. Look at what we've done. The human race created mountains. Our capabilities are...
    ConsciousExplorer ConsciousExplorer 18-21, M 5 hrs ago

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    ...but I know not to judge or impose my views and beliefs on others. We are all Spiritual beings but there are different levels of consciousness and just because I've had several...
    ShesSpiritual35 ShesSpiritual35 31-35, F 7 hrs ago

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    I make up things as I go....like...lighting a puke green candle for my insecurities...then blasting the **** out of it with a potato gun.
    BluChild BluChild 41-45, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I started going back to church with Climber. I had a need to meet the good folks of this area. I have visited this little church several times and another church only once. I watch...
    MorningBreeze MorningBreeze 56-60, F 6 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    At any moment you have a choice that either leads you closure to your Spirit or further away from it.
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Hey guys. I was searching the web how to make dreadlocks, when I found this awesome guy who travels the world and living an adventurous life. Such a free spirit! Was instantly...
    Sunshineo0 Sunshineo0 26-30 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    ok so I mention Jesus when I talk about spirituality not just him though and that seems to get people pissed they think I am a hypocite but in reality Ive witnessed the power of...
    TANQ247 TANQ247 26-30, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Just been through an awakening. Some doctors called it depression. But I have now fought myself through the toughest places and feel brave and proud. Like a warrior I have fought...
    Sunshineo0 Sunshineo0 26-30 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    it's been five years since I've learned about spirituality, and in some ways I feel like I've come so far... I understand at a higher level that my everyday struggles are because...
    sweetguy369 sweetguy369 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have three animal spirit guides. Wolf is primary guide, coyote second, and deer(specifically a doe) third. Plays in tune with myself being a Libra I guess ??
    Karate100 Karate100 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    why do people hate those that are happy and care free? I find that they want to bring them down to their level and see them miserable. they can't stand to see people make the best...
    MalaniaXmc MalaniaXmc 26-30, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I get this strange feeling that my spirit animal is a rabbit. It's come to me in dreams too.
    justbnatural justbnatural 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today the tides changed and suddenly I'm focussed and serene. Spiritually I know the middle way makes the most sense, but in the moment I want to kill, or die... I'm getting...
    angelfoodcupcake angelfoodcupcake 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I've done totem meditation a d guess what?! First time I had strange visions (I won't tell) and second time I was shocked by a polar bear. yeah that's my spirit animal. But it's...
    KatyCat008 KatyCat008 13-15 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I berlieve life after death. I berlieve if we open our minds we can let after life in and show us there not here to hurt us I my self can sense feel and speck and see spirits
    xbossfemalex xbossfemalex 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    They called my spirituality a mental illness
    timeaftertimeisnogood timeaftertimeisnogood 31-35, M 7 Responses Jun 26

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    Definitely more spiritual than religious.
    twisteduniverse twisteduniverse 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 26

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    I have had a spiritual encounter recently from Angels/souls. I'm not making this up. God/Heaven does exists. Even spoke to them. Yes some people may think I may sound crazy. But I...
    marshb marshb 36-40, M Jun 25

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    We met in 2002. We became a couple in 2007. That's when We started to awaken. Now I'm finally able to put my experience into words. The truth about twin souls is more than one may...
    Fatescollided11 Fatescollided11 26-30, F Jun 25

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    Looking for a Highest Love vibrations? Crystal Skull Spiritual Journey for Healing program is designed to get you there. Love have different levels of vibration. The lowest is a...
    dzulietta dzulietta 56-60, F Jun 25

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    Religion can be the best or worse influence in someone's life. People like Mother Theresa make you think, "Wow... That's religion at its finest." However at its worst it can create...
    11skymoon11 11skymoon11 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    God don't hold me to the things I say to my mother! Whenever I speak to her, I end up complaining about something. I think it's because I don't know what I'd say to her if I didn't...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 Jun 23

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    Anthony De Mello - Awareness I think there is e-book on the internet, or just listen to him on the youtube. That's real spiritual awakening and you should all go and check it.
    thejuicytriangle thejuicytriangle 16-17, F Jun 22

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    I've known my boyfriend for awhile now. We haven't always dated and the way we met and the way life works is kind of weird. But that's a different story. We started to exclusively...
    taminglife taminglife 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I have been on a spiritual path for over 20 years but 2 weeks ago, I thought I was coming down with the flu with some added symptoms - like bloodshot eyes that weren't irritated or...
    jenbon02 jenbon02 46-50, F Jun 21

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    I have been seeking for years but 2 weeks ago, I thought I had the flu but also couldn't sleep for more than 3-4 hours a night, developed bloodshot eyes for 3 days that the Dr...
    jenbon02 jenbon02 46-50, F Jun 21

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    Life is the best thing there is. Truly the only thing there is, but still.. Likely there is a way to go for me yet. But I need to express the way I feel at this moment. I am...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 1 Response Jun 21

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    I should change the title of this story to "I Used to Strive for Spiritual Enlightenment, but now I Don't" Did I find it? Did I get it? I don't think so, but what did happen is...
    ILAMA2 ILAMA2 41-45, F 2 Responses