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I Spirit of the Samurai

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    The issue... I am like trying to live like the most boring human life ever. I do not want to be part of humanity in any important sense... I just want to be and die a meaningless...
    Barlong Barlong 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Oneness and separation ~Moving forward on my spiritual journey, I plan to truly set my lifestyle up so that it serves my highest good each and every moment of every day. I intend...
    summerdaniella summerdaniella 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Two years ago, the morning of March, 25th 2013 circa 2am EST (peak), I had the most amazing experience (coupled with some not so great ones). The not so great was I found out my...
    VampGuy1 VampGuy1 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I have a weird experience. I am not sure if my family and I have been dealing with an evil spirit. I have seen and felt things but mostly when I'm near asleep. I have had sleep...
    angelatone angelatone 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I know there are a lot of atheists in this world that don't believe in God or Jesus, and that's ok, because I used to not believe. But when I welcomed The Lord into my life the...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    I have always been a very special person. I have always been able to sense a person's energy and spirit. In addition to a long list of very special abilities i.e. astral travel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 21

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    My LSD trip and meet the old spirit. Super natural thing does exist I believe, really mind-opening. in March 22nd 2015. and I decided to do the shrooms tonight and see if I could...
    Yinghongxu Yinghongxu 22-25, F Mar 23

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    ive had mental illness for about 15 years and ive found it difficult to conenct with people. I have ocd and i might be young socially & emtoinally in certain ways mentally. It...
    reflectivemind reflectivemind 70+, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I think that anyone has the right to believe whatever they want, so long as it does not harm or oppress another in anyway. I just wish others would return that in kind. I love...
    ellequence ellequence 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Just like some Catholic boy choir songs, I really enjoy negro spirituals now. I accidentally turned the radio station the other day and heard a choir singing and it was so...
    Outofeden Outofeden 31-35, F Apr 4

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    Wow! my journey tonight started with revisiting the concept of conscious evolution, I've steered very clear of this kind of subject since my breakdown and subsequent bipolar...
    moiramoira moiramoira 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    http://www.spiritanimal.info/spirit-animal-quiz/ According to this test I took, I got Owl... Or Night Eagle.
    OneWithTheSkies OneWithTheSkies 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Sometimes? You're going to message me and it will seem like I'm insane. Guess what? That's probably because you aren't at the level of Devotion to the Craft I'm at. That's also...
    VampGuy1 VampGuy1 22-25, M Mar 19

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    Hi, I would like to know if you have already had contact with your spiritual guides!
    alkahor alkahor 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Hi, I would like to know if you have already had contact with your spiritual guides!
    alkahor alkahor 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Hi, I would like to know if you have already had contact with your spiritual guides!
    alkahor alkahor 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    what do you guys think about chakras and what's the best way to keep them balanced pretty sure my spirit chakra is not in balance.
    ReneeTay ReneeTay 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Yes you broke me... For months I've struggled but I am slowly piecing myself together You've forgotten how strong I am... You threw me into some place so dark and so cold.... But...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    This morning marks the 2 year anniversary of my Awakening. A few quick moments of pure energetic and spiritual Awareness. Existential Reckoning as I call it.
    VampGuy1 VampGuy1 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I feel I am a Free spirit at times, When I'm not stressed about school.
    beautifulbrowneyes21 beautifulbrowneyes21 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    I like exploring what we go through. I think i always knew i was a free spirited person. I always keep my positiveness going through me and my friends so that they know i'm always...
    Mleader1 Mleader1 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Today is going to be the day I will hopefully look back upon with positive and loving thoughts. I had a very powerful experience this morning (about 30 minutes ago), where I woke...
    life4love life4love 18-21 Mar 26

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    I am very much a free spirit thanks to my parents. They were very open minded and encouraged me to be the same. They lived their lives openly with family and their friends...
    singlefemaleonvacation singlefemaleonvacation 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 27

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    Learn to embrace the duality of the self. In order to gain proverbial wisdom, this self exploration of delving into the two polarities must be practiced among the psyche and the...
    VigilantC VigilantC 22-25, F Mar 28

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    I've been thnhking lately that it is not good for me to be with a man that does not love God as much as i do. That nagging feeling that I'm doing something wrong. That insecure...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Everyone always asks me whether i am religious or not and it really annoys me. I dont mean to offend people who do believe in god but i just dont see how one man can sit back and...
    KeliseLovesBVB KeliseLovesBVB 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Everyone always asks me whether i am religious or not and it really annoys me. I dont mean to offend people who do believe in god but i just dont see how one man can sit back and...
    KeliseLovesBVB KeliseLovesBVB 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    I believe it comes from my Native American side. My birth father by all accounts was one who marched to the beat of his own drummer. He's lived all over the US, from Florida to...
    lavendersea lavendersea 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    There is a saying that God watches out for those who watch out for themselves. At first glance it may sound cynical or sarcastic. But I believe it is not. It is very true. If we...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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