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I Spirit of the Samurai

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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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    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 5 Responses Sep 13, 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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    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 13 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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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 3 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 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 29, 2010

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Oct 11, 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 8 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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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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    A Warrior's Creed

    Written by an anonymous samurai, Japanese warrior 14th century... I have no parents: I make heaven and earth my parents. I have no home: I make awareness my home. I have no life or death: I make the tides of breathing my life and death. I have no divine power: I make honesty my...
    glenara glenara 66-70, F 5 Responses Oct 7, 2010

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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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    Related Experiences

    His name is O. Purr the longest time, he was nameless anд unknown to me. However, I started meowing to someone who taught me about spirit animals, anд I дiscovereд who O...
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    GOD hates religion. He loves worship. GOD is love. I've had many spiritual experiences, I've been through hardships and at first I used to blame GOD and say why are these things...
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    How To Find Your Spirit Animal Everyone has a spirit animal. Here are tips on how to find, connect and develop a meaningful relationship with your spirit or power animal. Whether...
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    Bear Spirit Animal In the kingdom of spirit animals, the bear is emblematic of grounding forces and strength. This animal has been worshiped throughout time as a powerful totem...
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    Hawk Spirit Animal When you have the hawk as a spirit animal, you may have an inclination towards using the power of vision and intuition in your daily life. The hawk totem...
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    Lion Spirit Animal In the realm of spirit animals, the lion wins the prize for most relentless fighter in the face of life challenges. The lion spirit animal represents courage...
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    Owl Spirit Animal The owl spirit animal is emblematic of a deep connection with wisdom and intuitive knowledge. If you have the owl as totem or power animal, you’re likely to...
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    Tiger Spirit Animal Tiger spirit animal and totem meaning In the kingdom of spirit animals, the tiger puts a special emphasis on raw feelings and emotions. The tiger spirit animal...
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    Wolf Spirit Animal The wolf offers some of the most striking animal meanings in the realm of spirit animals. The power of the wolf brings forth instinct, intelligence, appetite...
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    Religious (ego) Consciousness, True Consciousness (subconscious experience), and Spiritual Consciousness (super conscious) *Disclaimer: Controversial. Not for the emotionally...
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    Frog Spirit Animal The frog as spirit animal or totem reminds us of the transient nature of our lives. As symbol of transition and transformation, this spirit animal supports us...
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    Sheep Spirit Animal The presence of the sheep spirit animal offers ways to get in touch with the innocence and vulnerability in you. In the realm of spirit animals whether it’s...
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    Snake Spirit Animal The snake animal meaning is powerfully connected to life force and primal energy. In many cultures, it is revered as a powerful totem representing the source...
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    Spider spirit animal Spider spirit animal and totem meaning The spider is a remarkable figure of feminine energy and creativity in the spirit animal kingdom. Spiders are...
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    Cat Spirit Animal The cat totem wisdom tells us about timing in action and courage to explore the unknown. Those who have the cat as spirit animal may be encouraged to develop...
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    Crow Spirit Animal Crow spirit animal and totem meaning The crow is a spirit animal associated with life mysteries and magic. The power of this bird as totem and spirit guide is...
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    Deer Spirit Animal Deer spirit animal and totem meaning When you have the deer as spirit animal, you are highly sensitive and have a strong intuition. By affinity with this animal...
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    Dragonfly Spirit Animal & Totem The dragonfly totem carries the wisdom of transformation and adaptability in life. As spirit animal, the dragonfly is connected to the symbolism...
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    Coyote Spirit Animal The coyote totem is strikingly paradoxical and is hard to categorize. It’s a teacher of hidden wisdom with a sense of humor, so the messages of the coyote...
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    Fox Spirit Animal The fox is often associated with the figure of the trickster, but as a spirit animal, it can also turn into a teacher providing guidance on swiftly finding your...
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    Hummingbird Spirit Animal Hummingbird spirit animal and totem meaning The hummingbird spirit animal symbolizes the enjoyment of life and lightness of being. Those who have the...
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    Panda Spirit Animal The panda is a powerful spirit animal inspiring tranquil strength and determination. Under its soft and fuzzy appearances, this animal totem brings forth the...
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    Turtle Spirit Animal The turtle totem wisdom teaches us about walking our path in peace and sticking to it with determination and serenity. Slow moving on earth, yet also...
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    I love to learn about my spirit. I also love righteous spirits of God. I love God, I love Jesus, I love the Holy Spirit, and I love my angel and all the other spirits I know. I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jun 29

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    Butterfly Spirit Animal & Totem The butterfly is one of the most emblematic totem animals symbolizing personal transformation. If you see the butterfly as your totem or spirit...
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    The Dolphin Spirit Animal The dolphin spirit animal represents harmony and balance. Dolphins are both highly intelligent and closely in tune with their instincts, striking a...
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    When I was little(around 7) I used to be deathly afraid of my house. I couldn't be in any room alone. I always had major anxiety. I used to have melt downs where I would cry and...
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    How to develop a meaningful connection with your spirit animal When we bond with an animal spirit guide, we are encouraged to: Discover ourselves, get a felt sense of our...
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    Hey fellow friends I dont know how much animal spirits a human can have.... But i just know 2 of then.... And im a little scared about the second spirit.... The first one i have...
    LightUnknow LightUnknow 13-15, M 4 Responses Jun 28

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    Recently I discovered my first spirit animal, a cougar with bright green eyes that I ended up naming Karma. He appears to me sometimes when I need help making important decisions...
    Silverwings125 Silverwings125 13-15, F Jul 4

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    The Purpose of Spirit Animals Spirit animals carry meaningful messages and lessons for those who are listening and know how to decode them. A function of your spirit animal to...
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    Spirit Animal Symbolism Animals are omnipresent in our lives whether they are pets or live in the wild, yet we often lack a clear understanding of their symbolic nature and what...
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    WOLF The wolf has been much misunderstood and maligned in history and is not the vicious intruder of western fairy tales. The wolf is a shy, yet very sociable creature with...
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    Ok, so i am exploring my spirituality. I've been Christian my whole life, and i never questioned it. But i year ago i started exploring a bit about it, and i found that a lot of...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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