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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 3 Responses Oct 10, 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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jun 30, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    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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    My spirit, soul, or conscience whatever one may call it, is as free as it can be for now. I used to think if it as my soul, something to be saved from hell and reserved for...
    FrolickingFemale FrolickingFemale 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Butterfly Spirit Animal & Totem By Elena Harris, SpiritAnimal.info Editor The butterfly is one of the most emblematic totem animals symbolizing personal transformation. If you...
    DraygenD DraygenD 41-45, F Sep 27

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    I am definitely a free spirit.. People sometimes view it as a negative thing but I guess for me free spirited means living a purposeful life without feeling guilty for doing so...
    maktub1 maktub1 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Obviously, one can only find the power of the Holy Spirit by worshipping God through Jesus. When you do, you will find that the world is not so accepting of the truth, and that it...
    QuickandtheDead QuickandtheDead 46-50, M Sep 25

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    I love to share my zaniness with others of like mind and I love free spirits and being a free spirit. Life is too short to be inhibited or contained or trapped in negative...
    Kazzy57 Kazzy57 56-60, F 4 Responses Sep 27

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    I've been on this spiritual journey for a few years now in a quest to find myself, in a quest to open my heart, and in a quest to broaden my view on life and the world it's self...
    meshbegin meshbegin 22-25, F Sep 29

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    Ok so I have spiritual beliefs! Why not? It's part of us! I mean, is this all there is? Wake up people. Do you want to go to Hell like all the "mean people." Because from what i...
    MarGuz5334 MarGuz5334 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    I was just about knocked unconscious today at work, only hours after I told a married woman how much she tantalized me. Normally if I was hurt I would be angry. But it really got...
    quianominorleo quianominorleo 36-40, M Sep 25

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    I'm scared of telling people about this cause when I do, they call me a weirdo and freak of nature. Then like everyone else they leave me and start picking on me, and tell others...
    LeoGirl92 LeoGirl92 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    Probably they are real there are good and bad spirits sometimes when people wake up they get scratches and bruises and that is why the bad spirits do but the good spirits aren't...
    Midnightthealphawolf Midnightthealphawolf 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Broken Glass - Spiritual Meaning? I come here looking for answers. I'm at a cross roads in my life. I have always been one to look at the signs from the universe.. But I can't...
    ashleerachel ashleerachel 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I have heard people often scorn at the mere mention of the term, free spirit. Being a free spirit does not mean one doesn't care about another person's feelings. I honor other...
    wanderingfalcon wanderingfalcon 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    First, I would like to share a bit about myself. I am a 26-year-old woman, of average health, and consider myself more agnostic than anything else. Or at least I used to. I get by...
    amm0714 amm0714 26-30, F Sep 30

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    Beginning in early July, I had this terrifying thought about what I could truly know. Which brought me to an exploration into my identification with the ego. Eventually, I...
    ratburn ratburn 18-21 1 Response Oct 1

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    When I am nude at the edge of a fjord at home in Norway there is so much more to my existence than just being a sexual being, it really is spiritual! Nudity is only a taboo in...
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 8

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    from my experiences and memories of past lives a soul is a living entity and those that chooses not to continue learning or have taken a break stay around and are spirits or ghosts...
    mundinger1992 mundinger1992 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Hmm, I like that. "I'm a spiritual being living a human experience"- we all are! We are all spirits created by God underneath all this flesh and this is just one of many lifetimes...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    Seeking out my spiritual journey. More so within in rather than religion. I believe in meditation and want to learn more. I'm not against religion as such, just the concept Of...
    aquagrl aquagrl 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have had near death experiences and I have allowed myself to be used as a conduit for another's soul. I have had O.B.E's and lots of spiritual experiences. These and others I...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have had things go on in my house for years that I relate to spirit activity. Things will be moved from my mantle to the middle of my living room floor. I've had objects broken...
    hazeleyedangel68 hazeleyedangel68 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I don't know everything especially since I'm so young. But I know enough to know that this world would be so much better if there was more love. This philosophy has led me to a...
    ConLocura ConLocura 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I can feel it in my bones... I've looked up the symptoms for a spiritual awakening and I am experiencing almost all of them... A few bad influences are coming back into my life all...
    MarissaDreams MarissaDreams 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    yes i im a free spirit i enjoy the life i have been givin.
    Dirtylittleprincess Dirtylittleprincess 18-21, F Oct 10

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    I don't fit into any category and I follow my own rules. Take the road less traveled and see where it leads. I am a free thinker as well as a free spirit of this world.
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 11

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    Wow, these are some great topics! I am definitely a sincere person, I try to practice empathy. It can be challenging but I look at it as a way to help me grow. I believe in being...
    RoyalDainty RoyalDainty 36-40, F Oct 13

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    I see too deep into the things most people look at, I love going outside and connecting with the beauty and simplicity of our trees and plants and I like to freely think in certain...
    QuietFreedom QuietFreedom 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    Sunday the 12th: I had a dream that I had these beautiful creamy-brown, or beige, wings and was jumping off a cliff and flying. Unfortunately, every time I lost touch with the...
    UltraWing UltraWing 13-15 Oct 14

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    I am convinced mercy, compassion and agape love are the true hallmarks of spirituality.
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 14

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    My spirit animal is a lone wolf, hands down
    T3chmupp3t T3chmupp3t 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I can feel when a good or bad spirit is present, I'm hear to see if theres anyone out there who has the same God given gift, and is a Christian like me.
    jennn78 jennn78 16-17, F a week ago

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    Embrace each day as though it were your last and APPRECIATE what your body, mind and spirit CAN do for you
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I believe in the afterlife and I believe in heaven and hell. But I am in no way religious. I believe we are dimensional beings, death is the transition between our 3D world into...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I read this in a book and I really loved it. It resonated with me. So I wanted to share it. "God is not limited to the way he appears to you by making Himself appropriate to your...
    heartshinegirl heartshinegirl 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Ok so maybe 30 minutes before I posted this story I've had yet another sleep paralysis occurrence. I am all but sure this is a spiritual attack. The only difference is I feel...
    DerreckLWoodard DerreckLWoodard 18-21 3 Responses 2 days ago

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