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I Spirit of the Samurai

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    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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    Related Experiences

    This article is copied. Heirarchy of power in universe: There are six types of power in the universe. The strength of the power increases with the power being more subtle. Let...
    om2013 om2013 22-25, M Dec 18

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    11:11~ The Synchronistic Meaning Behind This Master Number Sequence. Angels and Spirit guides communicate their love and guidance in many ways. For many people, number sequences...
    Sjenka Sjenka 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 12

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    The English word spirit comes from the Latin word spirare, it means breathe. Human without spirit is biological matter in decay...a source of nutrience for something else at best...
    efron1 efron1 31-35, M a week ago

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    I believe that all of us are spiritual beings, having an human experience. I believe in an unseen realm that has it's own laws and rules. I've been blessed to learn this at an...
    SpanishRose10 SpanishRose10 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    For many, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year; well maybe for everyone except the children of the comedian that became infamous for saying that he bought his children...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    We are spiritual beings living in physical bodies having spiritual experiences. Many people don't know anything about their spiritual self. It's marvelous to discover it and its a...
    Artiste92 Artiste92 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I really believe I am in some kind of matrix-like programme. Right now I am having a crisis of reality, I beg God to show me what is real. I notice things, I see...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Never really felt entirely like a man and being a woman was even further from it. Since I was a child I wanted to wear girl's clothes, and I came out as gender-variant in college...
    beatingdepression beatingdepression 22-25, M Dec 8

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    I was Baptised in the Holy Spirit on January 12, 2001 and I have been refilled many times. There is nothing on this earth that can compare to being filled with the Holy Spirit...
    sunnycaramelo sunnycaramelo 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    I've cried and then smiled, fallen then risen, screamed in pain then laughed in joy, gloomy then cheerful, still then full of motion, suffered then recovered, Sad then happy...
    smilingoften smilingoften 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Although I am on my own spiritual path I am not religious. I do believe people who are religious can be spiritual but I do not believe the two terms are interchangeable. If anyone...
    CourtneyMariah CourtneyMariah 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    Spirituality can have such a profound influence on us. I want to meet those who have the spirit of life flowing through them. It isn't about religion or what one practices, it's...
    CinimonGypsy CinimonGypsy 41-45 2 Responses Dec 12

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    For me spiritual means finding faith and strength in yourself and also making decisions on your own .. Not from a god .... Tho i have a spirit animal (native american-canadian)..
    1492Savagery 1492Savagery 13-15, M Dec 14

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    A drug-induced psychosis lead me to a spiritual awakening where I eventually rebuilt my reality from scratch. Under the time of the transition many things happened which I...
    voicesvoices voicesvoices 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 15

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    The Spiritual Warrior I sit here quietly under the dark night skies, My face is warmed by the tears from my eyes, The glitter of stars so distant and cold, Not unlike the love...
    nivanvc nivanvc 36-40, M Dec 18

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    It's been a short time so it's a subject that I can't yet put into words as strongly as I would like. But it's proven itself to be real to me that our spirits live on. Guiding us a...
    markrobert2 markrobert2 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 26

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    And that spiritual path is taking me on a technology hiatus for a good month or two! Another awesome way to clear the mind and be present!
    dafunkofamadhatter dafunkofamadhatter 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I have recently been seeing more and more spirits and dark shadows plus white ones. I don't know by but I've been seeing so much and feeling plus hearing and I've been able to...
    MellyMelsz MellyMelsz 26-30, F Nov 27

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    well, i want to be spiritually awake, so i guess i'm just affirming that i'm "woke". i'm planning on buying a kyanite and a tourmaline today so i guess that's cool. i just feel...
    luckylunchbox luckylunchbox 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    So 4 days ago I was reading several articles about spirit animals. I found out that if the animal thinks your ready you can ask for him to show himself in your dreams or just a...
    DaaVo DaaVo 18-21, M Nov 29

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    If you're a skeptic, disbeliever, or just wave this off as silly, let's be nice and stop reading. Do you have an animal spirit? Are you a vampire? Have you been possessed? Are you...
    KizunaXIII KizunaXIII 18-21, F Dec 2

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    I don't believe in a god, but I believe in things like fate, souls, spirits etc.
    DontBeModest DontBeModest 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Has anyone else experienced the sequential companionship of two separate animal spirit guides in a single lifetime? I used to have the guidance of a female otter, but at some...
    Iahmose Iahmose 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    Being a free spirit is life's key to self worth, I think. One day when I was feeling really hopeless, I made a long list of all the things that made me happy. Some of it was as...
    nmcaleanu nmcaleanu 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 3

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    I am a free spirit... either you admire me from the ground or fly with me... but don't ever try to cage me.
    Thiswillbethelast Thiswillbethelast 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 4

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    I am a free spirit.. is it a bad thing?
    CatGurll CatGurll 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 6

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    My spirit desperately wants to be free, but then there's society and judgement. I'm free at home, but at school I feel like an everyday puppet.
    Rachel611 Rachel611 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 6

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    I am allowing the Holy Spirit to wash away all my negative thoughts. With Gospel music. Jesus is King and My Friend and Father. Letting things go requires receiving something and...
    taurusboi23 taurusboi23 22-25, M Dec 6

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    I have started reading The Complete Works of Swami Vivekananda in order to learn from Hinduism. Thus far I am a Christian whose beliefs have been transformed by reading about...
    JoannaBe JoannaBe 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 9

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    Scientifically our atoms are made up of the same materials as stars, so theoretically are made of stars. Biblically we are made in the image of our Creator, God, so we assume that...
    seddylove seddylove 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 10

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    I've noticed that a lot of people are straying away from religions that they grew up in. It wasn't until a couple of years ago that I began to question and read for my own deeper...
    shanequea shanequea 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 11

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    I deal with dark energy spirits daily. i would to surround myself with positive people more.
    flamedvelvet flamedvelvet 18-21, F Dec 11

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    I believe in God a.k.a Creature of all also believe in Jesus and the Holy Spirit but i don't believe everything out of the bible is true i also believe God sent down buddha to help...
    CrownedWoman CrownedWoman 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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