I Think Self Discovery Is Important

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    My experience finishing my 1st half-marathon

    without any prior training taught me 1 important lesson: you're always stronger than you think. Just show up, keep up and you'll rise up :)
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    3 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    The walk to KFC was long.

    No matter what I say they just don't get it. I try to settle my nerves as I embrace the rushing off emotions that assaulted my body. Not to day please. I pleaded. But I sense the excitement of the little one. She has been unsupervised lately with everyone out and about doing...
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    May 16, 2015

    Spending as much time

    as I have in isolation over the years, it's been the habit to dig deep with my introverted self to calculate, analyse, decipher and evaluate the inner workings of the very core of who I am. With each time there has been destruction, there has been opportunity to explore new...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Jul 22, 2015

    Without looking within we can never really

    change. Life can be very hard and full of pain sometimes, but we learn that this too shapes us. The world we live in today tells us we can just get rid of the parts of ourselves that we despise, but maybe this is the wrong way to bring about change. Maybe instead we need to...
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    Oct 12, 2015

    Just realize this recently

    that I don't really know who I am. I don't even know what words best used to describe me. Wondering where I should start? Women my age are married and have kids.. Me? still figuring out who I am. Sigh..
    cactieandporcupine cactieandporcupine
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    My parts of self is as follows : on my left

    there is a woman with stone and amethyst as skin with similar shilloute as me. In my fore brain there's a 5 year old boy who got angry a lot on value oriented stuff, and my right brain area there's google and on the back of my neck (limbic system) there's a supine face ghost who...
    vivianescrooge vivianescrooge
    Apr 19, 2016

    Hmm....sharing a youtube video link here.

    https://youtu.be/WNFcbRyfvWc She's awesome, inspires me on this continual road to self discovery....
    sommersjo sommersjo
    36-40, F
    Jul 27, 2015

    lifes like photography.

    . you use the negatives to develop
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    1 Response Sep 21, 2015

    people call you and label you all kinds of

    things thinking they have you figured out.. thinking they have your personality profiled.. that doesn't really matter to really, because you know yourself way better than they do...
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    Aug 12, 2015

    there are only three ways to avoid criticism:

    do nothing, say nothing and be nothing...
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    1 Response Sep 7, 2015

    two most important days of your life is the day

    you are born and the day you find out why
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    Aug 21, 2015

    Caring, single, non judgemental

    and deep but slightly shy guy here. Looking for true friendship, never had. But, want something that has a meaning. Does any woman want the same, if so message me.
    Tannedguy007 Tannedguy007
    26-30, M
    Jun 27, 2015

    I continue to learn something new every day.

    My favorite discoveries are when I discover something new about myself. The last few months have been so rough Mom died Girlfriend dumped me Dumped my wife I was - well - in the DUMPS But life is SO amazing It is SO beautiful, if we just open out eyes wide enough to see it...
    FindingMySong FindingMySong
    51-55, M
    Jan 23, 2014

    So, I have always been a very observant person.

    I pick up on social cues. Growing up, I didn't understand why I had a big group of friends around and never faced any problems even though I have lived in 3 cities, 9 houses and been to 5 schools. My family moved a lot due to my dad's job. (No, he's not a hit-man, just an...
    EddA22 EddA22
    22-25, M
    Aug 29, 2015


    You know when you have a hard time accepting you've done something stupid? When you know you've done something wrong but don't know how to fix it? When you feel hopeless and defeated because you know you messed up? So what do you do next? What now? Now you forgive your Self. Now...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2013

    25 Random Things To Share

    You are supposed to write a note with 25 random things, facts, habits, or goals about you. 1. I once had three nipple rings. 2. My lips are also pierced. 3. I spent one summer working for a side show act in a traveling Circus. 4. I have webbed feet. 5. I almost made the Olympic...
    LoveEntangled LoveEntangled
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 29, 2013

    I just want to say that I love how I can be in

    such a good mood sometimes and nothing can change it. When I was a kid I was told it was annoying by people but now that I am older I think it's awesome!
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    Jul 16, 2015

    Firmly believe that self confidence

    and awareness is critical in development. I value what others think and welcome constructive appraisal and criticism too. Quite often you're blase to your defining traits until another points them out. Then you need to focus on and accept or amend them accordingly. You have to...
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    1 Response Jun 7, 2015

    We so often define ourselves by what we have

    been through. But we forget that we are not our experiences. You are not that girl that got raped. You are not that guy that got abused. You are not that person that was hurt. You're experiences have gotten you to today--but they are not You. You are You. And when you find...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 14, 2013

    I love myself, at the end of the day.

    I embrace my flaws. I know what makes me happy :3
    Kaiririri Kaiririri
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 16, 2015

    Did you know that even the love of your life

    cannot love you the way you can? There is something exhilarating and empowering when one falls in love with the true essence of who they are. You are not a teacher. A daughter. A husband. A friend. These are all labels. If you are a daughter to your mother and a wife to your...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 26, 2014


    I've discovered myself But it doesn't mean I don't get lost I'll just listen to my meaningful music Smoke a cigarette just cause I can, which I hate Smoke a bowl Write some poems And think too deeply about things & wonder when my time will be
    An0nym0usAgain An0nym0usAgain
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 28, 2013

    We far too often forget about the self.

    We get wrapped up in going to work and maintaining our daily routines. Believing our experiences define us. Giving in to our minds convincing ourselves freedom doesn't exist. And in it all--we forget about the Self. Perhaps you have forgotten who the true Self is. Self is not...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Mar 1, 2014

    It is a frightening thought

    that man also has a shadow side to him, consisting not just of little weaknesses- and foibles, but of a positively demonic dynamism. The individual seldom knows anything of this; to him, as an individual, it is incredible that he should ever in any circumstances go beyond...
    morestay morestay
    56-60, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2015

    Just a short note as I wander along this

    exciting path of self discovery - all I can say is that it appears to be so much easier these days, less taboo's around, everything just seems more socially acceptable, with age we probably say that we wouldn't make the same mistakes again knowing what we do now - but is that...
    Cath66 Cath66
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Jul 25, 2015

    i think it isn't sufficient just to want,

    i juts believe its best you ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want..
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    Jul 29, 2015

    it's very important to know WHO you are.

    when you are confident in who you are, you can begin to truly live life.
    Azeazal Azeazal
    18-21, M
    Jun 27, 2015

    "Know Thyself" Figure out

    who you are; what you're made of. Figure out what you can/cannot handle; what you can/cannot accept. Only you know what you can tolerate and for how long until that stinging moral obligation taps you mentally and says, "Do something about it." What do you like? What do you love...
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    1 Response Dec 24, 2015

    It is indeed. I am 40 years old

    and have finally rediscovered who I am, who I am meant to be. Eight years ago I was a captured soul. I was everything he wanted me to be mother to his children, I stayed home like he wanted me to. I was under his thumb, and I lived like that for many years, until I broke free...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jul 13, 2015

    So Many Aspects

    There are so many aspects to self discovery. Your mind or your body. Your prospects or failures. Your sensuality or reaction. So many aspects involved!
    aoutdouze aoutdouze
    22-25, F
    Aug 29, 2013
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    Jun 25, 2015

    i was born to make mistakes,

    not to fake perfection
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    1 Response Sep 10, 2015

    Growing up in an extremely abusive house I was

    fortunate enough to realize I needed to heal and to learn how to be well adjusted in a profoundly sick society. My answers came when I first got a hold of a book......... The Road Less Traveled by M. Scott Peck. I feel this book has sent me on a journey that has taught me...
    morestay morestay
    56-60, F
    2 Responses Oct 19, 2015

    Unattachment I think I am currently learning

    this lesson: It is unbelievable how I am attached to people. I caught myself wishing for a life time kinda friend, one who would be always there for me. But it is not possible for one person to be there always. People have their own problems and their own path to fallow! I...
    Camehashi Camehashi
    31-35, F
    Jan 6, 2016

    if we dont understand how our thoughts govern

    our choices.. we will never change..
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    Aug 10, 2015
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    Aug 16, 2015


    Ever since I was young I was never afraid to please myself. I think so many woman fear touching themselves. In a sexless marriage I'm thankful I at least have that. Woman need to discover where they want to be touched, how they want to be touched. They have to know what makes...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Nov 28, 2013

    two things defined my personality,

    how i managed things when i do not have anything, and how i behaved when i had everything
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    Jul 12, 2015

    Letting some emotions about bf troubles run

    through me all day, I realized that I'm so overly concerned with him because I haven't truly defined/crystallized what I want in my life in terms of career/purpose. There was a post on FB , about Law of attraction & the Universe, & that all that is great, but how self-mastery...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife
    46-50, F
    4 Responses May 28, 2015

    you really need to accept yourself

    and avoid comparing yourself to others, that's really a bad idea!!! we are all unique in our own way.
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    Jul 12, 2015
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