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I Think Self Discovery Is Important

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    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

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    Sometimes when we feel defeated,

    we surrender. Not to anything other than our mind. But our mind can play tricks on us, this much we know. Remember that you are not your mind. You are not your body. You are not the action of taking breath, you are breath. You are Source. If Source surrenders, Source surrenders...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope 26-30, F Jul 9, 2014

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    Why Do You Live?

    We live... for finding the answer. In every, different, context, we discover more about ourselves... and the more we understand about how we function, the more mysterious it is, why we did the things we did... luck and favor help us along, and we learn more about what we can do...
    Taurusedi Taurusedi 31-35, M Dec 24, 2012

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    Psst. Hey. Hey you? Did you know your Source?

    Psst. Hey, you? Did you know your also human? You are Source in physical form. You are beauty, light, life, love, and peace all wrapped in one. As important as the Being is as we are human beings, so is the human part. They go hand in hand. When you feel as though you want to...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope 26-30, F Dec 21, 2013

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    Pleasure

    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 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    How sweet it is to be loved by my Self.

    Real love. The kind of love that is unconditional. The kind of love they write songs and poems about. The kind of love from Disney movies. The kind of love you dream about as a child. I had to remind my Self that I am the love of my life. In doing so, I found the love of my life...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2014

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    Just when you think you're comfortable with

    yourself. Life ***** on you.
    zestymeatballs zestymeatballs 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2014

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    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 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 23, 2014

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    artboy4502 artboy4502 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 1, 2014

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    Life

    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

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    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

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    try ever thing once.

    if you don't like it then don't. lol I tried line dancing will never again . tried skydive found I love that. it helps to make a person unlike anyone else. learning is a good part of it. I try to learn something new ever day. like today with how steven hanking think black...
    chat68chat chat68chat 31-35, M Jan 25, 2014

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    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

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    Forgiveness

    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

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    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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    I can't believe how stupid I've been sounding.

    The truth is I never had a demon. I thought I did. I thought everyday was a fight for life but really I was in Dream Reality. I thought I was the most selfless person in the world but really I was the most selfish. My mind is so creative it created a demon that was so real I was...
    StrandedandAlonr StrandedandAlonr 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 28, 2014

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    Seriously....it's taking me *every* ounce of

    strength to get up and out of my warm duvet this morning....
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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    Beliefs

    "Belief makes things real. Makes things feel, feel alright. Belief makes things true" ~Gavin Degraw. True words. We have so many beliefs that we act on. Our beliefs influence our thoughts which govern our actions. So many of us act on our beliefs never taking the time to...
    LaughLoveLiveHope LaughLoveLiveHope 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    Inexperience

    I choose to be inexperienced in certain areas of my life because I just want it done right and to be meaningful.
    tr1sh tr1sh 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    Mirror Piece

    A broke mirror. Each piece Showing my soul Pieces reflecting who I was A piece broken and lost Who am I now What would the mirror reflect If it was a whole piece Would it be who I am now? Pieces of my childhood Happy times of family Reflecting moments that formed my soul...
    royaljarvis royaljarvis 36-40, M Aug 30, 2013

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    Its something we spend the whole of our life

    doing but it is never complete.Life is a mystery and we never fully know ourselves
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M Nov 14, 2014

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    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 2 Responses Feb 26, 2014

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    BlackBuddafly88 BlackBuddafly88 26-30, F Feb 2

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    It really is, though. Like, if you think about it, manners can tell you a lot about a person.
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    ......................................................... "Manners maketh man."
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    In this day and age, Emily Post must be twirling like a top in her grave!
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    Im blunt too Potato head , i meant it . https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=apPOYo1iwCE
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    Even though I've never been in a relationship, I believe intimacy is key in keeping relationships going. To be loved and cared for. Without that, well the flame dies out.
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    A well educated and well brought up person will always be kind and gentle to children, older people and animals... They will always take time to be thankful and oblige...
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    manners is simply consideration for others. otherwise, it is protocol
    bobdole8469 bobdole8469 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    crazydoughnut123 crazydoughnut123 13-15, F Feb 15

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    Like a tree, i am spreading my roots deep inside. There will be water for me in the absence of rain. The sun won't burn me down as i flower from within. I continue on the journey...
    Unlearn Unlearn 31-35, M 3 hrs ago

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    Taking two sides of the same coin again. This one's specially for the teenagers. In today's smart-gadget society, and handheld world web at our disposal : It has caused us to...
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    tmalachi tmalachi 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    Well; It's a big commitment and isn't it a big mess when it doesn't work out.. I think too many people jump into "marriage" too quickly.. So here's 25 reasons not to marry/settle...
    TheMightyAphrodite TheMightyAphrodite 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 20

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    Although compliments are nice, I would rather connect with a few than be told how handsome or cute I am by many. Superficial praise doesn't do much for the soul, it only represses...
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    I had to cut , but not to deep, I start to bleed, I feel my pain start to drain. I cut my self, but not to deep for punishment ,because I am to blame, I had cut , but not to...
    cosciatony cosciatony 26-30, M 24 mins ago

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    Manners are very important, it shows how you respect your self and others
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 9

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    Please dont get me wrong for being a pessimist actually I am not one but my condition now makes me say it Right from birth I have been a robot toy to do whatever my parents want...
    FightingTillTheEnd FightingTillTheEnd 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 17

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    Honestly I'm afraid of getting older. I don't feel as if I'll wake up 10-20 years from now and say "where has time gone?" I think my eyes will be wide open for the rest of my life...
    xKzax xKzax 18-21, M 13 Responses Feb 19

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