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I Think Self Discovery Is Important

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    "When I discover who I am I'll be free.

    "-Ralph Ellison Yes, I do understand that this isn't the quotes category.
    misanthropicpessimist misanthropicpessimist 13-15, F Jun 26

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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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    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 36-40, M Dec 24, 2012

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    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 16-17, M a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    pepetheanarchistfrog pepetheanarchistfrog 13-15, M Jun 25

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    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 a week ago

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    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...
    complex7 complex7 31-35, F 2 Responses May 16

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    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 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 7

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 7 Responses May 28

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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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    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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    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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    artboy4502 artboy4502 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 1, 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 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 23, 2014

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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 41-45, M Aug 30, 2013

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    I'm working on this right now.

    It's so much easier to figure out what you don't want than what you do. And I don't have a clue. I don't want to spend my life making other people rich at the expense of everyone else. I don't want to be destitute my whole life. I don't want my daughter to grow up without a dad...
    CMBd625 CMBd625 31-35, F May 17

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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 2 Responses Oct 7, 2014

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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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    I don't think they are thinking as profoundly about things as I am. Each to their own, I don't want to tell them to do otherwise or to claim that what I am doing is right. But...
    FittingUsername FittingUsername 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    I don't promote self-harm... I suffer from it.. And I talk about it here because people have already judged me. And it's already getting into my head, which is why I'm just...
    PureLies PureLies 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    Selfie niqqa xD ~misty
    MistyMyNiqqa MistyMyNiqqa 16-17, F 5 hrs ago

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    All my life I have always felt like 3rd pick to my cousins and my friends. As a kid the older adults would always make fun of me and shoo me away from them. It makes me seem as if...
    SmileyFaceJenn SmileyFaceJenn 18-21, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Everyone that has made me feel important and special, has replaced me with someone else.
    Thatgirlannalise Thatgirlannalise 16-17, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I hit the self destruct button this morning again. The Flashbacks god to be a bit too much for me to handle, the vivid graphics, the sounds that I was hearing, and remembering. I...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    I am a twenty one year old university student and I really want to experience what it feels like for someone to love and care for me. This might sound a little bit weird but the...
    Trust1993 Trust1993 18-21, M 19 hrs ago

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    Today makes six months, a full half a year, since I threw away my razors. I did make a mistake, shortly after I got in a wreck and didn't know how to deal with the aftermath of...
    SunnysBlueForever SunnysBlueForever 18-21, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    Meeting and loving someone who can accept, understand and think like me is way more important and enjoyable than someone who looks amazing but can't do any of those. Finding...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I use to cut when I was a teen, before it became trendy it seems..I did it to see the blood mostly,but fell in love with the pain. I stopped before I hit my 20's the urge just...
    chickenkiev chickenkiev 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Only because I am so confused how to take one halp me!
    IfITry14 IfITry14 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Pictures Not Included I appreciate your interest and I respect your healthy curiosity. It's important to act on one's regard for the unknown and for this I empathize (I'm an...
    mokele mokele 31-35, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    It's common sense, people. I may not use them all the time, but only with people that 1: I really like, and it's acceptable. Or 2: I really hate them, and I don't give a...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    The feeling of importance is a companion to the feeling of love, at least as far as I’m concerned it is. I want to be important to the man I love; not because he needs me to do...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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