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I Think Self Discovery Is Important

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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

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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 1 Response Dec 24, 2012

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    artboy4502 artboy4502 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 1

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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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    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...
    NothinginmyWAY NothinginmyWAY 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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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

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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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    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

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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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    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

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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
    DeliriousAquarius DeliriousAquarius 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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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

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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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    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

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    To often people let there past define there

    future. I have been trying to be present in the moment and try to focus on here and now. Because I learned from experience that focusing only on the past will keep you stuck in the same place. Life is to spectacular to be stuck wishing for a better past!
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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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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    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...
    JakeSuspence JakeSuspence 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 28

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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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    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 3 Responses Feb 26

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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 18-21, F Aug 29, 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 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I was raised in a small town so naturally about 80% of my HS graduating class is already settled down some on baby number 2 and while they are very happy, I am in NO way close to...
    AutumnV3 AutumnV3 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    It's respectful!I think manners says a lot about a person!Opening doors for each other, eating with mouth closed and not talking while eating, saying please/thank you, pulling out...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    In any relationship intimacy is important. I mean if you can't be open within a relationship what good is it? That being said sex I don't find as important. You can have sex, but...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    Intimacy is important in marriage..its a way to make you feel loved..marriage without sex is just friendship/companionship..
    luv4get luv4get 41-45, F Jul 18

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    I can't stand how self obsessed my generation is. The only selfie I've ever taken is my reluctant profile picture, at the request of several.
    TorissaNikole TorissaNikole 13-15, F 15 Responses Jul 11

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    The great majority of people I seem to know have Horrible manners. They talk incessantly, interrupt others in even the simplest of conversations, talk negatively about others and...
    MamaAbby MamaAbby 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough. -Einstein
    BioFem17 BioFem17 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Manners tell a lot about yourself,plus always fits good in any situation. I like to have class,yet I am a crazy girl. Never too late to learn...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Marriage gives me the idea of certain security.. The sense of belonging.. The effort to construct a systematic family institution.. It calms me when I know that I belong to...
    9thguy 9thguy 26-30, M Jul 12

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    Ken Robinson is passionate about education... 1.5 hours long. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1A4OGiVK30
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M Jul 14

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    “Everything you see or hear or experience in any way at all is specific to you. You create a universe by perceiving it, so everything in the universe you perceive is specific to...
    Aimee17 Aimee17 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hahah takes one anyways xDD
    MissLex69 MissLex69 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    They are stupid. I do not like taking them.
    Deprivation Deprivation 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't understand why people think age is important - older guys are more matured and have more experience (I really like that).... So what's the matter with dating a guy a few...
    KylieKestnerx KylieKestnerx 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 3

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    We have a ten year old daughter and she is hearing no quite often. I think even more important is that kids understand that no means no and there will be no further discussion but...
    lovingrain lovingrain 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 12

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    I used to care too much about what others thought about me, or about being liked by everyone, but I have discovered that that is a path to misery. No matter how good you are, some...
    SpectralMariner SpectralMariner 36-40, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    This school year it has been decided that I will not dress up to impress everyone, and I will not spend hours every morning perfecting everything about myself. I have come to the...
    PrincessKayleigh PrincessKayleigh 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I feel like i'm going insane. Everyday i either feel depressed, angry, afraid, guilty, in pain, or straight up nothing. I mean like all empty inside. Sometimes i can hear this...
    EthanNail EthanNail 16-17, M 12 hrs ago

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    Why do you need complete strangers to tell if you're attractive? Obviously you must have low self esteem. It doesn't matter about your looks anyhow. Society wants you to think that...
    Mikaylaxo Mikaylaxo 13-15, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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      My name is jocelyn. I am a very troubled teenager. No no nooo. Not that kind of troubled. I'm not suffering from depression or anxiety or anything medically serious. I...
    bitchpleease bitchpleease 13-15, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Just asking need to know for self awareness
    alwayshigh1 alwayshigh1 18-21, M 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I have no respect for women who put their selfish needs before their kids. It's even worse when they put their "man" first...
    kmm95 kmm95 18-21, F 57 mins ago

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    I think we all have an idealist idea about "the perfect relationships". I've had several long term relationships in the past, some long distant relationships. I find trust and...
    jetetter jetetter 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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    " THEY CALL YOU Little Man, or Common Man. They say your day has dawned, the "Age of the Common Man." You don't say that, little man. They do, the vice presidents of great...
    JavierHunting JavierHunting 18-21, M Jul 1

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    Too many selfies. But love photography!
    CuteLittleScrewUp CuteLittleScrewUp 16-17, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    It's called narcissism in psychological circles. Not necessarily the "in love with ones image"/beauty angle, but a total focus on themselves. In their lives nothing is more...
    MatureNotDead MatureNotDead 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 9

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    I've dealt with these people a lot and they think they're way too important to deal with anyone. It's so funny that it's actually kind of sad how they think they can string you...
    hornewrecked hornewrecked 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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