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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Aug 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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    DeadHeartsAreEverywhere DeadHeartsAreEverywhere 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 28, 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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    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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    artboy4502 artboy4502 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 1, 2014

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    Fathers are important. For one needs there Father, as well as there mother. But sadly, in our nation today, fathers are disappearing. Since we hear now on the news, a lot of single...
    Vader222 Vader222 22-25, M Jan 1

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    I don't understand why schools teach us crap we will never use! I've had other teachers in the building tell me that hey have never had to use the math they are teaching me! What's...
    lashea666 lashea666 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    It's extremely eye opening when you leave your comfortable life in a small town for college and realize the world for what it is..and then begin to question whether everything you...
    window3324 window3324 18-21, F Jan 20

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    I've been working on my likes. What do I like? I found out that I'm pulled in by guys with really curly hair. Long hair too. I love traveling. I love all types of music. I can...
    TheRisingPhoenix TheRisingPhoenix 16-17, F Jan 20

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    I am not where I thought I'd be when I turned 30 but where I'm at is exactly where I should be. This is the year I start to find myself again. Here's to 30 !
    Thatonegirljules Thatonegirljules 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    This is the greatest picture to ever be on the Internet.
    Mojopins Mojopins 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    They won't get out of my face
    Bonjovi11 Bonjovi11 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 9

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    Nighttime is a very dangerous place to be. Everyone else is asleep, everything is quiet, I am alone with my thoughts. Thoughts, feelings, emotions-horrible concoction. I can't...
    wildonedreaming wildonedreaming 22-25, F a week ago

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    A new radio sitting beside one 20 years older. Tuned to the very same station. Both play the music and cary the message, just as effectively. I do think it's important to define...
    magnum64 magnum64 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    I despise anyone who thinks self harm is a joke.
    rsurrett rsurrett 16-17, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Life has a funny way.. I was getting really bored of EP and the constant adds & Pervy messages from idiots so I was thinking it's time to go. Then out of the blue he appears...
    AsteriasAura AsteriasAura 36-40, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Showing respect towards others is always important to me. But having respect for yourself is more important. If you don't have self respect, or lack of it, how are you going to...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    1:30am in the morning, here I am sat in a dark, silent house reflecting on my past, my regrets, my guilt and the ‘what I would have done differently’ scenarios. However...
    deathfromabove1066 deathfromabove1066 22-25, F Jan 18

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    Do you ever feel like because people know you self harm you have to self harm badly to be worthy of help, like otherwise you're not upset enough, stressed enough of important...
    BellaE15 BellaE15 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I don't feel ugly and fat, I am ugly and fat. I can't change the shape of my body, I mean: no matter how much weight I lose, I will always have a "fat shape". No matter how thin I...
    L4N4 L4N4 31-35 1 Response Jan 5

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    You have to have respect for yourself... You should never let anyone treat you like your worthless... Know your self worth... That doesn't mean act conceited... That means have...
    QuietWriter QuietWriter 70+, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have harmed since i was 14 (I'm 24 now) i lie to everyone that knew i did it they all think i stopped but really its worse than ever:/ a few cuts are not enough anymore i can...
    rockchick1990 rockchick1990 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    about 1 year age i learned about sociopaths and narcissistic people ,i think it`s sad and scary for more normal people to deal with them because there are a lot of people who don`t...
    farfar1984 farfar1984 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I am a recovering self harm addict. It's been 7 months since I last self harmed, but even though it was only 4 cuts a relapse is still a relapse. It used to be really bad, but the...
    Ramellan Ramellan 22-25, M Dec 30, 2014

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    For the past few years, helping others became my only reason for living. But my speech patterns have been awful, selfish. Whenever speaking, the subject of at least one sentence of...
    ResidentGoddessAstraea ResidentGoddessAstraea 18-21 4 days ago

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    After several days of pulling away from my husband emotionally after our fight I decided to sit down and talk to him. I knew that he wasn't going to start the conversation and I...
    justnicky justnicky 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    There came a time I just needed to distant myself from really close friends and family. No one was understanding me and since I am a pretty sensitive person. I'd pick up on there...
    tantralad tantralad 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Be important to your self only, trusting those who never make you important to them will end your life by waiting for them..
    sona80 sona80 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I used to think I was ugly. But I put down my phone, left every other girls Facebook & Instagram page and I went to the bathroom and I sat and asked myself what I liked about...
    kkam34 kkam34 13-15, F 20 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    In the mood for some self reflection tonight. Just hit a milestone a few months back (The Big 60). As much as age shouldn't haunt our lives, 60 reminds me that I have a lot fewer...
    Dave002 Dave002 56-60, M Jan 17

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