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I Think Self Discovery Is Important

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Oct 7

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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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 get bummed sometimes because i have such a 'huge member.' This is scary for women. I wish my 'ding dong' wasn't so 'massive'. I think i need therapy for the trauma and joy...
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    Twice now, I have been goaded into a conversation by Christians, neither of which I have been rude to and yet on both occasions they have said their piece, resorted to hubris or...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    There is nothing worse than a fundamentalist christian and a self proclaimed genius neck beard atheist... I tend to stick to my own belief that very few follow anymore.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M Oct 8

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    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 5 Responses Sep 20

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    Save the bats! They're all dying off due to a fungi spreading from bat to bat killing them. Bats are almost endangered and we need to help save them! Without bats our insect...
    NightWalker6676 NightWalker6676 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Respecting others as human beings, not holding judgement on their choices-sometimes just saying 'please' & 'thank you' to a random person you interact with can put them on cloud...
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    so much like mine o.o lol 
    ambodexter ambodexter 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    And THIS is coming from a non-believer.I no longer call myself athiest because athiesm in and of itself has become a fanatical religion.
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 8

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    What do y'all think?????? ^ selfie lol
    macibabyy macibabyy 16-17, F 8 Responses Oct 10

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    What is Personal Hygiene? Personal hygiene may be described as the principle of maintaining cleanliness and grooming of the external body. People have been aware of the importance...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I never wanted to self harm. I thought "This is stupid, why would anyone do this?" Then at sixteen, after an awful fight with my stepfather about an ex-boyfriend, I knew why. I...
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Consequences of poor hand hygiene and the importance of handwashing So many nasty illnesses start with poor hand hygiene Salmonella, campylobacter, MRSA, flu, diarrhoea and...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'm two months clean of self harm.. Yet I've always wanted to find a guy who does/ is recovering from self harm.. So we can help each other and get stronger together..
    xxshishixx xxshishixx 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Don't battle it anymore, I don't want to eat and the only reason I tried a little is a lot of people here who's been kind to me like my bro. But the way I treat my body right now...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    And I've snapped.. Back into place. Recovery starts now. Crazy to think that about a day ago I was about to kill myself. And now I'm recovering. I love you all, and to the ones...
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 51 mins ago

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    I'm not sure when it all started but I'm guessing it was during my first year of secondary school where I started feeling self conscious(of my looks, the way I talked, basically...
    VEGETAbles VEGETAbles 16-17, M Sep 23

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    So my opinion use to be smart is sexy and still somewhat holds true but if this is how I want my self to view or consider to be attractive em I selling my self short? Sure there's...
    Janisoneluv Janisoneluv 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 5

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    I used to self harm. I haven't since August and I've been trying so hard not to since then. But sometimes, the temptation comes back and I find it nearly impossible to keep my...
    LexyMarie LexyMarie 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I know I'm intelligent, but I want to be my own definition of perfect. I compare myself to so many girls and my self confidence got so bad once that I started crying in front of...
    blueworldsapart blueworldsapart 13-15, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Best selfie I've ever taken.
    TheWonkyRook TheWonkyRook 16-17, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I have the vision of beacoming an entrepreneur. I've discoverd more about myself as a person and built the passion and selfconfidence. As an intuitive person i dream about the...
    PassionInYourLife PassionInYourLife 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I'm dating a guy who doesn't think certain things are important. I've never received flowers from a guy. I've dated this man for a year and he can't spend five dollars on me. When...
    NotaDisneyPrincess NotaDisneyPrincess 18-21, F Oct 7

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    Feel like I can't control myself. I keep doing things I know aren't beneficial to me, but I like the momentary pleasure they bring. Sometimes I do things I don't care for just to...
    postrattling postrattling 22-25, F Oct 9

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    You never realize how important somebody is or the impact they made on your life until they're gone. Today I lost one of my former coworkers who I wasn't that close with but the...
    Netabell Netabell 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    You haven't failed until you've given up. Self motivation picks you back up!
    cittykatluv cittykatluv 18-21, F Sep 25

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    the people who love and care about me don't take my cutting as a serious problem. The one person who claims they love me the most, and i can talk to her anytime about anything...
    childcalledit childcalledit 22-25, T 1 Response Sep 26

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