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    two things defined my personality,

    how i managed things when i do not have anything, and how i behaved when i had everything
    kunfirekun kunfirekun 22-25, M Jul 12

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    Hmm....sharing a youtube video link here.

    https://youtu.be/WNFcbRyfvWc She's awesome, inspires me on this continual road to self discovery....
    sommersjo sommersjo 36-40, F Jul 27

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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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    Spending as much time

    as I have in isolation over the years, it's been the habit to dig deep with my introverted self to calculate, analyse, decipher and evaluate the inner workings of the very core of who I am. With each time there has been destruction, there has been opportunity to explore new...
    SolitaryFriend SolitaryFriend 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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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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    Just a short note as I wander along this

    exciting path of self discovery - all I can say is that it appears to be so much easier these days, less taboo's around, everything just seems more socially acceptable, with age we probably say that we wouldn't make the same mistakes again knowing what we do now - but is that...
    Cath66 Cath66 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    Just realize this recently

    that I don't really know who I am. I don't even know what words best used to describe me. Wondering where I should start? Women my age are married and have kids.. Me? still figuring out who I am. Sigh..
    cactieandporcupine cactieandporcupine 26-30, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    I just want to say that I love how I can be in

    such a good mood sometimes and nothing can change it. When I was a kid I was told it was annoying by people but now that I am older I think it's awesome!
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 16

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 16

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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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    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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    you really need to accept yourself

    and avoid comparing yourself to others, that's really a bad idea!!! we are all unique in our own way.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 12

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    two most important days of your life is the day

    you are born and the day you find out why
    kunfirekun kunfirekun 22-25, M Aug 21

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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 8 Responses May 28

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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 Jun 27

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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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    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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    So, I have always been a very observant person.

    I pick up on social cues. Growing up, I didn't understand why I had a big group of friends around and never faced any problems even though I have lived in 3 cities, 9 houses and been to 5 schools. My family moved a lot due to my dad's job. (No, he's not a hit-man, just an...
    EddA22 EddA22 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    pepetheanarchistfrog pepetheanarchistfrog 13-15, M Jun 25

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    kunfirekun kunfirekun 22-25, M Aug 16

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    It is indeed. I am 40 years old

    and have finally rediscovered who I am, who I am meant to be. Eight years ago I was a captured soul. I was everything he wanted me to be mother to his children, I stayed home like he wanted me to. I was under his thumb, and I lived like that for many years, until I broke free...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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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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    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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    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 Jun 27

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    people call you and label you all kinds of

    things thinking they have you figured out.. thinking they have your personality profiled.. that doesn't really matter to really, because you know yourself way better than they do...
    kunfirekun kunfirekun 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 12

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    if we dont understand how our thoughts govern

    our choices.. we will never change..
    kunfirekun kunfirekun 22-25, M Aug 10

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

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    My experience finishing my 1st half-marathon

    without any prior training taught me 1 important lesson: you're always stronger than you think. Just show up, keep up and you'll rise up :)
    MorningRose10 MorningRose10 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    i think it isn't sufficient just to want,

    i juts believe its best you ask yourself what you are going to do to get the things you want..
    kunfirekun kunfirekun 22-25, M Jul 29

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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
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 14, 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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    The things we "know" are not the clear cut truths we believe them to be. Growing up we're told "Don't believe everything you hear." but that doesn't stop us, we just learn to...
    Taynk Taynk 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I told you I think I am week , didn't you see people don't like me , I hv to do better n harder, didn't you see.! This is why I suck and this is y I get the strong g emotions.. U...
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    “I am not dark, she said, I am just devastated by everything. People don’t understand me and they have no idea why they don’t understand me, they hate that and they hate me...
    tec299 tec299 36-40, M 2 days ago

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