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I Try To Speak From The Heart

Stories about being true to your experiences 1,243 People

    My Heart Has Opened. Finally!

    For years and years i was stuck in a rut of self pity, i could not give anyone the time of day let alone say nice or kind words to people. About 2 years ago i decided enough was enough and i started to change my thoughts, the way i saw people, (If i saw someone happy i would go...
    Angeleyes777 Angeleyes777 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 16, 2009

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    You See I Want A Lot

    You See I Want a Lot   by Ranier Maria Rilke You see, I want a lot. Perhaps I want everything: the darkness that comes with every infinite fall and the shivering blaze of every step up. So many live on and want nothing, and are raised to the rank of prince by the slippery ease...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    What Is Up With Me Today?!?!

    I’m in such a funk today! I can’t figure out what it is! Maybe it’s the grey sky? Maybe it’s my hormones? I am way too low on Xanax for comfort which usually makes me edgy! I get anxious and jittery. Today, however I am so blah! I can’t concentrate...
    Aw8ingf8 Aw8ingf8 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    Advice For Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One

    Advice For Dealing With The Loss Of A Loved One Sweety the best way is to allow yourself to feel any emotions that arise, do not rush yourself to feel better soon, and make sure to fill your time with positive activities even if you dont feel like it. Excersise and moving and...
    RavensHeart RavensHeart 36-40, F Jan 18, 2013

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    Kindness...

    There is a poem “Kindness” by Naomi Shihab Nye that moves me every time I read it. I only discovered this poem in the last month, yet I doubt the wonder of her words will wear off any time soon.Before you know what kindness really isYou must lose things,Feel the future...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 29, 2013

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    From The Heart~

    I worry about young EP women. I see so many posts on EP from young women that break my heart. Perhaps a huge part of what they are writing is pure drama for the sake of being dramatic alone, but, still, it is concerning to me. So many young women post things like "I don't want...
    hillbillycrone hillbillycrone 56-60, F 4 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    No Matter What I Do For Him...

    Today I drove a couple of hours to the tiny little town where my dad lives. He’s 87 and has survived two wives; my mother who died of ovarian cancer long ago, and his second wife who died of complications as a result of a traumatic brain injury.My dad’s energy is heavy. His...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 9 Responses Mar 28, 2013

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    A Strange Feather

                                                 A Strange Feather                                                     by Hafiz...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    I Am Trying To Let My Heart Say What It Wants To

    I have been trying to let my heart. Say what ever that it wants to. That way, it gets a chance to say something. It seems to be working out just fine for me. That is why some of the stories seem to be coming out the way that they have been. Its so nice too listen to me heart. For...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2011

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    Heroes

    I’ve been listening to the cicadas all day. Their song is carried from the trees in the small woods that border my back yard, on the breeze, across the lawn, to the giant shade tree that has already begun to lose a few leaves. This last hot spell right on top of the cold spell...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    True To My Experience

    In speaking from the heart, we are as true to our experience as we can solely be.  Writing from the heart, for me, has been a form of spiritual practice.  Connecting with a place deep within and writing from here has helped to open up the world and my emotions to...
    Dee67 Dee67 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 13, 2009

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    If My Heart Could Talk

    ... it will say that things aren't really easy as i thought they would be, ... it will speak words that my mind haven't found int his life of glee, ... it will recite poems of love, of happiness and overwhelming emotions, ... it will talk about truth, about justice and other...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 12, 2013

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    Save Points

    Several times, during the course of my life, I have seen a huge white owl. One time when I was younger, I was on the beach at midnight on a calm moonlight night, with the moon glistening on a calm sea. It was beautiful. I felt a moment of extreme serenity and I looked around and...
    Uglinessaintpurty Uglinessaintpurty 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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    From My Heart...

    With your magic charm you enticed me I lost my own heart, fell in love with you deeply, with each drop of my blood loved you truly. But one night changed my life It was a shocking night, some revelation night. That night, I was unable to sleep. I can't really explain to anyone...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Dec 3, 2013

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    Speaking From The Heart

    I once read, " out of the abundance of the heart does the mouth speak.".. since then I try very carefully how I speak to others, speak to my daughters, and speak to myself.....words can be and are often weapons, ....can be ointment on a wound.......variety of other things...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 13, 2010

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    Nearly a decade ago, I spiraled into the

    deepest of depressions. Everything I touched seemed to turn to dust. Of course, that wasn't true. But that's what depression can do. Create the feeling that we are such complete failures, there is no hope anywhere.Despondency became my best friend... until one day, I simply...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 5 Responses Oct 12

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    If I Don't Mean It

    If I don't mean it, I don't say it. It really is that simple.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F Nov 14, 2010

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    I Want To Speak From The Heart.

    When you speak from the heart you open yourself up to such pain.  Yet, if you try to avoid the pain what does your life/you become but a shell.  Don't intentionally want to hurt another person just as I don't want them hurting me.  But can't help but daydreaming...
    SaulofTarsus SaulofTarsus 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 26, 2010

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    "Time To Move On"

    I feel so broken, sad and blue usually, it's because of you. The thinks you say, will remain long after this dreadful day. I shall never forget the way you acted, you care not, the lives you have impacted. You can use me now, and think all is free, but when I am gone, someday you...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 30, 2011

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    But What Do You Do

    when your heart feels empty or hurts but you don't know why?
    EyzofBlue EyzofBlue 36-40, F Oct 19, 2011

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    Drifting Away

    What is love? Most of us haven't given the question a single thought. We're brought up to assume Walt Disney had it all figured out with the 'Happily ever afters'. The endless romantic drivel pumped our way only compounds this sense of emptiness that leads us in our continued...
    alisaperne86 alisaperne86 26-30, F Aug 16, 2013

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    Happiness And Sadness.

    People tell me no one ever said life was going to be fair. But then I think to myself yes…but no one ever said life was going to be unfair.But then again, I understand that life needs that balance. Because we would not know happiness without the sadness. I think that is why we...
    cantbreakfree cantbreakfree 18-21, F 9 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    ~life Is A Gift~ (sharing A Beautiful Poem....) (copy)

    LIFE IS A GIFT   Life..... from day to day we breathe, we eat, we worry, we argue, we rush, we care, we help and we love Life.... was given to us from above, and we emerge from...
    Raindrop000 Raindrop000 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    Speak From The Heart

    Speak from the heart,I try to,For me,It's the way,I like to think,People will respect you.
    storywriter2 storywriter2 46-50 Oct 6, 2012

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    Here It Is...And Here It Isn'T

    So here it is-the words that I can't say. They're in my mind now. And I want to say them. But I can't because the moment I open my mouth to say them, move my fingers to type them, or pick up the pen to write them, I forget what they are. But I think that we all know what they are...
    num83rs num83rs 36-40 Mar 6, 2013

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    Ellen Bass Rocks!

    In my opinion, this is one of the most sensuous, loving and achingly connected poems ever written. GATE C22 by Ellen Bass At gate C22 in the Portland airport a man in a broad-band leather hat kissed a woman arriving from Orange County. They kissed and kissed and kissed. Long...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    I Love Mary Oliver's Poetry!

    The JourneyBy Mary OliverOne day you finally knewwhat you had to do, and began,though the voices around youkept shoutingtheir bad advice—though the whole housebegan to trembleand you felt the old tugat your ankles“Mend my life!”each voice cried.But you didn’t stop.You...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F Sep 6, 2013

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    Trust In Love

    These are not my words—a friend shared this with me when I first began to make significant changes in my approach to life. Unfortunately, I don’t have the source, but I’ve found this to be exceedingly helpful. I hope it’s meaningful to you.  LOVE AND TRUST  "If you...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    Love After Love

    by Derek WalcottThe time will comewhen, with elation,You will greet yourself arrivingAt your own Door, in your own mirror,and each will smile at the other's welcome.And say, sit here, Eat.You will love again the stranger who was your self.Give wine. Give bread. Give back your...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    Try To Speak From Heart

    It/s hard while you met someone that make your heart beats fast,and your braion is yelling stop,watch and see...that/s hard to speak from heart
    teresa8888 teresa8888 41-45, F Nov 24, 2010

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    I Love Ranier Maria Rilke's Poetry

    Sonnets to Orpheus, Part Two, XII(translated by Anita Barrows and Joanna Maey)Want the change. Be inspired by the flamewhere everything shines as it disappears.The artist, when sketching, loves nothing so muchas the curve of the body as it turns awayWhat locks itself in sameness...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F Sep 6, 2013

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    Not from the heart but the soul.

    I consider I lost my heart so so "long" ago...it got crashed,burnt into ashes and ashes blown away.Sometimes It seems to get an invisible shape with the love and care friends gives me...in an attempt to build a thin veil..but always ends bursting and emptiness again. I am capable...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    The Door

    The Door By Jane Hirshfield A note waterfalls steadily through us,  just below hearing.    Or this early light  streaming through dusty glass:  what enters, enters like that,  unstoppable gift.   And yet there is also the other,   the breath-space held between any call...
    WindSylph WindSylph 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 6, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    When you heartbreaks, it breaks your whole being. Nothing remains the same. With the break goes the love and peace you felt with the moments that brought them to you. They shatter...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    When I first thought of heartbreak it was a figure of speech not really real! But you don't know anything about it till you've experienced it The pain i felt was the most horrible...
    Authentic921 Authentic921 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The feeling of getting your heart broke is absolutely horrible. There is no drug that can mend or numb the pain because if there was id spend my last dime on it. My ex boyfriend...
    Heartbreakhotel96 Heartbreakhotel96 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Is anyone there I'm dealing with heart break plz anyone 😭😭😭😭😭
    Khaleesi1Regan Khaleesi1Regan 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hey.. I'm turning 14 in February of 2015.. And I get that im so young.. And that its 'impossible' to even know what love is (says my mother) but I honestly do. In 2012 I fell in...
    lexi5789 lexi5789 13-15, F Oct 5

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    I was a dancer in the early 70'S and was shocked to see one of the pastors drinking liquor and looking at some of the other dancers so I gave my turn up and sat down next to him...
    pickles1000 pickles1000 61-65, F 2 days ago

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    what I felt with you was amazing
    6ABEBABE 6ABEBABE 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    what did I do to deserve this ?
    6ABEBABE 6ABEBABE 13-15, M Oct 12

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    I shouldn't have let you go
    6ABEBABE 6ABEBABE 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Rosanne & the Boss
    sharpTresHombre sharpTresHombre 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    I don't know what to do. I can't persuade him of anything. He has to figure it out on his own. I just hope the happiness and love I brought into this relationship is enough for him...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    Mixed Messages I offer her a glass of water, I tell her that she needs it, she tells me I must be blind, that her heart's breaking but I can't see it... She was just at the bar...
    AaronLA AaronLA 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    I can't do it anymore. I wanted to be strong. I don't want to guilt him. I didn't guilt him last time. He came back on his own. I only left him two messages, neither pressuring nor...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 3

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    Speak now or forever hold your Tongue against my cheek and hands pressed against my Soul for the Taking, Heart, Breaking There's no cure for this now, they say that, Time is of the...
    teeegreen teeegreen 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    The text message forwarded to me from my younger sister Saira was concise and chilling: 'Mum's sent a hit man to kill you,' it read. 'Be careful.' As I read those words, my first...
    BollywoodStar BollywoodStar 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 23

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    Right now, I need to focus on mending my insecurities and problems. Here are some quotes that I can relate to. I'll come back and read these every time I feel like breaking down...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F Oct 10

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    A day off work, another good day ruined when all I wanted to was to spend time with my wife, today I had it planned that we come back to our new home and organise everything to...
    Donnyboy1993 Donnyboy1993 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 8

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    Almost a year ago, the love of my life left me for another man, whom she had a child with. We were together for almost 12 years and besides our kids, I've never loved another human...
    midwesterndad74 midwesterndad74 46-50, M 3 Responses Oct 13