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I Want More Peace In My Mind and Rest In My Everyday Life

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    Hard Lessons

    Be honest with yourself. Superficiality is the biggest sin, Quickly followed by false hope. Most of life is waiting, Learning to content Oneself with disappointment. Assessing the damage, Examining truth And formulating plans of Achievements. We can only control ourselves, And...
    LostSoulLiveOn LostSoulLiveOn 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2011

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    Me Too

    I'm a mother of 2 wonderful boys, one is 18 months,the other born Feb.20. So you know my life is already hectic.My husband works 12 hrs a day, gone for 14 so I'm basically the only caretaker of both of them.Not saying I don't appreciate him working so I can stay home, but I'm...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 3, 2011

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    Every Day

     I have been taking steps towards this on a daily basis. I have become a vegetarian, started meditating more, working out every single day, talking to my spiritual advisors and surrounding myself with people that are going to reflect my light. It's not an easy...
    AmberXLight AmberXLight 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    Always Worrying

    I worry all the time about stupid little things.  Im always worried about something.  I just want to be able to rest and not think about something negative or terrible is going to happen.  I want more peace of mind. I want more rest in my everyday life.
    trainwrek trainwrek 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    I Would Love More Peace In ...

    I would love more peace in my mind, who would'nt, But rest in my everyday life, "NO WAY". When I stop my body will stop.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 25, 2009

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    My Story Begins Now

    My story begins at this very moment, in this time, and this place. I am the person that I am and I accept that. I have value and I have values. I am a student of life, a life long learner and a seeker of justice and that which is fair. I am content and happy. I am safe and secure...
    Peter123 Peter123 41-45, M Oct 12, 2010

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    The Group Name Say's It All

    No need to write a story here as the group name cover's it.
    Robert1256 Robert1256 51-55, M Dec 26, 2010

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    For Kathieredart..........from Kathieredart.........

    Perhaps, like me, you have family members who do not uplift you. Every once in awhile I need to uplift MYSELF. The very traits that I love about myself, irritate two people in my life. I'm gonna toot my own horn, not from a place of ego, but from a place of thankfulness for the...
    Kathieredart Kathieredart 56-60, F 4 Responses May 8, 2012

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    Our Restless Leisure Time

    How do Americans spend their leisure time? The answer might surprise you. The most common voluntary activity is not eating, drinking alcohol, taking drugs. It is not socializing with friends, participating in sports, or relaxing with the family. While people sometimes...
    ellenooo ellenooo 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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    Relax!

    I don't even think I know the meaning of the word. I can't seem to ever relax or just have a moment of peace where I'm not stressing or worrying about someone or some thing. I think maybe if I could have a real vacation somewhere away from home and away from responsibilties...
    mimsy2 mimsy2 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2008

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    Like Lime On Trees

    The man wiped his eyes with the bottom of his shirt, through blurry eyes he looked up the street.Jimmie would learn to understand that our fear of the unknown may cause us to resist growth, acceptance and change. Once we feel secure in our understanding, to challenge that...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Mar 27, 2013

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    Wannabe...

    I want to be able to accept "life" as it is.I want to be able to understand what the life is.I want to be able to find a peaceful mind in the whole world.For on and on I just want to be a warm welcome home.
    RayRx RayRx 31-35 May 7, 2011

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    Drained..

    These days, i'm going through really tough times. And i am trying to get by, take things as they come, do it a step at a time. Sometimes, i just feel so lost. Sometimes, it feels like, i just want to take a break, to rest, to take a pause.... but i just can't. Each day, i just...
    mistyeyedlass mistyeyedlass 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 25, 2009

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    I Worry A Lot

        I worry about things so much. That I wish that I had a peaceful mind. There are times that I think I have heard something. I don't know why I worry about things. I also worry abouty people as well. I don't mean to at all. I just wish that I didn't worry so much...
    acjf acjf 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2010

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    Acceptance But Not At Peace Yet....

    I wold love nothing more than to just let the past be where it belongs - in the past. But no matter how hard I try (and for that matter, how hard I try NOT TO TRY) my past and the things that have happened leave me feeling frail and overwhelmed. I had a twin brother that died...
    Fraternal Fraternal 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 26, 2013

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    Who Does'nt Want Peace ...

    Who DOES'NT want peace of mind?  How wonderful it would be to feel at peace every day,,that would be my dream, no worries, no problems, just,, PEACE.   As for rest,, I think I get way to much of that!
    justANNIE justANNIE 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 25, 2009

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    Sangha Invitation

    In my pursuit of further understanding and reduction of suffering I have studied and practiced mindfulness as much as possible on my own over the past year. The practice of mindfulness supports peace, happiness and the ending of suffering.   Sangha is a word meaning "association...
    gsparky22 gsparky22 41-45, M Apr 20, 2013

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    Accept The Changes And Move On

    The last 6 years has been very disorganised and unmotivated. My life went disarray when i was diagnosed with massive health challenges. Health challenges were the only area that i have least experience. I am not myself most of the time and could not make much progress despite...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F Mar 15, 2011

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    Peace Be With You

    Peace be with you oh child of god. This is the beginning of your life. At this moment and in this moment. The light is here. It is a matter of where you look and how you see the things that are present with you, here.
    Peter123 Peter123 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    Releasing My Addiction To The World, But Staying Here!

    I have come to the conclusion that every thing, thought, word, deed, action, other person, activity, or substance represents a possible addiction to the world.  I think it is time to release (detach) from all the things I thought were important and to experience just...
    FlowersNButterflies FlowersNButterflies 51-55, F 8 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    Http://thepeaceclinic.com

    Sharing this for others' edification.
    FlowersNButterflies FlowersNButterflies 51-55, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2010

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    Letter To Mr Cameron

    Dear Mr. Cameron,: Please find below our suggestion for fixing England 's economy. Instead of giving billions of pounds to banks that will squander the money on lavish parties and unearned bonuses, use the following plan.   You can call it the  -    Patriotic...
    shadow111 shadow111 51-55, F Apr 15, 2011

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    My Life Is Rather Busy

    My life is rather busy and full of events welcomed and not welcomed. When I looked at it I could see that I am not comfortable in my space till I have created this room in my garage. It become lately my studio cause of the relax feeling. Nothing special but the stuff that I put...
    KIK KIK 41-45, M 9 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    My Prayer And Promise To Myself

    I believe this is something we all want and need. To that end, I am finding ways to sort my own issues, and basically- to cut myself some slack. I can be my own worst enemy, especially when my insecurities surface. This is my prayer and a promise I intend to keep. I know in my...
    angelwings626 angelwings626 41-45, F 8 Responses Sep 7, 2010

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    We Live In A Restless State From Day To Day

    We are no doubt a restless people. Restlessness is not difficult to define for it is the opposite of being restful, relaxing, or untroubled something we all desire daily in our search for peace within ourselves. We crave it to the point of heaven or eternal rest. As our lives...
    ellenooo ellenooo 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2012

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    Because I Promised.

    I promised AC tonight that I am going to do both of these things and if I make a promise to him I never break it so I am focusing on having peace in my mind and getting more sleep and rest in my days.  I am going to start by relieving some tension in my life to make it...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 17 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    I will restart my life, I will laugh again, love again, enjoy my life like a little child No more pain No more tears No more regrets over ppl who do no deserve I will love myself...
    Alicedreams Alicedreams 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    When you have the fear of loosing someone you love it makes you reflect and think about what you have in the first place...... I have a man who loves me despite my faults, A man...
    desirabledreams desirabledreams 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 5

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    Want To Live In A More Open Minded Word
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M Aug 4

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    I'm so ugly I have to wear make up to cover my uglyness no one wants a ugly girlfriend or wife I'll be alone all my life I hope it's true god has a person for everyone cause I feel...
    tamaraiwannaknow tamaraiwannaknow 16-17, F 5 Responses Jul 24

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    Preferably nice, weird, cool ones who can handle my weirdness. Yeah I need more of that in my life lol.
    ChiMasta ChiMasta 16-17, F Aug 11

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    I'm a shy person. I want more self-confidence. well, I had joined a theater club in my school to boost up my self-confidence. It worked tough, but sometimes I think I'm still lack...
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I went to the beach wearing a bikini for the first time in months. Surprisingly, I felt super confident and cute! I wish more days were like this. I love the feeling of being...
    PrincessAphrodite PrincessAphrodite 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 7

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    My whole life i have been just a shy wreck! Ive missed out on a lot of opportunities because i am afraid of nothing, but myself. My mind seems to control me, telling myself that I...
    happyconfused212 happyconfused212 18-21, T 3 Responses Jul 24

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    This lines always bought tears in my Late Father's eyes... he was definitely an Empath.He had read a Gujarati version of the same in his youger days translated by Zaverchand...
    karmameter karmameter 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    I want to end all suffering. All I can do is pray and god take care of the rest
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M Jul 20

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    When I became an EP member, I met different kinds of people but I met this guy who became my real friend. We've share lots of stuff and we're even growing... But nothing lasts...
    imerosiie imerosiie 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I am starting to give up on life, each day I grow emotionally weaker and weaker. I am always getting heartbroken or friendzoned from girls that I like. Every crush that I have ever...
    elugo777 elugo777 18-21, M 10 Responses Aug 3

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    I don't think the world will ever be at peace though. No matter what there's always going to be people that want to destroy instead of build. So, where there is good there will...
    mountainseal mountainseal 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    I hope I could have more confidence in myself. I am business student and ideas are a mechanism for my mind to function. However I always procrastinate and doubt my ideas all the...
    Jtcwman Jtcwman 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 27

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    Everyday I am reminded of how imperfect I am when I see my scars. Also, they remind me of the challenges I overcame. Ironic!
    Micos Micos 18-21, F Aug 3

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    I feel like I have to say this because someone here is really getting on my nerve. I had some post under "I love Iggy Azalea". And this guy comment some rude stuff there. And I...
    minyue minyue 18-21, F Aug 11

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    I'd like to once I'm older and on my own. Ya know have a regular day life, work life, sometimes go out at night but once I'm alone or with a partner (so night/intimate life) I can...
    Tobeababyagain Tobeababyagain 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I dislike how religion and society makes people closed minded. Why cant others see that reality and reason is so much more than what they think or see of it?
    Noxious123 Noxious123 22-25 2 Responses Jul 27

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    I believe some people want other people to fight just to amuse themselves. They dont care if millions of people have died.
    Alimax11 Alimax11 22-25, M Jul 23

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    I would like to try new things but I am afraid of looking like a complete idiot because I don't know what I am doing. I like to know everything I need to know about something...
    rrs128 rrs128 51-55, M 3 Responses Aug 2

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    Well more like I want to be comfortable in my own body. I really want to be able to take my clothes off and not be self conscious in front of people. Like in the locker room for...
    maria20144 maria20144 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I know it happens to everyone. The moment when you take a step back and look a yourself in the mirror. I don't mean just glance, I mean actually take a good hard look at your...
    rahquielle rahquielle 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 7

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    No matter how many times people say I'm not fat, my mind doesn't believe them.
    faithy8888 faithy8888 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    To all teenagers such as myself: Our generation loves to complain about inexistent struggles. We direct so much of our attention to things like popularity, social status and...
    alviseb alviseb 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago