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

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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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    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 3 Responses Apr 15, 2009

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    Cantforgettoremember Cantforgettoremember 18-21, F Jul 29

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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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    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 46-50, F 8 Responses Sep 7, 2010

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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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    Life is so stressful,

    and I'm tired. I wish I could just completely relax.
    will1982 will1982 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 28

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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 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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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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    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 3 Responses Mar 2, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response Sep 6, 2010

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    yungmumm yungmumm 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    LuluNeea LuluNeea 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 20

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    Really, rest is the second most needed thing

    for me and I just can´t. Always something, problems and stres in job then work at home because owner of my lended house is so lazy. Then some sleep and back to work. And when I have a few hours free, my brain is thinking like it never done it before. I feel exhausted BUT once...
    mrzuty mrzuty 18-21, M Sep 26, 2014

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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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    My life has been chaotic especially last 5-6

    years. I have been working hard, counting the milestones, seeing more needed to be added and passing by. It gives a boost to ones confidence but there are times that one feels tired and think if ever will reach there on time. Last six months were so overloaded I can feel my...
    LeahNl LeahNl 36-40, F Sep 14, 2014

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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 1 Response Mar 2, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 10

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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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    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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    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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    I dont like to go to restaurants,

    because I have nothing to talk about.
    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 4

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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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    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 46-50, M Oct 12, 2010

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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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    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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    But legally prescribed meds came And the

    wealthy profit. By making that impossible. Bassturdz.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 28

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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 3 Responses Feb 25, 2009

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    I chant in Sanskrit Yes I do chant in

    Sanskrit. dont hv much to write but the post needs at least 25 characters lol
    monatonie monatonie 22-25, F Aug 17

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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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    But bullies Pushing meds And others

    Wrecking society by buying nations Prevent hope of calm growing.
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Aug 17

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    A defining characteristic of people of my

    generation is our angst. I'm entering into my late 30s, and thought I would have shed it a long time ago, but haven't. We think we are entitled to peace and happiness, but I don't think we're meant to be. We aren't here for that. We're here to feel pain and struggle, and...
    toddflanders138 toddflanders138 36-40, M Jan 17

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    I struggle with anxiety

    and I tend to worry excessively at times. It can be a burden. I'm trying to find new ways to cope with my anxiousness.
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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