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I Want to Be More Mindful

(Re)discovering your inner purpose 184 People

    A Working Group

    Hello, I've struggled for self-understanding and mindfulness. For many years, I felt like my desire to know myself better was being somehow 'rejected' by everyone around me; I have anxiety issues, which tend to make me risk averse in all areas of my life. Actually I found a...
    pagiul3 pagiul3 31-35 Apr 7, 2013

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    Best Apple Ever

     A few years ago I attended a 10 week course in Mindfulness. We met for a few hours one evening each week. Then there was a full day at which we had a silent lunch and an apple i ate was amazing! Mindfulness has been in my life since then.
    koyptakh koyptakh 51-55, M 16 Responses Jun 4, 2009

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    Why Love Hurts (2)

    How do we avoid pain? First, we have to understand what true love is. Understanding love is not easy. It takes faith, maturity and acceptance. It took me 34 years to finally understand what love is. Because true love is not what most of us think it is. When you fall in love, you...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 23, 2013

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    Pain In Life

    An aging Zen master grew tired of his student complaining, and so, one morning, sent him for some salt. When the apprentice returned, the master instructed the unhappy young man to put a handful of salt in a glass of water and then to drink it. "How does it taste?" the master...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 5, 2013

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    Bad Karma

    I have always been having bad luck when it comes to relationships. Almost all relationships I had did not have a happy ending for me. I ask myself why. I know deep within me lies the answer. A few days ago while meditating, an answer came to me. In one of my past lives, I was a...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Feb 2, 2013

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    Hmm... I Usually Dont Mind Well.lol

    i am incorporating more hope and positivity int my life. it is a mindfull activity because negativity was running rampant in my mind previously.  I feel that being mindful of my thoughts is key..
    theconflictedness theconflictedness 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 23, 2010

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    Distractions

    What makes mindfulness challenging to me the most  is that the distractions around us are so tempting. You might start with the right intention to be mindful, but soon enough there is a more appealing thought, image, action, dream that you want to pursue. Other times you...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 8, 2009

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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 10, 2013

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    Happiness

    Happiness is your nature. It is not wrong to desire it. What is wrong is seeking it outside when it is inside.~ Sri Ramana Maharshi ~
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 28, 2013

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    Why Love Hurts

    A facilitator once put a large white paper on the floor with handwritten curves lines (see photo). He then asked four people to stand on each side. “What do you see?” the facilitator asked. One participant said he could see an “M”. The second participant said she could...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 23, 2013

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    Complex Human

    This is so true. How many of us have forgotten that the essence of life is to live in the present and not to worry too much about the past and the future? I mean, it is ok to think about the future and look back to your past. Our future and past guide us. But if we cling on them...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Apr 19, 2013

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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 2013

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    I Learned Mindfulness In Meditation.

    My life in the past was full of pain,hurt,(physical and sexual abuses),torment and torture.Multi-tasking was a way of life for me.Coincidently when i decided to change and start a new life,i was introduce to meditation and came across EP.Mindfulness is actually so simple as...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 7 Responses Nov 13, 2009

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    17th Story-i Want To Be More Mindful.

    Mindfulness in the meditation context  and my understanding and practise is having a blank and open mind not affected by surroundings.Calmness is the result of mindfulness.Then ideas and good thoughts will flood our mind and we will be very clear.Our actions will...
    unshakable unshakable 61-65, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    Introduction to Mindfulness

    I stopped going to church about 2 years ago. I became a church member when I was 22 year-old and I thought of the church as my family. I loved church and it was a great source of learning and love. I was able to accomplish things that I thought were impossible for me. However...
    LLnL LLnL 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 3, 2009

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    Handling Emotions (Either Sad Or Happy Ones)

    Usually people lose themselves in a strong emotion and become overwhelmed. That is not the way to handle emotion, because when that happens you are a victim of emotion. In order not to become a victim, breathe and retain your calm, and you will experience the insight that an...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Feb 8, 2013

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    Mindfulness.

    during my internship i was professionally coerced (haha) into an 8 week mindfulness program. it was a kind of experimental, pseudo training / therapy group (which was confusing) for the interns. i didn't initially want to do it because i didn't honestly believe i needed it at the...
    TheRealMimi TheRealMimi 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    Perfect Silence

    Four close friends vowed to each other to observe silence for seven days.The first day passed well. But as the evening progressed and the oil lamps became dim, one student couldn’t help himself. “Attend to the lamps!” he shouted impatiently to a servant.His friend turned to...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Sep 28, 2013

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    Finding Your Soul In A Modern World

    How do I find my soul again? I have been so distracted for so long, I seem to have lost touch with it. Only recently have I started to remember it. Remembering how it felt, and all the peace that came with it. I miss that feeling so much. I started having so much pain, anxiety...
    3grnowl 3grnowl 26-30 1 Response Apr 29, 2012

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    Restless

    I find it very difficult to be completely mindful, even for 5 minutes. It is difficult to listen to a song without missing parts of the melody, or to someone without missing part of what they said. Very often when I meditate, after 15 minutes I start feeling restless. I want to...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2009

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    Pottery

    I once visited a pottery-making shop. A guy, who was probably in his mid-50s, was showing us how a jar is made. He said you have to have the correct hand pressure to shape the clay. I was amazed as he slowly mold the clay into a beautiful jar with his gentle yet firm hands...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response May 6, 2013

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    Things I Learned From A Lawyer Who Sold His Ferrari

    I just met Julian Mantle, a successful and smart American lawyer who had nothing in mind but work. One day, he suddenly fainted in the middle of the courtroom. When he woke up, his doctor gave him two options: give up being a lawyer or give up life. That was his wake up call. He...
    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 31, 2013

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    Who's Your Daddy?..

    Three days ago Australian Prime Minister, Tony Abbott, in a herculean effort to save just $500, 000 dissolved the Climate Commission (and effectively delivered a big slap in the face to impartial environmental science). Today it has been reported in “The Sydney Morning Herald...
    BillyRo BillyRo 36-40, M Sep 21, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    This is my first time on this and story that true about me about why I want more confidents When I was in 8th grade it was in the afternoon at the end of school and before anyone...
    segio1818 segio1818 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I met a guy and things got off to a great start but now I feel like I don't know where we stand. I thought we were working towards a relationship but I'm starting to think that it...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I want to love myself more, I don't want to feel fat. I don't want to feel ugly. I know I'm not deep down, I don't know what's wrong with me. I weigh at my most 135, last time I...
    chrissyp7 chrissyp7 18-21, F 14 Responses Sep 28

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    I have realised that I lost myself a little after breaking up with my ex. It's not that he changed me or anything but I became more insecure and worried a lot more than I used to...
    DawnRosen14 DawnRosen14 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I quit my job and started my own business, which is really rewarding, even though it's still early days. But somehow I'm a bit reserved when talking about it to others...I want and...
    pensivepaws pensivepaws 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 29

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    This is more of a question than a experience but I didn't have enough room in the question format. Anyway it's my birthday soon and I had an awesome weekend planned with my friends...
    CombatBarbie CombatBarbie 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 4

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    Some days after a fresh shower I can put on a pair of shorts and a top and feel pretty and love myself. Other days I do the same thing and just hope nobody looks at me as I walk up...
    DizzyGreenEyes DizzyGreenEyes 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    I really want me to have more self-confidence but I jus don't know how ..
    erikamariahxo erikamariahxo 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    i really want to meet some more friends
    muffinluvr72 muffinluvr72 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 9

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    I hate myself, well like , I love a few things about my life. Like my love of my life. I love how I feel with him. But when I look at myself , I just see everything wrong and ugly...
    crazycatlady11 crazycatlady11 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I have one and only tattoo so far also I am craving for more tattoos. Especially half sleeve tattoo❤️
    xwolverinex xwolverinex 18-21, F Sep 25

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    I suppose I can talk to people easily enough. The trick comes when I have to do more than shoot the breeze. My struggle is that, sometimes, I don't think my words are having the...
    9Fan 9Fan 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 2

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    Thanks to my best friend i am attending a dance class today, pole dancing to be exact, a lot of women who have attended the classes say it gives you more confidence,chance to meet...
    Misjodie Misjodie 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I am trying to work on this project but my lack of confidence in my abilities is stunting my progress. I hate this. I know I can do this. I know what I am doing. Then why am I so...
    untamablekitty untamablekitty 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    What are the steps to becoming more confident in myself? I feel like my lack of confidence is affecting everything about my life
    annasmth annasmth 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 11

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    I've learned to have more confidence in myself but some days I just feel ugly and other I feel beautiful I don't know if any other girls feel the same.
    jadacharlene jadacharlene 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    I really lack that I t would be great to have more
    cleocat1234 cleocat1234 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I hate having to walk around in school or anywhere and constantly compare myself to everyone. I hate feeling like everyone likes my sister more. I wish when a boy liked me he...
    acorn288 acorn288 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    i've tried to be more confident but seems impossible
    wolfbeliever wolfbeliever 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Do you ever just want to cuddle? Or just want a simple hug? I miss those things. I could easily be happy with cuddling right now. Sometimes thats all you need to feel better.
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I want to change. I want to do it for her, I know it might be too late. But I can try. And maybe then she'll love me again.
    peacewalkerx peacewalkerx 18-21, M 5 Responses Oct 7

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    I've changed my profile pic to one of myself. I'll be changing it back to a random pic soon. I am a little uncomfortable with people seeing me on here, I don't want someone I know...
    Bubblesxxxx Bubblesxxxx 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    because I want to love and want to be loved.
    thispainisreal thispainisreal 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 15

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    There is this really good looking guy that has always been nice to me until I told him all these mean things to push him away. I wanted to push him away, but now I feel a little...
    catherine31986 catherine31986 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    All I think whenever I go outside of the house is how ugly i must look in the eye of everyone that sees me. Im really obsessed about my bad looks and it's gotten to rhe point where...
    dandeelaion dandeelaion 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm not the person I want to be today I started throwing up after I ate the food intentionally I don't like my body so I try to starve myself at times but I get to hungry so after...
    melanie146 melanie146 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5