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I Want to Be More Mindful

(Re)discovering your inner purpose 203 People

    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 2013

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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 10, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I hope to get out of my head a little more

    today & experience the world in front of me for all that it is, use these five senses for all they're worth.
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F Apr 20

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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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    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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    Where do I get started?

    Reading up about retreats, courses, books, and more. As always the perfectionist in me wants to master this, yet it seems impossible to really get started.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F Nov 16, 2014

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes it'd be nice to have more people to talk to because silence isn't a good friend of mine.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29

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    I own my company, I have a masters degree, I have travelled the world, I have worked every day of my life since I was 15. I also have a lot of life experience, and a lot of...
    Firewulff1978 Firewulff1978 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    i wish if i was taller..im only 4'8" (142.24cm) tall.. and i hate it...i feel so different everyone and no guy wants to date a 4'8" girl.. i know it.. i know guys love short girls...
    loveiseverything18 loveiseverything18 18-21, F 31 Responses Apr 27

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    I used to think that life helps you define the person you want to be, now i feel that at some point or another you have to just decide and act the part.
    LonesomeBuffalo LonesomeBuffalo 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    I want to know if I am either attractive or cute,lol....
    jessicatong jessicatong 26-30, F 14 Responses May 7

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    I want to know what people think! Recently I have been offended by a group of guys picking out who is the "hottest asian they have ever seen" my self esteem has gone down because...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses a week ago

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    I want to know what you think of me! I recently lost some of my self-esteem when a couple of guys pointed out the "prettiest asian they've ever seen" when they knew I was clearly...
    jpark0808 jpark0808 18-21, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    Hello everyone I am new here. Hope to meet some new people and change myself. Message me if you want to talk!
    lostpersona lostpersona 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    just made my step into opening up. energymistmove.com I started this to become nore self-confident. Maybe you feel inspired. Love to read comments.
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F Apr 24

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    Come on, anybody. Hit me up. I'm ready :3 [also take a free selfie of me]
    Joemosexual Joemosexual 13-15 Apr 25

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    I gained weight during my relationship, he liked it and I didn't. I guess I just got comfortable and so I was lazy when I was upset or stressed we'd just go out to eat and be...
    bbwandlonely bbwandlonely 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 25

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    Just read this: I know my worth and appreciate compliments and neither seek them nor rebuff them.
    energymustmove energymustmove 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    hate to force stayin in someplace and cant move appreciate for others
    freeadam freeadam 22-25, M Apr 25

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    I need help. My confidence is so low my bf tells me I'm beautiful but I just don't feel it. What do I have to do to get ride of my memories.
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Apr 27

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    Don't you ever see in the mirror and like your own image, but you hate how you look in a photo?
    SarahiK SarahiK 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 27

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    I always think very negative about myself and compare myself to others and wish I was them. My friends are so much prettier than me and sometimes i wish I could swap bodies with...
    ItsJustRebecca ItsJustRebecca 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I've been doing the 30 day shred video twice a day and only eating 1200 calories a day for like 4 days and I've gained 2 lbs like wtf do I have to do for real I'm so frustrated.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Apr 28

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    No, I'm not taking a picture of me, yes, I have self hatred for EVERYTHING I do!!
    StevieOakley14 StevieOakley14 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    Tired of not feeling good enough
    kkaykiwi kkaykiwi 16-17, F 8 Responses Apr 29

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