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I Want to Be More Mindful

(Re)discovering your inner purpose 205 People

    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Want More Sleeping a few nights under the stars can really put a pep in your step in search of employment. Having your legs swept up from underneath you can put things in a new...
    OneHowlToTheMoon OneHowlToTheMoon 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 16

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    I am blessed I have 5 beautiful kids a loving devoted partner, but I want more I want to get out there and see the world and find myself again, I want to do something else I love.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 23

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    Even as I age I find that there are still things missing in my life and I can't help but want more....I think as we get over 50 and start that decent we cannot help but feel there...
    Micky7288 Micky7288 56-60 1 Response Apr 6

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    I want to feel appreciated like i matter not that i am simply someone that keeps the apartment from looking like a war zone, and cooks better than he does. I don't want to be...
    confusednormalness confusednormalness 18-21, F Apr 9

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    Since when my childhood I was always shy and I still am.I want to change this but I don't know where to start.A lot of people will say that my life was pretty easy because I always...
    loveandmorelove loveandmorelove 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 14

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    Is it selfish of me...to want too much? Shouldn't I just be thankful for everything I've got? I am so blessed after all. Why do I feel the need to ask for even more? Those are all...
    shannonymous shannonymous 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I have 4 tattoos but I'm really undecided on how many more I actually want
    shericka1992 shericka1992 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    It's so hard to have self confidence when my self esteem is close to none existence. I need to get a job, but every time I go in for an interview I get so nervous that I stutter...
    sierraladeirdre sierraladeirdre 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 10

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    my bf stared at another girl so hard he damn near broke his neck.... i was right there and when i said damn, he replied I'll look at anything i want. i really want to leave him...
    sheenbean23 sheenbean23 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 11

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    Dad just came back in my room and went "how come the weekend you have a sleep over you always want to skip the following Monday? " I never realised I do that and I only skip...
    KXTb KXTb 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Sometimes it'd be nice to have more people to talk to because silence isn't a good friend of mine.
    dupy915 dupy915 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    who wants to get back at their husbands?
    ClearlyNotGarySpeed ClearlyNotGarySpeed 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    He knows he can't have his cake and eat it too. Therefore he's backing away. I know he's not the one for me but it hurts so bad to be shunned by someone (who likes me back) who...
    freetobeme23 freetobeme23 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    first is the worst, second has the thirst, third is cursed, and i'm here not even in some line that categorizes me. I'm just me, not first, not second, not third. Just me, and i...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    Lol I come on this site to get help and all I get is **** said to me which just makes me want to die. Ha yeah thanks
    KXTb KXTb 18-21, F 7 Responses a week 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 30 Responses a week ago

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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 6 days ago

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    I have always been that shy girl when I was younger I was really outgoing like any normal 1st-5th grader would be, but around 6th-7th grade I got told by some seniors in my school...
    cbanda123 cbanda123 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    Always act like you're wearing an invisible crown.
    ElizabethSwanTurner ElizabethSwanTurner 18-21, F 8 Responses Apr 8