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I Want to Be More Mindful

(Re)discovering your inner purpose 193 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 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 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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    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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 10, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I just wanna know how ugly I am as I truly think I am ugly,I just want more self-confidence to start over
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    I started practicing mindfulness in August by purchasing Jon Kabbit Zin's three apps on iTunes. I was practicing everyday and was feeling really good. I wanted to improve my...
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    benson5132 benson5132 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    I want to not hate my appearance I want to actually answer what do you like about ourselves with more than my shoulders
    permanentdreams1 permanentdreams1 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 10

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    I just got 3 stars tattooed on my right wrist, I want 3 more on my left wrist. I have a star on my back- the goal is to have 7 lucky stars. Then I want a water lily and a wave of...
    blueeestarrr28 blueeestarrr28 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Self-confidence is what i want to have more because without it i feel like all the "things" i do arent right or good in other word i feel insecure with myself.i cant do anything...
    imflippin imflippin 13-15, F 6 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I want a friend. I want a friend who is a friend I want a friend who I can talk to. I want a friend who actually wants to get to know me I want a friend who listens I want a...
    HeySafaaJust HeySafaaJust 13-15, F Jan 6

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    I already have two and I'm going back for more as son as I save enough money up l. I like and cant stand the pain of a tattoo but I cant seem to stop going back for more.
    Knightt15 Knightt15 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    I have a tattoo on my arm that means a lot to me as I got it when my nan passed away a few years ago and I want to get more tattoos I love tribal tattoos my next one is going to be...
    Paddymarsh92 Paddymarsh92 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I want to feel good about my self a little more, since my heartbreak I have been wondering and feeling like I'm not good enough to be someone's girlfriend and this brings me down a...
    Marlenyfl83 Marlenyfl83 26-30, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Ah, i want to go on an adventure. I want to meet someone who takes me on a journey that exceeds all expectations that life could bring to someone. I want thrills, adrenaline...
    Lunarflowerrr Lunarflowerrr 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    My friends and family are always telling me that I'm "Beautiful" and they tell me how talented I am and how amazing I am, but I never really believe them. I'm happy with my life...
    loonalily loonalily 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    I only need ONE more friggen token to buy what I wanna buy. I hope this story does the trick. O.o
    SkatingMomma SkatingMomma 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Is wearing make-up a bad thing? Why? I find it as a way to build more confidence..Because applying make-up , Makes someone feel prettier and brighter..tell me Im not wrong.
    lildandelion lildandelion 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 6

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    So far I have 4 tattoos and always thinking about getting more. It's a bit of an addiction really.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Jan 8

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    Ever feel like you aren't truly living up to your potential. That there is more to your life than clocking in and punching out. My greatest fear is to die unsatisfied with my life...
    Acirem Acirem 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    Right now I have 6 tattoos. I'd like to take the first one I got at 18, young and dumb, and turn it into a 1/2 or 3/4 sleeve. Don't want to cover it up, just add to it.
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    I want to be able to talk to girls I've never met but I get to nervous and back out unless a friend breaks the ice for me
    MrZero38257 MrZero38257 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I Dont want to wake up feeling numb, I just want to be happy with myself!
    AnnATerry AnnATerry 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    My boyfriend teased me about my singing (even tho my family says I'm not bad at all for a person who's never done singing lessons before), so I stopped singing in public. He said...
    dariada dariada 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 7

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    I am definitely looking for some new and interesting friends. I will talk about almost anything and am very open. I am also not easily offended or embarrassed so don't feel like...
    tr2330pd tr2330pd 31-35, M Jan 10

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    I cant express what i really want to say because im scared of rejection :(
    rizalyn rizalyn 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    i'm not happy with my self . i can't feel happiness anymore. i dont know . my life is so boring. i just wanna scream loudly . i cant be like this forever right? but i cant change...
    onikaa onikaa 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago