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I Want to Be More Mindful

(Re)discovering your inner purpose 189 People

    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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    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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    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 Mar 10, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F May 29, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I think after 30 yrs of living in the same town with the same ppl with the same gossip and everything is the same! Its really time to travel and see wat the reality is! Versus...
    Frenchgal11 Frenchgal11 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    I did something that required so much confidence today, the 11th of February, that I nearly missed my last chance to do it. (I'm going to say now that I'm a 14 year old freshman...
    CuteWeirdness CuteWeirdness 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I really want to get some more in my ear, like an industrial bar and two tragus piercings, along with a tongue piercing, lip piercings, septum piercing, and hell maybe a navel...
    Sxculent Sxculent 18-21, F Feb 5

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    I have so many tattoo ideas but I can't choose which one I exactly want yet. Also I need to get a part time job to get more money
    christarose96 christarose96 18-21, F Feb 6

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    There are times like these where I'm just waiting for the storm to pass and I don't feel like trying. I don't want to do anything but cry. This emptiness in my heart is getting...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    Looking for something more, I just don't know what I'm looking for. Yet.
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M Feb 9

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    I'm what people consider a "bum", yet I have no intentions of going down this path. I've got my self in a hole after I left school, I have no idea what to do! I've developed...
    Sourceofalex Sourceofalex 16-17, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I think I am losing my self confidence in bed. Thinking about it in bed makes it worse! And think about that makes it even more worse! I can't get out of my mind!
    Masculine101 Masculine101 22-25, M 4 Responses Feb 21

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    I wish I had more Self-confidence so I could ask out this girl at school
    crossdresser1065 crossdresser1065 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I have one on my wrist and I would love to have more but my husband would kill me... but then again that's what he said when I got my wrist one. lol
    Soccergirl23 Soccergirl23 26-30, F a week ago

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    I wish i have more self confidence. Ever since in my entire life ive always been a negative person. I dont know where should I start, I am afraid to get employed coz i am afraid to...
    atserk18 atserk18 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm writing this cos I'm really low. And I don't wanna talk to anyone. I just wanna tell someone. I'm really losing confidence in myself. Noone wants to hang with me or flirt. If I...
    Desert9 Desert9 22-25 1 Response 1 day ago

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    All I want is to look at the mirror and not see flaws. Not even for myself but for the boy I love, I want to make him look good. How.
    Aimsy303 Aimsy303 16-17, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I give people way too much power in influencing how I feel about myself. Often times I find myself constantly readjusting what I say to my friends (jokes, opinions..etc) in...
    Tinzers Tinzers 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    I care too much about what other people are going to think of me. I know how stupid it is and want to stop caring but every time I try to do something that takes confidence...
    turbotang turbotang 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 17

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    I want my self confidence back. My life is so stressful that I have put myself on the back burner, focusing on my kids and husband. I give 100% all the time and get nothing in...
    ddoss18 ddoss18 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    So far I've only got my ear lobes done but I want it done a second time as well as along the top (helix?) My nose, maybe my eye brow and a navel piercing. :) but no...not until I'm...
    xDarkxxAngelx xDarkxxAngelx 13-15, F Feb 21

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    I've always had no confidence and low self esteem because my whole life I have been told that I'm fat and need to lose weight when in reality I was actually at a healthy weight all...
    Thatonegreyeyedgirl Thatonegreyeyedgirl 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm 15 and have a tattoo. It's of three birds. Each bird represents someone. My half-sister, my brother and me. It's near my collar bone and it did not hurt. I really want another...
    VampireWolfBug VampireWolfBug 13-15, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I've always been bullied, from a very young age, high grades at school and not many friends. The used to destroy my work, spit at me, call me names for anything, like ugly or fat...
    Jessr19895x Jessr19895x 18-21, F 13 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    For reals, where my Aussies at?? Holla at me!
    Bethstar Bethstar 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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    I feel like the most stupidest ,craziest and the most foolish person in the world when someone looks me in the eye,asks a question and i fear to answer it.I feel like it wasn't me...
    Ukasha101 Ukasha101 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    I know I have a purpose in life, I just gotta find it.....⭐️
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I am not self confident at all because I got a round face ,I really hate that ,but I can't change anything as I was born to be kind of that , I can't even look up person when I...
    jessicatong jessicatong 26-30, F 14 Responses Feb 8

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