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I Want to Be More Mindful

(Re)discovering your inner purpose 175 People

    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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    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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    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 31-35, M Sep 21, 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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    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 1 Response Feb 2, 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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    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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    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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    lanie2013 lanie2013 31-35, F Mar 10, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have no self confidence. I have always sucked at social relationships or any social encounter. I'm 5'4 always been shorter then everyone at school. People would make fun of me. I...
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    Is it just me or is the way you look in mirrors vs real life different? I feel super ugly in pictures. Is it just because I'm not photogenic or am I really that ugly? I feel like...
    Chylena Chylena 13-15, F 8 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    My whole life i have been just a shy wreck! Ive missed out on a lot of opportunities because i am afraid of nothing, but myself. My mind seems to control me, telling myself that I...
    happyconfused212 happyconfused212 18-21, T 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    An outsider looking in may think I have it all, but I am lacking! I don't want to cruise by life and wake up 50 years from now with regret! I want to feel, I want to laugh, I want...
    GirlAboutTownXx GirlAboutTownXx 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    I definitely need to work on having more self confidence, it is something i've struggled with all my life and its really gotten in the way many times
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    i need more friends and im new
    paige001 paige001 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Here I am, a single overweight mom and teacher at the age of 38. Been single since ex H left me for office **** at 7 months pregnant. So yeah that is depressing and I used to be...
    smcordova smcordova 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I want to love myself so badly. I crave confidence. I hope that some day I can look in the mirror and not be disgusted by what I see. I hate my body- everything about it. I'm so...
    Internallysound Internallysound 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm so ugly I have to wear make up to cover my uglyness no one wants a ugly girlfriend or wife I'll be alone all my life I hope it's true god has a person for everyone cause I feel...
    tamaraiwannaknow tamaraiwannaknow 16-17, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I really want to throw away all of my clothes and buy new ones.. I'm tired of wearing the same 15 pairs of jeans and the same 30 shirts over and over
    gummball gummball 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I'm sad / disappointed my husband and I will never have a baby or move. I realized this today when I was looking through a house real estate book one said in a certain school...
    Slackergirl Slackergirl 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    Today I woke up from a well rested night, but yet all day today I have felt drained. My family nieces were over and wanted to play and I would for a little while and then go lay...
    ladypatrice ladypatrice 22-25, F Jul 9

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    I always thought it was funny when people warned that tattoos are addicting. Then I got my first one and now I keep thinking of all the other ones I want to get.
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    The Walk of Shame. I don't know why I ever believed it would be different. "Hey let's hangout!" An hour later I'm doing the walk of shame. At least tonight I managed to get up and...
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    I want stuff big time! What stuff do u want?
    atfenix atfenix 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    There should always be pandas on ep... what do we want.???? ( "panda's" cried the audience) when do we want em??? ("now" the audience shouted out)... ok ... you asked for it...
    marklovescoffee marklovescoffee 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    i want someone to talk too. Someone to keep me up all night. Make me laugh. Make me smile. My texting buddy forever. <3 508-834-8588
    maceylynn23 maceylynn23 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Where is your favorite place in the world? I want specifics.
    valuhreeee valuhreeee 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm not really packing the goods that girls really want but when I perform they love it I'm confused
    Nateweezy Nateweezy 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want to understand peoples short comings so I can forgive and move on.
    redrose60989 redrose60989 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    When I walk into my closet I know what I want to wear. I feel like this is the best outfit ever. Then comes the hardest part facing judgement and Criticism. Your afraid no one will...
    Jordanjdj Jordanjdj 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate everything about my body. I'm short (4 foot 11 inches). I'm pudgy or just fat whatever you want to call it. My hair is a frizzy curly mess. My eyes are a plain boring brown...
    Boredwithlifeandlove Boredwithlifeandlove 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I have absolutely no confidence. I am 35 single male who hasn't had a girlfriend since my early twenties. I had a drug problem throughout my twenties that took much from me...
    emanon420x emanon420x 31-35, M 6 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Im 22 with pcos a disorder which means I have several cysts on my ovaries. Due to my pcos I'm having fertility problems, weird period cycles, bolding of my hair, hair on my chest...
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