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    The Way of the "DAO/TAO"

    "the way of ultimate reality." I have experienced this and have tried to explain this reality to so many people... but now it all makes sense... You cannot explain what cannot be explain for it just "IS" "The definition of Tao is "the way of...
    PuzzleGuy713 PuzzleGuy713 26-30, M 6 Responses Mar 7, 2009

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    Just Be

    I have read the Tao...and my take away from it was to ....just be...I will need to read it again...and again..I suppose. To just be is so hard to do. Inaction is contrary to what I feel inside. Inside..I vibrate...with the need to do..to accomplish. To soothe. How does one...
    beachreader121 beachreader121 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    Day 1 of Taoism

    so i started reading the Tao of Pooh... my first book on the subject of Taoism. I'm sure its pretty simplistic, but that seems to be the goal... so i read quite a bit in one sitting and ended for the day on the part about how we need to stop TRYING to make things happen, ...
    iamnotnadia iamnotnadia 21-25, F Dec 26, 2007

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    The Tao Is the Process of Life

    I have read Lao Tzu's TAO TE CHING several times during the past couple of decades, and I am still learning from it! I also enjoy reading books on this subject as well as Zen Buddhism. Currently, I am reading THE TAO IS SILENT by Raymond Smullyan...
    billblake billblake 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 1, 2009

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    I Heard About Taoism Today

    It seems amazing... it makes alot of sense, atleast what i have read about it so far. I really want to pick up some books on this, to learn some more. I don't know why i havn't heard about it before.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 7, 2010

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    The Tao Is the Process of Life

    I have read Lao Tzu's TAO TE CHING several times during the past couple of decades, and I am still learning from it! I also enjoy reading books on this subject as well as Zen Buddhism. Currently, I am reading THE TAO IS SILENT by Raymond Smullyan...
    billblake billblake 51-55, M Sep 1, 2009

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    Embrace Who You Are

    -but from realizing who you are and where you stand in the world, from doing what you do best and to the fullest of your unique ability. A quote from Chuang Tzu: The Tao of Perfect Happiness: a book I am currently reading. For many years I have-and still am to an extent-trying...
    Bursting20 Bursting20 18-21, M Feb 16, 2013

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    It is another lonely night.In this chaos that i am living i would really hope to have someone who could understand me and help me to move on. I came across with that song from...
    Ralphael Ralphael 18-21, M 3 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to do next year. I know I should study at university next year. But what? I love psychology but I don't want to work in one place the whole time. Most people said...
    Firechidist Firechidist 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Okay so I'm in high school which is kinda important for my future and my career, I have to get high marks, it's summer now but I'm planning on studying hard this year, it's just...
    hgscgirl hgscgirl 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I just applied for a tafe course (public relations) and have fully paid. This is the course I want to study however I have just researched and have found that it is not a course...
    jakechesterfield jakechesterfield 18-21, M Jul 7

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    I'm not completely unhappy with my life. In fact, I'm actually pretty happy with it overall with the exception of my education and career. When the economy collapsed, my education...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I really enjoy learning about new things. Many times I spend my free time in coffee shops, at home, libraries, parks, etc reading about esoteric topics. I taught myself web design...
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M Jul 22

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    There was a guy who raised $50k for potato salad, why not help someone who wants to study? please help me, read my story here. http://www.gofundme.com/bd7rio
    CyrilOh CyrilOh 18-21 Jul 11

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    When I finally came open about my dad sexually abusing me, the police had taken me to my nan's where I lived ever since. I remember one of the days after the whole ordeal of police...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F Jul 12

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    I want to travel around the beaches of Mexico, I don't want to study anymore, I'm studying chemical engineer, and I'm tired of maths and thinking...
    kripunova kripunova 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    my name is unkown cuz i will not tell any one about it, may be i am complicated person, but life changes us our life style , immigrating from one country to other to survive, i can...
    goge1797 goge1797 16-17, M Jul 15

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    I want to study in china, japan or Korea.
    christinaL6 christinaL6 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I really expected to be at the top of my game, in a well paid job, and a participative parent, but that's not been the case. My first marriage imploded when my daughter was only...
    BJH72 BJH72 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    In Eid's days, I feel lonely because I don't have friends to go out with. When I used to be a kid, it was good days because I go with my family to parks and older people give us...
    kba85 kba85 26-30, M Jul 18

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    "I will be studying sociology" to be precise. Gonna keep this short. I'm looking for someone who's educated in sociology and psychology. I'm doing 3 courses in college in...
    sidraa sidraa 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I WANNA GO back studying so bad. I love the feeling of being in that uggh-so-many-things-to-do-so-little-time times. I love that having a cup of coffee in my left hand and flipping...
    iamnotshy iamnotshy 22-25 1 Response Jul 23

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    I would like to study and practice filmmaking - not in a film school, but with a group of like-minded people...
    shuryard shuryard 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I am a Roman Catholic priest from Sri Lanka who has come to Philippines for higher education at UST on a scholarship. The scholarship covers solely my tuition fees. Since I am...
    LPeiris LPeiris 46-50 2 days ago

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    Hello people :) I am a psychology student who is keen to investigate how body shape is perceived and the stereotypes that are attached to it. In order to do this, I first need to...
    Gagushazzz Gagushazzz 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    Ok me next. You aint studied me yet. The docs say me is fubar. Come study me. If you do you may see docs is fubar. And maybe you too. Lol.
    converted converted 46-50, M Jul 3

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    I'm studying abroad this September in Spain . I'm so excited 😄
    Afga14 Afga14 18-21, F Jul 15

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    At my school it's compulsory to study french and Japanese.
    christinaL6 christinaL6 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I'm studying for my NASM CPT, personal trainer certificate.
    rachelnj rachelnj 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Gotta study for a maths exam :(
    christinaL6 christinaL6 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Ok. So, I'm turning 25 in October and I have NO IDEA what I want to be and do as a career. All I know is that I sit home all the time and listen to music [most of the time...
    Gaby7162 Gaby7162 22-25, F Jul 7

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    I'm suffering from lack of focusing & doing things for a VERY long time. Till I left my family for my high school education, I was simply living in my bed. I was intelligent, I...
    tewkel59 tewkel59 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    1. I procrastinate like there's no tomorrow. You have no idea how long it's taken me to write this story. 2. I am a master at all things Pokemon. 3. I have the shortest attention...
    SensitiveSelf SensitiveSelf 13-15 6 Responses Jul 19

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    I post this on behalf of a friend who as we speak is on her 5th day of non-stop "discussions" with her husband of 5 years who she's told she wants to leave. She has been suffering...
    PerseveringMark PerseveringMark 31-35 Jul 20

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    1) My name is Chris. 2) I have Schizoaffective Disorder. 3) I am left handed and do everything left handed except playing guitar. 4) I play bass guitar. 5) I love being...
    AnAutumnWind AnAutumnWind 36-40, M Jul 22

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    Disclaimer : It's gonna be boring! 1. I have a very long name ( don't ask me, I would not reveal) 2. Shanaiya is part of my name 3. I'm mixed - Chinese(20%) Indian(20%) Turkish...
    shanaiya24 shanaiya24 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    1. My name is Laura 2. I have 2 beautiful Netherland Dwarf bunnies 3. My bunnies are called Frankie and Benny 4. It's almost my birthday (whoop whoop!!!) 5. I love the summer 6. I...
    LauraB16 LauraB16 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    1) I’m Lumierre. 2) I hate it when humans are described as biological machines. 3) I can’t say I have a specific hobby , I am interested in human behavior if that counts...
    ReversedLumiere ReversedLumiere 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I enjoy literally everything. I have too many hobbies to possibly get to them all. I want to go do and see anything and everything. Everything has the capacity to fascinate me. I...
    RedRhyno RedRhyno 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    --Chronic Underachiever Ever since I can remember, I have been the "smart kid". I would score much higher on tests even though I hadn't studied and other kids have. I was...
    alcool91 alcool91 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    I'm trying to write a song about the wind... I know weird... I'm a musician who plans to study Meteorology in college so I'm fascinated by stuff like the wind and storms and all...
    wildmike1998 wildmike1998 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    not that I don't love my country. I just wanted to know how it feels to live in different environment, different culture and all. Right now i'm in my senior year and I want to...
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F Jul 23

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    Want to learn and ready to do whatever is necessary to speak it!! I'm serious! xD I'm planning on studying abroad in Japan for 1 year if everything goes as planned! :) I don't...
    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I can't sleep so giving this a try.... 1. My name is Dana (not the American name Day-na i hate it when i get called that! Its more like "Dah-na") 2. My name translates to "the...
    Dana93y Dana93y 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have been working hard the past week build my relationship with God and enjoying it. Why does Satan have to dig his ugly claws in? I was doing just fine with out his interference...
    Crys88 Crys88 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I love learning about new and old religions :) I need help on what religion to research next (his is for fun but I want to major in this for collage)
    creepypastafan creepypastafan 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Blood runs down my arms, I watch it as it runs, next thing I know I am in a car, no handles inside, cage separating me from the driver. A few hours later I arrive, I walk into the...
    Howlingsoulofthewolf Howlingsoulofthewolf 18-21, F Jul 4

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    I graduated high school with honours. Went to university. Dropped out. Went back again. Changed my mind about what I want to study. Changing the university. All happened in one...
    alexiadahl alexiadahl 18-21, F 3 Responses