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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    I am Bernadita T. Legaspi , 55 years old , with 9 children I want study sponsor of my son and daughter, I hope you help me. Thank you
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    I am Bernadita T. Legaspi I want study sponsor of my son and daughter , I am financial problem. I hope you can help me to my son and daughter send to college for more brigth future...
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    I am a college student, struggling with the idea of dropping out to pursue my passion of writing, travel, spirituality and introducing people to a more fulfilling life. Are you...
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    I can't study. Whenever I study I think about how ugly I am and how ugly some people are... This might sound funny but I'm very serious! I've heard some people have ADD but I don't...
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    I've never told anyone about this and now I'm telling it to anyone who has the time and good will to get to know me and maybe even help me feel true happiness again. I'm a...
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    Hi, my name is evaleigh and I am new to this site. I just have a lot going on in mind right now, and I wanted to type it all out. I am a 16 year old teenager currently living in...
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    I should be studying because my trials are next week. But unlike my mid terms, this time I'd be studying alone. My ex stayed with me through the night and wakes me up when I'm...
    Kywen97 Kywen97 16-17, F Aug 18

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    I'm 18 and just graduated from high school. I got into some great colleges, but I decided to take a year off (against my parents wishes, of course) My logic is, why go to college...
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    Life is too short to waste time. I am currently working at a multinational company. At first, I am so happy and excited to go work. It's been 4 years since i started working in...
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    I am studying Humanities at college which gives a taste of religions, old and recent. I have been reading of the Buddha, and want to study Hindu. In fact, I just enrolled for...
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    I seem really peppy and bubbly online but IRL I'm kinda downbeat and quiet. I am fat, but trying to lose it. I've had depression and anxiety for a long time now. My hobbies...
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    or living abroad. but i wouldn't make a living there. I'm entering my second year of university... I want to study abroad.... but I'm not really bright myself. or is it because I...
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    Ok .i'd really like to learn a lot of languages i considerer that is the best thing that i know do it is easy for me and i enjoy to learn english im mexican and just for learn i...
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    I'll be doing a one month road trip in Australia 2years from now with my best friend who's studying there and i'm looking forward to this trip. He's studying there and already has...
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    I'll be doing a one month road trip in Australia 2years from now with my best friend who's studying there and i'm looking forward to this trip. He's studying there and already has...
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    Psychology majors study human behavior. Kindly please stop asking if we can read your minds. We are not psychic or fortune tellers :)
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    To become of Jehovah's Witnesses you must study for a year so I had to make the commitment to reading the whole Bible. Also I am kind of a Conspiracy Nut who likes to research...
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    just sitting here missing and cherishing the times when i was a little kid, attending children's worship services and studying the bible in the church with cousins and playmates. i...
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    I'm studying Italian now. And I love the language! I love the way Italian words roll off my tongue.
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    I study Job now and am amazed how much I learn and benefit
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    I have to study for my stateboards......I just wish I could take it right now,
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    Do anyone actually notices the word 'dying' in 'studying'? I've 'studied' a bit today..... And I think I've 'died' along the way.
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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...
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    1. I'm Emi. Hi. 2. I'm 21 on November 11. 3. Only child. 4. Learning guitar but having trouble with fretting. 5. Currently studying teaching at Uni. 6. Live with my family...
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    I want to travel so bad just dont have the money my favorite youtubers travel one youtube money maybe whatever job they have real life like I want to travel the asain asai side so...
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    I thought I would get married to someone I met in college the way my parents did. They were on a biology club field trip to the ocean. My mom, a freshman, was scared to go since...
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    I sometimes think EP is like a personal diary where you can share your thoughts and feelings with others.today i m feeling very happy because I sent Rakhi to my brothers . Rakhi is...
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    1. I live in Sydney, Australia, and for some reason that impresses the hell out of all the Americans I meet on here 2. My life is one constant uphill battle with my weight 3. I'm...
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    I want to get out of here. I can't take it anymore. Everyone treats me like I'm not good enough and I'll never amount to anything. Example: I got up at 7 am to cut the grass...
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    [ x] smoked a cigar [ x] smoked a cigarette [ x] kissed a member of the same sex [x ] are/been in love [ x] dumped someone [x ]been in a fist fight [ ]had a crush on an older...
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    1. My name is Tiffany 2. My oldest sister named me 3. My other sister gave me the nickname Biffy. 4. I've only hit things that are not moving while driving (parked car, mailbox...
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    More than medicine :) Learning about different diseases in the past and now and trying to find a cure is very interesting to me! I always enjoy when I get to hear about it. I more...
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    1. I tend to not disclose intimate information about myself on this account, as I'm scared someone will find it, and learn many things I haven't told anyone in real life. 2. I am...
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    When I was six my parents were driving me home from somewhere, so long ago I can't remember, they asked me: "What do you want to do when you grow up?" I took the question very...
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    I just moved from Sweden to Rotterdan a few weeks ago. It's not a huge change culturally but I still haven't gotten into the language. I know some phrases but I would like to speak...
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    I want some structure in my life I don't get it at home. So I'm looking for someone who will help set limits on going out during school and on weekends. Someone who will help me...
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    I want someone to keep me straight.punish me for things I do wrong make me study cause I don't.and more
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    1. Living in Auckland, NZ 2. Libra 3. Studying to be a 3D animator (finishing 2016) 4. Happily married (3 years now) 5. An introvert (and proud of it) 6. Favorite places...
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    I would like live in a single Metro car here with my boyfriend with food and all of that good stuff. I would cover up the windows all around the car and make sure I am able to get...
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    I am fluent in English and ASL. I am semi-fluent in Spanish (South American version). I know a little French, German, and Japanese. My goal is to be fluent in Spanish by the end of...
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    I'm studying on how to become one. This is gonna happen.
    Shh84 Shh84 26-30, M Aug 1