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Old 09-15-08, 01:04 PM   #1
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What event in your life inspired you to search for the betterment of your spirit and emotional well being?

And do you believed you have achieved such?
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Old 09-15-08, 01:06 PM   #2
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Better question...what event in your life caused you to stop?
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Having children can do it. Well my wife actually had the children, but I there cheering her on.
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Old 09-15-08, 01:24 PM   #6
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.......and you can write them off!
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Old 09-15-08, 01:25 PM   #7
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I achieve it every day (twice) by arriving at work/home alive
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Being single again. It's a chance to reinvent yourself and focus on things that are important to just you, without having to compromise with someone else.
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What event in your life inspired you to search for the betterment of your spirit and emotional well being?

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Taking my current job, which truly lets me experience the experience of living paycheck to paycheck and wondering how and where you will get money from next.

The beauties of taking this job far outnumber my (relatively short) financial crises; my commute is long, but beautiful. I no longer wake up lonely and depresssed, and I'm slowly letting the small things stay as such. I'm faster on my bike, and my commute is (obviously) longer. Most importantly, I am beginning to understand the true meaning of goal setting and "mental fitness," and learning how to rebound when life has you down. I finally understand that I am worth a lot and can do a lot of good things for people, but not everyone deserves to see that side of me. I also am starting to embrace the ideal that it's not money that matters, but where it's going (and it's going to the things I NEED and to the things that I LOVE AND THAT MAKE ME HAPPY. On top of all of this, I am physically fitter than ever and my shape is at its best.

I can say with full confidence that I am at the best point in my life. A lot of what got me there was removing myself from this stupid, plastic, stressful and MATERIALISTIC New York corporate environment that I once loved and admired.

I'm ever thankful that I discovered this at 20, instead of most who find this at 35. Thank GOD for the co-op program at my school.
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Old 09-15-08, 04:21 PM   #12
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I can't say there was a definitive moment in time. I would have to say it was a series of moments over the course of my life that has slowly changed me, made me realize my mistakes, and take action to be more spiritually relevant and responsible. right now i'm in the middle of a change, but i'm not sure what that change is. i just feel and know something is up. But some of the points in my life that have happened so far would be..My parents death, becoming a fireman ( Vollie), two significant calls i had when i was a vollie, becoming a paid FF, and two calls in particular that happened there as well. Plus one discussion that happened between myself and another motorist before i got hired on a paid job. And a few other things i'm not putting on the internet. For me, there wasn't one defining moment, just subtle little hints along the way......
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Old 09-15-08, 04:39 PM   #13
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What event in your life inspired you to search for the betterment of your spirit and emotional well being?

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PLEASE dont make this more than what it is!
The day I figured out that there was no god is the day I began to search for the betterment of my spirit and emotional well being, and found it in my children and in nature.
Not a joke so please let it be.
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What event in your life inspired you to search for the betterment of your spirit and emotional well being?

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The passing away of good friends and co-workers. All of them died rather young and of poor health and bad decisions in life. I had to do something for my spiritual, emotional and PHYSICAL well being...I'm still working on the spiritual part.
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Old 09-15-08, 10:46 PM   #21
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There are things for me that happen every day that inspire me to search for the better. The main things were death and the possibility of facing my own.
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Old 09-15-08, 10:48 PM   #22
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Today?!? What happened?
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Same thing that happened a year and a half ago.
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Old 09-15-08, 11:17 PM   #24
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oh..I'm sorry. If you wanna talk to someone...
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I want to hear about your life changing experiences, UA.
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