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Peace and inner contentment for sale
    #2602945 - 04/26/04 12:53 AM (14 years, 29 days ago)

What if someone said to you, "I know of a technique that will bring you inner peace. You will no longer worry. All your problems will go away. You won't worry about the future, and you won't worry about your plans. You won't worry about death, or dying. Your future is assured. You will be happy for the rest of your life."

What would you give for that?


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: Frog]
    #2602965 - 04/26/04 01:01 AM (14 years, 29 days ago)

Where's the fun in life then?


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: Frog]
    #2602982 - 04/26/04 01:07 AM (14 years, 29 days ago)

inner peace is very boring.


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: Frog]
    #2602986 - 04/26/04 01:08 AM (14 years, 29 days ago)

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What if someone said to you, "I know of a technique that will bring you inner peace. You will no longer worry. All your problems will go away. You won't worry about the future, and you won't worry about your plans. You won't worry about death, or dying. Your future is assured. You will be happy for the rest of your life."

What would you give for that?




Ummm, I think the going rate is about $14.00 a thirty pack.


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: Frog]
    #2602992 - 04/26/04 01:09 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

if for some reason i thought that was something that could just be given.

i would give anything for it.

however i dont think the senario even makes sense.


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: SpecialEd]
    #2602996 - 04/26/04 01:10 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

"Ummm, I think the going rate is about $14.00 a thirty pack. "

Yea, but you have to sign up for their long-distance phone plan. That's how they get ya.


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: manna_man]
    #2602999 - 04/26/04 01:11 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

Ohh Family Guy


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: BleaK]
    #2603089 - 04/26/04 01:45 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

Quote:

BleaK said:
if for some reason i thought that was something that could just be given.

i would give anything for it.

however i dont think the senario even makes sense.




Why do you think it doesn't make sense?


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: manna_man]
    #2603092 - 04/26/04 01:46 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

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manna_man said:
Where's the fun in life then?




How does that take the fun out of life?


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: DoctorJ]
    #2603094 - 04/26/04 01:47 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

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inner peace is very boring.




Why is inner peace boring???


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: Frog]
    #2603111 - 04/26/04 01:53 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

well the problem here is, that is what every religion is trying to say... 'come into us and gain inner peace and eternal salvation or enlightenment'... many wars were fought over disagreements on this vary basis... but that been said I think if maybe you said, 'I know of a path to the path to the main road on the highway of 'enlightenment' more people would see the truth about personal religion and see past dogma.


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: 2Experimental]
    #2603118 - 04/26/04 01:54 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

But I'm  not necessarily talking about religion here!  You are making assumptions, my friend.  :grin:


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: Frog]
    #2603131 - 04/26/04 02:02 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

please clarify your original post please. who is supposed to be the 'someone' telling you this? God? I think that is religion based....As far as what I would give for that? Probally everything except my very life itself.


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: Frog]
    #2603134 - 04/26/04 02:03 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

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Frog said:

How does that take the fun out of life?




Half the ride is conquering your hardships and overcoming struggle. I think peace would be much more fulfilling knowing that you earned it.


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: manna_man]
    #2603141 - 04/26/04 02:07 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

I never said that there wouldn't still be hardship to overcome.  There is still quite a ride to be had.  :grin:


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: 2Experimental]
    #2603153 - 04/26/04 02:10 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

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2Experimental said:
please clarify your original post  please. who is supposed to be  the 'someone' telling you this? God? I think that is religion based....As far as what I would give for that? Probally everything except my very life itself.




I know it sounds like I am saying "praise the Lord and Hallelujah come to Jesus and know the true meaning of life and find peace and inner contentment", but that's not what I am saying.

My initial post means exactly what it says. 

This is not a trick question.  :grin:


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: Frog]
    #2603158 - 04/26/04 02:12 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

"All your problems will go away"

What is there left? How can there be hardships if there are no problems??? HUH?!!! :grin:

EDIT: oooh this too : "You will be happy for the rest of your life"


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: manna_man]
    #2603170 - 04/26/04 02:16 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

What if there were still life's dilemmas, but you did not have to consider them to be problems?  :grin:  And because there are no more problems, you are happy for the rest of your life?


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: Frog]
    #2603205 - 04/26/04 02:34 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

Ahhhh I dunno. I think our problems are an essential part of the life experience. They build character, so to speak.

Consider this similar question: Would you rather be hooked into some kind of "dream machine" where you will live your life in a perfect fanatsy world, free of any problems, pain, or minor inconveniences? You will be dreaming, but you will be happy.

I think of your question like I look at depression: The person who is depressed can choose to take a pill, and claim to be happy. All previous negativity would be replaced by an overwhelming happiness. That person would truly be happy. But in the end, who is really happier: the one who took a pill, or the one who's cured?


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Re: Peace and inner contentment for sale [Re: manna_man]
    #2603237 - 04/26/04 02:51 AM (14 years, 28 days ago)

I am still not saying that.  I know my original post didn't preclude all the things I am not saying, but I'm saying that what you are saying is precluded, now.

First, I need to throw out one of the words I used:  "Problem"  I said "no more problems".  That's a problem, right there, and hence our misunderstanding.  :grin:

prob?lem    ( P )  Pronunciation Key  (prblm)
n.
A question to be considered, solved, or answered: math problems; the problem of how to arrange transportation.
A situation, matter, or person that presents perplexity or difficulty: was having problems breathing; considered the main problem to be his boss. See Usage Note at dilemma.
A misgiving, objection, or complaint: I have a problem with his cynicism.

adj.
Difficult to deal with or control: a problem child.
Dealing with a moral or social problem: a problem play.


So, yes, we have problems in life.  I'm not talking about a life of no problems.  I'm talking about a life with problems, but what if you could learn to solve the problems without anxiety, consternation, worry?

So yes, we have to build character by learning to work through our problems.  But what if you could do it without worry?


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