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CrankyCap
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From: Powell, Ohio, United States
Registered: May 2006

posted January 18, 2007 09:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CrankyCap     Edit/Delete Message
For the last couple of days I've been feeling very introspective. Last year was a very bad year for me. I want this one to be better.

I've been thinking about a lot of people that have come in and out of my life, some of which I have left on bad terms with. I decided to try and cleanse my soul and get rid of any poisonous karma that has been left over. I came across my Gemini ex's myspace page. I left that relationship feeling angry, and bitter, and detesting him. I sent him an email asking how he was. He responded in kind, and told me to wish my family well and he said that he missed them. I knew I had to tell him that my father passed away in August. I wrote back with the news, but never got a response.

I had been home from work for only about 10 minutes when the doorbell rang. It was him. He had tears in his eyes. He hugged me and said he had rushed over the second he read the email, and was so upset that he hadn't known about it when it happened. He brought our dog (that we bought together and I loved) with him so that I could see him. We talked for almost two hours. We had a lot of laughs, and agreed that although we had a tough relationship and were not great as a couple, we still loved eachother and could remain great friends. We met at difficult times in both of our lives, and we both made a lot of mistakes. He has grown as a person, and it was good to see that. I have too, I imagine.

This was such a wonderful and cathartic experience for me. He shocked me with his concern and compassion and proved to me that he is a wonderful man, inside and out, and I wish him nothing but love and happiness.

I am so glad that I did this, and I feel released in a way. It's amazing when you can talk to an ex and find out that everything you THOUGHT was going through their heads at the time, was completely inaccurate. Everyone has coping mechanisms, and what's on the outside is never what's on the inside.

I take back everything nasty I've ever said about Gemini men. They can be just lovely, and may surprise you.

With that I will leave you all with this...

"Live in Joy, In love,
Even among those who hate.

Live in joy, In health,
Even among the afflicted.

Live in joy, In peace,
Even among the troubled.

Look within. Be still.
Free from fear and attachment,
Know the sweet joy of living in the way.

~

There is no fire like greed,
No crime like hatred,
No sorrow like separation,
No sickness like hunger of heart,
And no joy like the joy of freedom.

Health, contentment and trust
Are your greatest possessions,
And freedom your greatest joy.

Look within. Be still.
Free from fear and attachment,
Know the sweet joy of living in the way."


from the Dhammapada, Words of the Buddha

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lotusheartone
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From: MOther & Father GOd
Registered: Feb 2008

posted January 18, 2007 10:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for lotusheartone     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks for sharing such a heart warming post...this is what life is about...forgiveness
and understanding...

you've come full circle

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themysteryclub
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From: United States of America
Registered: Nov 2005

posted January 19, 2007 01:02 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for themysteryclub     Edit/Delete Message
thank you

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scorpluv
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From: new york, new york, USA
Registered: Jun 2006

posted January 19, 2007 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for scorpluv     Edit/Delete Message
Congrats hun... It's nice to know that you aren't allowing what happened in the past effect your future... Best of Luck

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sue g
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From: former land of the leprechaun
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posted January 19, 2007 10:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for sue g     Edit/Delete Message
What a wonderful post....

so inspiring....

thank you

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Swerve
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From: London
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posted January 19, 2007 11:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Swerve     Edit/Delete Message
Thanks for sharing Cranky, that was lovely.

Swerve

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CrabbyKitty
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From: Upper Left Corner
Registered: May 2005

posted January 19, 2007 06:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CrabbyKitty     Edit/Delete Message
Wonderful. What a blessing to decide to offer forgiveness and have that reward of kindness and love in return.

Thank you for sharing.

sandy

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~jane_says~
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From: USA
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posted January 22, 2007 01:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ~jane_says~     Edit/Delete Message
I love this story. Good for you and good for Gemini men everywhere!

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MysticMelody
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posted August 23, 2008 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MysticMelody     Edit/Delete Message

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EighthMoon
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posted August 23, 2008 07:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for EighthMoon     Edit/Delete Message
Cranky,

Thanks for sharing this experience here. A great reminder for us all.

8th

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