BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 16th 2014 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“We are so mechanical, so controlled. We write books about being controlled and how wonderful it is to be controlled and how necessary it is that people tell you you’re O.K. Then you’ll have a good feeling about yourself. How wonderful it is to be in prison! Or, as somebody said to me yesterday, “to be in your cage.”

Do you like being in prison? Do you like being controlled? Let me tell you something: If you ever let yourself feel good when people tell you that you’re O.K., you are preparing yourself to feel bad when they tell you you’re not good. As long as you live to fulfill other peoples’ expectations, you better watch what you wear, how you comb your hair, whether your shoes are polished – in short, whether you live up to every damned expectation of theirs. Do you call that human?”

Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J., in “Awareness”

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