Category Archives: Approval from Others

BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 9th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“Looking good is important. I respect people who can make an attractive appearance and I try to look as nice as I can. Certainly you will go a lot farther in the world if you create a positive presentation. The … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“Most people are sleepwalking. Many wander through life in a sort of unconscious state, having some idea of what they do, but not really sure why they are doing it. Mostly, we do what other people do, for we have … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“If you find yourself wanting to branch out and develop your own spiritual philosophy, but are concerned about any repercussions that may result, remember that ultimately being true to yourself (i.e., seeking self-approval) is far more important than living for … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, December 26th, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Appreciation and approval are two entirely different things. Appreciation is the natural, spontaneous flow of energy back to you when others feel connected to you and your story. There is nothing you can do to precipitate appreciation other than to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 by Sanaya Roman in SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“Some of you are attached to other people’s opinions and base some of your actions and decisions on their love, approval, or validation. If you feel that you must be loved all the time and are afraid to do what … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 30th, 2016 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in PULLING YOUR OWN STRINGS

“Having to prove yourself to others means being controlled by the other to whom you must show the proof. Quietly effective behavior involves no such need for proving yourself. As a child, you were full of “watch me” behavior. You … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 29th, 2016 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“As you become more powerful, you will begin to detach from the world because it is basically weak. Part of this detachment is your ability to withdraw from the mind-set and the feelings of society around you. The way that … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Richard A. Singer in YOUR DAILY WALK WITH THE GREAT MINDS

“Human beings often look outside of themselves to other individuals and admire or idolize their marvelous abilities rather than looking within and searching for their own remarkable talents. I learned a while ago that I am no different from the … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 11th, 2016 by Stuart Wilde in LIFE WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE A STRUGGLE

“Strugglers are often very social animals. They believe in a social reality, and they accept the opinions of others as truth. This forces them to live up to what are often the unreal expectations of others. They worry about what … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, March 3rd, 2016 by Paul Selig in THE BOOK OF MASTERY

“Now some of you may think…“I don’t care how people see me.” Perhaps you don’t, but the history you carry with you like a bunch of tin cans on a wedding car are clanking behind you all day long. And … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Craving distorts and destroys perception. Fears and desires haunt us. Samuel Johnson said, “The knowledge that he is to swing from a scaffold within a week wonderfully concentrates a man’s mind.” You blot out everything else and concentrate only on … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 by Stuart Wilde in SILENT POWER

“When people go through the motion of walking, what they are doing, in effect, is going through a controlled fall. They lean forward with their upper bodies and throw out a leg, just in time. That’s why even a small … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, August 7th, 2015 by Wayne W. Dyer in THERE’S A SPIRITUAL SOLUTION TO EVERY PROBLEM

“There is a story concerning the Buddha, who is in the company of a fellow traveler who tests this great teacher with derogatory, insulting, disparaging, and bitter responses to anything the Buddha says. Every day, for three days when the … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Monday, July 20th, 2015 by Stuart Wilde in THE TRICK TO MONEY IS HAVING SOME

“We are constantly trying to win people’s approval because we are not taught to grant ourselves our OWN approval. In doing so we usually spend a lot of cash frantically buying things and giving money away hoping that somehow these … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 8th, 2015 by Dr. Stephen Russell in BAREFOOT DOCTOR’S GUIDE TO THE TAO

“Fame and infamy merely consist of others’ projections, fantasies and opinions, which mean about as much as yours. People’s opinions of you are like clouds passing in the sky, pushed here and there by whichever wind is prevailing. When they’re … Continue reading

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