Category Archives: Approval from Others

BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 2010 by Nan Akasha in ALREADY RICH

“You are free, whether you believe it or not. Whether you feel it or not. Even when you are in a situation you perceive limits you, you always have the freedom within to choose how you feel. You have the … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“There is a story of how the Buddha once gave a talk to hundreds of monks, only to have them disagree and walk out on him. Did the Buddha then try to spin his message to get high approval ratings … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 7th, 2020 by Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D in KITCHEN TABLE WISDOM

“The life in us is diminished by judgment far more frequently than by disease. Our own self-judgment or the judgment of other people can stifle our life force, its spontaneity and natural expression. Unfortunately, judgment is commonplace. It is as … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 21st, 2019 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“True success is derived from living a fully aware life, one in which you do not base your happiness on meeting societal standards or acquiring outside approval. As a person who spent the better part of thirty years doing the … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, December 7th, 2018 by Don Miguel Ruiz in THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

“Personal importance, or taking things personally, is the maximum expression of selfishness because we make the assumption that everything is about ‘me.’ During the period of our education, or our domestication, we learn to take everything personally. We think we … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J. in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Now is the time to see that absolutely nothing outside of you can bring you lasting joy. But the moment you do that you will notice that a fear arises in your heart. That fear that if you allow the … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 20th, 2018 by Stephen R. Covey in THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

“A driving force of many people is possessions, not only tangible, material possessions such as fashionable clothes, homes, cars, boats, and jewelry, but also the intangible possessions of fame, glory, or social prominence. Most of us are aware, through our … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 5th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J. in WALKING ON WATER

“How do human beings become robots? Listen to this: “Oh, you’re so pretty.” And the robot swells with pride. I push the appreciation button and it’s riding high. Then, I push the other button, the criticism one, and it hits … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“Your uniqueness is the one gift that no one in this world can ever crowd you on. Don’t fall prey to discouragement by comparing yourself to other people. You may look to others for inspiration, but never use them as … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, November 27th, 2017 by Sanaya Roman, in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“When people are angry with you, it is often an expression of their hurt. Most people feel that they only get angry with just cause, and only get hurt when someone lets them down, aggravates them, rejects them or makes … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, July 18th, 2017 by Sanaya Roman in LIVING WITH JOY

“It feels good when other people believe in you, trust in you, and support you. Yet, if you want to be powerful, it is important not to need other people to do so as a condition of believing in yourself. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 by Richard Carlson PH.D., in DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

“One of the most unavoidable life lessons is having to deal with the disapproval of others. Praise and blame are all the same is a fancy way of reminding yourself of the old cliché that you’ll never be able to … Continue reading

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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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