Category Archives: Approval from Others

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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Best of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 16th, 2015 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“What kind of feeling comes upon you when you’re in touch with nature, or when you’re absorbed in work that you love? Or when you’re really conversing with someone whose company you enjoy in openness and intimacy without clinging? What … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 17th, 2014 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“There is yet another illusion, that it is important to be respectable, to be loved and appreciated, to be important. Many say we have a natural urge to be loved and appreciated, to belong. That’s false. Drop this illusion and … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 21st, 2014 by John Selby in EXPAND THIS MOMENT

“Here’s the question, what would happen if you actually did love yourself just as you are? Most people seem to be downright afraid of doing this. What is this fear? Beyond the Christian programming that tells us we are born … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 4th, 2014 by James Van Praagh in TALKING TO HEAVEN

“So often in life it is our desire to be loved, and we tend to fall victim to our own making. We try so hard to be the best wife, mother, father, child, employer, lover, or friend. Because we believe … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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