Category Archives: Approval from Others

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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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 17th, 2013 by Edwin Harkness Spina in MYSTIC SECRETS REVEALED

“You need not blindly accept whatever fate or expectation your parents, siblings, teachers, political leaders, media commentators, friends or co-workers have dictated for you. You not only have the right, but the responsibility, to decide, for yourself, what you think. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 11th, 2012 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“I’m going to write a book someday and the title will be, “I’m an Ass, You”re an Ass.” That’s the most liberating, wonderful thing in the world, when you openly admit you’re an ass. It’s wonderful. When people tell me, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“The great Socrates said, “The unaware life is not worth living.” That’s a self-evident truth. Most people don’t live aware lives. They live mechanical lives, mechanical thoughts – generally somebody else’s – mechanical emotions, mechanical actions, mechanical reactions. Do you … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, March 26th, 2012 by Henri J. M. Nouwen in THE RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL SON

“A little criticism makes me angry, and a little rejection makes me depressed. A little praise raises my spirits, and a little success excites me. It takes very little to raise me up or thrust me down. Often I am … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, March 15th, 2012 by Jerry and Ester Hicks in GETTING INTO THE VORTEX

“When others are pleased by your behavior, it often feels very good to you. It is always nice to see others when they are feeling good, and it feels good to know that you had something to do with their … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 19th, 2012 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“In the film Out of Africa, pioneer Karen Blixen confesses, “My biggest fear was that I would come to the end of my life and realize I had lived someone else’s dream.”…Many people have all kinds of ideas about how … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 12th, 2012 by Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz in THE FIFTH AGREEMENT

“Can you see all the judgments that you have about yourself? Every judgment is just an opinion – it’s just a point of view – and that point of view wasn’t there when you were born. Everything you think about … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday December 26th, 2011 by Joseph Campbell in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING BY DIANE K. OSBON

Get pressure ideas out of your system, and then you can find, like a ball on a roulette wheel, where you are going to land. The roulette ball doesn’t say, “Well, people will think better of me over here than … Continue reading

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