Category Archives: Blame

BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 26th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Most of us feel that responsibility is a heavy burden, when in fact the opposite is true. The more responsible you become, the less of a load you have to carry. Responsibility proves that results speak for themselves. Most of … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“The next time you feel the need to start blaming someone else for whatever experiences you might be experiencing, give your median fibrous septum (the divider that runs down the center of your tongue) a nice, firm clamp. After you … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, December 13th, 2017 by Lynn Grabhorn in EXCUSE ME, YOUR LIFE IS WAITING

“Most of us think of blame as the melodramatic pointing of a long, crooked finger towards one who has done scandalous wrong. Yet we’re actually into blame just about every waking moment of our lives. From weather, to rude drivers, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 1st, 2017 by Marianne Williamson in THE GIFT OF CHANGE

“If you have a problem but you are stuck in blaming others or trying to duck out of your own responsibility, then helpful forces are repelled. If you have a problem but you try to keep your heart open—you do … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 25th, 2017 by Eugenia Oganova in AWAKENING THE HARMONY WITHIN

“Negative emotional reactions are contagious…Someone blaming an airline and hotel might attract others who also want to blame something for their anger or unhappiness, because blame is easier than responsibility. It takes no effort to blame. But blame can only … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 by Richard Carlson PH.D., in DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

“In terms of personal happiness, you cannot be peaceful while at the same time blaming others. Surely there are times when other people and/or circumstances contribute to our problems, but it is we who must rise to the occasion and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 by Shakti Gawain in THE PATH OF TRANSFORMATION

“Many of us have spent our entire lives seeing other people or external circumstances as the cause of our difficulties. Unfortunately, when we finally grasp the concept that we are responsible for our own lives, too many of us begin … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Until you have the courage to stand up fully inside your life, someone will always be around to abuse you. Indeed, you will keep calling abusers to you till you until you decide that you have had enough. So every … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, November 21st, 2016 by Richard Carlson in DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

“Blaming others takes an enormous amount of mental energy. It’s a “drag-me-down” mindset that creates stress and disease. Blaming makes you feel powerless over your own life because your happiness is contingent on the actions and behavior of others, which … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 13th, 2016 by Michelle Bersell in F.E.E.L.: FEEL EVERY EMOTION AS LOVE

“You believe that if others were different you would feel much better than you currently do. You tell yourself if it weren’t for my parents being so closed-minded, or my husband being so stubborn, or my children being so oblivious, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 6th, 2016 Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“Coming from compassion means coming from truth. How often do you rehearse in your mind what you are going to say to someone because you are justifying yourself, coming from ego, talking about how great you are, or how right … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 by Todd Rundgren

“It’s fairly common for people to go through their lives with someone to blame: “My Jewish guilt,” or “‘My parents,” or “Society made me do it.” There are any number of conditions as to why your life didn’t turn out … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, December 9th, 2015 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in PULLING YOUR OWN STRINGS

“As you assess past influences on our own life, make sure you’re not hanging onto the belief that anyone else is responsible for what you are feeling or doing, or even failing to do, today. If you catch yourself blaming … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, December 4th, 2015 by Thich Nhat Hanh in PEACE IS EVERY STEP

“When you plant lettuce, if it does not grow well, you don’t blame the lettuce. You look into the reasons it is not doing well. It may need fertilizer, or more water, or less sun. You never blame the lettuce. … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, November 26th, 2015 by Polly Campbell in HOW TO LIVE AN AWESOME LIFE

“You can blame others for your failures and setbacks. You can pin your rejection on someone else. You can make excuses for not getting the job done – I’m too busy, I’m too broke, maybe when my kids are older … Continue reading

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