Category Archives: Challenges and Obstacles

BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Pleasant experiences make life delightful. Painful experiences lead to growth. Pleasant experiences make life delightful, but they don’t lead to growth in themselves. What leads to growth is painful experiences. Suffering points up an area in you where you have … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, March 27th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in RELAX INTO WEALTH

“Very often a physical, financial, or relationship setback is the beginning of a significant course correction. The setback was really a setup. An apparent failure becomes a stepping-stone toward a new goal vastly more rewarding than the original one. Many … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 24th, 2017 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“It is rare that you meet a person who is truly dedicated. When you do, you find that he is almost always very successful. Dedication is the warrior’s prayer to him-or herself. It is a mode of fierce concentration. One … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 3rd, 2017 by Alan Cohen in RELAX INTO WEALTH

“Rather than fighting what seems to be blocking your path, pivot on it and make it your ally. As in the martial art of aikido, you can take the energy directed against you and rechannel it to help you. Everything … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, February 9th, 2017 by Polly Campbell in HOW TO LIVE AN AWESOME LIFE

“Just as there can be breathtaking beauty, intense love, and awesome moments even when things feel impossibly difficult and hard and sad, there will be times each day when we need to flex and stretch and adapt to the changes … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, November 17th, 2016 by Richard A. Singer in YOUR DAILY WALK WITH THE GREAT MINDS

“If we did not have the struggles and challenges in our life, we would never be urged to grow and improve. Everything good in life is created from a series of failures and defeats. Allow yourself to learn from each … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“To become all that you can be, you must welcome into you life people who ask more of you than you can ask of yourself. It is not healthy to surround yourself with people who always agree with you or … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 by Lisette Larkins in DIFFICULT PEOPLE

“Difficult people are not limited to those in your family or work environment. DPs are everywhere. They are the rude waiter, your ex-husband, the abrupt flight attendant, your troublesome brother-in-law, or your child’s schoolteacher. Whoever bothers you, by word or … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 27th, 2015 by Michael Tamura in YOU ARE THE ANSWER

“Crises are sent to shake us out of our slumber, to re-awaken a sense of purpose. Too often, we become so preoccupied with our vested interests that we forget why we are here. We fall asleep. Then, Life gives us … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Friday, December 6th, 2013 by Eugenia Oganova in MISSION ALPHA

“We cannot become an awakened Self without the desire to be the Self. We cannot become aware and powerful without going through all the powerlessness. To some extent powerlessness is necessary to show us what power is, because we learn … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 12th, 2013 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Think of some of the painful events in your life. For how many of them are you grateful today, because thanks to them you changed and grew? Here is a simple truth of life that most people never discover. Happy … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, July 4th, 2013 by Esther and Jerry Hicks in GETTING INTO THE VORTEX

“Most rarely align with their true power, because it seems illogical to them that there is power in relaxation, in letting go, or in love or joy or bliss. Most people do not understand that their true power lies in … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 1st, 2013 by Tony Burroughs in THE LAW OF AGREEMENT

“Adversity comes when we’re getting something that we don’t want, or we want something that we’re not getting. Either way, life is not going exactly as we’d like it to go – or is it? What if, on a subconscious … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, December 26th, 2012 by Shakti Gawain in THE PATH OF TRANSFORMATION

“Healing crises are always uncomfortable and can often be terrifying and painful. It can feel as if our world is in danger of coming to an end. It can seem as if our lives are falling apart. We may see … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, December 3rd, 2012 by Sanaya Roman in SPIRITUAL GROWTH, BEING YOUR HIGHER SELF

“If you have a situation in your life right now that is less joyful than you want it to be, realize that it is teaching you important lessons. If you are in a crisis you may be reaching inward to … Continue reading

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