Category Archives: Change

PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 1st, 2015 by Linda Deir, author of GUIDED

“It’s time for a change, at least that’s what people think. It’s New Years and people want to change something about themselves. What if you can’t change? What if your life is scripted out ahead of time and you are … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Don’t ask the world to change – you change first. Then you’ll get a good enough look at the world so that you’ll be able to change whatever you think ought to be changed. Take the obstruction out of your … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 12th, 2014 by Donald Altman in ONE MINUTE MINDFULNESS

“It takes courage to change routines, even minor ones, but more fully living each moment is what’s at stake. Even if a routine is useful, that doesn’t mean it has to be mind-numbing. Enter each routine today with the intention … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 6th, 2013 by Ragini Elizabeth Michaels in UNFLAPPABLE

“Life is nothing but change–literally happening right before your eyes—moment to moment. When you disregard, overlook, deny, or refute the reality of change, you miss the flow of life. The problem arises when you try to control change—and that’s exactly … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 8th, 2013 by Ragini Elizabeth Michaels in UNFLAPPABLE

“Mystics embrace change. They embody a deep acceptance of life’s ongoing movement and the uncertainty that movement creates. Without this attitude, the reality of impermanence complicates everything, since you can’t really count on anything remaining the same. On the other … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 22nd, 2013 by Ching Ning Chu in THICK FACE BLACK HEART

“Most of the things we want think we want come at the price of leaving behind our familiar life and venturing into the unknown. Every time we accomplish something and move ahead, we have to exchange the known conditions of … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 by Ching Ning Chu in THICK FACE BLACK HEART

“When drastic change and chaos occur in your life, a very effective antidote is inactivity. During the period of chaos, when everything you attempt to do to remedy a situation backfires, or you have to undo everything that has been … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, February 19th, 2013 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“If you are trying to undo a past behavior pattern, there are two ways you unintentionally keep it alive: The first way is by judging and resisting it. What you resist persists. If you keep bringing it up, it will … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 7th, 2013 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Here is something that you must understand: There are two sources for change within you. One is the cunningness of your ego that pushes you into making efforts to become something other than you are meant to be so that … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 22nd, 2011 by Dan Millman in WAY OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR

“If you don’t get what you want you suffer; if you get what you don’t want, you suffer; even when you get exactly what you want, you still suffer because you can’t hold onto it forever. Your mind is your … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 by John Selby in EXPAND THIS MOMENT

“Did you ever wonder why so many good people in the world yearn to improve nasty, unfair situations in the world, but seem to be so ineffective in generating positive change? The reason is that they are fighting reality, rather … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 4th, 2010 by David Simon in THE TEN COMMITTMENTS

“Change is the only constant in life. It is the one thing we can count on. Most human suffering comes from resisting change. We either resist new things from entering or familiar things from leaving, and in this resistance we … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Monday, December 14th, 2009 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“The average American will go through seven career changes in a lifetime. The days of working 40 years at the same plant are pretty much gone. Transformation means change, and if there is one certainty it’s that we will live … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 22nd, 2009 by Neale Donald Walsch in CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, BOOK 3

“The problem is that so many of you insist on thinking that the values you now have are the right and perfect ones, and that everyone else should adhere to them. Some of you have become self-justified and self-righteous. Stick … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 2nd, 2008 by Carolyn J. Gable in EVERYTHING I KNOW AS A CEO I LEARNED AS A WAITRESS

“A fully developed personality is not something we’re born with. Yes, we come into this world with certain genetic traits pushing us in one direction or another, and yes, our dispositions may display certain tendencies (i.e., a quick temper or … Continue reading

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