Category Archives: Detachment

BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 12th, 2014 by Michael Tamura in YOU ARE THE ANSWER

“Author Gregg Levoy tells us in his book, “Callings,” that in the Afghani language, the verb “to cling” is the same as “to die.” Facing our death shifts our perspective on life, and consequently our relationship to it. It reveals … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 27th, 2014 by Ching Ning Chu in THICK FACE BLACK HEART

“When one’s duty is performed with a sense of detachment, the very work performed becomes a sacrifice and therefore a worship to our Maker. What do I mean by detachment? Because we are made of flesh, it is necessary to … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 by Marianne Williamson in EVERYDAY GRACE

“It’s best that we not place our hope in a worldly satisfaction because, at the most fundamental level, there isn’t any. Worldly satisfaction can bring temporary pleasure, which is certainly good. But nothing in the material world is deep enough … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 27th, 2014 by Sanaya Roman in SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“To effectively get your work out to the world, you will need to learn to detach from what others think of you. It is important not to worry about being liked, appreciated, or understood. Learn to detach from needing praise … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 9th 2014 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“Detachment isn’t callousness. It’s not that you’re going to say, “Hey, I don’t give a damn about these people.” It’s just that you have to understand that their evolution is important; it’s sacrosanct. Just because a person is in the … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 16th, 2014 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“There’s a lovely saying of Tranxu, a great Chinese sage: “When the archer shoots for no particular prize, he has all his skills; when he shoots to win a brass buckle, he is already nervous; when he shoots for a … Continue reading

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Best of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 4th, 2014 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“So often we let life bump us off course. We set out on a path, and almost instantly our emotions distract us, or something happens and we drift off course. If you want things out of life, you will have … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Monday, February 3rd, 2014 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Think of a time when you were heartbroken and thought you would never be happy again (your husband died, your wife died, your best friend deserted you, you lost your money). What happened? Time went on, and if you managed … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 21st, 2014 by Jeremy E. McDonald in PEACE BE STILL

“What I have grown to understand is that as soon as I question things or try to figure them out, I am taking myself out of balance. When I let go and let “God” then all things become possible. I … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 by Stuart Wilde in THE QUICKENING

“I learned as a young man that there is a special fluidity in non-attachment. Yet the whole of our education and programming brainwashes us into sustaining society. It forces us to remain within its clutch in order to sustain the … Continue reading

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Best of PONDER on THIS for Friday, November 15th, 2013 by Jack Kornfield in A PATH WITH HEART

“To love fully and live well requires us to recognize finally that we do not possess or own anything – our homes, our cars, our loved ones, not even our own body. Spiritual joy and wisdom do not come through … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, November 4th, 2013 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“What people yearn for makes them weak. When you fall in love and yearn for another person, the very fact that you are desperate for him or her weakens you. It often means you can’t have this person. Your stifling … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 25th, 2013 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“Once you can unleash and detach from the craving of acceptance, you become free. You understand that what people think of you is a part of their evolution, but it is not part of yours. Your identity and evolution are … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 11th, 2013 by JB Lewis in LIVING IN CONSCIOUSNESS

“Understand that everything that has happened in your life was completely constructed by you. The things you’ve accumulated and the towers you’ve built are just inanimate objects. They are made of millions of pieces of wood, brick, steel or plastic. … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 25th, 2013 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“It is inevitable that you will have tasks to perform that are unpleasant or that have absolutely no interest to you whatsoever. Rather than grumbling to yourself about how unfair it is, or how boring you find these jobs, remind … Continue reading

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