Category Archives: Forgiveness

BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 24th, 2018 by Gary Zukav in SEAT OF THE SOUL

“Forgiveness means that you do not hold others responsible for your experiences. When you hold someone responsible for what you experience, you lose power. Therefore, when you depend on another person for the experiences that you think are necessary to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 19th, 2018 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“Self-forgiveness is not always a simple task, especially in the case of acts that caused significant pain or distress to other people. Nevertheless, if you aren’t willing to release all of the resentment you feel toward yourself, how can you … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 6th, 2018 by Leo Buscaglia in LOVING EACH OTHER

“Keep in mind that there is nothing wrong with us if forgiveness comes hard. We are simply human, vulnerable and far from perfect. The wrong the people do us is difficult to deal with, especially when we are innocent and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, July 31st, 2018 by Richard & Mary-Alice Jafolla in THE QUEST

“Harboring unforgiveness and resentment in our hearts does not hurt others. It hurts us. It eats away at the soul, filling it with bitterness and blocking the free flow of God’s love, which is the essence of our true nature. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, July 12th, 2018 by Joan Borysenko in THE WAYS OF THE MYSTIC

“Forgiveness is one of the least understood of all spiritual practices. It has nothing to do with conditioning poor behavior in ourselves and others. Rather, it calls us to responsibility. In forgiving ourselves, we make the journey from guilt for … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Holding on to pain will cost you big time. To err is human…to forgive is absolutely necessary if you want to live an uncommon life. There is a big payoff in being “the victim.” People pay attention to you, but … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

Compiler’s Note: Please excuse the “empty” message earlier today. Something just fell through the cracks during the process of loading the March messages back in January. Note that you may receive this message again on Wednesday, and I cannot stop … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 by John Randolph Price in LIVING A LIFE OF JOY

“I have found it helpful to begin and end each day with forgiveness—giving up resentment toward anyone and everything that stirred my emotions in a negative way. And that would include politicians religious zealots, columnists, talks show hosts on radio, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 by Louise Hay in YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE

“The past is over and done. We cannot change that now. Yet we can change our thoughts about the past. How foolish for us to PUNISH OURSELVES in the present moment because someone hurt us in the long ago past. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 29th, 2017 by Paul Ferrini in THE 12 STEPS OF FORGIVENESS

“Every moment we live is a moment that asks us to make some gesture of forgiveness. Every time we judge ourselves or another, every time we feel fear and attack, every time we want to attack but force ourselves not … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 14th, 2017 by Alanis Morissette in the song THIS GRUDGE

“I want to be big and let go, of this grudge that’s grown old. All this time I’ve not known how to rest this bygone. I want to be soft and resolved, clean of slate and released, I want to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 17th, 2017 by Karol K. Truman in HEALING FEELINGS FROM YOUR HEART

Compiler’s Note: Tomorrow marks the 18th anniversary of the start of the “Ponder on This” message service. Amazingly, some of the first subscribers are still on the list, and while many others have come and gone there continues to be … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 29th, 2016 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

“The willingness to forgive yourself is the necessary step to being in harmony with all of the universal principles. It gives you permission to be whatever you choose. And it gives you the right to self-determination. Everything that you have … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 by Florence Scovel Shinn in THE POWER OF THE SPOKEN WORD

“What is really yours? The blessings you bring to yourself, through your spoken or silent word; the things you see with your inner eye. Only your doubts, fears and resentments keep your good from you. If you hate or resent … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

“Forgiveness means changing your misperceptions. When we forgive another for anything that he or she may have done to us, we are really saying, “I no longer give you the power to control who I am, how I think, and … Continue reading

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