Category Archives: Present Moment Awareness

BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, February 25th, 2019 by Joan Borysenko, Ph.D. in THE WAYS OF THE MYSTIC

“Two monks were walking at sunrise by the banks of a stream, swollen by the early spring rains. As they rounded a bend, they spied a young woman standing in the middle of the stream, holding up her heavy skirt, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, February 8th, 2019 by Gloria Wendroff in HEAVENLETTERS

“Something grand is before you. Miniscule is not before you. Miniscule is behind you. That is why you must not keep returning to the past. You will miss the present. You really don’t want to miss the present. The present … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, December 28th, 2018 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“How to be at peace now? By making peace with the present moment. The present moment is the field on which the game of life happens. It cannot happen anywhere else. Once you have made peace with the present moment, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, November 30th, 2018 by Louise Hay in YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE

“Blame is one of the surest ways to stay IN a problem. In blaming another, we give away our power. Understanding enables us to rise above the issue and take control of our future. The past cannot be changed. The … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Sunday, October 21st, 2018 by Starr Weldon in LEARNING TO TRUST: THE STAR CHILD AWAKENING, BOOK 1

“We hold ourselves back by hanging on to old issues, grievances, and hurts. Sometimes the person (or persons) we have issues with has changed, but we resent that change because we are busy hanging on to something that hurt or … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Friday, October 19, 2018 by Danielle Rama Hoffman in THE COUNCIL OF LIGHT

Compiler’s Note: I was inspired to share this “fresh” Ponder on This message today  after I came across it in this book last night. “We know that there is always a focus on getting somewhere. You want to move from … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“Here is a spiritual practice that will bring empowerment and creative expansion into your life. Make list of a number of everyday routine activities that you perform frequently. Include activities that you may consider uninteresting, boring, tedious, irritating, or stressful. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, July 30th, 2018 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“If you think you are the “doer,” you will feel justified in making endless plans. Now, I do not suggest that you try to stop making plans. I ask you instead to watch carefully what happens to your plans. See … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 4th, 2018 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“Being aware of your breath forces you into the present moment—the key to all inner transformation. Whenever you are conscious of the breath, you are absolutely present. You may also notice that you cannot think and be aware of your … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 by Tara Singh in NOTHING REAL CAN BE THREATENED

“The only reality is in the living moment. Since we are not with the reality of the living moment, we project a ‘tomorrow’. Once we have projected a tomorrow, there is fear. Please see this because it is fundamental. Fear … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 by Richard and Mary-Alice Jafolla in THE QUEST, A JOURNEY OF SPIRITUAL REDISCOVERY

“Right where you are is as green as the grass will ever get. Within you is a potential for happiness that does not diminish nor ripen over time. Happiness doesn’t need time to ripen, it only has to be called … 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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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, December 26th, 2017 by Eliza Mada Dalian in IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS

“When you hear that you need to be present, your mind immediately thinks that it should do something to be present. When you try to be present, you become confused, anxious, and begin to struggle. Then you get exhausted, and … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, December 7th, 2017 by Thich Nhat Hanh in NO DEATH, NO FEAR

“For many years I have told this story. Suppose two astronauts go to the moon. When they arrive, they have an accident and find out they have only enough oxygen for two days. There is no hope of someone coming … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, November 24th, 2017 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“You cannot have a better past, so abandon that idea right now. You did what you knew how to do, given the circumstances of your life. Those mistakes of the past were driven by your ego, which wanted to keep … Continue reading

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