Category Archives: Present Moment Awareness

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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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 14th, 2017 by Lisette Larkins in DIFFICULT PEOPLE

“When life is allowed to be, without the loud, chronic resistance of the mind, it’s extraordinary how problems mysteriously smooth out and relationships are healed. The reason why this occurs is that life’s presence is inherently peaceful and lovely in … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 8th, 2017 by Eckhart Tolle in THE POWER OF NOW

“In life threatening emergency situations, the shift in consciousness from time to presence sometimes happens naturally. The personality that has a past and future momentarily recedes and is replaced by an intense conscious presence, very still but very alert at … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 30th, 2017 by Dr. Barbara Fredrickson in the book RIDE OF YOUR LIFE by Ran Zilca

“I think, actually, that when people learn about the science of positive emotions or the positivity ratio, there’s a temptation to make your motto, “I’m going to be positive.” People think it will be easy. But think that strategy backfires … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Your ego’s tendency is to keep things as they are, no matter how bad they may be. God says: “let go of the past to make room for something that honors you more deeply.” You are afraid to do that … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, October 13th, 2017 by Dan Millman in EVERYDAY ENLIGHTENMENT

“A final day awaits us all. We may know in advance when our end is near, through declining health, a terminal illness, old age. Or we may have only a few seconds’ notice, or none at all. When the executioner … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, October 6th, 2017 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in PULLING YOUR OWN STRINGS

“The simple truth about your parents is, They did what they know how to do. Period. If your father was an alcoholic or he abandoned you as an infant, if your mother was overprotective or uncaring, then that is what … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 5th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“So much of our life is spent trying to get somewhere, striving for the next reward, conquering the upcoming hurdles, protecting ourself from future danger. Happiness always seems to be just around the next bend, slightly beyond our reach. The … 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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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in REAL MAGIC

“Know that if anyone has gone from sickness to health, fat to slim, addiction to choice, poor to rich, clumsy to agile, miserable to happy, or discontentment to fulfillment, then that capacity is part of the universal human condition. Even … Continue reading

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