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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, July 18th, 2016 Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“Real friendships can handle “no.” If your relationship cannot survive honesty, it is not a real friendship. Friends can disagree and yet love and respect one another. True caring requires realness, the willingness to be who we are. A friendship … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 27th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“It is possible for all the events of the past to remain as they were, but to see them in a way that makes our history a blessing. It is not so much the things we did that hurt us, … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 12th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“Our culture is obsessed with planning, and much of it is inspired by fear. Heavy scheduling is a formidable way to avoid intimacy. If we are constantly busy, we do not have to face our feelings and deal with our … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 22nd, 2016 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“You are almost sure to rub some people the wrong way when you make a stand for who you are. But that’s not a good enough reason to stop – it’s all the more reason to continue. As much as … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 6th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“To become all that you can be, you must welcome into you life people who ask more of you than you can ask of yourself. It is not healthy to surround yourself with people who always agree with you or … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 15th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“Never underestimate the importance or power of your dreams. Our dreams are actually much closer to reality than the world we usually accept as real. The Chinese Patriarch Chuang-Tsu told his students, “In a dream I saw myself as a … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, December 30th, 2015 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“There is no reason for any of us to stay in a situation that is repulsive or damaging to us. Perhaps in our sense of guilt or unworthiness we believe that we must endure a painful predicament because we are … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 10th, 2015 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“It is said that if we want to be truly powerful we need but command what is happening to happen. While there is a humorous note in this advice, there is also a profound wisdom. We are most powerful when … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“If we carry a sense of sadness or victimization long enough, we begin to identify with it. If we receive enough attention or pity for a drama we continually glamorize, we may be tempted to use it as a suit … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“Sometimes the greatest gift we can bestow on a friend is to let them go. When the universe is calling for them to move to the next stage of their good, we empower them most meaningfully by supporting them in … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 23rd, 2010 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“Some of us have spent many years of our lives trying to get other people to respect us more. We may even have built a strong case for ourself as a victim of the abusiveness of others…And yet all the … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, December 3rd, 2009 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“Imagine that every thought you think, every word you utter, and every feeling you experience will automatically magnetize more of the same. Metaphysical teachers urge us to speak of only those conditions we want to see manifested, and to avoid … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 17th, 2009 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“To put ourselves through continued suffering because we believe we must atone for past “evil” deeds is self-created suffering. At that point, the lesson we must learn is not related to the original error, but one of releasing ourself from … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, July 28th, 2009 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“Somewhere in our cultural psyche we have developed an image of a very serious God, and this notion has hurt us greatly. We believe that God is an old man with a white beard who sits on a cloud and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 4th, 2009 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“If we observe the natural world as God created it, we see constant change, evolution, and transformation. Nothing in nature stays the same. The majesty and fascination of the physical world lies in its movement, both graceful and dramatic. Clouds … Continue reading

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