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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 10th, 2021 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“If you are being pulled down in to the quicksand of not having enough, of wanting more, of focusing on what is missing n your life, pause to consider what we are all given in any moment – the sunlight, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 23rd, 2021 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“How many breaths do you take in a day? Close your eyes and count your breaths for the next minute. If you do the math, you will discover that we take approximately twenty thousand breaths a day. And yet, how … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, March 18th, 2021 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

Compiler’s Note: Today marks the 22nd Anniversary of the first “Ponder on This.” Time sure does fly doesn’t it? “Words are like a living clay with which we shape our relationships. Wise speech can built trust; unkind speech can cause … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 25th, 2021 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“Here is something to contemplate: Only living food that grows on our planet is suitable for our bodies to transform into the energy and sustenance we need. How could our bodies possibly achieve this miracle if we were not made … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 1st, 2021 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“PRACTICING MINDFULNESS DOES NOT MEAN that we won’t still find ourselves overcome with doubt. There will be periods when purpose is hard to find, when the journey seems like a chore, and when you’re not sure if your values and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“There is a story of how the Buddha once gave a talk to hundreds of monks, only to have them disagree and walk out on him. Did the Buddha then try to spin his message to get high approval ratings … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 24th, 2020 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“You don’t need to spend another day living without a purpose. What do you care about? What makes this day special? Remember, your purpose does not have to change the entire world to be worthwhile and give meaning to your … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 10th, 2017 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“Being mindful in relationships can be difficult, especially because it often reveals the truth of the relationships. What do we do when we learn that our partner isn’t caring or committed to the relationship? We can deny the truth and … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 1st, 2017 by Donald Altman in ONE MINUTE MINDFULNESS

“The body is not different from spectacular castles and monuments that also must eventually lose their luster. Aging and wrinkles are simply signs that we have lived in the castle. They do not diminish the purpose, wonder, and loveliness of … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 12th, 2017 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

Note: In addition to today’s “Ponder” please note that I’ve posted a new blog post on my SpiritSimple.com blog called “Being Grateful and Remembering that Life Goes By in a Flash of Light”. Please click here to read it. “Each … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 18th, 2016 by Donald Altman in ONE MINUTE MINDFULNESS

“Stress is a killer – literally. Like a stealth fighter, stress hormones home in on the body’s immune system and impair its ability to fight illness, while the hormone cortisol attacks neurons in the brain’s learning center, the hippocampus. Some … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 26th, 2016 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“Social situations often evoke anxiety as well as excitement. This is especially so when we are meeting new people. How can we bridge that gap of awkwardness? How can we begin to know someone better? Some people find it uncomfortable … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, October 13th, 2015 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “What is a weed? A plant whose virtues have not yet been discovered.” When you think about it, the practice of Intentionally Centering Attention Now is about watching for the mental and emotional weeds that obstruct … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 8th, 2015 by Donald Altman in ONE MINUTE MINDFULNESS

“The sky and the moon are waiting for your gaze. Their spaciousness invites us to a revolutionary perspective, the big view, the right now. To gaze at the sky and the moon is to leave the thinking, discursive, calculating, judging … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 25th, 2015 by Donald Altman in ONE MINUTE MINDFULNESS

“The heart has a language all its own. To speak from the heart in the next minute is to communicate from a place of love, truth, and beauty. But for many, the heart may be hidden and locked away behind … Continue reading

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