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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 2nd, 2017 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J., in AWARENESS

“The heart in love remains soft and sensitive. But when you’re hell-bent on getting this or the other thing, you become ruthless, hard, and insensitive. How can you love people when you need people? You can only use them. If … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Pleasant experiences make life delightful. Painful experiences lead to growth. Pleasant experiences make life delightful, but they don’t lead to growth in themselves. What leads to growth is painful experiences. Suffering points up an area in you where you have … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 31st, 2016 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Do you know what eternal life is? You think it’s everlasting life. But your own theologians will tell you that that is crazy, because everlasting is still within time. It is time enduring forever. Eternal means timeless – no time. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 6th, 2016 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in WALKING ON WATER

“One day Buddha was sitting with all his disciples around him when an old man appeared and said, “How long do you want to live? Ask for a million years and they will be granted to you.” Buddha answered without … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“If you wish to be fully alive you must develop a sense of perspective. Life is infinitely greater than this trifle your heart is attached to and which you have given the power to so upset you. Trifle, yes, because … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Everyone at some time or the other experiences feelings of what is known as insecurity. You feel insecure with the amount of money you have in the bank, or the amount of love you are getting from your friend or … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 11th, 2016 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“We were told that happiness is a smooth complexion, a holiday resort. It isn’t these things, but we have subtle ways of making our happiness depend on other things, both within and outside us. We say, “I refuse to be … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Craving distorts and destroys perception. Fears and desires haunt us. Samuel Johnson said, “The knowledge that he is to swing from a scaffold within a week wonderfully concentrates a man’s mind.” You blot out everything else and concentrate only on … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, November 13th, 2015 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“To say no to people – that’s wonderful; that’s part of waking up. Part of waking up is that you live your life as you see fit. And understand: That is NOT selfish. The selfish thing is to demand that … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 26th, 2015 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Do you know one sign that you’ve woken up? It’s when you are asking yourself, “Am I crazy, or are all of them crazy?” It really is. Because we are crazy. The whole world is crazy. Certifiable lunatics! The only … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, October 23rd, 2015 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Look at everything that you think and feel and say and do that you do not like in yourself. Your negative emotions, your defects, your handicaps, your errors, your attachments and neuroses and hang-ups and yes, even your sins. Can … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 4th, 2015 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“You stupidly squander so much energy trying to rearrange the world. If changing the world is your vocation in life, go right ahead and change it, but do not harbor the illusion that this is going to make you happy. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, August 11th, 2015 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“The harder you try to change, the worse it can get. Does this mean that a certain degree of passivity is all right? Yes, the more you resist something, the greater power you give to it. That’s the meaning, I … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, July 10th, 2015 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“If people want happiness so badly, why don’t they attempt to understand their false beliefs? First, because it never occurs to them to see them as false or even as beliefs. They see them as facts and reality, so deeply … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 6th, 2015 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“The final disappearance of insecurity feelings will only come when you have attained that blessed ability of the birds of the air and the flowers of the field to live fully in the present, one moment at a time. The … Continue reading

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