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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“If you want to know what it means to be happy, look at a flower, a bird, a child; they are perfect images of the kingdom. For they live from moment to moment in the eternal now with no past … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 by Fr. Anthony De Mello in ANTHONY DE MELLO: WRITINGS

“If you want to reform your heart, you must give serious, prolonged thought to four liberating truths. But first choose some attachment that troubles you, something that you are clinging to, or something that you dread, or something you are … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 21st, 2021 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Get in touch with yourself for a few seconds, become aware of your presence wherever you may be, and become aware of the kind of thoughts that are going on within you. Now, think of somebody you’re living with or … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 13th, 2021 by Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“When someone tells you how special you are, all that you can accurately say is: This person given his particular taste and needs, desires, appetites and projections has a special desire for me, but that says nothing about me as … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Compare the serene and simple splendor of a rose in bloom with the tensions and restlessness of your life. The rose has a gift that you lack; it is perfectly content to be itself. It has not been programmed from … Continue reading

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Special BEST of PONDER on THIS for Saturday, March 27th, 2021 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS – Audio Message

Compiler’s Note: Perhaps my favorite “Ponder on This” message during the past 22 years is one by Fr. Anthony DeMello from his book “Awareness.” That book is actually the text version of an audio program called “Wake Up to Life” … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 28th, 2021 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“It is not from lack of religion in the ordinary sense of the word that the world is suffering, it is from lack of love, lack of awareness. And love is generated through awareness and through no other way, no … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 25th, 2020 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Do you think you help people because you are in love with them? Well, I’ve got news for you. You are never in love with anyone. You’re only in love with your prejudiced and hopeful idea of that person. Take … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, November 16, 2020 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Contrary to what your culture and religion have taught you, nothing but absolutely nothing can make you happy. The moment you see that, you will stop moving from one job to another, one friend to another, one place, one spiritual … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 22nd, 2020 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Somebody came up to me with a question…He asked me,”Are you enlightened?” What do you think my answer was? What does it matter? You want a better answer? My answer would be:”How would I know? How would you know? What … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, December 18th, 2019 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J. in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Has it ever struck you that you have been programmed to be unhappy and so no matter what you do to become happy, you are bound to fail? It is as if you fed mathematical equations into a computer and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 27th, 2019 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Happiness is our natural state. Happiness is the natural state of little children, to whom the kingdom belongs until they have been polluted and contaminated by the stupidity of society and culture. To acquire happiness you don’t have to do … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, November 18th, 2019 by Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J. in AWARENESS

“Anytime you’re practicing renunciation, you’re deluded. How about that? You’re deluded. What are you renouncing? Anytime you renounce something, you are tied forever to the thing you renounce…As long as you’re fighting it, you are giving it power. You give … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 27th, 2019 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“When you have enjoyed something intensely, you need very little. It’s like people who are busy planning their vacation; they spend months planning it, and they get to the spot, and they’re all anxious about their reservations for flying back. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 31st, 2019 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Life is a banquet. And the tragedy is that most people are starving to death. That’s what I’m really talking about. There’s a nice story about some people who were on a raft off the coast of Brazil perishing from … Continue reading

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