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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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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, March 19th, 2019 by Anthony DeMello S.J. in AWARENESS

“When you go through life with preferences but don’t let your happiness depend on any one of them, then you’re awake. You’re moving toward wakefulness. Wakefulness, happiness – call it what you wish, is the state of non-delusion, where you … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, February 12th, 2019 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“No resource has had a more profound impact on my spiritual growth than the live recording of a workshop by the late Fr. Anthony DeMello called Wake Up to Life. After just one session – a mere seven hours – … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 by Anthony DeMello, S.J. in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Look into yourself and examine your reactions to persons and situations, and you will be appalled to discover the prejudiced thinking behind your reactions. It is almost never the concrete reality of this person or thing that you are responding … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J. in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Now is the time to see that absolutely nothing outside of you can bring you lasting joy. But the moment you do that you will notice that a fear arises in your heart. That fear that if you allow the … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, July 20th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in WALKING ON WATER

“What causes suffering? Mental activity, constructing our thoughts. Sometimes the mind is in repose, and all is well. But sometimes it begins to act, elaborating what Buddha calls the construction of thoughts. It begins to make judgments, evaluations, different and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J. in WALKING ON WATER

“If you have problems with people get ready for a shock: there’s something wrong with you. There are no problems in dealing with human beings. If you change, everything will change. If you can bring yourself to let go, people … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 30th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J., in AWARENESS

“Do not suppress desire, because then you would become lifeless. You’d be without energy and that would be terrible. Desire in the healthy sense of the word IS energy, and the more energy we have the better. But don’t suppress … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 5th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J. in WALKING ON WATER

“How do human beings become robots? Listen to this: “Oh, you’re so pretty.” And the robot swells with pride. I push the appreciation button and it’s riding high. Then, I push the other button, the criticism one, and it hits … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday March 28th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in WAKE UP TO LIFE

“In the audio program called “Wake Up to Life” by the late Fr. Anthony DeMello, I was was struck by the following statement he made: “The reality is there is too much God talk; the world is sick of it, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, February 1st, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J. in AWARENESS

“The most difficult thing is the world is to listen, to see. We don’t want to see. Do you think a rich person wants to look at a poor person? We don’t want to look, because if we do, we … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 5th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J., in AWARENESS

“Everyone asks me what will happen when they finally arrive. Is this just curiosity? We’re always asking how would this fit into that system, or whether this would make sense in that context, or what it will feel like when … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, December 20th, 2017 by Anthony DeMello S.J. in THE WAY TO LOVE

“How could you go about creating a happy, loving, peaceful world? By learning a simple, beautiful, but painful art called the art of looking. This is how you do it: Every time you find yourself irritated or angry with someone, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 by Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J. in AWARENESS

“When you finally awake, you don’t try to make good things happen; they just happen. You understand suddenly that everything that happens to you is good. Think of some people you’re living with whom you want to change. You find … Continue reading

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