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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Whatever your experience has been, your challenge is to learn to accept it, to be with it without judgment, to embrace it unconditionally. When you can do that, you can integrate the experience and the lessons it brings into the … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Do not expect your relationship with God to look like anyone else’s or you will sabotage the relationship. God’s presence in your life is totally unique. Your conversation with Her may be verbal or nonverbal, a canvas of colorful shapes … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, January 4th, 2017 by Paul Ferrini in THE ECSTATIC MOMENT

“The first act of spiritual practice is simply “awareness.” Tune into thoughts and feelings. Observe. Witness. Get to know the content of consciousness: our fears, assumptions/beliefs, and emotional reactions. The first act is to turn out attention away from the … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, December 26th, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Appreciation and approval are two entirely different things. Appreciation is the natural, spontaneous flow of energy back to you when others feel connected to you and your story. There is nothing you can do to precipitate appreciation other than to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Until you have the courage to stand up fully inside your life, someone will always be around to abuse you. Indeed, you will keep calling abusers to you till you until you decide that you have had enough. So every … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, December 12th, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“If you are going to let God be in charge of your life, you have to give up the idea that you “know.” Increasingly, you develop the attitude that your job is just to show up, to be present, to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 30th, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Many of you believe that relationships will make you happy. Nothing could be further from the truth. The promise of fulfillment through relationship is a cruel hoax. That you will discover soon enough. There is only one way that you … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“The majority of people you accept as authority figures in your life will abuse you. Your act of accepting their authority constitutes permission to them to abuse you. You may say “but I didn’t know they would take advantage of … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, November 11th, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“The gifts you have been given in this life do not belong to you alone. They belong to everyone. Do not be selfish and withhold them. Do not be selfish and imprison yourself in a lifestyle that holds your spirit … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, October 28th, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE ECSTATIC MOMENT

“To listen requires not only attention, but awareness of our intention toward the other person. If we are feeling attacked, then we don’t want to hear the other person. We want to attack back or defend ourselves. When this happens, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 26th, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Solitude is necessary for your emotional health, whether you are living alone or with another. Solitude gives you the time and space to integrate your experience. And all growth depends on integration. Having lots of experiences means nothing if you … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE 12 STEPS OF FORGIVENESS

“Accept your life as it is right now. You don’t have to change anything about it. Every situation is perfect as it is. Every relationship is perfect as it is. Every lesson enables you to grow. Every outer obstacle helps … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 24th, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“If you see a beggar, don’t be taken in. Ask him instead, “Why are you standing here begging on this street corner, Oh great one?” Let him know that you see who he really is. Look into his eyes and … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, February 23, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Simply desire to be aware and awareness is. It comes and goes with the breath. If you want to be aware, breathe! Breathe in to embrace this moment. Breathe out to release it. Breathe, breathe, breathe. Each breath is an … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, December 3rd, 2015 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Try this spiritual practice: “What I see is a mirror showing me what I believe. Everything that happens in my life is a reflection of some belief I have about myself.” Try saying this to yourself every time you start … Continue reading

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