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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“Most people are sleepwalking. Many wander through life in a sort of unconscious state, having some idea of what they do, but not really sure why they are doing it. Mostly, we do what other people do, for we have … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 6th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“The only way to find out if the limits under which you have been living are real is to test them. A healthy belief will stand in the face of challenge. Illusions will evaporate. If you do not test your … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, December 7th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“Contentment is an experience we can cultivate through practice. Abraham Lincoln said that “most people are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.” Like gratefulness and positivity, contentment is not usually handed to us as a … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, August 26th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“The aspect of human beings that sets us off from all other creatures is that of imaginative wisdom. Animals see things as they are, but we see them as they can be. We have been given the Divine ability to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“There are very few people in the world who think originally. Most people act like puppets, mimicking the latest trends in fashion, voicing the popular opinions, and catching the same diseases, thinking at the latest sniffle, “I must be coming … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“Spiritual awakening is spread by overflow. We cannot force another into higher consciousness. We are all like flower buds – we must open and bloom at our own rate, catalyzed by the warmth of the sun. The best way to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 18th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

Compiler’s Note: Today, March 18, marks the 17th anniversary of “Ponder on This.” It’s hard to believe the service has been operating since 1999, and what’s even more interesting to me is that there are still quite a few original … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, December 11th, 2015 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

Relationships are lessons in tangible form that we need for our personal growth. If we are holding any unconsciousness about a character trait, or some prejudice or judgment about any kind of action, someone who does the thing we don’t … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 29th, 2015 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“Thoughts are, most assuredly, things. They are conceived in the mind and they travel through time and space like ripples in a pond, affecting all that they touch. Thoughts are the building blocks of our experience; the world that we … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 21st, 2015 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“As some persons begin to discover the relationship between thoughts and events, they begin to be afraid of thinking negative thoughts, worrying, “Oh, no! I just had a thought of something bad happening to me – that means I will … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“The force that opposes determination is INERTIA. Inertia is not a static thing; it is a “dynamic force.” Like any force, it tends to magnify itself and gain momentum until or unless it is superseded by another force stronger than … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 29th, 2015 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“If I could boil down what I believe is the key to healing in relationships, it would be FORGIVENESS. As I see more and more how forgiveness works, it is clear to me that the power of forgiveness is far … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, July 3rd, 2015 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“Life is too short and too insane to take it very seriously. Yogananda said, “This world is just a big mental institution.” If we learn to see the people around us – and ourselves – as mental cases, we can … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 4th, 2015 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“We have within our very minds, hearts, and hands the power to heal and to transform the world. One kind word, look, or touch can make all the difference to a brother or sister in need of love. It is … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“We have got to challenge the agreements that we hold to be true. We must boldly ask, “Do I believe this because I really believe this, or because everyone else does?” I am amazed to find out how much of … Continue reading

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