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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 25th, 2017 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Your ego’s tendency is to keep things as they are, no matter how bad they may be. God says: “let go of the past to make room for something that honors you more deeply.” You are afraid to do that … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“The door to the Divine Presence opens through your heart. It opens through your kindness to yourself. It opens through your gentle acceptance of yourself in any moment. It opens through your embrace of your experience, through your willingness to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 21st, 2017 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“There are hundreds, if not thousands of ways, in which you can cheat yourself and work out of sacrifice or duty. There are just as many ways in which you can cheat others and work out of impatience and greed. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 23rd, 2017 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“It is spiritual pride to think that you are any further on the journey than anyone else. Even if this were true, it would not serve you to know it or claim it. What serves you is compassion for self, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Pain is the great equalizer. It brings us all to our knees. It makes us more humble and sensitive to the needs of others. Pain is the greatest teacher on planet earth. It undermines all hierarchies. It dissolves social status … Continue reading

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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 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 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, 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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