BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, November 27th, 2008 by Sanaya Roman in LIVING WITH JOY

“When you complain that someone or something is making you sad or angry, ask yourself, “Why am I choosing to experience that feeling or to react in that way?” Blaming others will always take away your power. If you can discover why you are choosing to feel hurt by their actions you will learn much about yourself.

Some of you are afraid that if you stand up for yourself, you will lose someone’s love. Some people are quite good at convincing you that you are in the wrong when you do stand up for your beliefs. Thank them silently for providing you with the opportunity to become strong, for often strength is developed in the face of opposition. Self-respect means standing by your deepest truth and knowing your innermost feelings. It means making yourself and not another the authority of your feelings.””

Sanaya Roman, in “Living with Joy”

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