BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Everyone at some time or the other experiences feelings of what is known as insecurity. You feel insecure with the amount of money you have in the bank, or the amount of love you are getting from your friend or the type of educational background you have. Or you have insecurity feelings regarding your health or your age or your physical appearance.

If you were asked the question, “What is it that makes you feel insecure?” you would almost certainly give the wrong answer. You might say, “I don’t have enough of the love of a friend” or “I don’t have the kind of academic training I need,”  or some such thing. In other words, you would point to some outside condition not realizing that insecurity feelings are not generated by anything outside of you, but only by your emotional programming, by something you are telling yourself in your head.

If you change your program, your insecurity feelings would vanish in a second even though everything in the outside world remained exactly as it was before.”

Fr. Anthony DeMello, in “The Way to Love”

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