BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017 by Eric Butterworth in DISCOVER THE POWER WITHIN YOU

“The rules of all bargaining sessions or peace conferences should include the agreement that they will treat each other on the level of their innate divinity. This agreement would lead to the opening premise that would be in essence a prayer even if it were not prayerfully invoked—the thought that God is on both sides of the table. This would lead to an open-minded listening to one another’s views…

“Agree with thine adversary quickly,” remembering that the adversary is not the person or situation that stands before you, but your reaction to or feeling about it. It has been said, “Things may happen around you, and things may happen to you, but the only things that really count are the things that happen in you.” We can’t always control what happens to us. But we can control what we think about what happens—and what we are thinking is our life at any particular moment.”

Eric Butterworth, in “Discover the Power Within You”

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