Category Archives: Present Moment Awareness

BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 by Marianne Williamson in THE GIFT OF CHANGE

“If we want to change worlds, then we have to change time slots. There’s no point in trying to watch Seinfeld at 8:00 if it’s on at 7:00. And there’s no point in trying to find miracles in the past … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 19th, 2023 by JB Lewis in THE MIRACLE OF YOU: BACK TO CONSCIOUSNESS

“Since time is not a real factor in the Absolute, creation appears instant since all that exists, exists right now. That would explain why God is never in a hurry because, to be in a hurry, God would have to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, January 11th, 2023 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“The past only has an impact on the present when you continue to waste your powerful thought and feeling energies on something that no longer exists at all, other than in your own mind. Whatever it was that happened is … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, December 21st, 2022 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“Taming one’s trepidation about the future ultimately requires that a person muster up the courage to face up to his or her fears. What you will find as you embark upon this course is that it is kind of like … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, December 1st, 2022 by Jack Kornfield in A PATH WITH HEART

“To live in the present demands on ongoing and unwavering commitment. As we follow a spiritual path, we are required to stop the war not once but many times. Over and over we feel the familiar tug of thoughts and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“The truth is you actually spend very little time being fully aware of what is occurring in any given moment. If you are like most people, your mind is always trending towards thoughts about the past (i.e., regrets, anger, reminiscing), … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, October 4th, 2022 by Annemarie Greenwood and Marissa Campbell in LIFE: LIVING IN FULFILLMENT EVERY DAY

“The only guarantee in life is change. When you are lost in the promises of some distant future, waiting for the magical day when you will finally be happy, all your energy is draining toward some future event, with little … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 26th, 2022 by Joseph Campbell in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING BY DIANE K. OSBON

“Every moment is utterly unique and will not be continued in eternity. This fact gives life its poignancy and should concentrate your attention on what you are experiencing now. I think that’s washed out a bit by the notion that … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“The next time you feel impatient or ill at ease, pause right where you are and don’t be so quick to run off to something else. Instead, simply notice whatever feelings (perhaps frustration, impatience, boredom) or thoughts precede your rejection … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, August 26th, 2022 by Lisette Larkins in DIFFICULT PEOPLE

“Existing fully in the present means to simply place your attention fully on whatever is being attended to at the moment. You effectively become a silent witness to whatever happens or arises. By remaining in a state of alert awareness, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 by Joyce Rupp in MAY I HAVE THIS DANCE?

“In his collection of Bengali poems, “Gitanjali,” Rabindranath Tagore writes that the song he wanted to sing has never happened because he spent his days “stringing and unstringing” his instrument. Whenever I read these lines a certain sadness enters my … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 by John Selby in EXPAND THIS MOMENT

“You know that you shine at work and succeed in general when you’re feeling positive, hopeful, and happy, and are tuned in to the pleasures of the present moment. And you tend to fail when you’re anxious, depressed, lost in … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 13th, 2022 by Helen Mellicost

“I was regretting the past and fearing the future. Suddenly God was speaking. “My name is I Am.” I waited. God continued. “When you live in the past, with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard. I am not there. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 1st, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“So why are you anxious? Can you, for all your anxieties, add a single moment to your life? Why bother about tomorrow? Is there a life after death? Will I survive after death? Why bother about tomorrow? GET INTO TODAY. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 22nd, 2022 by Jonathan Parker in THE SOUL SOLUTION

“The truth is the past is nothing more than a memory, and it has no real existence other than what we project on it. We benefit greatly when we no longer treat the past as a determiner of our present … Continue reading

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