Category Archives: Present Moment Awareness

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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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 6th, 2022 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

“Wallace Wattles shares a wonderful tip about eating in one of his books. He recommends that when you eat, make sure you are entirely focused on the experience of chewing the food. Keep your mind present and experience the sensation … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 11th, 2022 by Richard A. Singer in YOUR DAILY WALK WITH THE GREAT MINDS

“If we stuff our pain and suffering deep down inside us, it will eventually catch up with us and be released sideways. It is important to express your feelings, emotions, and thoughts on a daily basis to remain clean inside … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 by Lisette Larkins in DIFFICULT PEOPLE

“One of the most common questions about attaining self-realization is, must a seeker top all work projects, give up all goals, leave the family and kids, and donate everything to charity? The answer is “no,” but with one very important … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 28th, 2022 by Lisette Larkins in DIFFICULT PEOPLE

“Most people’s daily lives are spent in a chronic roller coaster of emotional reactions to one thing after another. No wonder most people feel chronically unwell and exhausted. If you come home after work and feel drained or worn out, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 3rd, 2022 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“When you meet with people, at work, or wherever it may be, give them your fullest attention. You are not longer there primarily as a person, but as a field of awareness, of alert Presence. The original reason for interacting … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, December 28th, 2021 by David Viscott in HOW TO LIVE WITH ANOTHER PERSON

“Relationships seldom die because they suddenly have no life left in them. They wither slowly, either because people do not understand how much or what kind of upkeep, time, work, love and caring they require, or because people are too … Continue reading

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