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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 6th, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in WALKING ON WATER

“All psychological problems are the result of our inability to express our feelings. We’re frightened. We don’t know how to express feelings, either negative or positive. We can speak about our problems, but not about feelings. The inhibited person suffers … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 22nd, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“I’m going to write a book someday and the title will be, “I’m an Ass, You”re an Ass.” That’s the most liberating, wonderful thing in the world, when you openly admit you’re an ass. It’s wonderful. When people tell me, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 12th, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Do you want a way to measure the degree of your rigidity and your deadness? Observe the amount of pain you experience when you lose a cherished idea or person or thing. The pain and the grief betray your clinging, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 22nd, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Ignorance and fear, ignorance caused by fear, that’s where all the evil comes from, that’s where your violence comes from. The person who is truly nonviolent, who is incapable of violence, is the person who is fearless. It’s only when … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 15th, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“The great Socrates said, “The unaware life is not worth living.” That’s a self-evident truth. Most people don’t live aware lives. They live mechanical lives, mechanical thoughts – generally somebody else’s – mechanical emotions, mechanical actions, mechanical reactions. Do you … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 20th, 2022 by Fr. Anthony De Mello, in THE WAY TO LOVE

“We think the world would be saved if only we could generate larger quantities of goodwill and tolerance. That’s false. What will save the world is not goodwill and tolerance but clear thinking. Of what use is it to be … 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 Monday, April 25th, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello

“There’s only one reason why you’re not experiencing bliss at this present moment, and it’s because you’re thinking or focusing on what you don’t have. Right now, you have everything you need to be in bliss.” Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J. … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Being the president of a corporation has absolutely nothing to do with being awake, or being happy, or being a success in life. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Having a lot of money has nothing to do with being a success in … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, December 23rd, 2021 by Anthony DeMello S.J. in AWARENESS

“So why do I fall in love with a person really? Why is it that I fall in love with one kind of person and not another? Because I’m conditioned. I’ve got an image, subconsciously, that this particular type of … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 30th, 2021 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“If you want to know what it means to be happy, look at a flower, a bird, a child; they are perfect images of the kingdom. For they live from moment to moment in the eternal now with no past … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 by Fr. Anthony De Mello in ANTHONY DE MELLO: WRITINGS

“If you want to reform your heart, you must give serious, prolonged thought to four liberating truths. But first choose some attachment that troubles you, something that you are clinging to, or something that you dread, or something you are … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 21st, 2021 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Get in touch with yourself for a few seconds, become aware of your presence wherever you may be, and become aware of the kind of thoughts that are going on within you. Now, think of somebody you’re living with or … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 13th, 2021 by Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“When someone tells you how special you are, all that you can accurately say is: This person given his particular taste and needs, desires, appetites and projections has a special desire for me, but that says nothing about me as … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 13th, 2021 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Compare the serene and simple splendor of a rose in bloom with the tensions and restlessness of your life. The rose has a gift that you lack; it is perfectly content to be itself. It has not been programmed from … Continue reading

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