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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 9th, 2022 by Joseph Campbell in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING BY DIANE K. OSBON

“As Schopenhauer says, “When you look back on your life, it looks as though it were a plot, but when you are into it, it’s a mess: just one surprise after another. Then, later, you see it was perfect.” So, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 8th, 2022 by Joseph Campbell in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING BY DIANE K. OSBON

“Get pressure ideas out of your system, and then you can find, like a ball on a roulette wheel, where you are going to land. The roulette ball doesn’t say, “Well, people will think better of me over here than … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, December 8th, 2021 by John Krishnamurti in THINK ON THESE THINGS

“To love is the most important thing in life. But what do we mean by love? When you love someone because that person loves you in return, surely that is not love. To love is to have that extraordinary feeling … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 17th, 2021 by Joseph Campbell in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING BY DIANE K. OSBON

“I find working for money to be the wasteland – doing something that somebody else wants instead of the thing that is my next step. I have been guided all along by a strong revulsion from any sort of action … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, July 22nd, 2021 by Joseph Campbell in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING BY DIANE K. OSBON

“There is no security in following the call to adventure, nothing is exciting if you know what the outcome is going to be. To refuse the call means stagnation. You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, February 15th, 2021 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“Be emotionally supportive to your friends, loved ones, and clients, but stop when you start to feel drained. Some people will take as much time and energy as you are willing to give (like all of it). Be present and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 6th, 2018 by Diane K. Osbon in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING: A JOSEPH CAMPBELL COMPANION

“Heaven and hell are psychological definitions. The Catholic definition of mortal sin should relieve you of the thought that you have committed one. As a Catholic, you learn that for a sin to be mortal, the kind that condemns you … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 by Diane K. Osbon in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING: A JOSEPH CAMPBELL COMPANION

“I am more convinced that there is a plane of consciousness that we are all sharing, and that the brain is a limiting machine that pulls it in. It is possible to sink back, lose this definition, and participate in … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, March 8th, 2018 by Diane K. Osbon in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING: A JOSEPH CAMPBELL COMPANION

“The hero’s journey always begins with the call. One way or another, a guide must come to say, “Look, you’re in Sleepy Land. Wake. Come on a trip. There is a whole aspect of your consciousness, your being, that’s been … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 9th, 2016 by Joseph Campbell in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING BY DIANE K. OSBON

“As an adult, you must rediscover the moving power of your life. Tension, a lack of honesty, and a sense of unreality come from following the wrong force in your life. Work begins when you don’t like what you’re doing.” … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, February 15th, 2016 by Diane K. Osbon in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING

Compiler’s Note: I now have just 33 copies left of the second print run of my book Spirituality Simplified. I know a number of subscribers have purchased the book over the years, and I’m very grateful for their support. IF … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, February 27th, 2012 by Joseph Campbell in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING BY DIANE K. OSBON

“As Schopenhauer says, “When you look back on your life, it looks as though it were a plot, but when you are into it, it’s a mess: just one surprise after another. Then, later, you see it was perfect.”  So, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday December 26th, 2011 by Joseph Campbell in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING BY DIANE K. OSBON

“Get pressure ideas out of your system, and then you can find, like a ball on a roulette wheel, where you are going to land. The roulette ball doesn’t say, “Well, people will think better of me over here than … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 22nd, 2011 by John Krishnamurti in THINK ON THESE THINGS

“To love is the most important thing in life. But what do we mean by love? When you love someone because that person loves you in return, surely that is not love. To love is to have that extraordinary feeling … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 by Joseph Campbell in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING BY DIANE K. OSBON

“I find working for money to be the wasteland – doing something that somebody else wants instead of the thing that is my next step. I have been guided all along by a strong revulsion from any sort of action … Continue reading

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