Points to Ponder

21
Jul
2014

God Clarifies 'Don't Kill' Rule, Admonishes World Religions

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godSusan notes: someone sent me this "news release from God" several years ago by email. It was originally published on September 28, 2001, on The Onion, in the aftermath of the events of 9/11.

More than a decade has passed and we don't seem to have made much progress in abiding by God's will for peace. In fact, things seem to have gotten worse, making this message even more timely than ever...

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05
Jun
2014

5 Things We Need to Teach Our Kids

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boy girl_holding_handsWe need to teach our daughters to distinguish between:

A man that flatters her, and a man who complements her;

A man who spends money on her, and a man who invests in her;

A man who views her as property, and a man who views her properly;

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12
May
2014

Is True Love True Blue? Two Views...

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heart.jpgThanks to Daily Om (Susan notes: two takes on true love :)

Relationships that leave you feeling depleted, sad and making excuses are not based in love.

Often in our lives, we fall prey to the idea of a thing rather than actually experiencing the thing itself. We see this at play in our love lives and in the love lives of our friends, our family, and even fictional characters.

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16
Apr
2014

Decide Your Own Truth

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IMG 3681Thanks to the Daily Om.

Input from experts is valuable but our own sense of the truth is ultimately the most important.

To a certain degree, we rely on other people's accounts of reality to inform us of the nature of the universe.

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28
Feb
2014

You Are The Guide to Your Own Journey

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journeyThanks to the Daily Om.

We are the only true experts on our journey to enlightenment. Filter all information through your own heart.

All the major spiritual traditions serve the purpose of offering us a roadmap to guide us on our individual journeys to enlightenment.

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24
Feb
2014

Life Can Be Scary. It's OK To Feel Afraid.

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scared-womanWords of wisdom from Daily Om.

No matter how brave, strong, or levelheaded we are, sometimes we all get scared.

Life can take us on a roller coaster ride full of highs and lows and twists and turns.

Even for those of us who enjoy unexpected thrills, it's frightening to suddenly find ourselves heading for a deep plunge.

Yet, it happens to all of us.

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29
Jan
2014

Be A Queen: Own Your Power And Glory

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oprah_winfrey_couretesy_harpo.jpgSusan notes: This quote, attributed to Oprah Winfrey, was posted by AWR fan Sanaz Ohodi fan on the AWR Facebook page. It struck a chord with me, I hope it does with you too.

"Be a queen. Dare to be different. Be a pioneer. Be a leader. Be the kind of woman who in the face of adversity will continue to embrace life and walk fearlessly toward the challenge.

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10
Jan
2014

Fill The Empty Box With Something Joyful

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emptyboxThanks to the Daily Om for this great post!

While it is always important to honor what we've lost, sometimes a loss can also represent a chance for a new beginning.

When we lose anything that we cherish, the sense of emptiness we are left behind with can be overwhelming.

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03
Dec
2013

The Who Cares Quiz

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You don't have to actually answer the questions. Just ponder on them.

big_prize.gif1. Name the five wealthiest people in the world.
2. Name the last five winners of the Miss Universe pageant.
3. Name 10 people who have won the Nobel or Pulitzer Prize.
4. Name the last five Academy Award winners for best actor and actress.
5. Name 10 Olympic Gold medalists.

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31
May
2013

9 Cool Things Girlfriends Do

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girlfriends.gifThere's nothing like having a circle of women in your life. Like flowers and bandaids, they are indespensible....

Girlfriends keep your children and your secrets. They give you advice when you ask for it. Sometimes you take it, sometimes you don't...

Girlfriends don't always tell you that you're right, but they're usually honest. And they still love you, even when they don't agree with your choices.

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14
Apr
2013

Open The Door To Possibility

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disappointed-woman.jpgSusan notes: I love how these Daily Om messages often speak to me directly... so many life lessons to learn, so little time to learn them!

Disappointment provides us a bridge from expectations to acceptance of reality, wisdom, and the energy to begin again.

Whenever we do something in life with an expectation of how we would like it to turn out, we risk experiencing disappointment. 

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06
Feb
2013

Are You Hiding? Or Shining Brightly?

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sq 169Thanks to the Daily Om.

When we hide and try to be invisible and unseen by all we are only really hiding from ourselves.

At times, we've all wanted to crawl under a rock and hide away from the world.

We may have preferred to be invisible rather than let other people see us or notice that we exist.

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09
Sep
2012

Choose Peace Within

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pink globeThanks to Daily Om

Peace starts within us. We cannot bring to the world what we do not have to offer.

Often we look at the outside world and find it in a state of seeming chaos or disorder. We feel compelled to transform the situation from one of turmoil into one of peace, yet we are often disappointed in our best attempts to do so.

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