The answer to this is GOOD CONDUCT, GOOD DEEDS, GOOD OUTLOOK, GOOD ATTITUDE (Sri Sathya Sai Baba) which of course means refusing to allow our fears. anger and desires rule us. This in essence means staying centred with our feelings in our Solar Plexus area and letting them rise and fall…the same old .. the same old — easy to say but not so easy to do!

An helpful commitment tomake to ourselves is to resolve NOT to act from anger.

PONDER POINTS: on reading this I felt …. my thoughts on reading this were…




This saying I find quite powerful and comforting as I see it as indicating that each day is a fresh start.

However, there is one ‘if only’ …if only we can put the past behind us and greet all that happens to us with love and acceptance. This means giving up worry and our habitual ways of responding to situations.

PONDER POINTS: on reading the above my thoughts were … and my feelings were…. I am conscious of bringing the past into the present when…



17 November 2022 — LOVE AND DUTY

‘Duty without love is deplorable/Duty with love is desirable/love without duty is divine.’ (Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

I find it hard to get my head around this saying! I suppose what it is pointing to is our ego selves. How often do we do what is expected of us and moan to ourselves about having to do it! Duty without love?

How often do we do a kindness to someone and then feel smug and pleased with ourselves thinking what a good person we are! Duty with love?

How often do we perform acts of kindness naturally just because it is a part of our nature. Love without duty?

PONDER POINTS: on reading this my thoughts were …my feelings were …



16 November 2022 — BEING ALONE

‘To be alone is the best way to find God within’. (Sri Sathya Sai Baba)

‘There is nothing like silence to still the restlessness of the heart’. (Sri Sathya Sai Baba).

Unfortunately, our rational ego minds find it difficult to be alone and they also grab at things they want, or feel they need, in order to keep the feeling of being separate and in control alive.

Fortunately. however, there are times when our intuitive minds take over and allow us to experience inner peace and then we are aware of the God within.

PONDER POINTS: My thoughts on reading this were … on reading this I felt …I feel I have experienced inner peace when … I enjoy being alone when …I find it difficult being alone when …..



15 November 2022 —FAILING!

I keep setting myself goals to aim for and making promises to myself to get certain things done and I then forget about my goals and fail to do what I intended!

So what is the answer? Not to make goals? Not to make promises to myself?

Perhaps it is to accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative and not go for mister in between! In other words remind myself of the good things in my life and the positive things about myself.

OR, to take Anne Frank’s advice (re blog dated 12 Nov) and go somewhere where I can be quiet, along with the heavens, nature and God. Only then she declares does one feel that all is as it should be.

PONDER POINTS: on reading this my thought were …my feelings were…



Barbara Thorne: The Point of Power is Now

Barbara Thorne: The Point of Power is Now


My writing is based on the understanding that ‘we’, (each of us individually) create our own reality through our feelings, thoughts and actions.