BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 24th, 2018 by Catherine Ponder in OPEN YOUR MIND TO PROSPERITY

“You would not be the person you are today, you would not have the love, the understanding, the maturity, the depth, the compassion, the soul-searching desire for more of God’s goodness in your life if you had not had the past experiences you have been condemning. Out of the past you have grown, unfolded, and expanded your understanding and your world. So do not try to run away from the past. Do not condemn it. Just try to put it in its rightful place in your own thinking: Those experiences were for good, because through them you came forth into a “larger place” in your understanding. Release all anxiety or condemnation of yourself or others about your past.”

Catherine Ponder, in “Open Your Mind to Prosperity”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“You have been taught to believe that there are some bad people in the world who are best ignored. I am suggesting the contrary. Everyone who comes into your life in any capacity is valuable. The petty tyrants in your life are just as divine as those who provide you with encouragement and support. Emerson put this important lesson like this: “The whole course of things goes to teach us faith.” The whole course. This means everything that comes your way.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in, “Your Sacred Self”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“The next time you feel the need to start blaming someone else for whatever experiences you might be experiencing, give your median fibrous septum (the divider that runs down the center of your tongue) a nice, firm clamp. After you do that a few times, you will actually be programming your brain to stop thinking like a victim. It’s the same thing as repeatedly hitting yourself in the head with a hammer until you realize that it hurts and you stop. No matter how strong the urge to fire up the “blamethrower,” hold your tongue until the urge passes. You will be amazed at how quickly “look what happened to me” leaves your vocabulary.”

John St. Augustine, in “Living an Uncommon Life

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 21st, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“We are not here to judge others; we are here to experience our own experience. If you are making the most out of your experience, how do you find time to judge others in theirs? The best way to save the world is to leave people alone. This is akin to the proverbial, “If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Work on yourself. Matthew 7:1 reads, “Judge not, that ye be not judged.” As if this needed clarification, Jesus compounds this statement FIVE times in the next four sentences. There is not one other place in the Bible where a point was more clearly expressed – there can be no clearer expression of hypocrisy than judgment.

You know that you don’t know everything, none of us do; we only know what we know. So stop pretending that you know something about how another person should live their life. You couldn’t know how to be them anymore than that person could know how to be you. Everything has a purpose. Pretending to know things can lead to an unwillingness to learn new things; so learn all you can. If you must pretend, pretend to know nothing. That way, it will seem natural to want to learn new things. You will do yourself a big favor by becoming the best you that you can be. If things in life bother you, make you mad, or push any buttons for you, then you are a victim of your judgments and this is a sign for you to take a moment and work on yourself before you start experiencing physical symptoms because of these emotional triggers. This is basically where all dis-ease is born – in the stress caused when life doesn’t match our beliefs about life. Your salvation lies within your mind.”

Pete Koerner in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 18th, 2018 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“While traditional religions are capable of providing a stable foundation for spiritual growth, those that represent God as a monarch who punishes his or her subjects for their transgressions are not by any means empowering their followers. To the contrary, by rigidly adhering to such traditional religious beliefs, one is often motivated more out of fear than loyalty or love. For example, “I’d better follow God’s commandments (rules) or I’ll be disliked by the other members of my church, or worse yet, be punished in hell for my sins.”

This fear works to get people mechanically altering their behavior at times, but it does not provide for true long-term shifts in a person’s beliefs and consciousness. In my experience, people simply aren’t inspired to delve into new ways of thinking and behaving when the motivation to do so is based on the threat of punishment. Profound changes usually happen when people see some form of tangible reward for undertaking the effort necessary to make those changes.

In many instances the fear-based motivation characterizing some traditional religious doctrines, can exercise control over an individual for an entire lifetime. For most, it is simply too intimidating to go against the immediate family, the tribe, or the church. So, they choose to accept the status quo and not deal with the conflict that would result from questioning that specific doctrine. While this approach is certainly much easier, ultimately it limits an individual’s spiritual growth potential, because it truly inhibits them from coming to a better understanding of “who they really are.”

Jeff Maziarek in, “Spirituality Simplified”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 17th, 2018 by Neale Donald Walsch in CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, BOOK 1

“There is no such thing as “getting to heaven.” There is only a knowing that you are already there. There is an accepting, an understanding, not a working for or a striving. You cannot go to where you already are. To do that, you would have to leave where you are, and that would defeat the whole purpose of the journey. The irony is that most people think they have to leave where they are to get to where they want to be. And so they leave heaven in order to get to heaven and go through hell.

Enlightenment is understanding that there is nowhere to go, nothing to do, and nobody you have to be except who you’re being right now. You are on a journey to nowhere. Heaven is nowhere. Let’s just put some space between the w and the h in that word and you’ll see that heaven is now…here.”

God, as spoken to Neale Donald Walsch, in “Conversations with God, Book 1”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“The greater part of most people’s thinking is involuntary. automatic, and repetitive. It is no more than a kind of mental static and fulfills no real purpose. Strictly speaking, you don’t think: Thinking happens to you. The statement “I think” implies volition. It implies that you have a say in the matter, that there is choice involved on your part. For most people, this is not yet the case. “I think” is just as false a statement as “I digest” or “I circulate my blood.” Digestion happens, circulation happens, thinking happens.

The voice in the head has a life of its own. Most people are at the mercy of that voice; they are possessed by thought, by the mind. And since the mind is conditioned by the past, you are then forced to reenact the past again and again. The Eastern term for this is karma. When you are identified with that voice, you don’t know this, of course. If you knew it, you would no longer be possessed because you are only truly possessed when you mistake the possessing entity for who you are, that is to say, when you become it.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “A New Earth”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by Paramahansa Yogananda, in THE LAW OF SUCCESS

“Consider whether fulfillment of the goal you have chosen will constitute success. What is success? If you possess health and wealth, but have trouble with everybody (including yourself), yours is not a successful life. Existence becomes futile if you cannot find happiness. When wealth is lost, you have lost a little; when health is lost, you have lost something of more consequence; but when peace of mind is lost, you have lost the highest treasure.”

Paramahansa Yogananda, in “The Law of Success”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 14th, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Open your eyes and look at the world around you with gratitude; it is all a gift from God. Even those parts of life you’d rather not see hold lessons or blessings for you. The traffic jam that you are stuck in, for instance, is keeping you from an accident that you would have otherwise experienced. The cold that you came down with brings you the day off you have needed, but have neglected to take. The relationship that ended abruptly opened the door for something bigger and better in your life.

Of course, if you see it as the end of your world, it just might be. People wallow in depression over such things and delay the good which awaits them. Mourn your losses, if you wish; it’s only natural. But then get on with your life and your miracle. You have asked for something and God is trying to give it to you. If you don’t like it, ask for something else. You have free will. That means if you want to see the world as a miserable place, you can. If you want to change it, you can – just do it! If you ask for it, it will be given unto you. This is a two way street. If it is given unto you, you asked for it, or it is one of the stepping stones on the path of manifestation.”

Pete Koerner in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 11th, 2018 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“The source of all abundance is not outside you. It is part of who you are. However, start by acknowledging and recognizing abundance without. See the fullness of life all around you. The warmth of the sun on your skin, the display of magnificent flowers outside a florist’s shop, biting into a succulent fruit, or getting soaked in an abundance of water falling from the sky. The fullness of life is there at every step. The acknowledgment of that abundance that is all around you awakens the dormant abundance within. Then let it flow out.

When you smile at a stranger, there is already a minute outflow of energy. You become a giver. Ask yourself often: “What can I give here; how can I be of service to this person, this situation?” You don’t need to own anything to feel abundant, although if you feel abundant consistently things will almost certainly come to you. Abundance comes only to those who already have it. It sounds almost unfair, but of course it isn’t. It is a universal law. Both abundance and scarcity are inner states that manifest as your reality. Jesus put it like this: “For to the one who has, more will be given, and from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “A New Earth”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 10th, 2018 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

In the moment you ask, and believe and know you already have it in the unseen, the entire Universe shifts to bring it into the seen. You must act, speak, and think, as though you are receiving it now. Why? The Universe is a mirror, and the law of attraction is mirroring back to you your dominant thoughts. So doesn’t it make sense that you have to see yourself as receiving it? If your thoughts contain noticing you do not have it yet, you will continue to attract not having it yet. You must believe you have it already. you must believe you have received it. You have to emit the feeling frequency of having received it, to bring those pictures back as your life. When you do that, the law of attraction will powerfully move all circumstances, people, and events, for you to receive.”

Rhonda Byrne in, “The Secret”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J. in WALKING ON WATER

“If you have problems with people get ready for a shock: there’s something wrong with you. There are no problems in dealing with human beings. If you change, everything will change. If you can bring yourself to let go, people will change. You aren’t seeing people as they are but as you are. If someone causes me to be bothered, and in a bad mood, there’s something wrong with me. I have to change!

How can I give someone the power to upset me? How can I give someone the power to decide whether I’m going to be happy or sad? If I give that power to someone, I can’t protect myself from the consequences of what I’m doing. In nature, there are neither rewards nor punishments, only consequences. You only have to grow and face them.

We have to have the courage to not let ourselves be manipulated. We are afraid to say no, we’re afraid to tell others to take care of their own life. If we don’t do this, there’s no way of avoiding the consequences of letting ourselves be manipulated.”

Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J., in “Walking on Water”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 8th, 2018 by Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. in IF LIFE IS A GAME THESE ARE THE RULES

“Every person creates his or her own reality. Authorship of your life is one of your absolute rights; yet so often people deny that they have the ability to script the life they desire. They often use the excuse that they cannot do what they want to do or get what they desire in life because they lack the resources to do it. They look past the fundamental truth that it is not our external resources that determine our success or failure, but rather our own belief in ourselves and our willingness to create a life according to our highest aspirations.

You can either engage in the blame game, making frequent use of the statement, “I couldn’t because…,” or you can take control of your life and shape it as you like.You can either let your circumstances, be they you physical appearance, your financial condition, or your family origins, dictate what happens to you, or you can transcend your perceived limitations and make extraordinary things happen. The “yeah, buts…” do not produce results they just reinforce the delusion of inability. Argue for your limitations and eventually the universe will agree with you and respond accordingly.”

Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. in, “If Life is A Game, These are the Rules”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 7th, 2018 by James Redfield, in THE CELESTINE PROPHECY

“We are not merely the physical creation of our parents; we are also the spiritual creation. You were born to these two people and their lives had an irrevocable effect on who you are. To discover your real self, you must admit that the real you began in a position between their truths. That’s why you were born there: to take a higher perspective on what they stood for. Your path is about discovering a truth that is a higher synthesis of what these two people believed.”

James Redfield, in “The Celestine Prophecy”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 4th, 2018 by Marianne Williamson in EVERYDAY GRACE

“Our problems in this world can surely be huge, but they are never as huge as God. The issue is never how bad things are, but how good God is. Hope lies in having more faith in the power of God to heal us than in the power of anything to hurt or destroy us. In realizing that as children of God we are bigger than our problems, we have the power at last to confront them. For all manifestation of fear is a reflection of the fact that humanity has forgotten its spiritual identity. In beginning to remember it, we put fear on notice that its days are numbered.”

Marianne Williamson, in “Everyday Grace”

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