BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 28th, 2017 by Wayne W. Dyer in MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY

“Become a person who is willing to tell those around you how much you appreciate them. Make a concerted effort to say aloud how much you love your family members without making it a phony ritual. Be willing to say aloud what a lovely home you have and how much you appreciate it, or to express appreciation to someone who does your laundry or cooks a fine meal for you. Do this in a sincere fashion and you will see how quickly this attitude is reciprocated and appreciated.

You can practice this attitude of gratitude with strangers. Do small favors like returning a shopping cart to the store rather than leaving it in the parking lot, or telling a waitress how much you appreciate her kind attention to details. The more you are willing to express gratitude, the more you are cultivating an experience of unconditional love.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “Manifest Your Destiny”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 27th, 2017 by Eckhart Tolle in THE POWER OF NOW

“If there is truly nothing that you can do to change you’re here and now, and you can’t remove yourself from the situation, then accept your here and now totally by dropping all inner resistance. The false, unhappy self that loves feeling miserable, resentful, or sorry for itself can then no longer survive. This is called surrender. Surrender is not weakness. There is great strength in it. Only a surrendered person has spiritual power. Through surrender, you will be free internally of the situation. You may then find that the situation changes without any effort on your part. In any case, you are free.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “The Power of Now”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 26th, 2017 by Gregg Braden in THE ISAIAH EFFECT

“Rather than viewing political treaties and military solutions as answers, perhaps now is the time to recognize them as bridges to a new way of thinking. It appears that we have reached a critical time in the evolution of governments and nations, when the pattern of demands followed by force simply does not work the way it did even fifty years ago. The wise use of force may serve us in isolated incidents of short duration.

Each time we apply a military bandage, however, it is akin to placing our finger over a tear in the fabric of a balloon filled with water. What appears to be a “fix” in one place becomes a bulge somewhere else on the balloon. This is precisely the scenario that is unfolding with respect to global politics. To change the conditions that allow war, oppression, and mass suffering, we must change the thinking that has allowed the conditions to be present.”

Gregg Braden, in “The Isaiah Effect”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 by Lisette Larkins in DIFFICULT PEOPLE

“If the mind is not the same as your true essence, it would seem then that you have been split in two. What has really occurred is that the still, quiet, powerful true essence of you has been covered up. The degree to which your essence is obscured equals the degree of difficulty in living or being around you. If your essence is almost entirely obscured, then the people around you suffer in the extreme because the mind has no natural ability in dealing with the circumstances that arise in the present moment. This is why the mind, when it’s chronically noisy, insists upon focusing on the past or the future, or on meaningless minutia.”

Lisette Larkins, in “Difficult People”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 24th, 2017 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“Do you speak of prosperity, joy, and abundance or do you speak of pain, problems and woes? People form images of you as you speak to them. You may think that if you told everyone how abundant your life is when it isn’t you’d be lying—yet I will say if you tell everyone how abundant your life is, very shortly you will be telling the truth!

Watch your words and your energy as you move through the day. The instant you notice that your energy is dropping in any way, that doubts are creeping into your mind, that you are feeling bad about who you are, stop. Take a deep breath and look inward for a higher image. You broadcast images from moment to moment, and people pick them up and respond to them.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power through Awareness”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 21st, 2017 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“To shun negativity is to give it credence. Once you can accept your fears as a part of what you are and look at them in a detached and loving way, they begin to dissipate…Your life improves, and the ego comes to realize that disaster is not necessarily a fact of life.

We can look at the world from a finite, egocentric view and see mayhem and disaster and say, “That is terrible,” or we can look at it from an infinite view and see the beauty that there is in the learning process. Similarly, in your life, negativity assists you to become more Godlike but only if you do not struggle against it. The way to affirm your positive power is to laugh at your weakness and raise statues to your strengths.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Affirmations”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 20th, 2017 by Wayne W. Dyer in MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY

“The polarity of love is fear. Fear is a current of energy that literally runs through your body and is produced when you feel cut off from the source of unconditional love. Every time you experience fear, ask yourself, “What is going on that I have substituted fear for love in this moment?” This kind of self-talk will bring you back to an awareness that fear is running through you because you have lost your alignment with love. In this moment of insight, send the fear energy out of your body by embracing unconditional love. In those moments of fear, your anxiety about failing, not receiving approval, your appearance, your grades, or whatever, can be traced to the absence of unconditional love. Go to your source when you are experiencing fear and you will find fears dissipating almost instantly.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “Manifest Your Destiny”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 19th, 2017 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Pain is the great equalizer. It brings us all to our knees. It makes us more humble and sensitive to the needs of others. Pain is the greatest teacher on planet earth. It undermines all hierarchies. It dissolves social status and invalidates material riches. It brings everything up for healing.

If you have touched your own pain deeply, you know this. And you feel great compassion when you see others in pain. You do not need to push them away, nor do you need to try to fix them. You just hold them deeply in your heart. You offer them a hug and some words of encouragement. You know that they are going through.

The world builds people up and it takes people down. There is no permanence in the world. Fame and ignominy, poverty and riches, happiness and despair run hand in hand. You can’t experience one side without experiencing the other. If you think you can, you are in denial.”

Paul Ferrini, in “The Silence of the Heart”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 18th, 2017 by David R. Hawkins in POWER VS. FORCE

“We may observe how throughout history, society has tried to “treat” social problems by legislative action, warfare, market manipulation, laws, and prohibitions – all manifestations of force – only to see these problems persist or recur despite the treatment. Although governments (or individuals) proceeding from positions of force are myopic, to the sensitive observer it eventually becomes obvious that conditions of social conflict won’t disappear until the underlying origins have been exposed and “healed.”

The difference between treating and healing is that in the former, the context remains the same, whereas in the latter, the clinical response is elicited by a change of context so as to bring about an absolute removal of the cause of the condition rather than the mere recovery from its symptoms. It’s one thing to prescribe an anti-hypertensive medication for high blood pressure; it’s quite another to expand the patient’s context of life so that he stops being angry and repressive.”

David R. Hawkins, in “Power vs. Force”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 17th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“If you resist delegating, you end up doing all kinds of things you don’t want or need to do. Then you wonder why you feel overwhelmed. Or why your business isn’t growing. Or why your children are so needy. It’s not them. It’s you.

Your way out is simple, but not easy: Admit that there are other people in the universe who can do some things as well as you. Maybe—hold on to your seat, now—even better than you. I know this is a radical, unreasonable, and heretical concept to suggest, but alas, it may be so…Very successful people are good delegators.”

Alan Cohen, in “Why Your Life Sucks, And What You Can Do About It”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 14th, 2017 by Eckhart Tolle in THE POWER OF NOW

“If there is no joy, ease or lightness in what you are doing, it does not necessarily mean that you need to change what you are doing. It may be sufficient to change the how. “How” is always more important than “what.” See if you can give much more attention to the doing than to the result that you want to achieve through it. Give your fullest attention to whatever the moment presents. This implies that you also completely accept what is, because you cannot give your full attention to something and at the same time resist it.

As soon as you honor the present moment, all unhappiness and struggle dissolve, and life begins to flow with joy and ease. When you act out of present moment awareness, whatever you do becomes imbued with a sense of quality, care, and love—even the most simple action.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “The Power of Now”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 13th, 2017 by Marianne Williamson in THE GIFT OF CHANGE

“Conscience is important, as is remorse. But they are meant to lead us to new life, not leave us drowning in a sea of guilt. When we have chosen fear instead of love – and who among us hasn’t – then the love we might have chosen is “held in trust for us by the Holy Spirit” until we are ready to receive it. To me, that’s one of the most incredible principles in A Course in Miracles. It’s amazing when you think about it: I could have said or done the right, loving thing, and if I had, then such and such a thing would then have happened. However, I did not. I’ve been trained by the world to think with fear, and I did. Yet God saved the possibility I turned down, until I’m ready to return to love and choose again.”

Marianne Williamson, in “The Gift of Change”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 12th, 2017 by John Randolph Price in LIVING A LIFE OF JOY

“Individual is defined by Webster as not divisible, not separable. Grasp that in its fullness. It means we are all part of a united Soul-base that cannot be divided. Thus, I am a part of you and you are part of me and we are one eternally. This is why we must not see each other as poor, sick, unfulfilled, fearful, and burdened with guilt. That is impossible in spiritual vision and that is the vision we must hold. To see through the eyes of ego and behold someone else as less than perfect is to call forth into manifestation that which is not desired for us individually.”

John Randolph Price, in “Living a Life of Joy”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 11th, 2017 by Tony Burroughs in THE LAW OF AGREEMENT

NOTE: Today marks the 10th anniversary of Pondercentral.com. A hearty “thanks” to blog consultants Derrick Sorles and Michael Snell of Business Blogging Consultants for suggesting I create this site to allow for easy email delivery of the daily “Ponder on This” messages. Without them, this website might never have come into existence.

“Oftentimes, when people are looking for someone to commiserate with them, they have a vested interest in their suffering. They don’t really want to change, or they’re seeking validation for their problems; they’re looking to keep things the way they are, instead of getting better. They want to continue to receive the money, the medicines, the perks, or the attention that they’ve become accustomed to receiving.

That’s how we can tell the difference between commiseration and compassion. The person who evokes your compassion is truly suffering and looking for a way out of it. The person who wants you to commiserate with them is usually protecting the status quo. To discern which is which, check in with your feelings. Compassion elicits a feeling of love and empathy toward the sufferer, while commiseration leaves you feeling down and asking yourself why you felt you had to add to another’s problems (and your own) by agreeing with them.”

Tony Burroughs, in “The Law of Agreement”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 10th, 2017 by Marianne Williamson in ILLUMINATA

“When we wake up in the morning, it’s a good idea not to go directly to the newspaper, radio, television, or coffee. Those things testify to the reality of the outer world. By the act of perceiving that world, we fortify our attachment to it. The outer world is the realm of the non-essential. To the extent that we focus on it, we remain stuck in the realm of effect not cause.

The inner world is the realm of the essential, in the world and in ourselves. The realm of the essential is the realm of the artist, the philosopher, the holy, the pure. By the act of our perceiving it, we fortify our experience of it. It is the realm not of effect, but of cause. It is the purpose of our lives to cause a better world.”

Marianne Williamson, in “Illuminata”

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