BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 26th, 2017 by Deepak Chopra in THE WAY OF THE WIZARD

“Ego is “I”; it is your singular point of view. In innocence this point of view is pure, like a clear lens. But without innocence the ego’s focus is extremely distorting. If you think you know something—including yourself—you are actually seeing your own judgments and labels. The simplest words we use to describe each other—such as friend, family, stranger—are loaded with judgments. The enormous gulf in meaning between friend and stranger, for example, is filled with interpretations. A friend is treated one way, an enemy another. Even if we do not bring these judgments to the surface, they cloud our vision like dust obscuring a lens.”

Deepak Chopra, in “The Way of the Wizard”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 23rd, 2017 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“It is spiritual pride to think that you are any further on the journey than anyone else. Even if this were true, it would not serve you to know it or claim it. What serves you is compassion for self, compassion for others. What serves you is knowing that each person has the lesson that is perfect for him and, if he learns it, there is no telling how far he will advance.

Don’t think you have the capacity to make a correct determination of the spiritual progress of any individual, including yourself. You don’t. You don’t know. One who seems to be far behind can move ahead in a flash. And one who seems ahead can be seriously disabled. The whole idea of ahead and behind is meaningless, since you don’t know where the starting line is or the finish line…You can look at others and think you understand, but you will just be kidding yourself. You have no idea what anyone else’s life is about. Nor is it really any of your business to know.”

Paul Ferrini, in “The Silence of the Heart”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 22nd, 2017 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

“Competition is an example of separation. First, when you have thoughts of competition, it is coming from a lack mentality, as you are saying there is a limited supply. You are saying there is not enough for everybody, so we have to compete and fight to get things. When you compete you can never win, even if you think you won. By the law of attraction, as you compete you will attract many people and circumstances to compete against You in every single aspect of your life, and in the end you will lose. We are all One, and so when you compete, you compete against You. You have to get competition out of your mind and become a creative mind. Focus only on your dreams, your visions, and take all competition out of the equation.”

Rhonda Byrne, in “The Secret”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“Make an inner commitment to establish a new relationship with truth. The way to make this happen is to catch yourself when you are exaggerating or deceiving anyone, including yourself. Then silently tell yourself that you were about to puff yourself up by overstating the truth. Decide to simply relate exactly what happened—no more, no less—and see how that feels.

You will discover as you catch yourself immediately before the lie, that you are consulting your higher self, which flourishes in truth instead of giving in to ego demands to be false. You will enjoy a deeper, richer experience of life that feels refreshing compared with the phony presentation of yourself seeking approval.”

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

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 by Daniel Ryan in HEALING FROM HEAVEN

“Many spiritual seekers seek enlightenment in this world. Ironically, it’s the seeking or attempting to obtain the spiritual that makes this realm so elusive. The path is always unfolding perfectly, and all the effort can become a silver cage. Setting the intention to evolve and surrendering to your soul’s intention is a very powerful thing to do. The Eastern yin and yang principle of balance is an excellent analogy to convey this concept. The doing actually equates to resistance to allowing the divine energy of the universe to express itself through you. Thus, actively seeking creates an imbalance. It closes down our natural portal to the divine.”

Daniel Ryan, in “Healing from Heaven”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 19th, 2017 by Stuart Wilde in SILENT POWER

“What is normally considered to be power is not real power at all. Chasing money, glamour, sex; wanting control over others—political and military power—are all manifestations of the ego. They are often glorified forms of showing off; they dwell in the currency of the ego, and they often appeal only to other egos, so they are subject to people’s whims. A person can be rich and successful and still be very weak. Money doesn’t give you real strength; it just keeps you comfortable while you experience your dysfunction.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Silent Power”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 16th, 2017 by Neale Donald Walsch in FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD

Neale Donald Walsch: “This is another place for me to mention my favorite prayer; the most powerful prayer I ever heard. Thank you God, for helping me to understand that this problem has already been solved for me.

God: Yes, that is a powerful prayer. The next time you are confronted with a condition or circumstance you judge to be problematical, express your immediate gratitude not only for the solution, but for the problem itself. By so doing, you instantly change your perspective on it, and your attitude about it.

Next, bless it…Give it your best energies and your highest thought. In this, you make it your friend, and not your enemy; that which supports you, rather than that which opposes you. Then, accept it, and resist not evil. For what you resist, persists. Only what you accept can you change. Now, envelop it with love. Whatever you are experiencing, you can literally love any undesired experience away. In a sense, you can “love it to death”.

Finally, be joyful, for the exact and perfect outcome is at hand. Nothing can take your joy away from you, for joy is Who You Are, and who you will always be. So, in the face of every problem, do a joyful thing.”

God, as spoken to Neale Donald Walsch, in “Friendship with God”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 15th, 2017 by Marianne Williamson in ILLUMINATA

“We have all made mistakes. We have all done things that we wish we had not done. We have all missed opportunities and blown more of them than we care to admit. But the universe begins a new cycle whenever we are ready. God is willing to start again when we are. In His eyes, we are like newborn children, and at any given moment we can be reborn. As we atone for our errors, we are released from their effects. See the light, and your life will reflect it. Deny the light, and in your blindness you will create chaos. When you choose to open your eyes again, the chaos shall be no more.”

Marianne Williamson, in “Illuminata”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 by Thich Nhat Hanh in PEACE IS EVERY STEP

“In Buddhism the word “suchness” is used to mean “the essence of particular characteristics of a thing or a person, its true nature.” If we want to live in peace and happiness with a person, we have to see the suchness of that person. Once we see it, we understand him or her, and there will be no trouble. We can live peacefully and happily together.

When we bring natural gas into our homes for heating and cooking, we know the suchness of gas. We know that gas is dangerous—it can kill us if we are not mindful. But we also know that we need the gas in order to cook, so we do not hesitate to bring it into our homes. The same is true of electricity…A person is the same. If we do not know enough about the suchness of that person, we may get ourselves into trouble. But if we know, then we can enjoy each other very much and benefit a lot from one another. The key is knowing a person’s suchness. We do not expect a person always to be a flower. We have to understand his or her garbage as well.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, in “Peace Is Every Step”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 13th, 2017 by Louise Hay in YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE

“Make room for the new. Clean out your refrigerator, get rid of all those little bits of stuff wrapped in foil. Clean out your closets, get rid of all the stuff you have not used in the last six months or so. If you haven’t used it in a year, definitely get it out of your home. Sell it, trade it, give it away, or burn. Cluttered closets mean a cluttered mind. As you clean the closet say to yourself, “I am cleaning out the closets of my mind.” The Universe loves symbolic gestures.”

Louise Hay, in “You Can Heal Your Life”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 12th, 2017 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“The world around you is out of balance, and it’s “Tick-tock” will tend to pull you down. As you learn to detach, things will cease to affect you. You will also find it helpful to reduce the amount of absolute contact you have with the world. Avoid crowds. Keep your special view of the world unto yourself. Your destiny is separate because you are one of those rare people who has the mastery of his or her life.

I feel it is important to be informed about what is going on in the world, but be careful not to be pulled in emotionally. Stay away from world “causes”; they are ego traps. If you want to love the world, save it and feed it, that’s great. But first, love and feed yourself. Then, love, feed, and support those close to you. If you have spare time, you can march with your banner. But do not crusade in lieu of becoming powerful. You can help others when they ask for it, but not before.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Affirmations”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 9th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“Looking good is important. I respect people who can make an attractive appearance and I try to look as nice as I can. Certainly you will go a lot farther in the world if you create a positive presentation. The problem comes when looking good becomes so important that you stop feeling good. A strong question to ask yourself when striving to look good is, “Am I doing this by my own choice, with a sense of joy, or am I motivated by fear or pressure? Am I proceeding from an internal “would,” or an external “should?” Who is running my life anyway? Can I look myself in the mirror and like not just what I see, but who I see?”

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

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“Most people are sleepwalking. Many wander through life in a sort of unconscious state, having some idea of what they do, but not really sure why they are doing it. Mostly, we do what other people do, for we have made gods of popular opinions, beliefs, and actions. We worship the masses instead of the mass. For a long time, I depended on the world to tell me who I was and what to do. After wandering through my life like this for years, I realized that this kind of unchosen living just doesn’t work. When we live in an attempt to fulfill the dreams and desires of others, we may (for a while) succeed in convincing ourselves that we are happy, but sooner or later we must admit that we have our own calling in life.”

Alan Cohen, in “The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by Todd Rundgren in GOD SAID

“Nearly everyone I know claims to have heard your voice
And every time they do, I know I should rejoice
Because one day you’ll break your silence
And speak just to me
But I feel like time’s running out
And my heart, my heart is filling with doubt
And God said,

I don’t dwell upon you, I dwell on something else
And I am not really here, so get over yourself

Ive tried to follow every rule they said you handed down
And spread the sacred testimony all around
And still the others seem to have your ear, but never will I
Have I displeased you some how?
I can’t help, can’t help feeling left out
And God said,

There’s no anger in me, you must mean someone else
Cause it’s not me that you see, you’re looking at yourself
And I won’t give you a prize instead of someone else
Cause I don’t play favorites, so get over yourself

Is it my fear, is it my pride, it is my vanity?
Should your name just be denied to save my sanity?
What is the price I need to pay to have
What others seem to grasp so easily?
Pity your servant, your slave
Who’ll kiss your feet to be saved
Save me, Save me…
And God said,

You are not serving me, you’re serving something else
Cause I don’t need to be pleased, just get over yourself
You can’t suck up, up to me, I know you all too well
But I don’t dwell upon you, so get over yourself
Cause you’re not praying to me, you’re praying to yourself
And you’re not worshipping me, you’re worshipping yourself
And you will kill in my name, and heaven knows what else
When you can’t prove I exist, so get over yourself.”

Todd Rundgren, in the song “God Said” from the 2004 CD “Liars”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 by Catherine Ponder in OPEN YOUR MIND TO PROSPERITY

“When you affirm the manifestation of the divine plan for your life, it may begin unfolding quickly. If so, you must be willing to let go of the old and quickly expand into your divine plan, accepting whatever changes are involved in people, environment, and events. As Emerson has stated, “For everything you gain, you lose something.”

However, just the opposite may happen when you begin affirming the divine plan: changes may come slowly or not at all. If your good seems delayed, it may be a matter of “divine timing.” Even though you feel ready for  your new good, the new people and events that are to be connected with your divine plan may not yet have reached their point of fruition in your life. This is the time to declare that the divine plan of your life manifest under “divine timing.” To human sense, that divine timing may seem slow, but when it begins manifesting your new good, it often happens so quickly as to be breathtaking. You must be ready for it when it comes.”

Catherine Ponder, in “Open Your Mind to Prosperity”

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