BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 20th, 2018 by Stephen R. Covey in THE 7 HABITS OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE PEOPLE

“A driving force of many people is possessions, not only tangible, material possessions such as fashionable clothes, homes, cars, boats, and jewelry, but also the intangible possessions of fame, glory, or social prominence. Most of us are aware, through our own experience, how singularly flawed such a center is, simply because it can vanish rapidly and it is influenced by so many forces.

If my sense of security lies in my reputation or in the things I have, my life will be in a constant state of threat and jeopardy that these possessions may be lost or stolen or devalued.”

Stephen R. Covey, in “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 19th, 2018 by Deepak Chopra in THE SEVEN SPIRITUAL LAWS OF SUCCESS

“There are many aspects to success; material wealth is only one component. Moreover, success is a journey, not a destination. Material abundance, in all its expressions, happens to be one of those things that make the journey more enjoyable. But success also includes good health, energy and enthusiasm for life, fulfilling relationships, creative freedom, emotional and psychological stability, a sense of well-being, and peace of mind.

Even with the experience of all of these things, we will remain unfulfilled unless we nurture the seeds of divinity inside us. In reality, we are divinity in disguise, and the gods and goddesses in embryo that are contained within us seek to be full materialized. True success is therefore the experience of the miraculous. It is the unfolding of the divinity wherever we go, in whatever we perceive—in the eyes of a child, in the beauty of a flower, in the flight of a bird. When we begin to experience our life as the miraculous expression of divinity not occasionally, but all the time—then we will know the true meaning of success.”

Deepak Chopra, in “The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 18th, 2018 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“Imagine you are sitting above the earth, as you have seen it from the satellite photos, and imagine that a great deal of mankind below you is thinking about mundane things, or is lost in lower thoughts. Imagine that the higher you go, the more people you can reach with your finer and higher thoughts. People going about their daily lives, looking for answers to their problems, can use the healing broadcast you are sending out. Mankind is going through a transformation. You are at a crossroads; in one direction lies peace and abundance, in the other, conflict and scarcity.

It is time to become aware of your own personal thoughts on an ongoing, daily basis. Every time you hate something, every time you feel angry at yourself, every time you put yourself down or make yourself wrong you are contributing to the planetary choice of scarcity. Every time you allow yourself to have more, allow yourself to feel good, or love something, you are contributing to the planetary path of abundance.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power Through Awareness”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 17th, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“It is apparent everywhere we turn that those who dwell on the negative live their lives mired in negativity and stressful conditions, and situations. It is said that a man who can see the good in every situation will always be grateful. It is this gratitude that empowers us to bring more good into our lives. Life is too complex for most people to always side-step adversity; but once you have found yourself there, dwelling in that place is the best way to ensure a long stay. Seeing adversity as a lesson, challenge, opportunity, or a reminder to be more mindful, on the other hand, will keep your mind in the proper place from which effective prayer can be rendered.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 16th, 2018 by Wayne W. Dyer in THERE’S A SPIRITUAL SOLUTION TO EVERY PROBLEM

“Here is another reason why it is so difficult for people to become problem eliminators and attract into their lives what they want. It is very easy to spend your energy on the circumstances of your life, or as it is put here, on what is. Again, back to our theme, what you think about expands. If you place your energy on what is, you will see more of what is continuing to show up in your life because you will act upon your thoughts of what is. Even if you detest the circumstances of your life, and you hate the conditions you are experiencing, if you place your energy on what it is that you despise, you will act on those thoughts and those conditions which you despise will continue to manifest into your life.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 13th, 2018 by John Van Auken, in BORN AGAIN & AGAIN

“The question crying out for an answer is, “If we have lived before, why don’t we remember it? The answer is both simple and complex. The simple answer is, “Because we have not lived before.” This is not completely true, but it is relatively true because the “you”” and “I” that we consider to be ourselves has not lived before. We think of ourselves as composed of personality (which includes the conscious mind) and body. The current conscious mind, personality, and body are new; they have not been alive before. Nor have they reincarnated in the true sense of the word. However, our souls have been alive before—this is the distinction—and they have reincarnated. The memories are thus our souls; not ours.”

John Van Auken, in “Born Again & Again”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 12th, 2018 by by Alan Cohen, in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“Continuing to go back and forth after you’ve made a decision is even more excruciating than saying yes while meaning no. If you have already said yes, then go with it, and do the same for no. Often it does not matter what you decide; it just matters that you do decide. The universe will rally around any decision you make; be sure you are rallying with it. Your decisions are honorable because they are your own. You can make any decision work if you believe in it. If the results of your decisions suck, you may not have made bad decisions; you might just be doubting yourself. You are either criticizing your choice now or you did not heed your inner voice when you first chose. Second-guessing yourself is a sort of postpartum procrastination. If you sit in the middle of the road, you will get hit by traffic moving in both directions. Quit mind-screwing yourself and give your creations the support they deserve.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 by Diane K. Osbon in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING: A JOSEPH CAMPBELL COMPANION

“I am more convinced that there is a plane of consciousness that we are all sharing, and that the brain is a limiting machine that pulls it in. It is possible to sink back, lose this definition, and participate in that plane of consciousness. How else do you explain extrasensory perception? And since time is a form of sensibility—meaning, that which is going to happen has already happened in a certain sense—you cannot say the premonitions are coincidences. They are not. They happen too often to be attributed to chance.

I’ve had such experiences on enough occasions to attest to that: meeting somebody, having a kind of “‘click,” and knowing that you are going to do something important together that will be a major feature in your lives. I mean, when you meet people who are going to be of deep significance in your life, knowing it’s going to happen is somehow right there in the first meeting. It’s a mysterious business.”

Joseph Campbell, in Diane K. Osbon’s “Reflections on the Art of Living: A Joseph Campbell Companion”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 10th, 2018 by Shirley MacLaine in SAGE-ING WHILE AGE-ING

“It is clear that we are killing one another over religion. It is high time we tried spirituality, which I believe religion was intended to be in the first place. I believe we are the repository of a vast body of knowledge that even supersedes our ability to cope with it. That is why so much of it is ridiculed and mocked. But a flat world was easier to cope with than a round one. It was easier to cope with our one world which the sun revolved around alone in the universe than what seems to be slowly transpiring as multi-specied world universes which revolve around billions of suns. It is time we wake up to the knowledge we’ve forgotten we possess and understand that each of us has a function in a gazillion-person band of spirits.”

Shirley MacLaine, in “Sage-ing While Age-ing”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 9th, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Imagine you are standing in line at a fast-food restaurant. When it is your moment at the counter, you have a choice to make. You can ask for what you want, or you can ask for what you do not want. Whatever you ask for, however, is what you get. Like it or not, it is your choice. Who can choose for you? Life is actually a bit more to the point, or a bit more attentive to your “order,” than the person at the fast food restaurant – not wasting anytime creating what you have asked for, and not holding back on the variety of manifestations it shows you.

In other words, people who spend their days stewing in the misery, anger, and depression that only perpetuates itself in the absence of some positive intervention, are people I imagine stepping up to the counter and saying, “I’ll have the rotten garbage, with a side order of despair. And make it quick, I haven’t got all day! Oh, and give me a large diet cola with that, too.” You get what you ask for; and in life, spending time thinking about something is indeed asking for it. That is the nature of thought and prayer. Be careful what you ask for, you will most likely get it!”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 6th, 2018 by Don Miguel Ruiz in THE VOICE OF KNOWLEDGE

“Love and respect are what we should also teach our children, but the only way to teach them love and respect is to love and respect ourselves. There is no other way. Again, we can only give them what we have, not what we don’t have. I can only share what I know. I cannot tell you anything that I don’t know. My parents taught me what they learned from their parents. How could they teach me something different? They could not do better than that. I cannot blame my parents for the programming I received. I cannot blame my teachers for the training I received in school. They did their best; it was the only thing they knew, and they passed it on to the next generation.

The only chance to break the chain is to change the adults, to change ourselves.”

Don Miguel Ruiz, in “The Voice of Knowledge”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 5th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J. in WALKING ON WATER

“How do human beings become robots? Listen to this: “Oh, you’re so pretty.” And the robot swells with pride. I push the appreciation button and it’s riding high. Then, I push the other button, the criticism one, and it hits bottom. Complete control. We are so affected by approval! So easily controllable. And when deprived of it, we are frightened of making mistakes, afraid that people are going to laugh.

How to get out of this? We have to understand why we can’t live without people’s approval. How to love people? Die to them. Die to the need for people. Understand what the drug is doing to you. Be patient with yourself. Then call the drug by its name: it is an artificial stimulant. Do you really want to live? Savor your senses, your mind. Appreciate your work, nature, go to the mountains and appreciate the trees and the stars, the night. Send the crowds away. And you will be completely alone. Then love will be born in solitude.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“Your uniqueness is the one gift that no one in this world can ever crowd you on. Don’t fall prey to discouragement by comparing yourself to other people. You may look to others for inspiration, but never use them as a fulcrum for self-deprecation. Your gifts are just as valuable as anyone’s, and to the extent that you are willing to bless and express your particular gifts, the world will reward you and take care of you. That’s the way God gets her kids to do what we came here to do.”

Alan Cohen, in “Dare to Be Yourself”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018 by Tara Singh in NOTHING REAL CAN BE THREATENED

“The only reality is in the living moment. Since we are not with the reality of the living moment, we project a ‘tomorrow’. Once we have projected a tomorrow, there is fear. Please see this because it is fundamental. Fear is always of tomorrow; you can never be afraid in the present. Fear is always of a “rainy day” sometime in the future. “What if somebody found out?” Or, “What if this or that happens?” But if you didn’t project a tomorrow, you would never know fear and you would be capable of coping with anything.”

Tara Singh, in “Nothing Real Can be Threatened”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 2nd, 2018 by Stuart Wilde in SILENT POWER

“It’s very difficult to impress people with words, isn’t it? Even though you may have done some incredible things, the very fact that you’re telling others will make them react negatively. They will compare themselves to you and either see themselves in a bad light—which may make them angry—or consider themselves better than you—so you haven’t impressed them anyway. By talking to impress people, you set up a competition. It’s irritating.

You can imply power and knowledge by not saying much. At most, offer something such as: “Ah, yes. Certainly. I know. Uh-huh. I understand.” You can exude silent strength with just a tilt of the head, by rubbing your chin, with a wry smile, or by looking people in the eye. Never forget, you are a genius until you open your mouth.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Silent Power”

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