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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 18th, 2021 by Neale Donald Walsch in COMMUNION WITH GOD

“Death does not exist. To say that death exists would be to say that you do not exist, for you are Life itself.

To say that death exists would be to say that God does not exist, for if God is everything that is (which is exactly what God is), and if all things form a unified whole (which they do), then if one thing dies, all things die – which would mean that God dies. If one thing dies, God dies.

This, of course, cannot be. Therefore, know this: Death and God are mutually exclusive. It is not possible for them to exist side by side. If death exists, then God does not. Or, it must be concluded that God is not everything that is.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 17th, 2021 by Matthew Fox in CHRISTIAN MYSTICS

There is no creation that does not have radiance. Be it greenness or seed, blossom or beauty. It could not be creation without it.” – Hildegard of Bingen

The Theological word for “radiance” is doxa in Greek, which means “glory.” So the radiance that Hildegard refers to is more than just light. However, according to today’s science, atoms – the building blocks of life – contains photons or light waves. This would seem be substantiate what Hildlegard describes, that all creation is in a literal way light itself. Look around you: Do you find a radiance in everything you see? Can you look for it, find it, touch it in everything you see today.”

Matthew Fox, in “Christian Mystics”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 16th, 2021 by Dr. Judith Orloff in EMOTIONAL FREEDOM

“Your life is brimming with opportunities to learn about emotional freedom. Every success. Every heartbreak. Every loss. Every gain. How you transport yourself through these portals determines how free you can be. I want you to start viewing your emotions in a non-ordinary way: as vehicles for transformation (the word emotion comes from the Latin meaning “to move”) rather than simply as feelings that make you happy or miserable. Expect them to test your heart; that’s the point.

What you go through—what we all go through—has a greater purpose. Always, the imperative of emotional freedom is for the love in us to evolve. Albert Camus says, “Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better.” To make this a reality, you must begin to see each event of your life, uplifting or hurtful, earthshaking or mundane, as a chance to grow stronger, smarter, more light-bearing.”

Dr. Judith Orloff, in “Emotional Freedom”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 15th, 2021 by Richard A. Singer in YOUR DAILY WALK WITH THE GREAT MINDS

“Fear and a closed mind will certainly create a mundane and spiritless existence. When you allow your ego to dominate your life you merely exist and give up your opportunity to thoroughly enjoy life. It is a vital task to continuously keep your mind open to all possibilities and to prevent fear from controlling the way you travel along your path to success. Fear is merely an indication that you are on your way to a better way of living. Remain open to everything the Universe has to offer you and extinguish fear from your life.”

Richard A. Singer, in “Your Daily Walk With the Great Minds”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 14th, 2021 by Terry Cole-Whittaker in LIVE YOUR BLISS

“Criticism is the constant search for flaws in another’s character in order to prove that we are better. It is a symptom of envy, a way to diminish the other person to make you feel better as if there is something wrong with you because of what the other person is doing or has. When teachers, bosses, and parents give instructions with love, this is not the same as criticism. Such instructions given in love for our benefit are to be sought after so we can learn.

The mood and intention behind a person’s words and actions determine their nature. But criticism designed to make someone else appear bad in order for us to appear good is never beneficial. It’s an act that will backfire on the critic because it is mean-spirited and hateful. It is our nature as a god to be sweet, kind, compassionate, and dedicated to helping others to be happy and prosperous.”

Terry Cole-Whittaker, in “Live Your Bliss”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 11th, 2021 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“Just knowing that you can choose less toxic thoughts is an important insight. Many people have never had this insight. Consequently, they spend their entire lives defending the position that their thoughts are unchangeable. You, on your sacred path, know better. You know that who you are is something grander than the thoughts you think and more divine than the body where the thoughts occur.
Your thoughts and behaviors are habits.

The ways that you have allowed your inner world to work are habits resulting from your experience of your life, including the beliefs that you’ve received from all the well-meaning people who taught you about life. To purify your thinking and make your mind work exactly as you want it to, be willing to examine these habits of thought. Then you will begin the purifying process and see the opening to your sacred self.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 10th, 2021 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“If you are being pulled down in to the quicksand of not having enough, of wanting more, of focusing on what is missing n your life, pause to consider what we are all given in any moment – the sunlight, which makes life possible; the air we breathe; and for most of us the food we enjoy, access to clean water to replenish our cells, a shelter that protects us from the elements, electricity that gives light and makes many forms of communication possible, educational resources to better our lives, the clothes that keep us warm, the beauty of nature to enrich our lives, and relationships that nourish us.

We take so many ordinary things for granted and tend to overlook how they make life more satisfying. Some people’s basic needs are not met, which is also a call not to take what we have for granted and not to waste resources without regard for the consequences. By recognizing what we are given, we practice celebrating the ordinary goodness of life and can become aware of ways in which we can contribute to the ordinary goodness of others.”

Donald Altman, in “The Mindfulness Code”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 9th, 2021 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“All of you have pictures of what it would mean to love yourself more. For some of you it might mean a better job, or the resolution of a problem. If you want more self-love, the first challenge is to see if you can evolve your pictures of self-love. Everything you thought of as loving to yourself two years ago, you most probably have right now. Yet somehow when you got it you did not feel as loved as you expected. Look at what you want right now and ask, “What is the essence behind it?” If you want, for instance, a new place to live, what is the essence behind it? What do you really want? It may be peace and quiet, or more sunlight. You can get all those things in different ways, right now.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power through Awareness”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 8th, 2021 by Fr. Anthony De Mello in ANTHONY DE MELLO: WRITINGS

“If you want to reform your heart, you must give serious, prolonged thought to four liberating truths. But first choose some attachment that troubles you, something that you are clinging to, or something that you dread, or something you are craving for, and keep this attachment in mind as you listen to these truths.

The first truth: You must choose between your attachment and happiness. You cannot have both. The moment you pick up an attachment, your heart is thrown out of kilter and your ability to lead a joyful, carefree, serene life is destroyed…

The second truth: Where did your attachment come from? You were not born with it. It sprang from a lie that your society and your culture have told you, or a lie that you have told yourself, namely, that without this or the other, without this person or the other you can’t be happy. Just open your eyes and see how false this is…

The third truth: If you wish to be fully alive you must develop a sense of perspective. Life is infinitely greater than this trifle your heart is attached to, and which you have given the power to so upset you. Trifle, yes, because if you live long enough a day will easily come when it will cease to matter…

And so the fourth truth brings you to the unavoidable conclusion that no thing or person outside of you has the power to make you happy or unhappy.”

Fr. Anthony De Mello in, “Anthony De Mello: Writings”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 7th, 2021 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“To become free of the ego is not really a big job but a very small one. All you need to do is be aware of your thoughts and emotions – as they happen. This is not really a “doing,” but an alert “seeing.” In that sense, it is true that there is nothing you can do to become free of the ego. When that shift happens, which is the shift from thinking to awareness, an intelligence far greater than the ego’s cleverness begins to operate in your life. Emotions and even thoughts become depersonalized through awareness. Their impersonal nature is recognized. There is no longer a self in them. They are just human emotions, human thoughts.

Your entire personal history, which is ultimately no more than a story, a bundle of thoughts and emotions, becomes of secondary importance and no longer occupies the forefront of your consciousness. It no longer forms the basis for your sense of identity. You are the light of Presence, the awareness that is prior to and deeper than any thoughts or emotions.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “A New Earth”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 4th, 2021 by Dr. Stephen Russell in BAREFOOT DOCTOR’S GUIDE TO THE TAO

“Your system will function adequately on four hours’ sleep a day, with correct mental programming; however, this may deplete your adrenaline levels after a while. Seven hours a night is enough to get your dreaming and self-healing done and, if commenced before the witching hour, twelve midnight, will be more potent.

Sleep-time is when your body regenerates itself and your energy is renewed. Sleep whenever you like, if possible, but do most of it in one hit. As well as healing your body, sleep heals your mind, outlook, alertness, attitude and mood. Your spirit receives information, often premonitory in nature, while you dream. This information can be accessed by writing your dreams down as soon as you wake up (this becomes easier in time)…

Sleep on your right side, coiled up like a dragon, so that the blood can spend the night in your liver, being washed, and away from your heart. Excess blood in your heart during sleep-time will give you crazy or alarming dreams.”

Stephen Russell, in “Barefoot Doctor’s Guide to the TAO”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 3rd, 2021 by Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz in THE FIFTH AGREEMENT

“As children, we invest our faith in almost everything that we learn, and this is how we lose power over our own lives. By the time we grow up, our faith is already invested in so many lies that we hardly have any power left to create the dream that we want to create. The belief system has all the power of our faith, and by the end of the equation we remain with almost zero faith, zero power.

And it’s easy to see how we invest our faith in a symbol like Santa Claus, but it’s not easy to see how we do the very same thing with every symbol, every story, and every opinion that we learn about ourselves, about everything…When we find out that Santa Claus isn’t the truth, we no longer believe in Santa Claus, and the power we invested in that symbol returns to us. This is when we become aware that we are the one who agreed to believe in Santa Claus. When we recover our awareness, we can see that we are the one who agreed to believe in the entire symbology. And if we are the one who put the power of our faith in every symbol, then we are the only one who can take that power back.”

Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz, in “The Fifth Agreement”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 2nd, 2021 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in REAL MAGIC

“If you elect to constantly tell the world what is missing in your life, and how you can never get ahead, it is because you are in possession of an inner space that believes strongly in lacks. Those thoughts of scarcity include hardship, losing, difficulty and so on. These may be the topics that you find yourself discussing and the ways in which you present yourself over and over to everyone that you meet.

You can replace those inner slogans that have come to be the logos of your life with new thoughts that include abundance, plenty, bountifulness, profit, ease, sustenance and the like. When you see these thoughts as the way your universe is, and process your world in these ways, the words and concepts will be your way of presenting yourself…

You must begin to catch yourself when you are thinking in ways that subvert your own prosperity. You must monitor yourself all day long, and be sure to catch each and every thought that involves a scarcity consciousness.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “Real Magic”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 1st, 2021 by Laura Alden Kamm in INTUITIVE WELLNESS

“A fundamental truth about being human is that, like it or not, life has a 100 percent mortality rate. It is up to you, and only you, to identify what is important and then shape your life accordingly. You are unique and possess a sacred power that is divinely entrusted to you. It is the mystical fire of your heart wherein exists the deep knowing of inner truth. Your sacred power is born from your spirit and it guides and empowers you to live the life you are destined to live. As you open your heart, you will find this seamless, divine intelligence.”

Laura Alden Kamm, in “Intuitive Wellness”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 31st, 2021 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Just about every corner of our society has a component of trust; conversely, a large number of people claim to have “trust issues.” Maybe if we looked at a few places where we have to trust ourselves and others (and may not even know it), we could see trust in a different light. For instance, when you are driving, the only thing that keeps traffic apart is a yellow line of paint – and we trust that everyone else on the road took the same driver’s education course as we did!

If you have ever visited a pharmacy, you are trusting that the pharmacist knows what he or she is doing. Same goes for doctors, dentists, and therapists. Ever had your vehicle repaired? How about when you put your money in the bank? When you send your kids to school, you have to trust the system to educate them. The post office is nothing more than trust in motion. The list of opportunities for us to trust on a daily basis is almost endless, but it’s a two-way street. Be someone whom others can trust. The payoff will be enormous.”

John St. Augustine, in “Living an Uncommon Life”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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