BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, July 1st, 2016 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“Keeping in mind that every thought has a physical counterpart, you can see that these ego-produced elements materialize in your body in specific ways. The presence of this constant state of tension that comes from proving yourself, hurrying, chattering, worrying, chasing, acquiring and competing produces the same kind of results in your physical body. The accompanying tension that goes with all of these ego-engendered thoughts involves tension in the body.

High blood pressure, ulcers, skin disorders, headaches, back pain and even more serious ailments such as cancer, strokes and liver disorders are payoffs for the dominance of the ego. These disorders manifest because you allow ego to create turmoil to avoid the peace that is found within.”

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

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 30th, 2016 by Dr Wayne W. Dyer in REAL MAGIC

“If you want to achieve something that has always eluded you, for this day act as if it were already here. For example, if you have always wanted to be in excellent physical shape, but have never achieved it, act as if today you are a perfect physical specimen. Ask yourself, “What would I do if I were in perfect condition?” Then be that person today. Walk instead of driving to the store. Swim fifty laps. Eat properly. Exercise. Read a book on nutrition. In other words, live in the physical world as if that which you want in your mind were here already. This is the avenue of miracle making. If you want to be confident but don’t normally act that way, today, just this once, act in the physical world the way that you believe a confident person would.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “Real Magic”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 29th, 2016 by Richard & Mary Alice Jafolla in THE QUEST

“What about the future? Can you believe that if you keep on thinking the same thoughts, saying the same words, doing the same things, going in the same direction, the future will be any different than now? To look to the future as a savior without changing the present is to think an orange tree can grow from an acorn.

Yes, you can change the direction of your life, but changes can’t happen in the past or the future; they can only happen in the NOW. At each now moment there exists an unlimited amount of possibilities, which makes anytime a good time for a new beginning. In fact, every moment is a new beginning. You don’t have to wait for a new year to resolve to make a new life. You are, right now, at the junction of what you were and what you can be. This junction of your life, this now moment, is ripe with possibilities.”

Richard and Mary-Alice Jafolla, in “The Quest”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 by Don Miguel Ruiz in THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

“Forgiveness is the only way to heal. We can choose to forgive because we feel compassion for ourselves. We can let go of the resentment and declare, “That’s enough! I will no longer be the big Judge that goes against myself. I will no longer beat myself up and abuse myself. I will no longer be the Victim.”

First, we need to forgive our parents, our brother, our sisters, our friends, and God. Once you forgive God, you can finally forgive yourself. One you forgive yourself, the self-rejection in your mind is over. Self-acceptance begins, and the self-love will grow so strong that you will finally accept yourself just the way you are. That’s the beginning of the free human. Forgiveness is the key.”

Don Miguel Ruiz, in “The Four Agreements”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 27th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“It is possible for all the events of the past to remain as they were, but to see them in a way that makes our history a blessing. It is not so much the things we did that hurt us, but our interpretations and judgments about them. What we believe were our sins were honest errors. We and those around us have always done the best we could with the knowledge, experience, and understanding we had at the time. If we could have done better, we would have.

Remember that if we were totally perfect in expression, we probably would not be here in the first place. But we are here, we are learning, and compassion frees us to walk our path as we acquire wisdom. We can liberate ourselves from years of pain or heartache by taking another look at past experiences and reframing them in a bigger picture, one which reveals them to be blessings.”

Alan Cohen, in “Dare to Be Yourself”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 24th, 2016 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“When you are angry at someone, you can either express it or release it. Expressing anger, putting it out to the world verbally, always looking out to make sure no one takes advantage of you, telling people that they make you angry, will only attract more of what you are trying to avoid.

If you release anger, you no longer have it in you and you will not draw more to you. When you release those things that make you angry or sad or guilty, you no longer attract them to you. You can choose to release things without expressing anger, for you are a fully participating individual in everything that happens to you.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power through Awareness”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 by Polly Campbell in IMPERFECT SPIRITUALITY

“As long as we are on the quest to be perfect, to fit some arbitrary image of the ideal person, we’ll be stuck. Think hamster on a wheel, stuck. We’ll be moving fast, sure. We’ll be busy, busy, busy, and we can even convince ourselves that we’re super-important, but we won’t be getting anywhere and we certainly won’t be growing into our best selves.

The practice of imperfection is about living well with all of your qualities – your strengths and talents, your flaws and failings. It’s about working with the success in your life and with the places where you don’t have it all figured out. When we recognize the limits of perfection, we become more comfortable with our less-than perfect behaviors. Living from this place of imperfection, then, becomes a power position, the path to wholeness.”

Polly Campbell, in “Imperfect Spirituality”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 by Eckhart Tolle in THE POWER OF NOW

“There is nothing wrong with striving to improve your life situation. You can improve your life situation, but you cannot improve your life. Life is primary. Life is your deepest inner Being. It is already whole, complete, perfect. Your life situation consists of your circumstances and your experiences.

There is nothing wrong with setting goals and striving to achieve things. The mistake lies in using it as a substitute for the feeling of life, for Being. The only point of access for that is the Now. You are then like an architect who pays no attention to the foundation of a building but spends a lot of time working on the superstructure.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “The Power of Now”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“Another simple but highly effective way of finding space in your life is closely linked to the breath. You will find that by feeling the subtle flow of air in and out of the body as well as the rise and fall of your chest and abdomen, you are also becoming aware of the inner body. Your attention may then shift from the breath to that felt aliveness within you, diffused throughout the body…Take two or three conscious breaths. Now see if you can detect a subtle sense of aliveness that pervades your entire inner body. Can you feel your body from within, so to speak?

Sense briefly specific parts of your body. Feel your hands, then your arms, feet, and legs. Can you feel your abdomen, chest, neck, and head? What about your lips? Is there life in them? Then become aware of the inner body as a whole. You may want to close your eyes initially for this practice, and one you can feel your body, open your eyes, look around, and continue to feel your body at the same time. Some readers may find there is no need to close their eyes; they can in fact feel their inner body as they ready this.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “A New Earth”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 20th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“If you regret the past, you overlook the gifts it has bestowed upon you. If you see yourself as a victim, you deny your role as a powerful creator. If you feel guilty and believe you should have done otherwise, you are being too hard on yourself.

If you knew better, you would have done otherwise. You did the best you could with what you knew at the time. If everyone had to be a perfect parent before they had children, no more children would be born. You learn to be a parent by having children, and you learn to be yourself by having experiences. Give yourself some credit for the strides you have made rather than ruing the ones you missed.”

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, June 17th, 2016 by Neale Donald Walsch in FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD

“Who You Are is life. You are life itself! And what is life? It is a process. And what is that process? It is evolution. . . or what you would call change.

Everything in life changes! Everything!

Life is change. That is what Life is. When you put an end to change, you put an end to life. Yet that you cannot do. And so you create a living hell, trying to do something you cannot do, efforting and straining to remain unchanged, when Who You Are is change itself. You are that which changes.”

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

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 16th, 2016 by Sanaya Roman in SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“You attract friends and loved ones whose soul development and lessons are similar to yours. There will be areas where your loved ones are more developed than you and areas where you are more advanced than they. You may increase your vibration to a level where you are not longer at the same point of development, and if this happens you will probably separate. In the meantime, as long as you are with people, view them as equals, even if they don’t do the things you think spirituality evolved people “ought” to do. When you feel superior or righteous, you contract your energy, close your heart, and lower your vibration.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Spiritual Growth”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 by Florence Scovel Shinn in THE POWER OF THE SPOKEN WORD

“What is really yours? The blessings you bring to yourself, through your spoken or silent word; the things you see with your inner eye. Only your doubts, fears and resentments keep your good from you. If you hate or resent a situation, you have fastened it to you, for your attract what you fear or dislike.

For example: someone has been unjust to you and you are filled with wrath and resentment. You cannot forgive that person. Time rolls on and another person does the same thing. It is because you have a picture of injustice engraved in your subconscious. History will repeat itself until you think you are cursed with misfortune and injustice. There is only one way to neutralize it. Be absolutely undisturbed by injustice and send good-will to all concerned.”

Florence Scovel Shinn, in “Power of the Spoken Word”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“There’s nothing worse than going to one of those New Age conferences and watching all those people strut about. Grim. Absolutely grim. People have such a strange idea about spirituality. They think spirituality is holy-moly, clanking little bells, putting on vestments and robes.

Spirituality is the garbage man who believes in himself, the bag lady who knows who she is. She’s living an uncluttered life – she’s sleeping under the bridge in Central Park. That’s spirituality, where you become the simplicity of the raven flying overhead, the simplicity of the little animal in the forest – at one and at peace with all things, at one and at peace with yourself.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Infinite Self”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 13th, 2016 by Richard Carlson in DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

“Criticism, like swearing, is actually nothing more than a bad habit. It’s something we get used to doing; we’re familiar with how it feels. It keeps us busy and gives us something to talk about.

If, however, you take a moment to observe how you actually feel immediately after you criticize someone, you’ll notice that you will feel a little deflated and ashamed, almost like you’re the one who has been attacked. The reason this is true is that when we criticize, it’s a statement to the world and to ourselves, “I have a need to be critical.” This isn’t something we are usually proud to admit.

The solution is to catch yourself in the act of being critical. Notice how often you do it and how bad it makes you feel. What I like to do is turn it into a game. I still catch myself being critical, but as my need to criticize arises, I try to remember to say to myself, “There I go again.” Hopefully, more often than not, I can turn my criticism into tolerance and respect.”

Richard Carlson, PH.D., in “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”

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