PONDER on THIS for Thursday, July 28th, 2016 by Wayne W. Dyer in MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY

“Self-acceptance is nothing more than a shift in consciousness. It requires only a change of mind. If you hair is falling out, then you have the choice to mask it, worry about it or accept it. Acceptance means that you really have to do nothing. You honor your body and the divine intelligence that is at work. When someone else implies that you have a problem because your hair is falling out, you don’t know even know how to relate to their observation. Acceptance removes the label of “problem.”

This is not a faked attitude. It is merely removing the ego from your inner assessments, which are centered on the approval of others. With self-acceptance, you are able to honestly say, “I am what I am and I accept it.” Once this attitude is firmly in place from a position of self-honesty, your worthiness to receive the gifts of the universe becomes aligned with that divine power.

Self-repudiation causes a misalignment with your divinity. Only you can make the shift. It is nothing more than an inner perception that you have the power to change in this very instant.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “Manifest Your Destiny”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 27th, 2016 by Wayne W. Dyer in MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY

“Examine all of the supposed lacks and scarcities in your life. Then say to yourself, “I created all of this with my thoughts, conditioning, beliefs and actions.” It is only by recognizing that you have always been attracting to yourself what you have been radiating out in the form of invisible energy that you will be able to use this same energy in a more productive manner.

Banish all guilt about your past actions. There is no past in the all-creative force of energy. There is only the universal now. Now you recognize that you have manifested all that you knew how to attract to yourself in the past. Now you are going to shift this awareness to a new way of being.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “Manifest Your Destiny”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 by Neale Donald Walsch in HOME WITH GOD

“Listen to me. You are moving through an endless cycle. There is no beginning and no end. You are no “better” and no “worse” than any other soul on the cycle. The whole cycle is holy, and you simply are where you are.

One of the difficulties that humans have created on the earth is that so many hold this idea of “better.” It is “better” to be Muslim, or it is “better” to be a Mormon, or it is “better” to be a Jew or a Baha’I, or a Christian, or it is “better” to be a man, or a woman, or a conservative or a liberal, or a Frenchman or an Italian or black or an Asian or a Caucasian or a member of the Crips or a member of the Bloods, or whatEVER.

You’ve got it lined out that one of you is better than another of you, and it simply is not so.”

God, as spoken to Neale Donald Walsch, in “Home With God”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, July 25th, 2016 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“Usually when a person’s energy falls, they begin to pull on you in some way. The trick is to support them without letting them pull you out of control.  This means dealing with them unemotionally, standing back somewhat, and helping them raise their energy once more.

The problem is that we are taught to use emotion to get what we want, and so we tend to impose that on others, even if our request is not always reasonable. This is particularly true of family and friends. In those relationships, we have a greater ability to manipulate and to be manipulated in return. I think it is possible to deal equitably with the loved ones around you without being pulled into a morass of obligation and duties that may not serve you…The point is this that if you enjoy following the family rituals, then do them, but also allow yourself the latitude to give up on occasions when they do not suit your purpose.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Affirmations”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, July 22nd, 2016 by Sanaya Roman in SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“Integrity is an important aspect of spiritual growth. It is acting, talking, and behaving in ways that honor yourself and others. It is examining things before you do them and doing only those things you know to be true. Living in integrity – in harmony with your beliefs and values – will accelerate your growth and make the process more joyful. Integrity will bring clarity and order to every area of your life. Examine the opportunities that come your way and choose to take them not because they seem glamorous, but because they make a contribution to others.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Spiritual Growth”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, July 21st, 2016 by Tony Burroughs in THE LAW OF AGREEMENT

“Every time that you feel it is time to visit your doctor, try this. If he begins to tell you that you are sicker or whatever, in your mind reverse that and tell yourself he just told you that you were perfectly healthy and getting even more healthy every day. And if he suggests more tests for you, and you feel you must oblige, then just tell yourself these tests are to test their equipment and not you because you are perfectly healthy. Just reverse everything he says in your mind. And when you see him the next time just look at him like he is your favorite friend in the whole world and you are happy to see him. You will soon see the conversations with him begin to change to your way of thinking and feeling. He will be picking up on your energy and feelings and that in turn will alter his.”

Tony Burroughs, quoting “Kass Callaghan”, in “The Law of Agreement”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 20th, 2016 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in PULLING YOUR OWN STRINGS

“A number of strong myths in the American ethic conspire to victimize you on the job. One is that you must stay at your job no matter what, that you would never get another one if you got fired. The very word makes it sound like you’ve been killed in some vengeful way. Another myth is that it is vocationally immature to change jobs regularly, let alone change careers.

Watch out for these kinds of illogical beliefs. If you buy them, they can lead you straight into being a job victim.  The gold watch at the end of a fifty-year career with one company is no compensation if you disliked yourself and your job for lo those many years.

You are employable in hundreds of vocations. To be effective you cannot feel constrained by your present experience or training but must know that you can do a host of jobs, simply because you are a flexible, enthusiastic, and willing learner.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “Pulling Your Own Strings”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 by Sara Chetkin in THE HEALING CURVE

“You can gain so much from taking a good, honesty look at yourself – some call this going within – and seeing who you really are. Understand your own fears and judgments, and your perceptions of the world will shift drastically, and with that, your whole body will lighten up. If you don’t believe it, think about posture or body language. We reveal our feelings in the way we move our bodies and carry ourselves. When we are sad or insecure, we tend to slump a little. When we are feeling confident and proud, we stand straight with our heads held high. This is because your feelings about yourself and the world influence how you create your body every day. That is why it is so important to uncover the roots of your many thoughts and feelings. You could avoid many physical difficulties and improve current health problems drastically just by changing a negative belief about yourself.”

Sara Chetkin, in “The Healing Curve”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, July 18th, 2016 Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“Real friendships can handle “no.” If your relationship cannot survive honesty, it is not a real friendship. Friends can disagree and yet love and respect one another. True caring requires realness, the willingness to be who we are. A friendship based on anything other than sincerity is a guilt bargain – two people  selling themselves out for approval, and not acknowledging that their heart is aching to share more. In a way, many of the world’s friendships are like the story of the emperor’s new clothes. The ills of our world hold power only when we are unwilling to tell the truth in the face of illusions.

Darkness cannot stand the light, and illusions cannot endure in the face of the truth. Dedicate your friendship to the truth, and you will be amazed at the peace and satisfaction it brings you. If a friendship is not big enough to survive your “no,” you don’t want it anyway. The real strength of a true relationship lies in our willingness to speak our honest thoughts and feelings. Do not settle for anything less.”

Alan Cohen, in “Dare to Be Yourself”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, July 15th, 2016 by Shakti Gawain in LIVING IN THE LIGHT

“If you are a person who has felt and expressed a lot of anger in your life, you need to look for the hurt that is underneath it and express that. You are using anger as a defense mechanism to avoid being vulnerable. An important key in transforming anger into an acceptance of your power is learning to assert yourself. Learn to ask for what you want and do what you want to do without being unduly influenced by other people. When you stop giving your power away to other people you won’t feel angry any more.”

Shakti Gawain, in “Living in the Light”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, July 14th, 2016 by Lisette Larkins in DIFFICULT PEOPLE

“I purchased a stopwatch at an athletics store, the kind that marathoners use to train for triathlons, and I set the alarm to sound every nine minutes, except while I slept. The first beep occurred, at which time I stopped to notice what was happening with my thoughts. Was I thinking of something that had already happened in the past? Or, was I contemplating some future event, or hoping for some positive outcome? Was I worried about something that hadn’t even happened yet?

After investigating the nature of my own thoughts in this manner for several days, I was shocked to discover just how non-stop my thinking actually was. Clearly, I could not deny that I could benefit from a quieter mind. Not only were my thoughts chronically active, but they were mostly repetitive. In addition, many thoughts had to do with the future or the past, even when I was physically involved in some activity. It seemed that my mind wasn’t satisfied to engage in one activity at a time. It wanted to multi-task to accomplish several things at once, all in the name of being more productive. Like everyone else’s my mind never stopped thinking.”

Lisette Larkins, in “Difficult People”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 13th, 2016 by Sanaya Roman in LIVING WITH JOY

“If you experience jealousy, it is often based on a fear that others are giving something to someone else that they are not giving to you. If you look and examine the issue, it is usually something you are not giving yourself. If you are jealous of your mate giving attention to another person and you want to curtail his freedom so that he cannot do so, look again. It may be that your higher self is not being given the attention it is requiring.

Jealousy takes away the freedom of both the one who is jealous and the one who is possessed. If you give yourself what you need – be it attention, love, or something else – them you will not experience jealousy. You will find that you can get satisfaction from many sources, not just from the one you love. Jealousy implies scarcity, that there is not enough. Freedom implies abundance, that there is enough.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Living with Joy”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in May 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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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, July 12th, 2016 by Stuart Wilde in THE TRICK TO MONEY IS HAVING SOME

“The trick to money is having some, or at least kidding your mind into believing that what you do have is abundance. Once you pull away from all the emotion of money, the block that is created by that emotion is freed. Opportunities flow to you more or less instantly. To make the decision to pull away from the emotion is not hard, after all the struggle of the past was only an opinion you held. It’s no effort to change that opinion. If you “click” your mind so that you see money as energy rather than as a symbol of your survival, you will disengage from the baser feelings of the common man and move into a more infinite perspective in which all the wealth that there is in the world becomes yours. What you are and what you have is offered in the same liberated way.”

Stuart Wilde, in “The Trick to Money is Having Some”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, July 11th, 2016 by Neale Donald Walsch in FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD

“Do not seek to forget your past, seek to change your future. The worst thing you could do is forget your past. Forget your past and you forget all that it has to show you, all that it gave you as its gift. Neither pretend that it doesn’t matter. Rather, acknowledge that it does matter – and that, precisely because it does, you have decided not to repeat certain behaviors ever again.

Yet, once you have made that decision, let go of your past. Letting go of it does not mean forgetting it. It means stopping the holding on, ending the clinging to your past as if you are going to drown without it. You are drowning because of it. Stop using your past to keep you afloat in your ideas of Who You Are. Let go of these old logs and swim to a new shore.”

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

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in May 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, July 8th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“Over the course of history, more pain and suffering have been inflicted by zealots attempting to impose their religious, political, and moral beliefs on others, than any other cause. More people have been killed in religious wars and inquisitions than any other conflict (except fights over the remote control). Those who claim God is on their side alone are indeed alone.

The propensity to proselytize springs not from divine inspiration, but emotional insecurity. God loves, allows, appreciates, and respects. Impotent self-esteem seeks converts. In his book New Seeds of Contemplation, Christian mystic Thomas Merton wrote, ‘One of the first things to learn if you want to be a contemplative is to mind your own business. Nothing is more suspicious, in a man who seems holy, than an impatient desire to reform other men.’

One who has discovered truth does not demand that others agree.”

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

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