BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 23rd, 2017 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS, AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“Any career short of electric creativity means you have compromised. If all you are receiving for your work is money, you are being grossly underpaid. Most people do not experience livelihood; they are more familiar with deadlihood. So it’s time to move to a new ‘hood’. When you allow your passion to guide you to your right livelihood, you will be hard-pressed to call it “work.” While the Wright Brothers were developing the first airplane, one of them told a reporter, “We can’t wait to get up in the morning!”

People who have found their true calling report that they are having so much fun, they feel like they should be paying people to let them do it. Yet they are paid well for their services, and rightfully so. Their gifts go far beyond the obvious service they perform; they are teaching (by example) authentic self-expression, which cannot be translated into dollars.”

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, October 20th, 2017 by Sanaya Roman in SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“If your turbulent emotions are coming from upsets in your relationships, look closely—are you accepting other people for who they are? Or are you withholding your love until they become who you want them to be? You always win by supporting other people in being who they are rather than who you want them to be. Usually, when you release your attachment to wanting people to be a certain way, they become more cooperative and loving.

Your most intimate relationships involve your greatest expectations and present your greatest challenges to being calm and centered. If your loved ones are upsetting you, ask yourself, ‘Why am I reacting this way? What pattern within me are they triggering? Does this situation remind me of something hurtful from the past? What am I learning from this turmoil?”

Sanaya Roman, in “Spiritual Growth”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 19th, 2017 by Paul Selig in THE BOOK OF MASTERY

“As we say truth is, truth may be understood in varying degrees. “I don’t look good in that hat” may be truthful to you but, again, it’s a decision and nothing more. Here is a truth: The Divine as you is ever present as you regardless of what you think – and that is always the key – regardless of what you think. You think you are not Divine. You think you are your fear. You think you are what happened to you. And you think the one beside you is this or that as well, and none of it is true.

It’s a way of knowing the self in interaction on the physical plane, but it holds a lower vibration. When you begin to perceive yourself as an aspect of the Divine, “I know who I am, what I am, how I serve,” and you claim this as your truth, as what you are aligning as and manifesting as, the claim “I am here, I am here, I am here” – the claim of mastery, yes – may be known by you, and in that claim you align yourselves to a sight of the light in all things.”

Paul Selig, in “The Book of Mastery”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 by Neale Donald Walsch in THE NEW REVELATIONS

“Most humans try to change things by focusing on behaviors. They keep thinking they can make things better by doing something. So, everyone is running around trying to figure out what they can do. The focus is on doing something, rather than on believing something.

But radical forces within your societies have always sought to change things by using the power of thought, not action, for they know that thought produces action. Get a person thinking a certain way and you can get a person to act a certain way. It is not easily done the other way around.”

God, as spoken to Neale Donald Walsch, in “The New Revelations”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 by Marianne Williamson in EVERYDAY GRACE

“None of us, in our spiritual essence, is just a mortal creature, defined and limited by the material world. Rather, we are children of God who have been limited by nothing so much as the smallness of our story – the story we have told ourselves and believed when others have told us – that to be human is to be limited, powerless, or weak. It is not the transformation of our circumstances, but of our self-perception – from identifying with our limited bodies to our infinite spirits – that frees the world around us to sparkle with infinite possibilities.

You are free to experience life negatively or positively, and the choice you make determines whether you are at cause, or at effect, of the life you are living.”

Marianne Williamson in “Everyday Grace”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 16th, 2017 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in REAL MAGIC

“When you are on purpose, doing what you know you are here for, and forgetting about what will come into your life in the way of money and wealth, then money and wealth will arrive in your life in amounts sufficient to provide you with a life of prosperity. And this is real magic in action. I can say this because it has always worked for me. When I chased after money, I never had enough. When I got my life on purpose and focused on giving of myself and everything that arrived into my life, then I was prosperous.

Prosperity is not the result of following a strict set of gimmicks and strategies, it is a mind-set, a mind-set that is centered on your ability to manifest miracles. Whatever you have believed to be impossible, shift it around to create an inner prosperity picture.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “Real Magic”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, October 13th, 2017 by Dan Millman in EVERYDAY ENLIGHTENMENT

“A final day awaits us all. We may know in advance when our end is near, through declining health, a terminal illness, old age. Or we may have only a few seconds’ notice, or none at all. When the executioner raises his scythe, how many of us may want to say, “Wait! Just another moment, please! Let me take one more sweet breath! Give me one more sight, sound, touch of my beloved! Wait, please! Just one more moment!”

Now is the time to see, listen, to touch—bring our best to life while we have the life for it. How much we have, no one can say. Life itself is a near-death experience.”

Dan Millman, in “Everyday Enlightenment”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 12th, 2017 by Jonathan Parker in THE SOUL SOLUTION

“In every life, forces from the past create obstacles. If you look back on your own life, you’ll see that some of your experiences hit you where you felt the most vulnerable. If you’ve noticed this, you’re not alone, because it happens to almost everyone. You may have heard the saying, “The mills of the gods grind slowly, but they grind exceedingly fine.” As a child I never understood what this saying meant, but as I grew older, I began to understand that we all face the mill of experience that grinds and forms our character traits. We then resist the experiences, refine them, or release them. If we resist, the mills keep grinding. The grinding stops when we discover the way to let go of the resistance. At that point, we experience relief and find more ease and flow.”

Jonathan Parker, in “The Soul Solution”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 11th, 2017 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“Following your intuition requires a great deal of trust and faith. To develop that quality further you can go back and remember times when you believed in yourself, heard the whispers and acted upon them. Acting upon intuition requires flexibility and spontaneity. To develop those qualities you can remember times in which you were flexible, and let go of your plans, and things worked out even better than you expected. If you want to increase productivity, allow yourself to listen to your whispers and to act upon them. Allow yourself to play. Do those things you have been wanting to do. Be a child again. Create fun in your life and you will find that your creative energy will awaken and flow as never as before.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power through Awareness”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“Taking a spiritual view of life gives you automatic humility. You can’t fake humility. You are either a humble person or you aren’t. But the wonderful thing is, once you’ve stopped talking about yourself, showing off, demanding observers, cackling on about your achievements, pushing to the front, and so on, your humility becomes automatic.

The violence of the ego is not just physical; it is also emotional violence. The ego likes to hurt people, to belittle others and put them down. It likes to attack and make people uncomfortable because it is uncomfortable. Part of respecting all living things is controlling the emotional, physical, intellectual violence of the ego.

So don’t trash people. Even though you know that what a person is telling you is absolutely ridiculous, and you know they’re around the bend and won’t be able to pull it off, don’t trash them. Try to build them up. Say, “Yes, that’s a good idea. You might have to make slight adjustments, but I wish you well. I hope it works.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Infinite Self”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 9th, 2017 by Shakti Gawain in LIVING IN THE LIGHT

“We are living in a very exciting and powerful time. On the deepest level of consciousness, a radical spiritual transformation is taking place. I believe that, on a world-wide level, we are being challenged to let go of our present way of life and create an entirely new one. We are, in fact, in the process of destroying our old world and building a new world in its place…

Just as a baby learns to walk by falling down repeatedly, we must remember that we are babies in the new world. We will learn by making lots of mistakes and often we may feel ignorant, frightened, or unsure of ourselves. But we would not get angry at a baby every time he fell down (if we did, he’d probably never learn to walk with full confidence and power), so we must try not to criticize ourselves if we are not able to live and express ourselves as fully as we wish immediately.”

Shakti Gawain, in “Living in the Light”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, October 6th, 2017 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in PULLING YOUR OWN STRINGS

“The simple truth about your parents is, They did what they know how to do. Period. If your father was an alcoholic or he abandoned you as an infant, if your mother was overprotective or uncaring, then that is what they knew how to do at the time. Whatever unfortunate things might have happened in your youth, you have very likely made them much more traumatic than they were at the time…

Shakespeare alludes to the folly of consuming yourself with the past in several of his plays. At one point he admonishes, “What’s gone and past help, should be past grief.” And in another of his lines, he reminds us that “things without remedy should be without regard; what is done, is done.”

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

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 5th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“So much of our life is spent trying to get somewhere, striving for the next reward, conquering the upcoming hurdles, protecting ourself from future danger. Happiness always seems to be just around the next bend, slightly beyond our reach. The dramatic character Shirley Valentine, a middle-aged London housewife who finds herself withering from boredom and routine, explains, “I always said I’d leave when the kids grew up, but when they grew up there was nowhere to go.”

How much time, by contrast, do we spend in the wonder of the present moment? How often do we seize the day rather than assume that there will be a tomorrow to which we can postpone our joy? What if happiness were not miles, years, or lifetimes away, but there in the simple recognition that wherever we are, God is?”

Alan Cohen, in “Dare to Be Yourself”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 by Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J. in AWARENESS

“When you finally awake, you don’t try to make good things happen; they just happen. You understand suddenly that everything that happens to you is good.

Think of some people you’re living with whom you want to change. You find them moody, inconsiderate, unreliable, treacherous, or whatever. But when you are different, they’ll be different. That’s an infallible and miraculous cure. The day you are different, they will become different. And you will see them differently, too. Someone who seemed terrifying will now seem frightened. Someone who seemed rude will seem frightened. All of a sudden, no one has the power to hurt you anymore.”

Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J., in “Awareness”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 by Don Miguel Ruiz in THE FOUR AGREEMENTS COMPANION BOOK

“We say that humans have free will, but this is hardly true. Our will is controlled by the dream of the planet; our attention is hooked by the outside dream, and we follow the will of the outside. In the program mode, we push a button and start walking; we push another button and we walk to the right, we walk to the left, or we stop. Just by action-reaction we automatically have the response – physical, emotional, all kinds of responses that are already in the program.

If we had free will, would we choose to be angry, or sad, or envious? It’s obvious to me that it’s not our choice. Of course, we can lie to ourselves and say, “I have free will; I can make a choice.” But every time we suffer, that proves we don’t have the power to make a choice. If we had free will, we would never choose to be victimized because when we are victimized, we are angry, we have all that fear. If we had free will, we would never choose anything that would hurt us, ever. And we would certainly never those to hurt the people that we love.

What the Toltec called the second attention is about learning to use our attention for the second time to begin the transformation of our dream. In the dream of the second attention, we control our attention from the inside, escape the dream of the planet, and create a brand new dream: our personal dream of heaven on earth.”

Don Miguel Ruiz, in “The Four Agreements Companion Book”

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