PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 25th, 2016 by Wayne W. Dyer in wISDOM OF THE AGES

“When you are born into this world your work is born with you. You have been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work was put into your heart at the moment you showed up here. If you are unable to feel connected to that purpose because you have opted to do something that you don’t love, regardless of how all that got stared or what keeps you there today, you can benefit greatly by listening to the poetic advice of the great Lebanese poet Kahlil Gibran. Whatever risks are involved, your humanity, your soul itself is at stake.

I know how easy it is to reject this advice. We all can find many practical and solid reasons for being unable to do what we love, but the message of the poet will never be silenced. “All work is empty save where there is love.” If you want to feel empty, and sacrifice the music of your soul in non-love every day in the name of practicality, then you have made a choice to abandon your specific purpose in this life…I suggest that you shift to doing first and foremost what you love, what your soul prompts you to do, and see if the money doesn’t follow.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “Wisdom of the Ages”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 24th, 2016 by Caroline Myss in WHY PEOPLE DON’T HEAL AND HOW THEY CAN

“The process of retrieving energy from the past begins by making a shift in awareness and vocabulary; simply put, you have to outrun your past. Learn to become conscious, as often as possible, of what you are thinking about and where your energy is. When you feel yourself drifting back into the fog of a memory, command your energy to return to the present moment by saying, “I am not going in that direction any longer. I release it once and for all.”

And don’t make heavy weather out of the act of releasing. It isn’t always necessary to beat up pillows on the floor while screaming in rage. Release can also be accomplished with a bit of humor, such as, “You again? Beat it! I haven’t got either the time or the energy to think about you any longer.” Lighten up, and don’t allow your past to frighten you. Stop giving it power by clinging to the belief that things could or should have been otherwise. That is nonsense.”

Caroline Myss, in “Why People Don’t Heal And How They Can”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 by Neale Donald Walsch in COMMUNION WITH GOD

“Decide what your experience of failure means. Choose to call your failure a success. Then, re-create yourself anew in the face of this failure. Decide Who You Are in relationship to the experience you are having. Do not ask yourself why you are having it. There is no why, except the why you give it.

So decide that “I have had this experience in order that I might move one step closer to the success I seek. This experience has been given to me as a gift. I embrace it and treasure it, and learn from it.” Remember that I have said all learning is remembering.

Therefore, celebrate failure. There are enlightened companies on your planet that actually do this. When a “mistake” is made, and “error” is discovered, or a “failure” is experienced, the boss invites everyone to cheer the event! That boss understands what I am telling you here – and his employees would walk off a plank into icy cold water for him. There is nothing they would not do, for he has created an environment of safety and a climate of success in which they can experience the grandest part of themselves, and of their creativity.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 22nd, 2016 by Stuart Wilde in MIRACLES

“Miracles are not logical so the last thing you need is logical advice from the mind. When such advice is given, acknowledge the mind, thank it, and say, “I do not accept any energy that is contrary to the unlimited power that lies within me”; then press on.

Infinite power is so magnanimous, so powerful, so much more than the mind that it exists in a separate dimension and that is why the mind has difficulty perceiving that it is even there. You will get an intuition or feeling or a rush of excitement but that is all. You cannot really hear it, touch it, or taste it, but it comes round the mind like a breeze, and when it starts to work in your life you will know it by the quality of the people and events that surround you.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Miracles”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, August 19th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“The reason you are not where you want to be is that you are doing things you do not want to do. If that sounds simple, it is. (One of the most popular tricks of power and control freaks is to hide in complexity. But the best answer to a problem is usually the simplest.) Sure, there are some things you have to do that you don’t want to do, but not as many as you are doing. Give yourself a break. When you invest your time and energy in stuff that drags you down, you die a little bit every day. Then your life force reduces to a dribble and you croak…

Everything you do is an investment in more of the same. The illusion is that if you do something you don’t like long enough, it will go away. But the truth is that the more you get involved in something, the more involvement it leads to. (Ever own a boat?) If you truly enjoy something, dive in. If not, have the guts to walk away from what doesn’t serve you. There is no redeeming value in misery (unless you do time-share presentations). The hell you worry about going to is not nearly as bad as the fear of it that drives you to do things alien to your spirit. If you live from fear, you already are in hell. If you live from love, you create the meeting point of heaven and earth.”

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

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 18th, 2016 by Donald Altman in ONE MINUTE MINDFULNESS

“Stress is a killer – literally. Like a stealth fighter, stress hormones home in on the body’s immune system and impair its ability to fight illness, while the hormone cortisol attacks neurons in the brain’s learning center, the hippocampus. Some people think that stress pushes them to produce and to be more creative, but the truth is that chronic stress dumbs down the brain and leaves us vulnerable to sicknesses, making us less productive over time…

In the next minute, you can perform a stress-defying maneuver, and you can do it one breath at a time. Your stress doesn’t have to spill onto others who happen to be in the line of fire. Working with the breath is an ancient and highly effective stress-management technique. It takes advantage of the body’s natural wiring and lowers blood pressure and pulse and respiration rates. Also, by causing the abdominal cavity to press on the vagus nerve, a cranial nerve that connects the gut to the heart and the brain, the breath helps the gut release serotonin, the feel-good neurotransmitter into the bloodstream.”

Donald Altman, in “One Minute Mindfulness”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“As you pull out of the insecurity of death, it makes you more comfortable with change of all sorts. Nothing is permanent. Enjoy your relationships while you can. They may last a lifetime; they may not. Enjoy the place you are in while you can. It may last a lifetime; it may not. Enjoy the job you’re in, and know that when things change, they change to help you. They change to liberate you, taking you to a different place, a higher level of energy. Don’t hold on, and don’t worry about things coming and going. If you try to hold to people, you suffocate them and they flee.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Infinite Self”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 by John Randolph Price in LIVING A LIFE OF JOY

“It’s my belief that we’re supposed to kick up our heels and laugh and play and not worry a whit about tomorrow. And that conviction comes from a deep pool of merriment on some coordinate in my energy field that frequently reminds me of the instruction to find joy now – to not wait until later. Also brought to mind is the call for joy in the world’s great philosophies and sacred teachings.

From the beginning of time as we know it, the affirmation has been for joyous living and the bringing of joy to others – to live life to the fullest – not just a momentary feeling of happiness but living it for a lifetime. Look at the vast number of references to joy and happiness in the Bible, the Bhagavad Gita, and the philosophical writings spanning Plato and Emerson and beyond.”

John Randolph Price, in “Living a Life of Joy”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 15th, 2016 by Eckhart Tolle in THE POWER OF NOW

“Unless you stay present – and inhabiting your body is always an essential aspect of it – you will continue to be run by your mind. The script in your head that you learned a long time ago, the conditioning of your mind, will dictate your thinking and your behavior. You may be free of it for brief intervals, but rarely for long. This is especially true when something goes wrong, or there is some loss or upset. Your conditioned reaction will then be involuntary, automatic, and predictable, fueled by the one basic emotion that underlies the mind-identified state of consciousness: fear.

So when such challenges arise, as they always do, make it habit to go within at once and focus as much as you can on the inner field energy field of your body.  This need not take long, just a few seconds.  But you need to do it the moment that the challenge presents itself. Any delay will allow a conditioned mental-emotional reaction to arise and take you over.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “The Power of Now”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, August 12th, 2016 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“You have been hypnotized into believing that you are less than whole. The messages of the world have told you that you can’t, you aren’t, and you won’t. At one time you knew that you could, but you fell prey to an idea that you were less than divine. You have not sinned, but you have made one error that has cost you dearly: you gave up believing in yourself. You saw a shadow, mistook it for a net, and felt trapped by an invisible hand. But, no matter how lost you have felt, do not despair; your greatness has been held in trust for you until you remember it.”

Alan Cohen, in “Dare to Be Yourself”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 11, 2016 by Stuart Wilde in MIRACLES

“Events in your life gather energy as they come towards you and you can feel that energy weeks and even years before they occur. Science will tell you it is not possible to foresee the future, and that is true for those who believe it so, but, as you move out of the world’s “group perception,” feeling and even seeing the future will become second nature to you.

To harness the Universal Law effectively, you should watch its manifestation, which is basically every event in your life. Then link each event to your underlying feelings and attitudes. Realize that when things go well, it is solely because you put that image into the Universal Law and it responded. Imagine the Universal Law as a shipping clerk in a large mail-order company. He gets your order but has no idea who you are. If the order says “size 8″ he sends out size 8. It is of no concern to him whether or not size 8 fits you. He merely complies with your request.

In your daily life, your feelings, thoughts, and attitudes are your order form, so before you decide to change your present conditions, you will have to be very sure what you want from life. The Universal Law reacts spastically to uncertain messages. You have to write clearly and you have to be ready to accept whatever you are looking for.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Miracles”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“All the things that offend you in some way play to your sense of self-absorption. That which offends you doesn’t offend the real you – it offends your idea of who you are. In the world of the eternal you, nothing ever goes wrong, so there is nothing to be offended by.  But in the world of your ego, you are immediately jolted out of the blissful place of higher awareness into a world where you determine how others think, feel and behave. When they are not the way you believe they should be, you are offended.

When you have sufficiently restrained your ego, you will be able to treat the onslaughts of others in the same way that Castaneda was taught to think about the jaguar. It obviously makes no sense to be “offended” by a jaguar’s attack, because it’s just doing what jaguars do.  Whether you like it or not, your fellow human beings are in some ways like the jaguar. They are doing what they do.”

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

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 by Paul Ferrini in THE 12 STEPS OF FORGIVENESS

“Accept your life as it is right now. You don’t have to change anything about it. Every situation is perfect as it is. Every relationship is perfect as it is. Every lesson enables you to grow. Every outer obstacle helps you to turn deeper within to the very Source of love. Don’t interpret your life or you will find that something is missing. Nothing is missing. You interpretations for or against are the illusion you are here to break through. Accept your life just as it is. Then, every belief that does not honor you or does not honor others will fall away, because there is nothing to support it. Into the empty space you make in your heart through your refusal to judge, love’s presence flows. Now you are not alone. Now your companion has arrived.”

Paul Ferrini, in “The 12 Steps of Forgiveness”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 8th, 2016 by Wayne W. Dyer in THERE’S A SPIRITUAL SOLUTION TO EVERY PROBLEM

“Make a list of the people you would call if you knew that you only had one more day to live. Imagine what you would say to them. Then ask yourself what you are waiting for. The fact is that tomorrow is promised to no one. Tell people you love exactly how you feel about them and why. Ask any whom you have offended or violated in any way to forgive you.

If there are lingering hurts in your life, make an effort today to replace them with joy. Send flowers, make a phone call, write a letter. When you do this, you are living at a higher/faster frequency and bringing a spiritual solution to sadness, allowing it to disintegrate in the powerful spiritual force of joy.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, August 5th, 2016 by Neale Donald Walsch in FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD

“People are forever calling the good outcomes in life breaks, luck, coincidence, serendipity, fate, or whatever. The bad outcomes – the hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, sudden deaths – they call “acts of God.”

No wonder you had this idea that you have to be afraid of Me. Your whole culture supports the idea. It is reflected in everything you say, and how you say it. It is everywhere in your language.

Now I will tell you that what you call the good things that happen to you are also acts of God.”

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

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