BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 2nd, 2016 by Richard & Mary Alice Jafolla in THE QUEST

“The devil is never anything other than one’s own devilish thoughts and feelings and these, no matter how devilish, can be changed. That is not to imply that it is always an easy task to do. While sometimes changes happen in the twinkling of an eye, more often they take months or even years of diligent attention.

Let’s face it, there can be plenty of dark thoughts and feelings. You’ve experienced them and so have we. Everyone has. To be rid of them, you have to deny that they have an existence of their own. They don’t exist on their own – they can’t. Acknowledge them as part of yourself. Once you’ve done this, you have begun the process of releasing them. You’ll be absolutely astonished at how the shadows scurry away when you turn on the light.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 29th, 2016 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“As you become more powerful, you will begin to detach from the world because it is basically weak. Part of this detachment is your ability to withdraw from the mind-set and the feelings of society around you. The way that society controls you is that it implies that you are in some way responsible to it, or that at the very least you have a duty to it.

This, of course, is not true, and the God-Force does not ask you to support or not support anything. To accommodate this feeling, we tend to try to do what people want of us and have them like us. Once you go beyond worrying about whether people like you or not, then you can undercut their manipulation of you and establish a feeling of total independence. This is not a simple process, for remember, as a child you were programmed to seek approval by constantly doing what people wanted. Once you can go beyond that, the sky’s the limit.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Affirmations”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Richard A. Singer in YOUR DAILY WALK WITH THE GREAT MINDS

“Human beings often look outside of themselves to other individuals and admire or idolize their marvelous abilities rather than looking within and searching for their own remarkable talents. I learned a while ago that I am no different from the people I admire and the people I derive inspiration from. I just need to discover my unique ability and apply it in my life. Rather than looking to the external world for inspiration, look within and begin to utilize the enormous amount of resources contained within you. Realize the great abilities that are living silently inside of you waiting for their chance to experience excellence in your life. Admire and inspire yourself rather than those outside of you.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Everyone at some time or the other experiences feelings of what is known as insecurity. You feel insecure with the amount of money you have in the bank, or the amount of love you are getting from your friend or the type of educational background you have. Or you have insecurity feelings regarding your health or your age or your physical appearance.

If you were asked the question, “What is it that makes you feel insecure?” you would almost certainly give the wrong answer. You might say, “I don’t have enough of the love of a friend” or “I don’t have the kind of academic training I need,”  or some such thing. In other words, you would point to some outside condition not realizing that insecurity feelings are not generated by anything outside of you, but only by your emotional programming, by something you are telling yourself in your head.

If you change your program, your insecurity feelings would vanish in a second even though everything in the outside world remained exactly as it was before.”

Fr. Anthony DeMello, in “The Way to Love”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 by Eliza Mada Dalian in IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS

“Surrendering to life doesn’t mean to remain passive. It means to take responsibility for how your life is and has been, and for how you would like to see yourself in the future. To improve the quality of lie and to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life, you need to educate yourself and find the sources of creativity within.

Life is always wiser and greater than our small ego-mind. When we surrender to what life brings, we can see and understand the hidden lessons and the new direction that life is pointing us in. By resisting and rejecting the guidance that life offers, we miss learning our lessons and stay in ignorance and suffering. When you accept and surrender to your own life, you also accept and surrender to other people’s lives instead of resenting, judging, and competing with them.”

Eliza Mada Dalian in “In Search of the Miraculous”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 25th, 2016 y Rich Work in GOD THIS IS A GOOD BOOK

You make the rules in the game of life; you make your own choices. For each situation there are no fewer than three choices. You can take the high road, the middle road or the low road – the easy path, the more difficult path, or the most difficult path. Any of them will get you to your destination. And I would remind you that refusing to make a choice is also a choice. It is often the choice that allows others to exercise their free-will choice over you.”

Rich Work, in “God This is a Good Book”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 22nd, 2016 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“You are almost sure to rub some people the wrong way when you make a stand for who you are. But that’s not a good enough reason to stop – it’s all the more reason to continue. As much as people want to hide in the darkness, there is a place in their heart that wants to live in the light. If you confront people with your honest self, they may grumble and protest to your face, but they will go home and think about it. Your seeds of sincerity will find a patch of fertile soil in a barren heart, and given even a little sunlight and moisture, will sprout and grow.

Do not be fooled by appearances. Behind our culture’s obsession with fear and hiding, there is a massive call for authentic self-expression. The most powerful gift of redemption you can offer a world that is sick with deception is to live in the dignity of your own truth.”

Alan Cohen, in “Dare to Be Yourself”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 21st, 2016 by Don Miguel Ruiz in THE VOICE OF KNOWLEDGE

“Life in this physical body is very short, even if we live to be one hundred years old. When I discovered this, I decided not to waste my time creating conflict, mainly with the people I love. I want to enjoy them, and I do that by loving them for who they are, not what they believe. The story they create is not important. I don’t care if my mother’s story doesn’t agree with my story; I love her and I enjoy her presence. I know not to impose my story on her; I don’t impose my story on anybody. I respect her story, I listen to her story, and I don’t make it wrong.

If other people try to write your story, it means they don’t respect you. They don’t respect you because they consider that you are not a good artist, that you cannot write your own story, even though you born to write your own story. Respect comes directly from love; it is one of the greatest expressions of love.”

Don Miguel Ruiz, in “The Voice of Knowledge”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 by Richard Carlson in DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

“The people you meet are all here to teach you something. Perhaps the obnoxious driver or disrespectful teenager is here to teach you about patience, the punk rocker may be here to teach you to be less judgmental.

Your job is to try to determine what the people in your life are trying to teach you. You’ll find that if you do this, you’ll be far less annoyed, bothered, and frustrated by the actions and imperfections of other people. You can actually get yourself in the habit of approaching life in this manner and, if you do, you’ll be glad you did. Often, once you discover what someone is trying to teach you, it’s easy to let go of your frustration…..

You may be surprised at how fun and easy this is. All you’re really doing is changing your perception from, “Why are they doing this?” to “What are they trying to teach me?”

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

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by Thich Nhat Hanh in NO DEATH, NO FEAR

“When we lose someone we love, we should remember that the person has not become nothing. “Something” cannot become “nothing,” and “nothing” cannot become “something.” Science can help us understand this, because matter cannot be destroyed – it can become energy. And energy can become matter, but it cannot be destroyed. In the same way, our beloved was not destroyed; she has just taken on another form. That form may be a cloud, a child or the breeze. We can see our loved one in everything. And smiling, we can say, “Dear one, I know you are there very close to me. I know that your nature is the nature of no birth and no death. I know that I have not lost you; you are always with me.”

If you look deeply at every moment of your daily life, you will see that person. Practicing like this, you will be able to overcome your grief. The same is true with your mother or your father. Their true nature is the nature of not born, not dying, not arriving and not departing. In reality, you have not lost anyone who has died.”

Thich Nhat Hanh, in “No Fear, No Death”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, April 18th, 2016 by Catherine Ponder in OPEN YOUR MIND TO PROSPERITY

“If you do not know what you want and have no set purpose, your subconscious mind just produces a conglomeration of circumstances. This is why there is so much confusion in the lives of passive people. Concentrate on one thing long enough, and you are sure to get it. Always have a definite goal in mind and write it down. Never let yourself drift…

There is a specific reason why you should get definite about what you want. The word desire, in its root, means “of the father.” It is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom, and it should be your good pleasure to receive it here and now.”

Catherine Ponder, in “Open Your Mind to Prosperity”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, April 15th, 2016 by Dr. Stephen Russell in BAREFOOT DOCTOR’S GUIDE TO THE TAO

“Fear of being empty (minded, hearted, stomached or pocketed), originally arises from fear of the void, i.e., death. Tempting you to avoid the void is what the advertising industry makes its living from. Think of all the chocolate, alcohol, sex, drugs, CDs, cups of tea, shopping expeditions for unnecessary consumer goods, TV programs, long nights out in clubs and restaurants and meaningless conversations that have been had in order to “avoid the void.”

But, as you know, the void is your natural habitat, your place of origin before that sperm implanted and this endless round of shopping kicked in. Like the depths of the ocean from which life sprang, the void gave birth to all existence. There is nothing, literally nothing, to fear there.

On the contrary, daily bathing in its mysterious waters is to immerse yourself in the pool of youth, truth, good looks and vitality. Scuba diving in it is to submerge yourself in the depths of eternal consciousness and life itself.  This is another way of saying, “Invest in Loss.”

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

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 14th, 2016 by Sanaya Roman in LIVING WITH JOY

“Having faith in yourself, and letting go of those memories of times when things did not work will help you open to more abundance. If you must think of the past, think of those times you were powerful and creative. Go into your heart and ask whether you feel you deserve all the joy and love that is awaiting you on your path of higher purpose.

You can begin to imagine joy, peace and harmony as your birthright. Focus, clarity, and love are available for the asking. Request a vision of your higher purpose, and be willing to recognize the gifts every day as they come, even the small things. The more you acknowledge what is being sent to you, the more you can bring into your life.

Ask! We cannot give you anything unless you ask. The universe waits for you to ask. When you see it coming, be willing to take and receive it. When the opportunity comes, grab it! Thank and acknowledge the universe for it, and you can create Heaven on Earth.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Living with Joy”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 13th, 2016 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“Your intellect loves to plan everything out in a logical way; your intuition is spontaneous. Being flexible is important. If you rigidly stick to your pre-planned goals, you may miss many messages from your intuition telling you how to make things simpler. If you find yourself resisting doing something, stop and ask yourself what you would rather do instead. It may be that it is not the highest way to go or it may be the wrong time. If you trust and act upon your feelings from moment to moment, you will be flowing with your intuition and the universe.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power through Awareness”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

“How can you possibly own anything? Think for a moment about all of the possessions that you have in your dream – the cars, boats, money, toys, or whatever else you possess while you are in your dreaming body. When you awaken, you immediately realize that all of those possessions were illusions, and you only needed that temporarily for the dream. Now try to put this whole thing into perspective in relationship to the dream that you are now in, which lasts eighty or ninety years.

Imagine yourself awakening and being able to look back at all of your possessions. How could you ever have owned anything at all? The best, I mean the very best, that we can do is to have temporary possession of our toys for a tiny speck of time, and then, like it or not, we awaken and realize that they are of no use. Since the major part of our living is in the astral dimension of thought, things are of no use in this state of formlessness.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “You’ll See It When You Believe It”

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