BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 3rd, 2019 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“Saying no to what you do want is the same as saying yes to what you don’t want. It is a sellout. Whenever you do not honor your inner truth, you get jumbled up inside until you go back and express the truth you stifled.

We deny our desires for dysfunctional reasons: guilt; a sense of unworthiness; fear of success; desire to appear unselfish; resistance to move beyond a familiar self-image or lifestyle; self-sabotage; and peer or family pressure. Don’t waste a moment analyzing or justifying your motivation. If your heart pulls you in a direction, heed its joy as soon as you know it. Life is unlimited in its ability to support you. When you become unlimited in your willingness to support yourself, you will receive all that life has to offer.”

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, May 31st, 2019 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Life is a banquet. And the tragedy is that most people are starving to death. That’s what I’m really talking about. There’s a nice story about some people who were on a raft off the coast of Brazil perishing from thirst. They had no idea that the water they were floating on was fresh water. The river was coming out to sea with such force that it went out for a couple of miles, so they had fresh water right there where they were. But they had no idea. In the same way, we’re surrounded with joy, with happiness, with love. Most people have no idea of this whatsoever.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 30th, 2019 by Neale Donald Walsch in FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD

“The point is, you have not been damaged by others in your life who did what you wish they had not done, or who didn’t do what you wish they had.

I tell you this – again: I have sent you nothing but angels. These people all brought you gifts, wonderful gifts designed to help you remember Who You Really Are. And you have done the same for others. And when you all get through with this grand adventure, you will see that clearly, and you will thank each other.

I tell you, the day will come when you will review your life and be thankful for every minute of it. Every hurt, every sorrow, every joy, every celebration, every moment of your life will be a treasure to you, for you will see the utter perfection of the design. You will stand back from the weaving and see the tapestry, and you will weep at the beauty of it.

So love each other. Every other. All others. Even those you have called your persecutors. Even those you have cursed as enemies. Love each other, and love yourself. For God’s sake, love yourself. I mean that literally. Love your Self, for God’s sake.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 29th, 2019 by Gloria Wendroff in HEAVENLETTERS

“Much trust is required in Human life. Whether you trust or not makes no difference while at the same time, it makes all the difference in the world. Trust is confidence. It is not flying blind. It is following a flight plan. It’s just that you do not see the plan. How my children want to predict everything. How much they want to follow numbered spaces and connecting lines.

Let Me assure you that walking without boundaries is not aimless. It is purposeful. You know the purpose, which is to find Me. It’s just that you do not know the specific course.

There is a line on the horizon that is imaginary. When you reach the horizon, it has moved. There never was a line. The horizon moves as if on waves. And that is how you move as well. You walk an escalator of life, except the escalator you walk on is curved. You walk it, and it moves. You ride on it as you walk. You follow the escalator. You do not decide its path. All the way the escalator guides you.”

Gloria Wendroff, in “Heavenletters”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 28th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“With religion, large groups of people are brought together with a commonly taught belief. These groups believe, among other things, that they share the same beliefs. Since no two people see exactly the same things, however, no two people could share exactly the same view, or the same belief, for that matter. We can say that we basically see things in a similar light, and that our view is radically different than what can be seen from over there; so we are more alike than different, and they are more different than alike. So we come to an agreement to wear the same masks so we can separate ourselves from those with different views, instead of trying to see what the rest of God’s creatures are looking at.

There is nothing wrong with this; but it should illustrate that, if you are joining together with some people, there are many more that you are not joining with. Since all light has the same source, you are choosing sides based on some difference between you that you see only on the surface – a superficial belief. The only difference between you and them is the masks you wear for underneath all masks there is only light. Religion, therefore, seems to be more focused on wearing the right mask, and wearing the same mask that everyone else is wearing.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 27th, 2019 by Wayne W. Dyer in MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY

“The tendency to bond with the wounds of our lives reminds us of how unworthy we are of receiving anything that we really would like, because we remain in a state of suffering. The more these painful stories are recalled and repeated, the more the person is guaranteed of not attracting his or her desires.

Perhaps the most powerful sentence you can memorize in this regard is “Your biography becomes your biology.” And I would add, “Your biology becomes your lack of spiritual fulfillment.” By hanging onto the traumas of your earlier life, you literally have an impact on the cells of your body. When we examine the biology of an individual, we find that his or her biography is close to the surface. Thoughts of anguish, self-pity, fear, hate and the like all take their toll on the body and the spirit. After a while, the body is unable to heal, largely because of these thoughts.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “Manifest Your Destiny”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 24th, 2019 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“The most profound learning you do happens when you find yourself reacting strongly to what someone else says or does. While the tendency in this situation is to focus on the other person’s behavior, the truth is that your reaction has nothing to do with the other person. You reaction shows where you are in conflict, not where the other person is.

All conflict comes from some kind of guilt or insecurity you are feeling. If you are feeling insecure about your intelligence and someone comes along and calls you stupid, your buttons get pushed. The reaction comes from your insecurity. The trigger is incidental. Anyone could push your buttons.”

Paul Ferrini in, “The Silence Of The Heart”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 by Lynn Grabhorn in EXCUSE ME YOUR LIFE IS WAITING

“Usually when we forgive, we are acknowledging that whomever we’re forgiving has done a wrong, which is probably true. Then, even though we say we forgive, we secretly hold on to the dastardliness of the wrong. Yet true forgiveness is about no longer holding onto or stewing over (focusing on) the thing that got us all riled up to begin with. And that holds true whether it happened five minutes or fifty years ago. Why? Because unless we let it go, we’ll keep getting more of it, that’s why. If we hold on to it, it’s in our vibration. And if it’s in our vibration, we’re either going to attract it, or something similar in vibration. Over and over.”

Lynn Grabhorn, in “Excuse Me, Your LIFE is Waiting”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 by Marianne Williamson in EVERYDAY GRACE

“According to A Course in Miracles, our job is to tell someone they’re right, even when they’re wrong. That doesn’t means we’re supposed to lie. It does mean, however, that it’s always our mission to affirm someone’s humanity, even when we’re disagreeing with his or her perceptions. Our spiritual challenge in any situation is to first recognize a person’s love and innocence, and then to speak from that perspective. For it is not our disagreements that wound; it’s our criticism, attack, and blame that wound. Until we know we’re on loving ground – past the temptation to even subtly blame – we had best be very careful with what we say and how we say it. Some words cut, while others heal.”

Marianne Williamson, in “Everyday Grace”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 by Gloria Wendroff in HEAVENLETTERS

“Harken to messages today because you have a great one coming. This idea alone will wake you up. You are going to have a revolution of thought. That means that an insight within you, long dormant, will awaken. It will be awakened by an outside event or an outside word. You will have a recognition of something, and this recognition will lighten your life. It is as if you run through the streamer that signals the winning of a race, only this streamer signals the beginning of another, for you are ever anew.

Be watchful today of all that surrounds you and comes into your awareness. The message you receive today may be coded, and you are the one to unlock it.”

Gloria Wendroff, in “Heavenletters”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 20th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“There is no limit to the miracles we can experience in life. The fact is we have gotten so used to miracles that it takes amazing spectacles of universal movement to impress us. What I mean, for example, is that each breath we take is an unexplainable miracle of unimaginable significance. Medicine and science may be able to observe, describe, and even affect to some degree, the physical activity that accompanies the process of respiration; but we may never know, however, how or why that particular miracle occurs.

Childbirth, trees, and where art and music come from, are just a few of the everyday miracles we simply cannot explain. But we take these things for granted, or simply ignore them, because we don’t understand them. We integrate these things into our lives without fully appreciating their significance. Then, we expect “real” miracles to be performed on command before we accept the existence of a higher power – or before we truly believe in one. The adage, “If you can’t take care of what you have, what makes you think you need more?” comes to mind. If we can’t even acknowledge the miracles that surround us in plain sight, what makes us think we’d recognize a miracle in an unfamiliar setting, or scenario?”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 17th, 2019 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“Our culture’s fascination with romantic love is really quite pervasive. If you have any doubt about this, just listen to many of the most popular songs during the past 100 years or more, and you’ll hear all kinds of lyrics about how badly someone needs someone else. For example, “Baby I need your lovin,” or “If you leave me now, you’ll take away the biggest part of me,” etc. We are literally bombarded with this type of programming in music, and in films, books and TV shows as well. As such, it’s not surprising that so many people develop the belief that they NEED a romantic partner in their life.

The reality is that whenever you approach a love relationship from a position of need, you’’re putting yourself into a very uneasy position. Think about it, if you come to believe that you truly need another person to be fulfilled, you can never rest easy because there’s always the possibility they may have a change of heart and leave, or worse yet, die. That’s why the age-old advice that we should first be able to live happily on our own is so very practical.”

Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 16th, 2019 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“The truth is that a lot of us are living hollow lives. We claim to have great faith, and yet when it comes to really living it, we often choose to accept the view of the world the media presents to us. Fear is the greatest threat to humanity. There is always something out there to get you in here, be it terrorists, global warming, shark attacks, the bogeyman, you name it. We obsess over our children’s safety and our waistlines and our credit scores. We need to stop and get a grip. We have lost our trust and, more importantly, our confidence.

Think of what the word “confidence” means in Latin. The word con means with, and fides means faith. We have lost trust in ourselves. Think back to your grandparents or spend time around true holy people. They have this amazing rooted trust in who they are. We have replaced inner trust with outer things, and the combination has not only made us weaker, but also very unhappy.”

Dr. Kathleen Hall, quoted in “Living an Uncommon Life” by John St. Augustine

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 15th, 2019 by Rosanna Ienco in AWAKENING THE DIVINE SOUL

“Where do our worries originate? For many of us, childhood situations have left a scar—on some, so deep we think they will never heal, but the truth is we can all be healed from whatever traumatic situation we have had to endure. For others, it might be the pressure of being a teenager, but whatever it stems from, it will likely manifest itself at a significant point in adult life, such as when we become parents. I honestly believe that nothing is too deeply rooted or too painful to deal with, for it is often from the most fragile and wounded that the brightest lights will eventually shine.

When we are ready and brave enough to face our demons and break through the veil of our darkness, only then can we readily embrace our future. We must be willing to take that inward journey through the dark night of the soul, before we can emerge through the flame of our existence and rise up like the phoenix.”

Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 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 Tuesday, May 14th, 2019 by Sanaya Roman in LIVING WITH JOY

“No matter what happens each day, if unexpected bills arrive in the mail or someone changes his mind, no matter what in the past has destroyed your emotional calm, mental peace, or physical well-being, decide that you will now radiate peace, healing, and love. The world you see around you is but an illusion created by the energy you are sending out. Anything is possible. The limits you see, the part of you that says, “this can’t be done” are only thoughts. They absolutely can be changed.

From a position of inner peace you can create the reflection of your soul’s light in the outer world…Imagine there are many streams of energy around you, and you can choose to operate in any one you wish. One is called struggle, a great deal of work to get what you want, and another is joy. When you’re anxious, tense and worried, you are in the first stream. If for even a moment you find inner peace, you automatically join the second, higher flow of energy.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Living with Joy”

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