BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, February 1st, 2019 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“The doorway to deeper truth is awareness. It is paying attention to, and holding up, the vision of truth. The more you act from integrity, the more evolved you become. Every situation in your life that requires truth from you, that requires you to reach into a deeper level of your being, is an opportunity to grow. The more pain and struggle you experience, the greater the amount of energy you clean up when you come from your deeper level. Thank those situations in your life that seem difficult or painful. Know that they are opportunities to reach a deeper truth. Not a truth that will separate you, bring you anger, vengeance, or justification, or make the other person wrong and you right or vice-versa, but a truth that will allow you to connect at a deep level.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power through Awareness”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 31st, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Prayer is the vehicle to achieving whatever one desires. The process of prayer works without exception as long as you follow the process and believe in it. “Ask and ye shall receive;” it is as simple as that. If you don’t believe this is possible, you have found the root of your problem. You may not consider that not having all your prayers answered is a problem, but it is.

You see, prayer is a natural part of the universe and a natural part of who we are and how we operate. The fact is all your prayers are answered, or at least responded to or acted on in some way. The problem is that if you aren’t the one operating the mechanism, it is operating on a “default setting” of sorts – you are like an airplane on autopilot doing only what you have been programmed to do.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, January 30th, 2019 by Jack Kornfield in A PATH WITH HEART

“Sticking with a spiritual training requires an ocean of patience because our habit of wanting to be somewhere else is so strong. We’ve distracted ourselves from the present for so many moments, for so many years, even lifetimes.

Here is an accomplishment in “The Guinness Book of World Records” that I like to note at meditation retreats when people are feeling frustrated. It indicates that the record for persistence in taking and failing a driving test is held by Mrs. Miriam Hargrave of Wakefield, England. Mrs. Hargrave failed her thirty-ninth driving test in April, 1970, when she crashed, driving through a set of red lights. In August of the following year she finally passed her fortieth test. Unfortunately, she could no longer afford to buy a car because she had spent so much on driving lessons.

If we can bring such persistence to passing a driving test or mastering the art of skateboarding or any one of a hundred other endeavors, surely we can also master the art of connecting with ourselves. As human beings we can dedicate ourselves to almost anything, and this heartfelt perseverance and dedication brings spiritual practice alive.”

Jack Kornfield, in “A Path With Heart”

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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, January 29th, 2019 by Joseph Murphy in THE AMAZING LAWS OF COSMIC MIND POWER

“True faith is based on the knowledge of the way your conscious and subconscious minds function and on the combined harmonious functioning of these two levels of mind scientifically directed. Blind faith is healing without any scientific understanding whatsoever of the forces involved. The voodoo doctor or witch doctor in the jungles of Africa heals by faith, and do so the bones of saints or anything else which moves man’s mind from fear to faith.

In all instances – regardless of the modus operandi, process, incantation, or invocation offered to saints and spirits – it is the subconscious mind that does the healing. Whatever you believe is operative instantly in your subconscious mind.”

Joseph Murphy, in “The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 28th, 2019 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“There was an instant in time when you were no-where. The moment before your conception you were no-where. The in one holy instant, you went from no-where to now-here. There will be another holy instant when you will go from now-here to no-where. We call that moment death. Yet you – the divine, changeless, eternal, invisible you—will live on.

If it is true that we are a part of an intelligent system, we can assume that we go from no-where to now-here for some purpose. With this realization you can stop doubting that you are a divine creation with purpose and just accept that you are. You are part of this intelligent system AND you are here for some divine reason.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 25th, 2019 by Sonia Choquette in TRUE BALANCE

“The next time you have a discussion with someone who is difficult to talk to or with whom you have a difficult time agreeing, gently place your hand over your heart as you speak and as you listen. As you do so, hold the intention to speak and listen with an open heart and a nonjudgmental desire to connect and understand in a positive way. This technique is a cue to both your subconscious mind and your body to remain balanced, calm, receptive, and interested in hearing what the other person is saying to you. It will strengthen and improve your communication and indicate to the person you are speaking with that you are willing to value their point of view. This is usually all it takes to overcome impasses in communication.”

Sonia Choquette, in “True Balance”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 24th, 2019 by Gloria Wendroff in HEAVENLETTERS

“The antidote for misery is to think less about yourself. When you look at world events and think you are suffering for others, know it is the twang of your own pain that you are feeling. You want to help, and yet your feeling sorry for another adds another log of misery to the fire.

Reduce misery in the world by uplifting yourself. When you feel miserable, it is echoed to the world. Your feeling sorry for the world does not benefit it. Just as with an individual who is hurting, your feeling sorry for him does not help him. It may, indeed, help keep him where he is. Stop feeling sorry for the world. With the power of your heart and mind, raise the world above the mire it seems to be in. When you embrace misery, you offer alms to it.”

Gloria Wendroff, in “Heavenletters”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“If we choose to dwell on how tough life is, we continue to live a tough life. Living a tough life doesn’t offer much inspiration to think good thoughts, so we continue thinking about what we continue to see in our lives – thereby creating more of the same in a continuous cycle. If you don’t take charge of your thoughts, the cycle continues. If you really need a good reason to change your mind, or thought patterns, look around you. It is your mind and your thoughts that has led you here and created all you see. If you find anything you are not happy with, you need only find and change the thought that created it.

The world around us, and our history as a species, supports the fact that we are great creators. Our free will, however, enables us to create misery and destruction as readily as beauty and love. We have the choice to believe in either; the formula, however, is the same. Our intention, in this case, is the only thing that changes and, along with belief, sets the stage and colors the backdrop for all creation. Free will is a gift, but it is also a responsibility. What we do to another, we do unto ourselves and these things can not be undone. Let us be mindful, faithful, and let us all strive to be diligent with our thought and word, for it is with these tools that our tomorrows are built.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 22nd, 2019 by Shakti Gawain in GRATITUDE, A WAY OF LIFE by Louise Hay and Friends

“It is relatively easy to feel grateful when good things are happening and life is going the way we want it to. Even then, we often take things for granted. It feels so good to take a moment to express our appreciation to other people, to the earth, to our higher power, to life. A much greater challenge is to get in touch with gratitude when we are going through a difficult time, or life is not going the way we think it should. At these times, we are more likely to be feeling hurt, confused, or resentful, which is perfectly natural. Gratitude is the last thing that would occur to us at such a moment.

It’s interesting, though, that after going through a difficult time, in retrospect we can often see that there was something important and necessary about that experience. We may not arrive at this perspective until months or even years later, but eventually we can see that there was some important lesson learned, a deepening of our wisdom, an awakening, or perhaps a new door that opened in our life as a result of events that seemed negative at the time.”

Shakti Gawain, in an essay entitled, “Being Grateful During Life’s Challenges”, in the book “Gratitude, A Way of Life”by Louise Hay and Friends

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 21st, 2019 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“True success is derived from living a fully aware life, one in which you do not base your happiness on meeting societal standards or acquiring outside approval. As a person who spent the better part of thirty years doing the exact opposite, I can assure you that achieving success in the traditional sense can by no means guarantee happiness. The fact is whenever you are outer rather than inner directed, you can never truly be in control of your own happiness, for you are in effect a slave to public opinion. As most people know, this is by no means an enjoyable space in which to reside, knowing that one moment you can be up, and then in the wink of an eye you can be down.

The way out of this trap of living like a “yo-yo” is to get to a place where you can comfortably live your life and make your choices, independent of the good opinion of other people. While most people agree with this advice at a conceptual level, they find it exceptionally challenging to put it into practice on a day-to-day basis. This is because the vast majority of us have been programmed to seek approval from just about everyone but ourselves.

The good news is that your “approval” programming can be left behind. It just requires that you become more aware of your need for approval, by using that technique of looking at yourself as if you were someone else. From that vantage point, you can become more cognizant of when you’re feeling the need for approval, and then silently remind yourself that you don’t really need that person or group to think positively of you. What you actually need is to be true to yourself: first, by not doing things you don’t want to do, just to get approval or be liked; second by doing things you enjoy doing, regardless of whether anyone else likes it or not.”

Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 18th, 2019 by Rich Work in AWAKEN TO THE HEALER WITHIN

“The Creator gave us free-will choice. If you are not satisfied with your creation, you can change it. The Creator will not FIX it for you, nor will Jesus. When you ask for their help, they will assist you in every loving way possible. But true healing comes from within. “You are the ultimate healer.”

Doctors have never healed a patient. Not even Jesus claimed to have healed anyone. The Master simply said, “It is by your faith that you are healed.” Jesus, physicians, those working with others, can only offer the tools by which individuals can heal themselves.”

Rich Work with Ann Marie Groth, in “Awaken to the Healer Within”

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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 Thursday, January 17th, 2019 by Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. in IF LIFE IS A GAME THESE ARE THE RULES

“Wisdom is not a state to be achieved, but rather a state to be recalled. You arrived on this planet fully equipped with the boundless wisdom inherent in all humans; you only need to access that place within you that connects you to the infinite divine source in order to remember it. You are every bit as wise as the Buddha, Aristotle, or Confucius – they have simply accessed places inside themselves where perhaps you have not yet journeyed.

Wisdom is not intelligence. It has nothing to do with the level of your IQ or how well you did in school. Rather, wisdom is the highest level of emotional, spiritual, and mental evolution, at which you value intuition as much as information, willingness as much as ability, and inspiration as much as knowledge. It is where you synergize your deepest understanding with your everyday actions.”

Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. in, “If Life is A Game, These are the Rules”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Whether you have a winning lottery ticket, a new car, a new job, an old house, or the flu, what you really have is the result, or product, of the things that have happened to you up to this point in space and time (here and now). Everything you have ever done is part of the process leading to everything that you will ever do, have, or experience. Your thoughts, or prayers, are behind all of those things. Believe me, if you hate your job, you will either quit, get fired, or make yourself sick. Why wait for the inevitable? Are we no longer smart enough to simply respond to our thoughts and feelings, and leave when we feel that it is time? Or have we come to honor our fear-based belief systems more than our inner guidance?”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 by Neale Donald Walsch in ABUNDANCE AND RIGHT LIVELIHOOD

“Some people ARE terrified to leave their corporate jobs. They’re trapped in a prison of their own device, because they have this idea that if they leave that corporate setting, or that position that they’ve worked so hard to attain, then all will be lost. And yet all is lost now, because if it wasn’t lost, they wouldn’t want to leave. So the key question is not, what will you lose should you remove yourself from that position, but what will you gain? And what even causes you to stop and think about leaving? That’s the key question.

And so what I would say to people who are in that place of dilemma, is what I’ve often said to people: You know, you need to make a life rather than a living. You might be much happier making one-third of your income, but coming from a place of beingness that brings joy to your soul.”

Neale Donald Walsch, in “Abundance and Right Livelihood”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 14th, 2019 by Asara Lovejoy in THE ONE COMMAND

“Taking the same amount of energy that you use worrying about lack and applying it to manifesting a new reality is so simple. Redirecting your thinking to prosperity tunes into your God/Source of all that is, that field of all possibilities, and provides you with all the financial good you can imagine and more, as you train your brain to receive that good.

God/Source and cash talk to each other all the time. Cash says, “Hey Great Creator, you know I enjoy being appreciated, and I like to be with those folks that like me, want me, and think that it is a good, deserving thing to have me in their life; I’d like to be a blessing for them. Do you have anyone lined up?”

As you attend to aligning yourself to Source and to personalizing your wealth in your thinking, it is yours to have as a blessing in a never-ending, always-present flow of cash and financial good.”

Asara Lovejoy, in “The One Command”

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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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