BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 by Alan Cohen, in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“If you are motivated to succeed in the profession your parents warned you against; show up your elder brother in football; crush the company that fired you; or marry again quickly to prove that the jerk who left you made a big mistake, think again. When you set out on a vendetta to get back at anyone, they own your soul. Fuggetaboutit! If you are going to succeed, do it for you. Choose goals because you love them, not because others hate them. Do what you would do if no one else ever watched or cared. Do it because you care.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, November 19th, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Anytime you feel resistance, anytime you feel like you are making an effort, let go. If you are trying, you are fighting what is. The reality is that life is going where it is going and we can not change that physical reality with physical force alone. You would be up against a force that swings an entire solar system full of planets around a star, for starters. Ask for what you want, unambiguously, and then let go of your illusion of control. You will be surprised at what happens if you can really do it – and you can really do it. We all can – it’s our inheritance. When we relinquish control of our thoughts, miracles happen. Of course, they aren’t really miracles; it’s really the way things are supposed to work. But we recognize these events so rarely anymore that they seem like miracles. In fact, St. Augustine once said of miracles, “Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, November 16th, 2018 by Jack Kornfield in A PATH WITH HEART

“We must remember that the world’s current problems are fundamentally a spiritual crisis, created by the limited vision of human beings – a loss of a sense of connection to our spiritual values. Political and economic change have never been sufficient in themselves to alleviate suffering when the underlying causes are not also addressed. The worst problems on earth – warfare, poverty, ecological destruction, and so forth – are created from greed, hatred, prejudice, delusion, and fear in the human mind. To expand the circle of our practice and to face the sorrow in the world around us, we must face these forces in ourselves. Einstein called us nuclear giants and ethical infants. Only when we have found a compassion, a goodness and understanding, that transcends our own greed, hatred and delusion, can we bring freedom alive in the world around us.”

Jack Kornfield, in “A Path With Heart”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, November 15th, 2018 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“The truth is you are a great being; you have within you the compassion, courage, strength, and wisdom to come from a high level at all times. You act out roles that do not reflect the greatness of who you are, but they are only roles and not your true self. The more you can be aware of the thoughts coming into your mind, the more control you will have over the drama that is happening inside of you. You can think of your thoughts as little men that come marching up, one, two, three. If you could stop each one and hold it up to the light you would find better ways of thinking. It is a matter of attention and awareness, taking each thought you have and examining it to see if it really is a true statement or not.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power Through Awareness”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 by John Van Auken in BORN AGAIN AND AGAIN

“When you aren’t sure about where you’re going or how well you’re doing, RELAX. Becoming uptight, worried, skeptical or depressed is natural and to some degree, healthy; but don’t let it drag on too long. RELAX. Forget about your concerns and look around for someone else to help for awhile. Become concerned about their concerns and do what you can do to help them. Losing thought of yourself in helping others can do wonders for your own mental state.”

John Van Auken, in “Born Again & Again”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 by John. St.Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Literally, when was the last time you had some dirt under your fingernails? For most of us, the ground on which we walk is something to fertilize, plow, or shovel. Just beneath the first couple layers of grass, rock, and stone, another world exists. If drilling is not an option, find a flagstone or brick to uproot. Check out what kind of activity is going on without regard to your human existence. We think we have dominion over everything until we remember this fact: there are five major themes in the biodiversity of the Earth.

First, there is the plant life in all its forms, from the mighty redwoods to the smallest ferns and lichens. Second, there is the animal life in all its forms, which includes everything swims, crawls, walks, and flies. Third is the water world – the amazing system that is the lifeblood of the planet – the oceans, lakes, streams, ponds, and the acquifer that feeds it all. Fourth, there is the geology of the Earth itself – the rocks, minerals, stones, sand, and dirt that hold this amazing little blue ball in space together. Fifth is the human race with all its potential and problems – just over 6 billion people, with more showing up every day. Now here is the kicker: the first four don’t need us to survive, but we need the other four in order to survive.”

John St. Augustine, in “Living an Uncommon Life”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, November 12th, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“When we speak of the Great Secret of Life, we are speaking of what some call the Law of Attraction; but others simply quote Jesus, or the prophets of the Old Testament, and say that the Secret to Life is: “As a man thinketh, so is he.” Regardless of what you call it, we create our experience in our minds – with our thoughts, or prayers. And then, we reap in our bodies and lives what we have sown in our minds. This is simple ancient wisdom and truth. All great religions and philosophies speak of thought and emotions; all great governments have “think-tanks” full of scientist and “idea people” who think-up new technologies and strategies – to use thought-energy to create realities which never before existed. Prayer is concentrated thought; and prayer works – concentrated thought always produces results.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, November 9th, 2018 by Asara Lovejoy in THE ONE COMMAND

“We generate an electro-magnetic field of attraction or repulsion with our thoughts through the release, from our endocrine system, of hormones and chemicals known as peptides. We generate electro-magnetic charges with our thoughts that either attract to us or repel from us our experiences. Our thoughts travel through positive/negative receptors in every cell of our body and fire sequences in the neuro-net passages of our brain. These micro-electrical charges formed by our thinking are real. They influence our reality by magnetically attracting experiences of like kind to us in either a positive or negative manner, or by repelling experiences from us. Our unconscious thoughts that operate below our conscious awareness hold great power over our lives as they are firing the peptide messengers that unconsciously drive our choices.

When we desire to be masters and haven’t achieved it yet, there is a separation between the unconscious thoughts that are driving our choices, and the conscious thoughts of our desire.”

Asara Lovejoy, in “The One Command”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, November 8th, 2018 by Thomas Moore in CARE OF THE SOUL

“Taking an interest in one’s own soul requires a certain amount of space for reflection and appreciation. Ordinarily we are so identified with movements of the psyche that we can’t stand back and take a good look at them. A little distance allows us to see the dynamics among the many elements that make up the life of the soul. By becoming interested in these phenomena, we begin to see our own complexity. Usually we feel that complexity as it hits us unawares from outside, in a multitude of problems and confusion.

If we knew the soul better, we might be ready for the conflicts of life. I often have the sense, when someone tells me anxiously about some knot they find themselves in, that what they perceive as an impossible and painful situation calling for professional intervention is simply the complexity of human life once again manifesting itself. Most of us bring to everyday life a somewhat naïve psychological attitude in our expectations that our lives and relationships will be simple. Love of the soul asks for some appreciation for its complexity.”

Thomas Moore, in “Care of the Soul”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 by Anthony DeMello, S.J. in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Look into yourself and examine your reactions to persons and situations, and you will be appalled to discover the prejudiced thinking behind your reactions. It is almost never the concrete reality of this person or thing that you are responding to. You are responding to principles, ideologies, belief systems, economic, political, religious, psychological belief systems; to preconceived ideas and prejudices, whether positive or negative.

Take them one at a time, each person and thing and situation and search for your bias separating the reality here before you from your programmed perceptions and your projections. And this exercise will afford you a revelation as divine as any that the Scriptures could provide you with.”

Anthony DeMello, S.J., in “The Way to Love”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 2018 by Wayne W. Dyer in MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY

“Think of your own desires to manifest as having been placed there by spirit, and that those desires, which are housed in love and service, are precisely what God wants to give you, and that your desire is the direct path to receiving those blessings. Let go of the idea that desire is selfishness and remind yourself that if you had no desires ever, you would still be living an infantile existence with toys in a sandbox.

Whenever you feel unworthy of having your manifestations arrive, remind yourself that no one is unworthy and that the same divine energy that flows through you flows through all of God’s children and that all are worthy: This includes you.

Your desires are the very tools that allow you to grow and experience the perfection of the universe. They take you beyond any limitations you might have embraced and lead you to a higher spiritual awareness.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “Manifest Your Destiny”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, November 5th, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Suffering comes from thinking about the future, the past, or the self – or from the attachment to ideas about how these things should be. We can worry about the future and ask our God to protect us; or we can resent the past and seek comfort or compensation from God – or we can be quiet and still and listen. We spend most of our mental energy thinking up ways to change our lives or to avoid some uncomfortable experience, such as hunger, pain, loneliness, embarrassment, etc.

Most prayers are actually offerings of words to a God who – supposedly – already knows what you are going to say. Some say, “God doesn’t answer prayers because he can’t get a word in edge-wise!” Try this: “Go in your closet,” close your eyes, remove any external distractions, be quiet, be still, and listen. You’ll be amazed at what you can hear when you aren’t thinking and talking!”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, November 2nd, 2018 by Richard and Mary-Alice Jafolla in THE QUEST

“While it’s true that every cause you have set into motion will eventuate in a corresponding effect, don’t start looking over your shoulder for your past to catch up with you! Know why? Because you can always put a new cause into motion. That should be a comforting thought, considering all of the foolish things you may have done in the past. If you are dissatisfied with a part of your life, know that it is the effect of a cause that you have put into motion and that at any time you can start again. Your new cause will bring a new effect. The measure you give will be the measure you get.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, November 1st, 2018 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“What is a negative emotion? An emotion that is toxic to the body and interferes with its balance and harmonious functioning. Fear, anxiety, anger, bearing a grudge, sadness, hatred or intense dislike, jealousy, envy – all disrupt the energy flow through the body, affect the heart, the immune system, digestion, production of hormones, and so on. Even mainstream medicine, although it knows very little about how the ego operates yet, is beginning to recognize the connection between negative emotional states and physical disease. An emotion that does harm to the body also infects the people you come in contact with and indirectly, through a process of chain reaction, countless others you never meet. There is a generic term for all negative emotions: unhappiness.”

Eckhart Tolle in, “A New Earth”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 by Stuart Wilde in THE LITTLE MONEY BIBLE

“Concentrate on the abundance you do have. Make it solid and real by acknowledging it. It’s easy to overlook the many things we are granted – oxygen, the blood rushing through our veins, the food we eat; the people we know, the love we have for our friends and family, the companionship of animals and nature; the warmth of the sun; the sustenance of water, the air, and the earth. All these things are around us; they’re our “temple,” so to speak. We have to be grateful for what we have.”

Stuart Wilde, in “The Little Money Bible”

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