BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, November 12th, 2020 by John St. Augustine in EVERY MOMENT MATTERS

“A small voice inside that has been long ignored beckons us to mind our own business as our billions of miles of brain circuits are drenched with the latest news of celebrities and others who have fallen off the wagon – or been run over by one.

A great longing is urging us to take the road less traveled and find out the truth before the sands of life run through the hourglass of time. More than ever before we are in search of our “true selves,” which have been covered up by all the “right” things in life, according to society’s measure – houses, cars, watches, clothes, whatever. You know, all the stuff that ends up in a garage sale or an estate sale, depending on how much your surviving relatives feel like spending on advertising.

And be clear about one thing, the powers-that-be – those that insist on diverting your attention from the inside to the outside and do not want you to wake up and think for yourself – are not the least bit interested in you unhooking yourself from the life-support system that keeps you running like your life solely depends on what you have. It’s an amazing thing, really. The farther you get from the false promises of the world, the closer you get to the truth of who you truly are – and can be.”

John St. Augustine, in “Every Moment Matters”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 11th, 2020 by Terry Cole-Whittaker in LIVE YOUR BLISS

“Never believe what others are saying or predicting, no matter who they are or the position they hold, unless you want their predictions to come true. The fluid future is in a constant state of reordering itself to reflect our individual consciousness and the collective consciousness of all humans on the planet. More often than not, a prediction or a dream only reflects the intention and attitude of the person making the prophecy – that is all.

Basic metaphysics tells us that we are co-creators through out thoughts, desires, words, and activities. These creative abilities give us more power than anyone’s prophecy. No one has a more direct line to God that you do, regardless of their public relations plan to build their credibility in your mind. I determine what’s right for me by what my conscience, God Within, is telling me, and also by holding up the prophecy and statement to the light of divine logic and the laws of nature to reveal the truth of the claim.”

Terry Cole-Whittaker, in “Live Your Bliss”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 10th, 2020 by Elizabeth Diamond in 7 MINDSETS TO MASTER SELF-AWARENESS

“As human beings, we possess an inherent ability to harness the creative power of our thoughts to increase our capacity to feel good. The more we entertain new and radically different thought patterns and arouse specific feelings to support them we enable ourselves to become familiar with the new sensation being held within the body. This automatically increases our set points to allow increased amounts of positive energy to flow into every experience of our lives. The great news is that because we have already spent time feeling into the essence of our desired experiences, when they do begin to manifest at the external level, we are able to sustain the positive flow of events without having to worry about unconsciously sabotaging them.

The more we endure a prolonged focused awareness on desired patterns of thinking and feeling, the easier they become to sustain. Before you know it, they become a way of life. We literally embody them over time. Once the new pattern dominates our way of being, it ultimately plays a larger role by attracting the physical equivalent of what is being felt on the internal realms to be manifested into our life experiences.”

Elizabeth Diamond, in “7 Mindsets to Master Self-Awareness”

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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 Monday, November 9th, 2020 by Sonia Choquette in TRUE BALANCE

“Saying something hateful or unkind does get back to you – if not directly…then energetically. We must not underestimate the power of our words. Throwing mean-spirited words into the world about anyone is a spiritual assault. In keeping with the rule “what goes around comes around,” your words will come back to you. Count on it.

Respect the old adage, “If you cannot say anything nice, better say nothing at all.” To that, I’d like to add, “If you wouldn’t say it directly to a person, don’t say it at all.” Though this is nearly impossible to follow, as we all love to gossip, it is worth striving for. Another, more livable directive is to follow the Zen precept, “Say what you can live with.”

Sonia Choquette, in “True Balance”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, November 6th, 2020 by Karol K. Truman in FEELINGS BURIED ALIVE NEVER DIE

“It has been said that when we lift ourselves we lift 30,000 other people with us. When we think of the far reaching effects ONE life can have, as evidenced in the famous movie with Jimmy Stewart, It’s a Wonderful Life, I’m sure there is a lot of truth in this statement.

Rather than accept responsibility ourself, it’s easier for us to blame our unhappiness or misfortune on someone else, saying, “If Bob would only do this, or if he’d only say this, then I would be happy.” Or, “If it hadn’t been for that person in front of me, this misfortune (or whatever) wouldn’t have happened. YOU are that one that determines your happiness. It’s only when you accept what “IS” and decide to make some improvements in YOUR SELF and not wait for others to improve or change, that you allow, make room for and create an atmosphere for others to improve also.”

Karol K. Truman, in “Feelings Buried Alive Never Die”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, November 5th, 2020 by Shakti Gawain in LIVING IN THE LIGHT

“Basically the whole issue of money is doing what you really want to do all the time. The universe will reward you for taking risks on its behalf. It’s important, though, that the risk you take are proportionate to the level of structure you’re building. In other words, if you’re just beginning to learn how to trust and follow your intuition, you probably don’t want to make a million-dollar deal on a gut feeling.

You probably don’t want to leap off a building and hope that you can fly. It is important that you build small things first. Practice following your intuition in everyday things. Say no, even though you’re pressured to say yes. Do the thing you want to do even though you don’t know why. Do it on an impulse. Make that call. Take that day off from work. Think of things you love to do, and do them. This will build you to the point where you can make the big leaps.”

Shakti Gawain, in “Living in the Light”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 4th, 2020 by Marianne Williamson in EVERYDAY GRACE

“Often, when the modern mind experiences itself as bored, it’s actually merely addicted to cheap stimulation, having been trained by television and so forth to constantly jump out of its center. Learning how to slowly and purposefully arrange flowers in a vase, or how to enjoy ourselves while watching a small child play the same game over and over, can be a sign of not giving up but of growing up. We finally come to realize that there is not really a world out there at all, but merely a projection of all our private thought forms. Our capacity to behave powerfully in the outer world is increased by our ability to master the art of living serenely within the internal one.”

Marianne Williamson, in “Everyday Grace”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020 by Don Miguel Ruiz in THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

“Wherever you go you fill find people lying to you, and as your awareness grows, you will notice that you also lie to yourself. Do not expect people to tell you the truth because they also lie to themselves. You have to trust yourself and choose to believe or not to believe what someone says to you.

When we really see other people as they without taking it personally, we can never be hurt by what they say or do. Even if others lie to you, it is okay. They are lying to you because they are afraid. They are afraid you will discover that they are not perfect…

If someone is not treating you with love and respect, it is a gift if they walk away from you. If that person doesn’t walk away, you will surely endure many years of suffering with him or her. Walking away may hurt for a while, but your heart will eventually heal. Then you can choose what you really want. You will find that you don’t need to trust others as much as you need to trust yourself to make the right choices.”

Don Miguel Ruiz, in “The Four Agreements”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, November 2nd, 2020 by William L. Murtha in DYING FOR A CHANGE

Will Murtha: The tiny, niggling voice at the back of my head was often condemning, criticizing and abusive. I had to shut it down to survive.

Voice of Higher Presence: If the mental stream of thoughts in your head constantly condemns you, then it is most definitely not the voice of your own higher guidance. When your own internal guidance communicates with you, it is often wise, insightful and softly spoken. This tone is gentle and undemanding, unlike that of its counterpart, your fearful self. That ego part of your self is forever whining and critical. You are confusing the voice of your higher self with that of your fearful ego. Please try to discern between these two because one will lead you to your truth. The other will lead you to a state of constant fear, paranoia and indecision.

Will Murtha: I’ve had enough destructive experience in living from my ego state to last a lifetime. My past five or six years have been lived in this place. I have wasted too much time not listening to my conscience. Instead, I purposely shut it out and ignored its wisdom.

Voice of Higher Presence: You never completely shut out your conscience. You just mute it and suspend it. This is exactly the same for any unwanted emotions that you do not wish to face up to. You may deceive yourself in the illusion that certain emotions have evaporated, but they are causing havoc in your body under the surface. It is a grave mistake to believe that if an emotion is out of sight, it is out of mind.”

William L. Murtha, in “Dying for a Change”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, October 30th, 2020 by Stuart Wilde in WHISPERING WINDS OF CHANGE

“Our world is built on consumption. It’s the raison d’etre of our economic system. A small amount of consumption is needed for survival and a pleasant life, but much of what we consume is only a part of the chase for the particle* state. Look at all the stuff you have bought over the years but never used. It only gave you fleeting pleasure for the brief moment it fed the illusion. Once it stopped doing that, you moved your horizon beyond whatever it was that you purchased, looking for the next boost. If the need for all that stuff suddenly wasn’t there, would it be a real trauma – or would it be an excuse for a wonderful garage sale where you get to meet your neighbors?”

Stuart Wilde, in “Whispering Winds of Change”

* By “particle” state, Mr. Wilde is referring to the human desire to appear separate and better than others; to be an independent particle instead of simply being a part of the overall “wave” of human consciousness.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 29th, 2020 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

“The truth is the Universe has been answering you all of your life, but you cannot receive the answers unless you are aware. Be aware of everything around you, because you are receiving the answer to your questions in every moment of the day. The channels those answers can come through are unlimited. The could be delivered in the form of a newspaper headline that attracts your attention, or overhearing someone speaking, or a song on the radio, or signage on a truck passing by, or receiving a sudden inspiration. Remember to remember, and become aware!”

Rhonda Byrne, in “The Secret”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 2010 by Nan Akasha in ALREADY RICH

“You are free, whether you believe it or not. Whether you feel it or not. Even when you are in a situation you perceive limits you, you always have the freedom within to choose how you feel. You have the freedom to decide how you feel, what you think and what you decide things mean. When you pull your energy back in from feeding the past, and the pain, and from people who do not support, respect and uplift you, you are free. Do not seek approval, validation and too much advice from others. You know what is best for you and the best way to begin to feel free is to make yourself your own best authority.

Gather information, learn and practice, but make your own decisions, based on what is best for you. Give yourself the approval and validation you seek from others and it will never go away. Others cannot spend enough of their time and energy on you to keep you happy. They have their own selves to take care of too. We are all living from within our own world, our own perception, perspective, essentially our own “planet.”

Nan Akasha, in “Already Rich”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 by Louise Hay in YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE

“Don’t delay your own prosperity by being resentful or jealous that some else has more than you. Don’t criticize the way they choose to spend their money. It is none of your business. Each person is under the law of his or her own consciousness. Just take care of your own thoughts. Bless another’s good fortune, and know there is plenty for all.

Are you a stingy tipper? Do you stiff washroom attendants with some self-righteous statement? Do you ignore the porters in your office or apartment building at Christmas time? Do you pinch pennies when you don’t need to buying day-old vegetables or bread? Do you do your shopping in a thrift shop, or do you always order the cheapest thing on the menu?

There is a law of “demand and supply.” Demand comes first. Money has a way of coming to where it is needed.”

Louise Hay, in “You Can Heal Your Life”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 26th, 2020 by Richard Carlson in DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

“While many of us frequently do nice things for others, we are almost certain to mention our acts of kindness to someone else, secretly seeking their approval. When we share our own niceness or generosity with someone else, it makes us feel like we are thoughtful people, it reminds us of how nice we are and how deserving we are of kindness. While all acts of kindness are inherently wonderful, there is something even more magical about doing something thoughtful but mentioning it to no one, ever. You always feel good when you give to others. Rather than diluting the positive feelings by telling others about your own kindness, by keeping it to yourself you get to retain all the positive feelings.

It’s really true that one should give for the sake of giving, not to receive something in return. This is precisely what you are doing when you don’t mention your kindness to others—your rewards are the warm feelings that come from the act of giving. The next time you do something really nice for someone else, keep it to yourself and revel in the abundant joy of giving.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, October 23rd, 2020 by Judith Orloff in SECOND SIGHT

“Whenever I am confused about something in my life and need direction, especially when I’m too emotionally involved with a situation to do a clear intuitive reading myself, I write a specific request on a piece of paper and then place it on a table beside my bed. This formalizes the process. In the morning, I record my dreams and look to them for the answer. If it doesn’t come right away, I repeat my request each night until I’m satisfied. I recommend the same approach to my patients, and you can do it, too.”

Judith Orloff, M.D., in “Second Sight”

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BONUS PONDER on THIS by Justine Toms in SMALL PLEASURES

“When we become isolated in a culture of fear, our very heart rhythms are compromised. Never before in the history of the planet have we had the ability to reach out and be of help to so many others as we have now, whether in our own communities or across the world. The time is ripe to act on this inherent impulse. Let’s fill the world with our loving acts – because that is who we are.”

Justine Toms, in “Small Pleasures”

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