BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 27th, 2019 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“When you have enjoyed something intensely, you need very little. It’s like people who are busy planning their vacation; they spend months planning it, and they get to the spot, and they’re all anxious about their reservations for flying back. But they’re taking pictures alright, and later they’ll show you pictures in an album, of places they never saw but only photographed.

That’s a symbol of modern life. I cannot warn you enough about this kind asceticism. Slow down and taste and smell and hear and let your senses come alive. If you want a royal road to mysticism, sit down quietly and listen to all the sounds around you. You do not focus on any one sound; you try to hear them all. Oh, you’ll see the miracles that happen to you when your senses come unclogged. That is extremely important for the process of change.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 26th, 2019 by Louise Hay in GRATITUDE, A WAY OF LIFE

“We even want to be grateful for the lessons we have. Don’t run from lessons; they are little packages of treasure that have been given to us. As we learn from them, our lives change for the better. I now rejoice whenever I see another portion of the dark side of myself. I know that it means that I am ready to let go of something that has been hindering my life. I say, “Thank you for showing me this, so I can heal it and move on.” So, whether the lesson is a “problem” that has cropped up, or an opportunity to see an old, negative pattern within us that it is time to let go of, rejoice!

Let’s spend as many moments as we can every day being grateful for all the good that is in our lives. If you have little in your life right now, it will increase. If you have an abundant life now, it will increase. This is a win-win situation. You are happy, and the Universe is happy. Gratitude increases your abundance.”

Louise Hay, in “Gratitude, A Way of Life”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 25th, 2019 by White Eagle in HEAL THYSELF

“One of the lessons which the candidate on the path to spiritual illumination has to learn is that nothing can really touch or hurt him. The natural physical instinct is to fear, but the spirit of truth within you has to bring through into full consciousness the knowledge that no harm can touch the real you. Encourage this thought until it is always with you. Nothing can harm you and there is nothing to fear except fear…When you concentrate upon negative things you give them life, but if you cease to think about them you withdraw life from them and they gradually die.”

White Eagle, in “Heal Thyself”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 by Marianne Williamson in THE GIFT OF CHANGE

“Sometimes there are issues that we push to the back of a drawer, as it were. We know they belong to us and that we’ll have to deal with them someday. But we keep putting them off and putting them off, and finally something happens to bring one of them to the fore. The universe makes it exceedingly clear: here, now, we’re gonna deal with this one. Whatever part of our personality remains unhealed, it is time to heal it now. It might be a relationship issue, an addiction issue, a financial issue, something with our kids, or whatever. The form of the weakness is not what matters: What matters is that until we deal with it, we are limiting our availability for use in God’s plan.”

Marianne Williamson, in “The Gift of Change”

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

“The fact is there is a mechanism through which prayer actions seem to be processed. This mechanism doesn’t require that you use the word “prayer,” or any form thereof; but it does require a certain mindset, as prayer (thought, meditation, contemplation, etc.) is a wholly mental activity. There are indeed conditions within which thought seems to manifests itself perfectly, and therefore conditions outside of which prayers will appear to go unanswered.

Realize that there are many things to consider within the simple act of prayer; and if your prayers aren’t getting answered to your satisfaction, you need only take a few moments to think about and try subtle variations to what you are probably already doing. This is important to each of us because we walk around thinking all day, and each of these thoughts are being acted on as if they are prayers.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 20th, 2019 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“If we observe the natural world as God created it, we see constant change, evolution, and transformation. Nothing in nature stays the same. The majesty and fascination of the physical world lies in its movement, both graceful and dramatic. Clouds delicately form before our eyes, swell to great dark and porous masses, delivery torrents of rain to thirsty plains, and disappear as magically as they formed…Great volcanoes even to this day issue massive explosions of magma that build the earth just as they did at the beginning of time. Truly change is one of God’s unique gifts to a world that would wither of stagnation and boredom without it.

We, as children of a God who becomes ever more colorful in kaleidoscopic forms, must honor the changes which emerge within and around us. To be attached to a form or a plan in the face of all indications otherwise is a statement not of integrity, but resistance. Because we usually see with a very limited vision, we must be open to adapt, adjust, and accommodate along our way if and when a larger or another picture is revealed to us. Flexibility is a high sign of spiritual advancement.”

Alan Cohen, in “Dare to Be Yourself”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 19th, 2019 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“The world fell in love with an alien in the movie, E.T. The little frog-looking character “turned on his heart light” and promised Elliot that “I will always be there” as he touched his chest, while the organ inside glowed with love. The world is filled with people who could use some of your good energy, which is always replenished when used with great intent. Too many of us have turned off the “heart light” and put up a “no vacancy sign” on our love energy, most likely because we’ve been hurt once or even five times. But by extending yourself once again when it comes to love, you are really expanding yourself.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Neale Donald Walsch in FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD

“You have been told that if you do not love Me in the right way, at the right time, for the right reasons, I will become angry. For I am a jealous God, you have been told, and I will not accept your love in any way, shape, or form other than that in which I demand it. Nothing could be further from the truth, yet the truth has never been farther from your awareness.

I need nothing from you, and therefore seek, want, and demand nothing of you. My love for you is without condition and without limitation. You will return to Heaven whether you have loved Me in the right way or not. There is no way for you not to return to Heaven, because there is no place else to go. Thus is your eternal life assured, and your eternal reward guaranteed.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 by Rosanna Ienco in AWAKENING THE DIVINE SOUL

“There is a key to inner knowledge that each of us holds and only we know, deep down inside of our core, what our own truth may be. Sometimes, it can take a little more soul searching than we might have anticipated. We should be kind to ourselves when we embark on the inner journey. We may encounter fragile and unknown territories, so we must tread with care and know that there will always be illumination to escort us to the place where we need to be. As our trail unfolds, step by step, the mysteries deep within will also unravel, as we continue to travel our life’s journey.”

Rosanna Ienco, in “Awakening the Divine Soul”

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

“You will not be faced with a reality that you aren’t ready to see. You may not choose to accept the reality, but your exposure to it means you were ready to see it. You don’t have to like it, but it was time for you to see it – because you did. You don’t have to look very far to understand the concept that your awareness of, or belief in, a thing has no bearing on the existence of that thing. Most people have no idea how their television works, but that doesn’t stop them from watching it. When you come up against new ideas that you haven’t been exposed to before, instead of reacting with fear or anger, you could choose to realize that you are being faced with a new opportunity – something you can learn, or learn from, that will expand your awareness.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 13th, 2019 by Dan Millman in LIVING ON PURPOSE

“For most of us, sharing a meal or a movie magnifies the pleasure. So does sharing our lives. Humans are designed to interact, to serve and be served, to work and play together. We all need privacy at times, but the habitual lone wolf, the separate self staring in the mirror, needs to break out of solitary confinement.

No one is smarter than all of us, and no one truly accomplishes anything on their own. All we have done rests on the shoulders of those who came before.

Offer and accept a helping hand; we are in this together.”

Dan Millman, in “Living on Purpose”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 12th, 2019 by Marianne Williamson in EVERYDAY GRACE

“Whenever you are angry, know you’re hurting yourself. Ask for a healing. Ask to experience your own angelic nature, that you might see beyond someone else’s behavior to the angel, however wounded, within them. Given the unity of all minds, what we do to others, and what we think about others, boomerangs back to us. If we wish to feel peace, then we must wish peace for others. And whatever punishment we wish upon others, we subconsciously attract to ourselves.

Withholding judgment is a powerful wand, because often people show us what we invite them to show us: If I respond to your guilt, you will tend to show me more of it. If I approach you with a critical attitude, then I’m more likely to get a response from you that seems to prove my point. Yet if I respond to your innocence, you’ll tend to show me that, as well. Our focus on the good in someone else, regardless of whether or not our ego thinks they “deserve” it, casts a mystical light on any relationship.”

Marianne Williamson, in “Everyday Grace”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 11th, 2019 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your lifework must bring in a large paycheck. If you believe this, and your work does not meet with worldly success, you will think you have chosen the wrong work. You will feel inadequate and unworthy. You will beat yourself up and abandon your gift.

On the other hand, don’t make the mistake of thinking that you must be poor to serve God. A rich person can serve God as well as one of humble means if he is willing to share his riches. It matters not how much you hold in your hands, but whether your hands are extended outward to your brother or sister. Look from the inside out, look into your heart, at your intention, and you will see things as God sees them.

All men and women are entrusted with a gift. It does not matter how one’s gift compares to another. What matters is that each person comes to embrace the gift and offer it to others.”

Paul Ferrini, in “The Silence of the Heart”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“On the surface the present moment is “what happens.” Since what happens changes continuously, it seems that every day of your life consists of thousands of moments in which different things happen. Time is seen as the endless succession of moments, some “good,” some “bad.” Yet, if you look more closely, that is to say, through your own immediate experience, you find that there are not many moments at all. You discover that there is only ever this moment. Life is always now. Your entire life unfolds in this constant Now. Even past or future moments only exist when you remember or anticipate them, and you do so by thinking about them in the only moment there is: this one.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “A New Earth”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 9th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“The word God isn’t a name; it is simply a word that we use to label – as we humans so enjoy doing – that creative force which is all things. God doesn’t require us to come to any agreement with each other as to what He really is – we probably never will. If God knows all things, He certainly has observed this simple fact. It is humans who insist on forcing each other to acquiesce to the religious views of one person or organization lest they face man-made judgment. Jesus never said we were to spread religion at the tip of a sword. He instead instructed that the good news be spread wherever it was welcomed, and where it is not, then we are to “brush the dust of that place off as we leave.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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