BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, February 2nd, 2018 by Sharon Salzberg in THE FORCE OF KINDNESS

“The world may tell us to grab as much as we want, and we might think that the audacity of rebelliousness is to grab even more with impunity, but how about being really radical and questioning how much we need? Conventional wisdom may be that retribution displays strength and can summarily bring an end to conflicts, but how about taking a leap and challenging ourselves to a whole new meaning of resolution based on mutuality and caring?

The easy way may be to turn away and distract ourselves from the distress and suffering of others, but how about being daring enough to pay attention? Our conditioning may tell us we don’t need anybody, but about taking a real look at life and noticing that we are all entwined in a fabric of interdependence, then being willing to risk acting accordingly?”

Sharon Salzberg, in “The Force of Kindness”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, February 1st, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J. in AWARENESS

“The most difficult thing is the world is to listen, to see. We don’t want to see. Do you think a rich person wants to look at a poor person? We don’t want to look, because if we do, we may change. If you look, you lose control of the life that you are so precariously holding together.

And so in order to wake up, the one thing you need most is not energy, or strength, or youthfulness, or even great intelligence. The one thing you need most of all is the readiness to learn something new. The chances that you will wake up are in direct proportion to the amount of truth you can take without running away. How much are you ready to take? How much of everything you’ve held dear are you ready to have shattered without running away? How ready are you to think of something unfamiliar?”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“When your feel hurt and separated from another person, thinking he or she caused you pain or unhappiness, it may be time to examine what lessons you have chosen to learn by creating the situation. When you love people, there are times you feel pain and distance from them. If this happens, do not look for intellectual reasons. Do not try to discover who has hurt whom and who is to blame and who is in the right. It rarely does any good to argue back and forth, figuring out who is the good guy and who is the bad guy. This puts you into a power struggle with each other and takes you out of your heart connection.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power through Awareness”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 30th, by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in REAL MAGIC

“When you are living on purpose, giving of yourself in a blissful way, your personality will reflect that bliss. You will manifest the necessary talent and intellect to fulfill your purpose. It will not require a struggle or a detailed worksheet of goals and objectives. Your ability to manifest changes in your own personhood is already intact. You are not going to acquire intelligence, talent, skills and confidence from outside of yourself. These are components that already reside within you. What you want to do is shift to a purposeful state, a state in which you feel inspired and significant. When this is your state of mind, then all that you need in the way of personality characteristics will surface.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in, “Real Magic”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 29th, 2018 by Shakti Gawain, in THE PATH OF TRANSFORMATION

“Whatever we don’t like, whatever we reject, whatever we try to get away from or get rid of, will haunt us. It will bug us. It will follow us around and fly right in our face. It will pursue us in our dreams. It will cause problems in our life through our relationships, our health, our finances, until we are willing and able to confront it, recognize it, and embrace it as part of ourself. Once we do that, it’s no longer a problem. It’s no longer a big deal. It no longer runs our life. We begin to have an increasingly larger range of choices and possibilities.”

Shakti Gawain, in “The Path of Transformation”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 26th, 2018 by Karol K. Truman in FEELINGS BURIED ALIVE NEVER DIE

“Give yourself permission—allow yourself to feel whatever feelings you may feel. These feelings are much easier to change if you accept and own them rather than deny them and pretend they don’t exist. When you feel negative feelings it does NOT make you a bad person! Who in the world can go through life without feeling negativity some of the time? I doubt that it’s possible—even if you were on a desert island by yourself. Developing a consciousness of what you are feeling and thinking, then striving to overcome your destructive negative feelings and thoughts is part of the challenge of this life.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 25th, 2018 by Robert H. and Jeanette C. Lauer in WATERSHEDS

“There is an old story about a man who wrote to the department of agriculture in his state to find out how to cope with the crabgrass that was spoiling his lawn. The department responded with a number of suggestions. The man tried them all, but he could not completely eliminate the crabgrass. Exasperated, he wrote the department again, noting that every method they had suggested had failed. His yard was still riddled with crabgrass. He got back a short reply, “We suggest you learn to love it.”

That is the art of re-framing, redefining something so that it is no longer as problematic. It isn’t the situation that has changed, of course; it is your perspective on the situation.”

Robert H. and Jeanette C. Lauer, in “Watersheds”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, January 24th 2018 by Alan Cohen DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“Learning to see God in all requires effort, creativity, courage, and love. Our old thought patterns of lack and failure will kick and scream, and they will find the subtlest and craftiest ways to retain their hold on our consciousness, for in truth, their very life is being threatened. And that is the very best thing that could happen to us, for their life is founded on erroneous thinking and illusion. To break out of this old way of thinking, we must at first make a determined effort to deny the ranting and raving of our old mind which tells us that something is wrong. When negative thought patterns assert themselves, we must challenge them with the light of Love, and dare to live the truth of goodness. Many people believe that it is courageous to live through a negative life. I believe that to live a life dedicated to happiness, freedom and forgiveness is the most courageous of all.”

Alan Cohen in, “The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“Whatever you believe is either ugly or beautiful, helpful or hindering. You wear it like a coat. It affects what you are. Your beliefs show up in life as failure or successes. As children we learn that life is hard and that we have to struggle, so as adults we put it out into the Universal Law, “Give me struggle.” It responds, “What kind of struggle do you want?” “Well, how’s about constant struggle,” we reply. The shelf falls off the kitchen wall and brains the cat, the car won’t start, and an astral voice from the phone company informs us the phone is just about to be cut off and we think, Perfect, I am struggling like crazy, and it’s only 9:15 a.m. Difficulty becomes a natural part of what we project…

To come to a life full of power, you must gradually displace inner weakness by concentrating on your positive strengths. Affirmations are a way for you to begin that change.”

Stuart Wilde in “Affirmations”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 22nd, 2018 by Nanette V. Hucknall in FINDING YOUR WORK, LOVING YOUR LIFE

“Often when you make a major life change, friends are not supportive. In fact, they may even try to dissuade you from pursuing the new work. This happens because the friend is sometimes also wanting a change, but doesn’t have the courage or the energy to make it happen. Such a person resents anyone who is striving in a new direction.

It may be necessary to let go of some of your old friends if this happens. If you are struggling to learn something new and you have people around who are not only unhelpful, but downright negative about what you’re doing, then you need to really look at each and every one and decided if each is truly a friend. A true friend should be supportive.”

Nanette V. Hucknall, in “Finding Your Work, Loving Your Life”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 19th, 2018 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Your commitment to the expression of your gift will transform your life. All the structures in your life which hold you in limitation begin to fall apart as soon as you make this inner commitment to yourself. Trying to change these structures from the outside in is futile. That is not how change occurs.

Change occurs from the inside out. As you embrace your gift and move through your fear of expressing it, old, outdated lifestyle structures are de-energized. Without receiving new energy from you, these structures dissolve. You don’t have to do anything. As they dissolve, they create a more open space within your consciousness for the gift to be recognized, given and received.

Your work situation, your family life, your sleeping and eating patterns all begin to shift as you get about the business of honoring yourself and moving toward your joy. Without struggle, you unhook from roles and relationships that no longer serve your continued growth. This happens spontaneously. There is no forcing or violation involved.”

Paul Ferrini, in “The Silence Of The Heart”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 18th, 2018 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

“When you feel bad about yourself it feels as though you are sucking the life out of you, because all of your good, on every single subject—including health, wealth, and love—is on the frequency of joy and feeling good. The feeling of having unlimited energy, and that amazing feeling of health and wellness, are all on the frequency of feeling good. When you don’t feel good about You, you are on a frequency that is attracting more people, situations, and circumstances that will continue to make you feel bad about You.

You must change your focus and begin to think about all the things that are wonderful about You. Look for the positives in You. As you focus on those things, the law of attraction will show you more great things about You. You attract what you think about. All you have to do is begin with one prolonged thought of something good about You, and the law of attraction will respond by giving You more like thoughts. Look for the good things about You. Seek and ye shall find!”

Rhonda Byrne, in “The Secret”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, January 17th, 2018 by Sanaya Roman in LIVING A LIFE OF JOY

“Every single part of you has a gift for you and is there as your friend. There is no voice within you that does not have the intent to help you. It may be that it does not have an accurate picture of what you want, or it was set up many years ago and is still operating from an old program. The part of you that experiences fear, for instance, may be trying to protect you in the best way it knows. Your journey in this lifetime is to bring all those parts up into your higher vision and purpose. Learn to love each of your selves, for as you love them you begin the process of uniting them with your higher self.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Living A Life Of Joy”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 by John Randolph Price in SUPERBEINGS

“Never condemn another’s religion, because that particular teaching may be vitally important to his or her soul growth at that point in time. But prophets, teachers and preachers do emerge from time to time who would hinder the soul’s growth with messages that contradict the nature of God, which is Love and the nature of life, which is joy.

Many speak via the avenue of mass media from the platform of organized religion and from the Bible, and so there is credibility to their words. But if they condemn and judge others, if they preach self-degradation, if they rally the masses against a particular segment of society, if they attempt to limit the individual’s freedom or freedom of choice with any form of repression, and if they spread fear of God and mistrust toward man, they are not teaching the Truth.”

John Randolph Price, in “The Superbeings”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 15th, 2018 by Judith Wright in THE ONE DECISION

“We all have these haunting doubts and self-limiting beliefs that try to present themselves as facts. These thoughts represent stinking thinking that distorts our reality by masquerading as Truth. This way of thinking can become so ingrained that it talks you out of your value, entices you into false substitutes, and creates the illusion of more.

Mistaken beliefs and assumptions spawn stinking thinking. It takes many forms: rationalizing, making excuses, being defensive, over-generalizing, thinking you are unloved or unworthy, labeling, blaming, minimizing, projecting, being prejudiced, mind reading, being superstitious, obfuscating, all-or-nothing thinking—all ways of fudging or denying the truth, escaping from the deeper reality underneath.

Stinking thinking robs you of MORE. This false thinking keeps you from achieving what you could, and discourages you from trying new things, taking risks, and creating MORE. You may use these thoughts to talk yourself out of pursuing MORE before you even get a fighting chance. Stinking thinking lowers motivation and kills hope. And it’s how most of us think and talk most of the time.”>

Judith Wright, in “The One Decision”

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