PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in REAL MAGIC

“Know that if anyone has gone from sickness to health, fat to slim, addiction to choice, poor to rich, clumsy to agile, miserable to happy, or discontentment to fulfillment, then that capacity is part of the universal human condition. Even if only one person has ever accomplished it, then it is indeed possible. And, even if it has never been before – such as a cure for polio prior to 1954, or an airplane ride in 1745 – the fact that one unique individual is capable of conceiving it in his or her mind is all that is required for humankind to be open to the possibility.

Replace the belief that something you are capable of imagining in your mind is impossible with the belief that it is possible. Go to work on that thought right now, in this moment, which is the only physical reality you have.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “Real Magic”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 25th, 2017 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“A key reason that organized religion remains popular is that each one offers established doctrines and rules to simplify followers’ lives. They are then relieved of the responsibility to personally evaluate and contemplate the nature and/or origins of their own existence. However, as Socrates once said, “The unexamined life is not worth living,” and therefore it is important to recognize that books like the Bible, Koran, Kabbalah, and others, could, in effect, be collections of stories that may or may not be completely true. There is inherent value within such texts, but it is up to you to discern what information “feels” right to you in the process of developing your own personal spiritual philosophy.”

Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 22nd, 2017 by John Randolph Price in LIVING A LIFE OF JOY

“Take a moment and think about who and what you are. What is there not to love?

The body? Love it as your communications vehicle on the physical plane and your love will maintain the visible form in the energy of love. The personality? Love it and watch how it changes to mirror that love.

The Divine Consciousness of your essential Self? That’s the full embodiment of universal love—the very Self expression of God. Can you not love God expressing as you?

You are a great, grand magnificent being, the sum-total of all the cosmic energies individualized as the being you are. Love the completeness of yourself, then turn your gaze to the one closest to you and see another super-being, and continue the rollout of your vision until you see everyone as the very Selfhood of God in individual expression.”

John Randolph Price, in “Living a Life of Joy”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September, 21st, 2017 by Sanaya Roman in SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“Your Higher Self is always sending you suggestions and ideas to keep you flowing in the higher current and linked with the Higher Will. These suggestions are very gentle. You are rarely asked to make radical changes without many suggestions of simpler changes first. Sometimes insights about changes you need to make may be quite surprising. However, your Higher Self will show you how to create these changes using your current skills, resources, and capabilities.

Take time to relax and become aware of your inner messages. Do you give yourself a good balance between times when you are quiet and able to think and times when you are busy and active? If you are active all day long, continually pouring out energy, do you allow yourself “breathing spaces”? If you don’t feel that these two states are in balance, what one thing could you do today or tomorrow to bring them into balance? Taking time to be quiet and listen to your thoughts and feelings is just as important as all your busyness.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Spiritual Growth”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 20th, 2017 by Deepak Chopra in THE WAY OF THE WIZARD

“Think of the railroad track as time. Our narrow sense of time is directly tied to our narrow beliefs. A pessimist believes that nothing will turn out right, which provides a single-minded model for the future. An idealist believes that higher values will prevail, and that too is a model of the future. When the pessimist meets with good luck or the idealist with less than ideal results, both will prefer their models over reality. This is not to criticize the usefulness of the models but to show that they are less than real. Instead of meeting the present moment head-on, we are living backward in time, using our project futures to guide us in our present actions…

Instead of falling prey to your subconscious, which is constantly impelling you to embrace a future that is predictable, you can seize control of your talent for projection. Live the highest ideal now. See a future based on the belief that you are cared for in the universe, that you are growing toward higher consciousness, that love, truth, and self-acceptance are already yours. You do not have to achieve these states in order to live them now. Living them now is how you will achieve them.”

Deepak Chopra, in “The Way of the Wizard”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 19th, 2017 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“The door to the Divine Presence opens through your heart. It opens through your kindness to yourself. It opens through your gentle acceptance of yourself in any moment. It opens through your embrace of your experience, through your willingness to be with whatever is happening in this moment.

The door to the Divine Presence opens through your kindness and gentle acceptance of others as they are in this moment. It opens through your willingness to be with them whatever they are thinking and feeling without judging them or trying to fix them. It opens through the attention and the blessings you freely and heartfully extend toward others.

The door to the Divine Presence opens through your simple remembrance of God in any moment.”

Paul Ferrini, in “The Silence of the Heart”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 18th, 2007 by Debbie Ford in THE DARK SIDE OF THE LIGHT CHASERS

“Your outer shell is the you that faces the world. It hides the characteristics that make up your shadow. Our shadows are so well disguised that we often show the world one face when, in fact, the exact opposite is really within us.

Some people wear a layer of toughness that hides their sensitivity, or a mask of humor to cover up their sadness. People who know it all are usually covering up feelings of stupidity, while those who act arrogantly have yet to reveal their insecurity. The cool people are hiding the geek within, and the smiling face, an angry one.

We have to look beyond our social masks in order to discover our authentic selves. We are masters of disguise, fooling others but also fooling ourselves. It’s the lies we tell ourselves that we need to decipher. When we’re not completely satisfied, happy, healthy, or fulfilling our dreams we know these lies are in our way. This is how we recognize our shadow at work.”

Debbie Ford, in “The Dark Side of the Light Chasers”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 15th, 2017 by David Simon in THE TEN COMMITMENTS

“Accepting life as it unfolds does not imply that we relinquish our desires for things to be different. We would not do or accomplish anything if we relinquished our needs, goals, and intentions. Spirituality does not imply inaction. Spiritually oriented people are very action oriented. Think of Buddha, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., or Mother Teresa. Established in their deep connection to the sacred, they worked relentlessly to improve the world.

Acceptance means focusing on the present while assessing the choices available to you in this moment. If there are many possibilities, make the choice that is likely to bring the most evolutionary results. If there is only one choice, take it. If there are no obvious choices, relax and accept the fact that for now, you cannot do anything.”

David Simon, in “The Ten Commitments”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 14th, 2017 by Barbara Marciniak in BRINGERS OF THE DAWN

“All over the world, billions of humans are emitting emotional juices into the atmosphere based upon what they are watching on the tube. They don’t have to have too many wars anymore to get you riled up – they can simply make movies.

People who need to watch television are not tapping into the wealth of information within their minds and immediately accessible all around them. As a matter of fact, if you really want to evolve, don’t read your newspapers, do not listen to the radio, and do not watch television. If you are able to be media free for periods of time, and you disengage yourself from the frequency of chaos and anxiety and stress and hustle-bustle and temptations of all kinds that you don’t need, you begin to get clear. You begin to listen to what is going on inside of yourself and to live in the world and not necessarily be lost in it. You become clear. We cannot emphasize this enough!”

Barbara Marciniak, in “Bringers of the Dawn”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“All struggle is ego. It is the pain and anguish that the ego creates—yearning and demanding and fighting to sustain itself. Pull back and get yourself into a position that you can control. If, let’s say, your problem is money, start working on yourself. Most people think the way to get out of money problems is to earn more money. How to handle money is to get back in control of the money you do have. So if you only have $500 a month to live on, you have to think of a way to live in circumstances that don’t cost $800 a month. There is no point in you making five grand a month if your ego is in control and you’re spending seven, because you’re still going to be in financial trouble.

If you have a money imbalance, just pull back inside and quiet the ego. Tell it, “Hey, we don’t need all these things. We don’t need a fancy apartment, we don’t need a fancy car. We just need to establish control first.” That way we don’t have to push and shove to get what we want in life. We can be balanced, take our time, and think about what we’re doing; we can develop discipline and move powerfully into situations.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Infinite Self”

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 by Don Miguel Ruiz in THE VOICE OF KNOWLEDGE

“The main character of your story is you, but the role that you are playing is not you. You have practiced that role for so long that you have mastered the performance. You have become the best actor in the entire world, but I can assure you that you are not what you believe you are. Thank God, because you are much better than what you believe you are.

I remember when my Grandfather told me, “Miguel, you will know that you are free when you no longer have to be you.” At that moment, I didn’t understand him, but later I knew exactly what he meant. I don’t have to be the way everybody wants me to be. I don’t have to be what I believe. I should be according to my own lies.

Your story is your creation. You are the artist with the force of life flowing through you. If you don’t like your art, you have the power to change it. That’s the good news. You don’t have to be you anymore, and that’s the maximum freedom. You don’t have to be what you believe you are. You don’t have to be that anger or that jealousy or that hate. You can recover the sense of what you really are, return to paradise, and live again in heaven on earth.”

Don Miguel Ruiz, in “The Voice of Knowledge”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 11th, 2017 by Don Miguel Ruiz in THE FOUR AGREEMENTS COMPANION BOOK

“As children, we never chose what to believe or not to believe. We didn’t choose our religion or moral values, or any concept at all. But we agreed with these beliefs, and once we agreed, it was stored in our memory. The outside dream hooked our attention and put knowledge inside us via other humans—via our parents, our teachers, our church, our society. This knowledge sets us up to be slaves of the dream of the planet.

Knowledge itself isn’t good or bad or right or wrong; knowledge is just a program. It is nothing but concepts, But the Parasite that goes with knowledge is evil—it is alive. The Parasite that grows in your mind and takes control of the mind. Once that Parasite takes control of your mind, the real you is dead. You are not alive; there is something else that is living your life. It is not you because the real you is not evil; the real you is not self-destructive.

We eat knowledge, ingest the Parasite, and get sick from what we eat. This is what happened to all of us.”

Don Miguel Ruiz, in “The Four Agreements Companion Book”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 8th, 2017 by Sanaya Roman in Living with Joy

“There is a fine line between egotistical and humble. Walking that line brings the expression of power into balance. Do you brag about yourself? Do you go around wanting to tell people when you did something great? Or do you listen to people with an open ear, putting your own accomplishments aside? The tendency to overstate or exaggerate accomplishments can create problems.

Do you find yourself rehearsing what you are going to say to someone about something wonderful you accomplished? There is a difference between coming from confidence and coming from egoism.

If you feel you have done or are doing something great or unusual, you are sending a message to your subconscious telling it that this is not a normal achievement. If you want to bring more great accomplishments into your life, then take them in stride when they happen. (Congratulate yourself, but let it seem as if it is something you do every day.)”

Sanaya Roman, in “Living with Joy”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 7th, 2017 by Polly Campbell in HOW TO LIVE AN AWESOME LIFE

“Bad habits aren’t going to be the only thing slowing down your forward progress. Temptation, fatigue, uncertainty, beliefs, and external factors are a few of the other things that you are probably going to rise up and slam the door to possibility in your face. This is all part of the deal, so you don’t need to worry about adversity; just prepare to move through it. I’m not saying you’ll love the setbacks. You won’t be able to neatly work through everything with a glass of wine and a good laugh – yet those coping strategies are powerful in their own right.

The path through adversity is not always clear. Often it is infuriating, doubt-producing, exhausting, and frustrating – been there, done that. But there is nothing like the satisfaction and joy that come from knowing you kept at it, did your best, and in the end, created something better than before.”

Polly Campbell, in “How to Live an Awesome Life”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 6th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“People who laugh a lot live longer, but more important they live better. What is the use of living if you can’t enjoy yourself while you are here? Laughter is a gift from God. I know that God has a great sense of humor. I’ll be He laughs at most of the renditions of his son as a painfully serious teacher. One who knows God knows laughter. Some people criticize humor as irreverent. Humor is very reverent; it is, in fact, a very high form of prayer. If there were more laughter in churches, there would be more people in churches. I know several ministers who are very humorous teachers, and their congregations are among the largest.

People do not want to be taught that life is a downer. Many of us have been taught that lesson for most of our life, and the ensuing burden has worked against our enlightenment. Perhaps we are ready now for a new lesson. Perhaps we are ready to learn that gaiety is an intrinsic ingredient of health and success. Perhaps we are ready to let go of the heaviness with which we have associated the spiritual path, and see it through new eyes.

Wouldn’t it be a riot if we got to Heaven and there we found God laughing?”

Alan Cohen, in “Dare to Be Yourself”

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