BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 9th, 2017 by Shakti Gawain in LIVING IN THE LIGHT

“We are living in a very exciting and powerful time. On the deepest level of consciousness, a radical spiritual transformation is taking place. I believe that, on a world-wide level, we are being challenged to let go of our present way of life and create an entirely new one. We are, in fact, in the process of destroying our old world and building a new world in its place…

Just as a baby learns to walk by falling down repeatedly, we must remember that we are babies in the new world. We will learn by making lots of mistakes and often we may feel ignorant, frightened, or unsure of ourselves. But we would not get angry at a baby every time he fell down (if we did, he’d probably never learn to walk with full confidence and power), so we must try not to criticize ourselves if we are not able to live and express ourselves as fully as we wish immediately.”

Shakti Gawain, in “Living in the Light”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, October 6th, 2017 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in PULLING YOUR OWN STRINGS

“The simple truth about your parents is, They did what they know how to do. Period. If your father was an alcoholic or he abandoned you as an infant, if your mother was overprotective or uncaring, then that is what they knew how to do at the time. Whatever unfortunate things might have happened in your youth, you have very likely made them much more traumatic than they were at the time…

Shakespeare alludes to the folly of consuming yourself with the past in several of his plays. At one point he admonishes, “What’s gone and past help, should be past grief.” And in another of his lines, he reminds us that “things without remedy should be without regard; what is done, is done.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “Pulling Your Own Strings”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 5th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“So much of our life is spent trying to get somewhere, striving for the next reward, conquering the upcoming hurdles, protecting ourself from future danger. Happiness always seems to be just around the next bend, slightly beyond our reach. The dramatic character Shirley Valentine, a middle-aged London housewife who finds herself withering from boredom and routine, explains, “I always said I’d leave when the kids grew up, but when they grew up there was nowhere to go.”

How much time, by contrast, do we spend in the wonder of the present moment? How often do we seize the day rather than assume that there will be a tomorrow to which we can postpone our joy? What if happiness were not miles, years, or lifetimes away, but there in the simple recognition that wherever we are, God is?”

Alan Cohen, in “Dare to Be Yourself”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 by Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J. in AWARENESS

“When you finally awake, you don’t try to make good things happen; they just happen. You understand suddenly that everything that happens to you is good.

Think of some people you’re living with whom you want to change. You find them moody, inconsiderate, unreliable, treacherous, or whatever. But when you are different, they’ll be different. That’s an infallible and miraculous cure. The day you are different, they will become different. And you will see them differently, too. Someone who seemed terrifying will now seem frightened. Someone who seemed rude will seem frightened. All of a sudden, no one has the power to hurt you anymore.”

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

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 by Don Miguel Ruiz in THE FOUR AGREEMENTS COMPANION BOOK

“We say that humans have free will, but this is hardly true. Our will is controlled by the dream of the planet; our attention is hooked by the outside dream, and we follow the will of the outside. In the program mode, we push a button and start walking; we push another button and we walk to the right, we walk to the left, or we stop. Just by action-reaction we automatically have the response – physical, emotional, all kinds of responses that are already in the program.

If we had free will, would we choose to be angry, or sad, or envious? It’s obvious to me that it’s not our choice. Of course, we can lie to ourselves and say, “I have free will; I can make a choice.” But every time we suffer, that proves we don’t have the power to make a choice. If we had free will, we would never choose to be victimized because when we are victimized, we are angry, we have all that fear. If we had free will, we would never choose anything that would hurt us, ever. And we would certainly never those to hurt the people that we love.

What the Toltec called the second attention is about learning to use our attention for the second time to begin the transformation of our dream. In the dream of the second attention, we control our attention from the inside, escape the dream of the planet, and create a brand new dream: our personal dream of heaven on earth.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

“Remember that you are a magnet, attracting everything to you. When you have gotten clear in your mind about what you want, you have become a magnet to draw those things to you, and those things you want are magnetized to you in return. The more you practice and begin to see the law of attraction bringing things to you, the greater the magnet you will become, because you will add the power of faith, belief, and knowing.

All you require is You, and your ability to think things into being. Everything that has been invented and created throughout the history of humankind began with one thought. From that one thought a way was made, and it manifested from the invisible into the visible.”

Rhonda Byrne, in “The Secret”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 29th, 2017 by Paul Ferrini in THE 12 STEPS OF FORGIVENESS

“Every moment we live is a moment that asks us to make some gesture of forgiveness. Every time we judge ourselves or another, every time we feel fear and attack, every time we want to attack but force ourselves not to, every time we justify our attack or our defense, we are asked to forgive. But what does this mean?

It means that I realize first of all that however I feel is just how I feel now. I may have felt that way in the past, but that doesn’t make this any more real than that was. Using the past to justify my anger, just reinforces my anger. So I must leave the past be.

I don’t carry the past into the present and I don’t carry the present into the future. I just accept the present as it is. That is forgiveness.”

Paul Ferrini, in “The 12 Steps of Forgiveness”

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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 28th, 2017 by Esther and Jerry Hicks in THE AMAZING POWER OF DELIBERATE INTENT

“The expansion of the Universe is dependent on this process: Contrast causes a focusing of desire, and then, through the Law of Attraction, that desire is answered by Source Energy. In other words, when you ask, it is always given.

Many argue that they have been asking, but they are not getting what they have been asking for. And we explain that anytime anyone, from any perspective, asks for anything, it is always given. But the asking that we are referring to is not the formulating of words or sentences, but the emanation of vibrations that exude naturally from you as you explore the contrast. For you cannot cease asking; asking is the most natural and most important result of the contrasting environment in which you are focused.

The reason (the only reason) that people ever find themselves in a position where they have been asking for something that they are not receiving is because they are holding themselves vibrationally apart from their own desire – the vibrational frequencies of what they want and what is dominantly active within them, must balance.”

Esther and Jerry Hicks, in “The Amazing Power of Deliberate Intent”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 27th, 2017 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“Just getting through life is not enough. If you have any kind of real goal, you will want to challenge yourself. People find a little rut to follow, and they stick to it. This is because the mind does not like spontaneity or change. People tend to create patterns they are comfortable with, and they pursue that path day in and day out. Everything is fine for 27 years, and then one day there is a bear on the path, and it eats them.

Not only have they not lived, but they have also not listened to their inner feelings that said, “Hey, wait a minute; there is something wrong with the pattern today.” The point is not how long you live; it is the quality and variety of the life you live. The purpose of being in the world is to experience it. If you spend the whole of your life doing exactly the same thing each and every day, time flies and soon old age creeps up and bites you on the bum, before you have had a chance to really experience things.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Affirmations”

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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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