BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 8th, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“If you want something, ask for it. If you truly think you are an unworthy wretch, you probably won’t bother asking for what you want; which is an excellent way to ensure that you won’t receive it. The very same thoughts you construct and entertain to garner some sort of mercy, pity, or kindness, from God, are the thoughts that will keep you from believing that your prayer has already been answered. These are the thoughts you must mindfully banish if you wish to fill your life with divine abundance.

There is no room in the light for darkness of any kind – self-pity and self-loathing included. Calling yourself a sinner is – by definition – a sin. You are judging God’s creation as less than perfect and this demonstrates only fear and a lack of true understanding – a lack of gratitude and appreciation for what God has done and given you. In other words, you have clearly “missed the mark.”

Pete Koerner in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 7th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Your voice is an incredible instrument unique unto you. The words you speak can be either saviors or swords, bridges or barriers. They can build someone up or break them down. They can inspire or inflame. They can create hope or strike fear. They can create a movement or total chaos. They can heal or break the human heart. Not everyone will agree with your voice, but that matters little. What counts is that you speak to that which moves you into greater circles of service and sheds light on the dark places. Whatever you are seeking is seeking you. And your voice can be the right one at just the right time that can make a difference in the way things go.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 6th, 2018 by Dr. Joseph Murphy in THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

“The power of your subconscious mind is enormous. It inspires you, it guides you, and it reveals to you names, facts, and scenes from the storehouse of memory. Your subconscious started your heartbeat, controls the circulation of your blood, regulates your digestion, assimilation, and elimination. When you eat a piece of bread, your subconscious mind transmutes it into tissue, muscle, bone, and blood. This process is beyond the ken of the wisest man who walks the earth. Your subconscious mind controls all of the vital processes and functions of your body and knows the answer to all your problems.

Your subconscious never sleeps, never rests. It is always on the job. You can discover the miracle-working power of your subconscious by plainly stating to it prior to sleep that you wish a certain specific thing accomplished. You will be delighted to discover that forces within you will be released, leading to the desired result. Here, then, is a source of power and wisdom which places you in touch with omnipotence or the power that moves the world, guides the planet in their course, and causes the sun to shine.”

Dr. Joseph Murphy in “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 by Wayne W. Dyer in MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY

“The person who is most capable of disturbing your state of peace is a person who is reminding you that you are not truly in the state of peace and enlightenment that results from trust. At that moment, this person is your greatest teacher. This is the person whom you want to treasure and thank God for sending into your life! When you can transcend the rage, anger and upset which that person appears to provoke, and instead say, “Thank you for being my teacher,” you have acknowledged a soul-mate relationship.

Everyone in your life who can still push your buttons and send you into that frenzied state is a master teacher disguised as a manipulative, inconsiderate, frustrating, and non-understanding being. The peace that is enlightenment means that you are not only at peace with those who share your interests and agree with you, and with strangers who come and go, but also with those master teachers who remind you that you still have some work to do on yourself.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “Manifest Your Destiny”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, June 4th, 2018 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“Being aware of your breath forces you into the present moment—the key to all inner transformation. Whenever you are conscious of the breath, you are absolutely present. You may also notice that you cannot think and be aware of your breathing. Conscious breathing stops your mind. But far from being in a trance or half asleep, you are fully awake and highly alert. You are not falling below thinking, but rising above it. And if you look more closely, you will find that those two things—coming fully into the present moment and ceasing thinking without loss of consciousness—are actually one and the same: the arising of space consciousness.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “A New Earth”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, June 1st, 2018 by Stuart Wilde in SILENT POWER

“Make it a discipline not to discuss your personal details with others. Develop mystery, silence, and a secrecy about your life. Don’t allow people to know your deep, innermost self. Sure, you may have a friend you want to discuss things with from time to time. But, generally speaking, don’t talk about yourself. If you have to, do so only in general terms and only when people ask you. Of course, sometimes the situation may require you to talk about yourself, for example, in an office situation where you have to describe your abilities. But for the most part, keep quiet.

A powerful person doesn’t waste words, doesn’t waffle and drift, but instead, thinks through what he or she wants to say and expresses these thoughts succinctly and purposely. The most powerful way to speak is with brevity.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Silent Power”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 31st, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“What if God told you today,”You can have anything you want, my child; just ask for it…” would you bother to ask for what you want, then? Incidentally, that is exactly how it works. “Ask and ye shall receive.” I know this to be true, I use it, and I truly feel compassion for those who, without even trying something, can be convinced that it won’t work, or that it isn’t valid. Prayer works. And in case you can not hear it, you are indeed being asked to make a wish.

If you were extremely ill, would you spend five minutes, three times each day, saying affirmations simply because you read in a book that thousands of people have created their own cures in this way? Or, would you just go to the doctor and let your health ride on his faith and know-how alone? So many people will allow their skepticism to stand between them and their desires, or the answers to their prayers.

Why not try it now? If you have some chronic pain or illness, or if there is something that you truly want out of life, create an affirmation and start saying it for several minutes when you wake-up, while taking a break in the middle of the day, and before going to sleep at night. You probably wouldn’t be surprised at how many people don’t even have faith enough to “waste” fifteen minutes of their day asking God for what they want.

Don’t just try to do it one day and then give up; that is not faith.”

Pete Koerner in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 30th, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Holding on to pain will cost you big time. To err is human…to forgive is absolutely necessary if you want to live an uncommon life. There is a big payoff in being “the victim.” People pay attention to you, but for all the wrong reasons. There is also a big payoff in being “the victor.” Then people not only pay attention to you, but when you forgive what was and move on to what you can be, they gain perspective on their own journey from observing you taking yours…Forgiveness, like everything else, begins and ends with you.

Forgiving yourself takes practice. It has to become a habit. And with all the bad habits humans have garnered over the centuries, it’s a good one you should consider developing to its full potential. Forgiving others in no way condones, validates, or excuses their actions or behaviors, but it does reverse the flow of power from them back to you, where it belongs and you can do the most good. Let POW in your life stand for: power over weakness not prisoner of woe.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 29th, 2018 by Alan Cohen in RELAX INTO WEALTH

“The most debilitating belief I encounter is that work requires suffering. The most liberating belief I encounter is that an authentic career is founded in joy. If this sounds alien to you, remember the words of The Wright brothers, who described their process of inventing the airplane thus: “We couldn’t wait to get up in the morning’. Behold the most telling feature of right livelihood. You, too, can enjoy such a blessed career, provided you are true to your unique gifts. Keep it simple: do what you love and let others do the rest. Then you will remember how good it can get and live it.”

Alan Cohen, in “Relax Into Wealth”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 28th, 2018 by Gary Zukav in THE SEAT OF THE SOUL

“You are only as powerful as that for which you stand. Do you stand for more money in the bank and a bigger house? Do you stand for an attractive mate? Do you stand for imposing your way of thinking upon others? These are the stands of the personality seeking to satisfy its wants. Do you stand for perfection, for the beauty and compassion of each soul? Do you stand for the power of love and the clarity of wisdom? Do you stand for forgiveness and humbleness? There are the stands of the personality that has aligned itself with its soul. This is the position of a truly powerful personality.”

Gary Zukav, in “Seat of the Soul”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 25, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

This journey inward is much more frightening than surrounding yourself with a herd; for this journey is one that is taken alone, “Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Whereas religion seems to unify people under a common, man-made belief system, spiritualism empowers individual unmasking. Fear and the subsequent desire for security will keep you with other like-minded people – your own herd, so to speak.

The problem with following the herd is that they must stick to the wide path, and “…wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction and many there be which go in thereat…” When following the herd, you must be careful not to “step in something;” and you must be ever vigilant for those who make their way in life by preying on herds.”

Pete Koerner in “The Belief Formula”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 24th, 2018 by Catherine Ponder in OPEN YOUR MIND TO PROSPERITY

“You would not be the person you are today, you would not have the love, the understanding, the maturity, the depth, the compassion, the soul-searching desire for more of God’s goodness in your life if you had not had the past experiences you have been condemning. Out of the past you have grown, unfolded, and expanded your understanding and your world. So do not try to run away from the past. Do not condemn it. Just try to put it in its rightful place in your own thinking: Those experiences were for good, because through them you came forth into a “larger place” in your understanding. Release all anxiety or condemnation of yourself or others about your past.”

Catherine Ponder, in “Open Your Mind to Prosperity”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“You have been taught to believe that there are some bad people in the world who are best ignored. I am suggesting the contrary. Everyone who comes into your life in any capacity is valuable. The petty tyrants in your life are just as divine as those who provide you with encouragement and support. Emerson put this important lesson like this: “The whole course of things goes to teach us faith.” The whole course. This means everything that comes your way.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in, “Your Sacred Self”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“The next time you feel the need to start blaming someone else for whatever experiences you might be experiencing, give your median fibrous septum (the divider that runs down the center of your tongue) a nice, firm clamp. After you do that a few times, you will actually be programming your brain to stop thinking like a victim. It’s the same thing as repeatedly hitting yourself in the head with a hammer until you realize that it hurts and you stop. No matter how strong the urge to fire up the “blamethrower,” hold your tongue until the urge passes. You will be amazed at how quickly “look what happened to me” leaves your vocabulary.”

John St. Augustine, in “Living an Uncommon Life

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