BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 16th, 2022 by Edwin Harkness Spina in MYSTIC SECRETS REVEALED

“Recognize that the future is not fixed. All possible futures exist simultaneously and the one that we experience is the one with the greatest collective energy associated with it. Visualize the scenario that you desire and ignore any negative or limiting opinions of others. Any individual or institution that tells you differently is either ignorant or deliberately attempting to limit your future options. As you practice, you will increase your effectiveness. You will attract others of like mind, and influence those who surround you, who will help your desires to manifest. The best way to predict the future is to create it.”

Edwin Harkness Spina, in “Mystic Secrets Revealed”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 15th, 2022 by Oriah Mountain Dreamer in THE INVITATION

“Seeing beauty is not about narrowing our vision, designating only some of its manifestations as worthy. It means expanding our definition of beauty, suspending our judgments, and appreciating the quiet joy of riding a bicycle along the lake and the raunchy glee of driving a cherry-red sports car that hugs the open highway. It means accepting the truth of being a middle-aged woman as it is reflected in both the lines and sagging muscles of my face and belly and the shine of my eyes.

Seeing beauty is about broadening our ability to recognize the interconnectedness of all manifestations of life and delighting in how the smells and sounds and tastes and sights that surround us conspire to draw us toward living fully.”

Oriah Mountain Dreamer, in “The Invitation”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 14th, 2022 by Stuart Wilde

“For many, life is a constant search for an elusive quality we call security—we seek in our relationships, lumbering our partners and our children with our silent disquiet. Projecting our desire for security upon them—making them the custodian of our hopes and dreams. We attempt to achieve it by accumulating assets and money. We imagine that if we jog around like demented idiots with handfuls of vitamins and a strange concoction splashing away in our stomachs we’ll live forever.

Most die still trying desperately to achieve security—clutching their insurance policies, pensions, endowments, nest eggs, annuities and whatever other devices they may have accumulated and overpaid for as they went along.

We are all in the arms of the Second Law of Thermodynamics that requires atoms to entropy and die. Once you really understand that you can finally move toward safety. It’s our karma. There is no point in resisting.

In the end there is only one way you can ever become secure and that is to agree to let go and stop trying desperately to hold on. Instead, embrace life and live it and allow yourself to become vulnerable. Simultaneously, put your trust and love in the God Force. There is no other way. Get it quick and your life becomes a celebration of the gift of life and you will feel happy and secure in your vulnerability and you will be a lot less stressed out and a lot more loving to others. You will live longer than you might trying for security the other way.”

Stuart Wilde, in his February 2000 “Wilde Wizdom” Newsletter

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 13th, 2022 by Don Miguel and Don Jose Ruiz in THE FIFTH AGREEMENT

“You don’t need to compete with anybody; you don’t need to compare yourself with anybody. You just need to be what you are, to be love, but real love, not the kind of love that possessed you and makes you believe in love. Not the love that makes you become jealous and possessive of others, and puts you directly in hell with all the tortures and punishments of hell. Not the love that makes you sacrifice in the name of love, or make you hurt yourself and others in the name of love. The symbol of love has become so distorted. Real love is what you were born with. Real love is what you are.”

Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz, in “The Fifth Agreement”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 12th, 2022 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in THE WAY TO LOVE

“Do you want a way to measure the degree of your rigidity and your deadness? Observe the amount of pain you experience when you lose a cherished idea or person or thing. The pain and the grief betray your clinging, do they not? Why is it you grieve so much at the loved one or the loss of a friend? You never took the time to seriously consider that all things change and pass away.

So death and loss and separation take you by surprise. You choose to live in a little attic of your illusion pretending that things will never change, that things will always be the same. That is why when life bursts into shatter your illusion you experience so much pain. In order to live you must look reality in the face, and then you will shed your fear of losing people and develop a taste for newness and change and uncertainty. You will shed your fear of losing the known and expectantly wait and welcome the unfamiliar and the unknown.”

Fr. Anthony DeMello, in “The Way to Love”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 9th, 2022 by Richard A. Singer in YOUR DAILY WALK WITH THE GREAT MINDS

“You alone are the architect of your life. You have two choices: One is to follow the lead of the external world and do what society tells you to do or the second option is to follow your genuine self and invent the person you aspire to be. Your heart and soul knows what direction to move and will guide you to the life you were meant to live. If you accept this guidance, the life of your dreams will materialize right in front of your eyes.”

Richard A. Singer, in “Your Daily Walk With the Great Minds”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 8th, 2022 by Stephen Levine

“In Zen there is a wonderful statement: “Spring comes and the grass grows all by itself.”  That statement shows us the wisdom of letting go of all attempts to maintain control and hide from pain (which thus turns it to suffering). To let go of control is to enter into creation in the act of becoming. We discover who we have always been when we stop attempting to become better than we really are. The very desire to be better than who we are is to have forgotten God. We need not be one iota different to directly experience the absolute vastness of our true being. In going beyond the mind, beyond that which blocks the heart, we discover who we have always been and always will be.”

Stephen Levine, in an essay entitled “Leaning Toward the Light”

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“Once in a vision I came on some woods,
And stood at a fork in the road.
My choices were clear,
Yet I froze with the fear
Of not knowing which way to go.
One road was simple, acceptance of life
The other road offered sweet peace,
When I made my decision
My vision became my release.”

Dan Fogelberg, in the song “Netherlands” (1977)

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 7th, 2022 by Caroline Myss in WHY PEOPLE DON’T HEAL AND HOW THEY CAN

“We are not meant to stay wounded. We are supposed to move through our tragedies and challenges and to help each other move through the many painful episodes of our lives. By remaining stuck in the power of our wounds, we block our own transformation. We overlook the greater gifts inherent in our wounds – the strength to overcome them and the lessons that we are meant to receive through them. Wounds are the means through which we enter the hearts of other people. They are meant to teach us to be compassionate and wise.”

Caroline Myss, in “Why People Don’t Heal And How They Can”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 6th, 2022 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

“So many highly respected thinkers in disparate disciplines have concluded that thought, the mind, is the total determiner of how our lives will go. The Dutch philosopher Spinoza said, “I saw that all things I feared, and which feared me, had nothing good or bad in them save insofar as the mind was affected by them.” Albert Ellis, the founder of Rational Emotive Therapy, stated, “People and things do not upset us, rather we upset ourselves by believing that they can upset us.” “We become what we think about all day long,” according to Ralph Waldo Emerson. “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so,” Shakespeare tells us. Abraham Lincoln said, “People are about as happy as they make up their mind to be.” “Change your thoughts and you change your world” was how Norman Vincent Peale put it. Jesus tells us, “As you think, so shall you be.”

Our futures are formed by the thoughts we hold most often. We literally become what we think about, and we are all given the gift of being able to write our own story.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “You’ll See It When You Believe It”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 5th, 2022 by Dr. Joseph Murphy in THE AMAZING LAWS OF COSMIC MIND POWER

“You must give up your false beliefs, opinions and theories and exchange them for the truth which sets you free. You are not a victim of your five senses; neither are you controlled by external conditions or environment. You can change conditions by changing your mental attitude. Your thought and feeling create your destiny and determine your experience. Therefore, you can no longer blame others for your misery, pain, or failure.

When you see clearly that what you think, feel, believe and give mental consent to, consciously or unconsciously, determines all happenings, events, and circumstances of your life, you will cease to fear, resent, condemn and blame others. You will discover there is no one to change but yourself.”

Dr. Joseph Murphy, in “The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 2nd, 2022 by Nicolya Christi in 2012 A CLARION CALL

“If you are unwell and praying for recovery, you may say, “Dear God, please help me to become well again.” This communicates to your higher self (your God Self) to whom you are praying, for we are all God), your DNA, your luminous energy field, and the environment that you are unwell, which further compounds this statement as a belief system and an experience. You are telling yourself you would like to become well again but you are placing that possibility outside of yourself, by requesting “outside” assistance from a higher Source.

What needs to be understood is that this higher Source is not separate from you in any way; it is both within and without. The higher Source is you and you are it. By praying to be well and happy, for inner peace and abundance, you are acknowledging that this state does not yet exist and therefore the environment, which is simply a mirror, will reflect this back to you. As you continue to pray for what you need, you will reinforce your neediness.”

Nicolya Christi, in “2012 A Clarion Call”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 1st, 2022 by Neale Donald Walsch in FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD

“You have come to a “knowingness” that the perfect thing is going to occur. Not that a particular thing is going to occur, but that the “perfect” thing is going to occur. Not that what you prefer is going to occur, but that which is perfect is going to occur. And, as you move toward mastery, these two become one. Something occurs, and you prefer no occurrence other than what is occurring. It your very preferring of whatever is occurring that renders that occurrence perfect. This is called “letting go and letting God.”

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

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“As you proceed through life, following your own path, birds will shit on you. Don’t bother to brush it off. Getting a comedic view of your situation gives you spiritual distance.”

Joseph Campbell

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 31st, 2022 by Rich Work in AWAKEN TO THE HEALER WITHIN

“Modern science tells us that we have approximately 100 trillion cells in our bodies, and you are much too busy to be worrying about what 100 trillion cells are doing every day. You have your work to do, schedules to keep, meals to make, and on and on. But you were smart enough to hire a General and put the General in charge. You may know the General as the subconscious mind.

The General has no sense of humor whatsoever. It will do anything you ask it to do. Interestingly enough, you are giving the General orders all day long, and if your orders happen to be, “I’m so sick of this job I could just die,” the General turns around and says, “Well guys, let’s start wrapping things up.” “I guest he/she wants out of here.” The cells literally start to shut down. But if your orders of the day are, “It is my desire to be well, whole and perfect in mind, body and soul,” it turns around and says, “Come on, guys, let’s get busy.”

Rich Work with Ann Marie Groth, in “Awaken to the Healer Within”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, August 30th, 2022 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“The next time you feel impatient or ill at ease, pause right where you are and don’t be so quick to run off to something else. Instead, simply notice whatever feelings (perhaps frustration, impatience, boredom) or thoughts precede your rejection of denial of a situation. You might ask yourself, “What is this that I’m experiencing?” See if you can accept each moment for what it is. The means not that you have to avoid judging, which is almost impossible, but that you notice your judging. To do this, even for a moment, is to sharpen your awareness and nurture a willingness to accept what is present in your life. How wondrous!”

Donald Altman, in “The Mindfulness Code”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 29th, 2022 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“Too much thinking is a terrible disease. It brings on awfully chronic symptoms such as seriousness. I don’t mind arrogance and self-indulgence, as I’m arrogant and self-indulgent sometimes, and I don’t mind stupidity, as I’ve done loads of stupid things in this life, but seriousness bothers me. I flee from serious people as fast as my chubby little legs will carry me. I find seriousness close to revolting.

This life isn’t serious. It’s a comedy. It’s an awesomely beautiful journey, but it certainly isn’t serious. You can always tell serious people a mile off—they walk funny. The cheeks of their bum are puckered like they’re holding on to a carrot. I think they feel selected by God to hold a carrot up their rear until death.

If you’re too serious, start to laugh a lot; play, hang out with children, put on silly clothes, do light-hearted things and cut people a lot of slack, including yourself. Become big in your feelings, and seriousness melts in the light of your heart’s new found goodness.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Infinite Self”

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