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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, December 7th, 2021 by Jonathan Parker in THE SOUL SOLUTION

“When we realize that we draw to us what we fear, or what we focus on, it may at first seem like a negative scenario, but when we really grasp this fundamental process, it’s actually quite empowering. As Joseph Campbell puts it on the DVD A Hero’s Journey: “When you follow your bliss…doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors and where there wouldn’t be a door for anybody else,…and the world moves in and helps.”

Rather than living with fear, if we can find a way to live with bliss, wonderful things open up for us. And bliss is readily available; it’s just that most people haven’t yet figured out how to feel blissful. Your bliss is not only a wonderful inner feeling that generates positive outcomes; it’s also a natural characteristic of your soul. Yes, your very own soul is always happy, so when you’re connected with your soul, you feel happy and often even blissful, and therefore, your life is an experience of goodness.

When you’ve integrated the bliss, happiness, and goodness of your soul, you can easily manifest the wonderful results you want in your life because your thoughts, beliefs, and feelings have come into alignment and harmony with your true goals.”

Jonathan Parker, in “The Soul Solution”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service
since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, December 6th, 2021 by Sanaya Roman in LIVING WITH JOY

“Every time you think of a bad memory that makes you feel sorry for yourself, or bad about how you acted, or makes you see yourself as a victim, or makes you hold a negative picture of yourself – Stop! See what good you created from that experience. It may be that you learned so much from it you never again brought that kind of behavior back into your life. It may be that because of that situation, you changed your path. It may have brought you an important connection, or helped develop new qualities and personality traits. You may have served and helped many people in that job. Your parents may have developed your strength, or your inner will, by creating obstacles for you.

Everything in your past happened for your good. If you could believe that the universe is friendly, that it is always helping you to create your highest good, you could live a life of more peace and security.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Living with Joy”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service
since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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PONDER on THIS for Friday, December 3rd, 2021 by Richard A. Singer in YOUR DAILY WALK WITH THE GREAT MINDS

“Narcissism, which is holding oneself so high and superior to others, but truly feeling horrible about oneself, is the great façade of countless human beings. We hide behind masks, hide from ourselves, but refuse to make changes because we are constantly right about everything. This view and description obviously contradicts itself but this is the great veil we hide behind; one part of ourselves so in love with our perception, our intellect and our creations, but the other part truly loathing ourselves. The solution: be your true self, continue to advance and make improvements, and never think you are inferior or superior to anyone else in the human race.”

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

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service
since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, December 2nd, 2021 by Neale Donald Walsch in CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD BOOK 1

“All people are special, and all moments are golden. There is no person and there is no time one more special than the other. Many people choose to believe that God communicates in special ways and only with special people. This removes the mass of the people from responsibility for hearing My message, much less receiving it (which is another matter), and allows them to take someone else’s word for everything. You don’t have to listen to Me, for you’ve already decided that others have heard from Me on every subject, and you have them to listen to.

By listening to what other people think they’ve heard Me say, you don’t have to think at all.”

God, as spoken to Neale Donald Walsch, in “Conversations with God, Book 1”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service
since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, December 1st, 2021 by Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. in IF LIFE IS A GAME THESE ARE THE RULES

“Your time here on Earth is brief. Time passes and things change. You have options and choices in which to make your wishes, dreams, and goals become reality. When you ask yourself, “Why am I here?” or “Why is this happening to me?” or “What’s it all about?” Turn to your spiritual primer. Ask yourself, “What is the lesson?” If you hear a defensive reactions using the words “never” or “always” in your response, you haven’t yet learned the lesson. Next, go a little deeper and ask, What is there for me to learn from this experience?

Each time you view your circumstances as possessing value, regardless of the apparent confusion or hardship, you grow. Your personal evolution will depend on how readily you embrace your lessons and integrate them into your life. Remember, the only consequence for resisting lessons, is that they will keep repeating themselves until you learn them. When you have learned a lesson, you will always be tested. When the lesson is learned, the test will be easily passed and you then move on to more complex and challenging ones.”

Cherie Carter-Scott, in “If Life Is A Game, These Are The Rules”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 by White Eagle in HEAL THYSELF

“The power of the Spirit is within YOU. It is creative and knows no limitation. Never allow your earthly mind to cramp your thinking or restrict your vision. In your daily life, in your contacts with your fellow creatures, in your work, never allow yourself to feel the limitations of physical matter. You see, dear brethren, it is all a question of consciousness. As you think, so you are.”

White Eagle, in “Heal Thyself”

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“The mind…in itself, can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n.”

John Milton

Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service
since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, November 29th, 2021 by Donald Altman in ONE MINUTE MINDFULNESS

“The next minute is not what we think it will be – not even close. But it can be what we decide to focus on. If we constantly look for what’s missing from our lives – that big house, dream car, perfect relationship, ideal job – then the upcoming minute might be filled with regret, remorse, sadness, frustration, and hopelessness. If we consistently appreciate what is currently before us and available in our lives – the car that runs, the roof over our head, the job that provides resources, and the relationships we do have, most importantly with ourselves – then we spare ourselves disappointment.”

Donald Altman, in “One Minute Mindfulness”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service
since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, November 26th, 2021 by Dan Millman in WAY OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR

“It is better for you to take responsibility for your life as it is, instead of blaming others or circumstances for your predicament. As your eyes open, you’ll see that your state of health, happiness, and every circumstance of your life has been, in large part, arranged by you – consciously or unconsciously.”

Dan Millman, in “Way of the Peaceful Warrior”

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“It’s a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one’s life, and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than “Try to be a little kinder.”

Aldous Huxley

Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service
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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, November 25th, 2021 by Megan Don in MEDITATIONS WITH TERESA OF AVILA

“Doubt is one of the most common states experienced by humanity, and it knows no discretion in who it choose to afflict. We doubt ourselves, our lovers, our workmates, and ultimately, we doubt the universal and divine power. In this way, said Teresa, we stop the magnitude of the beloved working in our lives and fall back into relying on ourselves to work out the solutions. If we did not doubt, the solution would automatically be supplied, but this concept is difficult for the mind to fully grasp. Being a people of little patience, we demand the answer now and are not prepared to wait for the natural unfolding of the situation.”

Megan Don, in “Meditations with Teresa of Avila”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service
since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 24th, 2021 by Carl Bozeman in ON BEING GOD, BEYOND YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE

“There is a saying often quoted: “Those who fail to learn from history are bound to repeat its mistakes.” We refer to this while standing in the rubble of numerous repeated mistakes. Perhaps we should forget history, or at least our personal history, since the real tendency is to not only repeat it but also to perpetuate it. It is the law of attraction at work. That which we focus on, we attract. Actually, it is more accurate to say, that which we focus on, we create. If we are continuously stuck in a realm of thinking that asks “Why me?” we are forever creating the circumstances around which this questioning occurs, and it will not end until we change the question.

The question can only change when our thinking changes. If our thoughts are conceived and then analyzed (thought about) from a historical premise we believe to be negative, we are doing nothing more than creating more of the negative. Even if we think our thoughts are constructive and conceived with a newly positive attitude, if they are derived from that historical pool, we will create only more of the same. History should be left where it is, in the past, especially as it relates to our own creative processes. Now is all there is and is the only point in time or space where we have total creative control and the ability to free ourselves from the junk of past thinking.”

Carl Bozeman, in “On Being God, Beyond Your Life’s Purpose”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service
since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 23rd, by Eckhart Tolle in THE POWER OF NOW

“Would you choose unhappiness? If you did not choose it, how did it arise? What is its purpose? Who is keeping it alive? You say that you are conscious of your unhappy feelings, but the truth is that you are identified with them and keep the process alive through compulsive thinking. All that is unconscious.

If you were conscious, that is to say totally present in the Now, all negativity would dissolve almost instantly. It could not survive in your presence. It can only survive in your absence. Even the pain-body cannot survive for long in your presence. You keep your unhappiness alive by giving it time. That is its lifeblood. Remove time through intense present-moment awareness and it dies. But do you want it to die? Have you truly had enough? Who would you be without it?”

Eckhart Tolle, in “The Power of Now”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service
since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, November 22, 2021 by Deepak Chopra in CREATING AFFLUENCE

“A truly wealthy person’s attention is never focused on money alone. Moreover, a wealthy person never has money concerns. You may have millions of dollars in the bank, but if you think all the time about money, if you have concern about it, if you worry about it – about getting more, about not having enough, about losing it – then irrespective of the dollar amount you possess, you are poor. As Oscar Wilde once said, “There is only one class of people that think more about money than the rich, and that is the poor. In fact, the poor can think of nothing else.”

Deepak Chopra, in “Creating Affluence”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service
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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, November 18th, 2021 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

Compiler’s Note: Sorry, I accidentally sent the message for Friday the 19th on Thursday the 18th instead of the message below. I’ve got things straightened out now.

“To learn to trust you must experiment being neutral about what happens in your life. You don’t have to see things in a positive light. Just stop seeing them in a negative light. Stop imposing your expectations on the events and circumstances of your life. Just let life unfold and see what happens.

God doesn’t ask you to convert yourself. She doesn’t ask you to chop off your intellect and believe on faith. She makes a far more simple request. Just stop judging, stop finding fault, stop imposing your expectations, your will, your interpretation, your pictures of reality, and see what happens.

She says a very simple thing to you. She says: “You think you know what’s going on, but you are not happy. Your knowledge, your judgments, your interpretations are not bringing you peace or fulfillment. So set them aside for a few moments. Give life a chance. Experience it free of the limitation you place upon it.”

Paul Ferrini in, “The Silence Of The Heart”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service
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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, November 19th, 2021 by Lisette Larkins in DIFFICULT PEOPLE

“The inherent effectiveness of the power of intention and visualization is real; however, instead of using this principle to obtain a new car, start a new career path, upgrade to a better house, or to find a mate, use your intention to align with your essence. From that standpoint, once self-realization is uncovering itself, all other “things” and “destinations,” both career and personal, will be revealed as a natural outpouring of fully existing in the river of life. What is needed will come to you. It will chase you.

If it’s not really needed for your higher purpose, then the river of life won’t wash you ashore where it exists. You don’t need to chase after unsuitable spouses or lose sleep in competing for a better job. Visualize, if you must, the flowering of your own consciousness. Enlightenment truly is the only goal that, if achieved, produces guaranteed, lasting results that align with the goals of your soul. Only from that stance will you actually know and then visualize what is really needed and wanted by your essence.”

Lisette Larkins, in “Difficult People”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service
since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 17th, 2021 by Stuart Wilde in THE QUICKENING

“To establish control over time you first have to slow it down. This is accomplished by balance, by living more and more in the NOW, by having fewer and fewer thoughts about the future and the past and by disengaging from thinking about how long things take or about what time it is. It is helpful not to lock your life into time schedules. It is too easy to develop a life that is so regimented that you are just “tick-tocking” through it like a wind-up toy.”

Stuart Wilde, in “The Quickening”

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“All man’s miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.”

Blaise Pascal

Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service
since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

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