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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 18, 2019 by Neale Donald Walsch in FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD

“You have been told that if you do not love Me in the right way, at the right time, for the right reasons, I will become angry. For I am a jealous God, you have been told, and I will not accept your love in any way, shape, or form other than that in which I demand it. Nothing could be further from the truth, yet the truth has never been farther from your awareness.

I need nothing from you, and therefore seek, want, and demand nothing of you. My love for you is without condition and without limitation. You will return to Heaven whether you have loved Me in the right way or not. There is no way for you not to return to Heaven, because there is no place else to go. Thus is your eternal life assured, and your eternal reward guaranteed.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 17th, 2019 by Rosanna Ienco in AWAKENING THE DIVINE SOUL

“There is a key to inner knowledge that each of us holds and only we know, deep down inside of our core, what our own truth may be. Sometimes, it can take a little more soul searching than we might have anticipated. We should be kind to ourselves when we embark on the inner journey. We may encounter fragile and unknown territories, so we must tread with care and know that there will always be illumination to escort us to the place where we need to be. As our trail unfolds, step by step, the mysteries deep within will also unravel, as we continue to travel our life’s journey.”

Rosanna Ienco, in “Awakening the Divine Soul”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 16th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“You will not be faced with a reality that you aren’t ready to see. You may not choose to accept the reality, but your exposure to it means you were ready to see it. You don’t have to like it, but it was time for you to see it – because you did. You don’t have to look very far to understand the concept that your awareness of, or belief in, a thing has no bearing on the existence of that thing. Most people have no idea how their television works, but that doesn’t stop them from watching it. When you come up against new ideas that you haven’t been exposed to before, instead of reacting with fear or anger, you could choose to realize that you are being faced with a new opportunity – something you can learn, or learn from, that will expand your awareness.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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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, September 13th, 2019 by Dan Millman in LIVING ON PURPOSE

“For most of us, sharing a meal or a movie magnifies the pleasure. So does sharing our lives. Humans are designed to interact, to serve and be served, to work and play together. We all need privacy at times, but the habitual lone wolf, the separate self staring in the mirror, needs to break out of solitary confinement.

No one is smarter than all of us, and no one truly accomplishes anything on their own. All we have done rests on the shoulders of those who came before.

Offer and accept a helping hand; we are in this together.”

Dan Millman, in “Living on 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 Thursday, September 12th, 2019 by Marianne Williamson in EVERYDAY GRACE

“Whenever you are angry, know you’re hurting yourself. Ask for a healing. Ask to experience your own angelic nature, that you might see beyond someone else’s behavior to the angel, however wounded, within them. Given the unity of all minds, what we do to others, and what we think about others, boomerangs back to us. If we wish to feel peace, then we must wish peace for others. And whatever punishment we wish upon others, we subconsciously attract to ourselves.

Withholding judgment is a powerful wand, because often people show us what we invite them to show us: If I respond to your guilt, you will tend to show me more of it. If I approach you with a critical attitude, then I’m more likely to get a response from you that seems to prove my point. Yet if I respond to your innocence, you’ll tend to show me that, as well. Our focus on the good in someone else, regardless of whether or not our ego thinks they “deserve” it, casts a mystical light on any relationship.”

Marianne Williamson, in “Everyday Grace”

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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, September 11th, 2019 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your lifework must bring in a large paycheck. If you believe this, and your work does not meet with worldly success, you will think you have chosen the wrong work. You will feel inadequate and unworthy. You will beat yourself up and abandon your gift.

On the other hand, don’t make the mistake of thinking that you must be poor to serve God. A rich person can serve God as well as one of humble means if he is willing to share his riches. It matters not how much you hold in your hands, but whether your hands are extended outward to your brother or sister. Look from the inside out, look into your heart, at your intention, and you will see things as God sees them.

All men and women are entrusted with a gift. It does not matter how one’s gift compares to another. What matters is that each person comes to embrace the gift and offer it to others.”

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 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, September 10th, 2019 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“On the surface the present moment is “what happens.” Since what happens changes continuously, it seems that every day of your life consists of thousands of moments in which different things happen. Time is seen as the endless succession of moments, some “good,” some “bad.” Yet, if you look more closely, that is to say, through your own immediate experience, you find that there are not many moments at all. You discover that there is only ever this moment. Life is always now. Your entire life unfolds in this constant Now. Even past or future moments only exist when you remember or anticipate them, and you do so by thinking about them in the only moment there is: this one.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “A New Earth”

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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, September 9th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“The word God isn’t a name; it is simply a word that we use to label – as we humans so enjoy doing – that creative force which is all things. God doesn’t require us to come to any agreement with each other as to what He really is – we probably never will. If God knows all things, He certainly has observed this simple fact. It is humans who insist on forcing each other to acquiesce to the religious views of one person or organization lest they face man-made judgment. Jesus never said we were to spread religion at the tip of a sword. He instead instructed that the good news be spread wherever it was welcomed, and where it is not, then we are to “brush the dust of that place off as we leave.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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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, September 6th, 2019 by Lynn Grabhorn in EXCUSE ME YOUR LIFE IS WAITING

“The reality – the real reality – is that we are already worthy, there is no test to pass, and sin is nothing but a man-made abomination to foster control by others.

The real reality is that we have come here to thrive, and prosper, and live this grand human experience in light-hearted joy, not in struggle and pain. We have come here to have fun while we learn, to grow without suffering, and to harvest our desires in the absolute knowledge that we can have it all once we learn how to handle our energies…meaning…our emotions.

We came here with a guaranteed freedom of choice mandated by the very nature of our existence. The time has come for us to exercise that birthright. We are caught in no one’s web. We are bound by no circumstance. We are victims to no conditions. Rather, we are beings who possess the sacred ability to implement any outlandish desire our limitless minds can concoct, for we possess unregulated, unrestricted, uncontested freedom of choice, no matter what those choices may be.”

Lynn Grabhorn, in “Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting”

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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, September 5th, 2019 by Alan Cohen in RELAX INTO WEALTH

“Prosperity – like a relationship and all of life – is founded on authenticity. When you are lined up with who you are and what you believe, things have a way of working out. When you try to sing someone else’s song, you disappear and the universe will give you some very clear signs that you have strayed from your truth.

You don’t have to explain, justify, or apologize for your belief system – you just have to live it. The way you live it may be entirely different than the way most people live, or anyone lives. It matters not. If you intend to build your empire by saving nickels, you will. If you trust that you will have the money to pay your bills by the time the checks are cashed, you will. (Just be sure your faith is strong, or else you will get mixed results.)

What happens with your money is a perfect mirror of your mind. Use your financial interactions and their results as feedback on how true you are to your beliefs. In this sense, you can’t get it wrong because you will learn from every event. Then you can rush to the meter or stay for a second helping of dessert, and you will win either way.”

Alan Cohen, in “Relax into Wealth”

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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, September 4th, 2019 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in PULLING YOUR OWN STRINGS

“If you see yourself as clumsy, gauche, inarticulate, fumbling, shy, introverted, and so on, you have unsocial expectations which will be followed by appropriately unsocial behavior. Similarly, if you categorize yourself as lower, middle, or upper class, then you will very likely adopt the life style of one class, perhaps for an entire lifetime. If you expect that money will always be hard to come by, your attitude will often obscure any opportunity for changing your financial condition. You’ll be content to watch others improve theirs and call them lucky…

Your expectations for how you’ll function in your social structure will largely determine what your life will be like. Think rich if money is what you want for yourself. Begin to picture yourself as articulate, creative, or as anything else you want to be. Don’t be discouraged by a few initial letdowns; simply see them as learning experiences, and get on with living. The worst thing that can happen to you for having a new set of social expectations is that you’ll stay where you are — and if you’re there already, why not expect to be someplace better?”

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

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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, September 3rd, 2019 by Sanaya Roman in LIVING WITH JOY

“Be clear on your intent. What do you intend to do with your life? To grow? To be happy? To be joyful? To serve, to heal? The higher the level of clarity you can begin with, the more that energy will flow down into every area of your life. Your life purpose is the most important thing you can get clear on. Clarity of purpose will direct clear energy into every other area of your life. You may say, “What is life purpose, in essence?” It is that deepest desire within you, that which gives you the most joy, that which you think of, fantasize about all the time. It is that deep soul-level urge, that motivation; it is the dream that you hold within you.”

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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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 2nd, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“When I compare religion with spiritualism, it is only to illustrate the difference in the perspectives each mask offers. None of this is to say that religious people are not spiritual, or that you have to either choose to be religious, or choose to be spiritual. Religion is a great vehicle to get you nearer to where you wish to go. It will not get you all the way there, however, unless where you wish to go is pretty close to home. There will be a point where you have to decide to seek your own way, or go the way of the many.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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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, August 30th, 2019 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“Judgment of others plays a significant role in furthering separation. While none of us wants to be considered judgmental, the fact is that all human beings have the tendency to judge. Once you honestly admit to having this inclination, you can then begin to become more conscious about it when you are doing so.

The critical thing to understand about judgment is that when you judge you do not really see people as they are, you see them as you are. Your judgments only say something about you. Another key point about judgment to remember is that what strongly annoys you about another is in reality an unaccepted aspect of yourself. Once you embrace this concept, you can start to look beyond the surface of your judgments in an attempt to identify what it is that this person you are judging is showing you about yourself.”

Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”

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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, August 29th, 2019 by Gloria Wendroff in HEAVENLETTERS

“Nothing has to be the way you thought. Nothing has to be the way it has always been. All the rules in life are boundaries. Boundaries are departure points. They are not the limit of you. Depart, depart from your frame of reference. Peek under. Peek above. See from other angles. See more. See another way. See the relative world one hundred new ways. And Me, only one.

Take a moment to look rather than remember what you thought yesterday. See what is before you with new eyes. See with new thoughts. Turn your head. Stand upside down and see what you see. What if your life is a holy thing? What if your presence on earth is sacred?”

Gloria Wendroff, in “Heavenletters”

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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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