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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 25th, 2022 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“The mind’s ineffectiveness is constantly endorsed by society. How often have people said to you, “Don’t be silly. It is not logical. It is not allowed. It is not possible. It is not fair. It is not righteous. It is not this and it is not that.” To compensate for your lack of ability to create reality through consciousness, the mind pretends that its desires are not important. Then if things do not materialize, the mind or ego can say, “I did not expect it anyway.” We constantly adjust our expectation to accommodate disappointments.

To experience your word as law, you must begin to act and speak in a measured way. So often we tend to blurt out a promise or an idea, and often we have little or no intention of following through. As you begin to see yourself as a powerhouse of consciousness, you will actually begin to realize that you have power, power to change not only your life, but the lives of others and the world around you.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Affirmations”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 24th, 2022 by Megan Don in MEDITATIONS WITH TERESA OF AVILA

“Throughout her life, Teresa stressed the importance of beginning the journey of self-knowledge. This journey requires an ability to be very honest with oneself and a desire for self-responsibility. It means that we no longer blame others for the state of our soul, or project our old wounds onto new (or old) friends. It means we are able to acknowledge to ourselves, and speak clearly to others, the thoughts and emotions we are experiencing…We are a grand mixture of ancestral, genetic, psychological, and spiritual components. All these come to light in our daily lives, and many of them are not as attractive as we would desire.

Teresa reminded us that by acknowledging these not-so-welcome traits, we are entering into humility – the place where we understand that we are superior to none, the place we can all afford to dwell in.”

Megan Don, in “Meditations with Teresa of Avila”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 23rd, 2022 from an HASIDIC TALE

“An old rabbi asked his pupils how they could tell the night had ended and the day had begun. “Could it be,” asked one of the students, “when you can see an animal in the distance and tell whether it’s a sheep or a dog?” “No,” answered the rabbi.

Another asked, “Is it when you can look at a tree in the distance and tell whether it’s a fig tree or a peach tree?” “No,” answered the rabbi. “Then when is it?” the pupils demanded.

“It is when you can look on the face of any man or woman and see that it is your sister or brother. Because if you cannot see this, it is still night.”

An Hasidic Tale

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, May 20th, 2022 by Don Miguel Ruiz in THE VOICE OF KNOWLEDGE

“Why do people abuse us? Because we allow them to abuse us, because in our judgment we believe we deserve to be abused. But if we go a little deeper, we see that we abuse ourselves far more than anybody else abuses us. We can blame other people who hurt us and say, “I grew up being abused,” and we can make many excuses. But in the present moment, who is abusing you? If you are truthful, you find that mostly it’s your own voice of knowledge.

Every time we lie to ourselves, we abuse ourselves. Every time we curse ourselves, we abuse ourselves. Every time we judge ourselves, every time we reject ourselves, of course we have an emotional reaction, and it isn’t pleasant! Again, if we don’t like the emotional reaction, it’s not about repressing what we feel; it’s about cleaning up the lies that cause the emotional reaction.”

Don Miguel Ruiz, in “The Voice of Knowledge”

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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, May 19th, 2022 by Louise Hay in GRATITUDE A WAY OF LIFE

“Gratitude brings more to be grateful about. It increases your abundant life. Lack of gratitude, or complaining, brings little to rejoice about. Complainers always find that they have little good in their life, or they do not enjoy what they DO have. The Universe always gives us what we believe we deserve. Many of us have been raised to look at what we do not have and to feel only lack. We come from a belief in scarcity and then wonder why our lives are so empty. If we believe that “I don’t have, and I won’t be happy until I do…” then we are putting our lives on hold. What the Universe hears is: “I don’t have, and I am not happy,” and that is what you get more of.”

Louise L. Hay, in “Gratitude—A Way of Life”

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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, May 18th, 2022 by John Randolph Price in LIVING A LIFE OF JOY

“Before any action can take place, the thought must precede it. We should THINK and then act, without first running around and telling everyone what we’re going to do. That dissipates energy and creates roadblocks. Let’s keep our intentions to ourselves as we follow the “line of duty” (what we consider our purpose in this lifetime) and let the results of our efforts do the talking for us.”

John Randolph Price, in “Living a Life of 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 Tuesday, May 17th, 2022 by Daphne Rose Kingma in THE TEN THINGS TO DO WHEN YOUR LIFE FALLS APART

“Our spirits are that which is eternal in us, that which abides beyond life. Your spirit is energy itself, the energy that causes us to be here; it is you, and it is what shall remain of you when your days in the shadow-dance of life are over. It’s easy to become disengaged with our spirits because life is compelling and the material universe endlessly chanting and demanding. We can literally spend all our time engaged with our stuff, our dreams, our Life Themes, and our current taxing stories without ever stumbling into the realm of spirit.

One of the functions of crisis is to take us exactly there, to that greater awareness. It joggles us into knowing that we are more than people living so-called human lives. Difficulties get us to experience, rather than just mouth, the truth – that we are spiritual beings who are having this experience. A spiritual life is that place in our consciousness where we acknowledge the mystery, holiness, oneness, and union-through-spirit of us all.”

Daphne Rose Kingma, in “The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart”

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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, May 16th, 2022 by Sanaya Roman, in SPIRITUAL GROWTH, BEING YOUR HIGHER SELF

“You can learn to be creative. All of you have experienced moments of creativity – sudden insights, new visions of the way something could be done, and bursts of inspiration. The only differences between people who think they are creative and people who think they aren’t are their beliefs about their creativity. Start telling yourself that you are a creative person.

You have the ability to generate new ideas that will take you to higher levels in your life and work. Stop for a moment and think of something you would like to improve. Then, be creative and picture something even better than you have yet imagined happening in this area. Don’t accept your current circumstances as best you’ll ever have. Don’t believe people when they tell you something is impossible to create.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Spiritual Growth”

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“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently.”

F. Nietzche

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 13th, 2022 by Gary Spinell in IT WAS YOU, ALL ALONG

“If you do not believe you are worthy, you will attract people into your life who are not worthy enough, or make you feel unworthy, in either case matching your belief. When you allow someone to act in an undesirable way around you, and furthermore, you tolerate the behavior, you are encouraging more of the same behavior from that person. By tolerating and encouraging more of this intolerable behavior, you are disrespecting yourself. Think about that. This whole process is not about the other person. It’s about you.

You are disrespecting yourself when you allow someone to have an impact on your life inconsistent with the way you want to live your life. I am not saying the resulting experience for you is the fault of the other person. Rather, it is you who is deciding to continue these events in your life, and continue to perpetuate them every time they occur. It is imperative you break through your old belief patterns and view your beliefs from a different perspective. If you have low self-esteem and are seeking a partner who will sweep you off your feet and care for you, you will not find him or her. More importantly you will only find a person who matches the way you perceive yourself. You will attract to you a person who is also dependent, the exact opposite of what you want.”

Gary Spinell, in “It Was You, All Along”

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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, May 12th, 2022 by Neale Donald Walsch in CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD BOOK 1

“Doing is a function of the body. Being is a function of the soul. The body is always doing something. Every minute of every day it’s up to something. It never stops, it never rests. It’s either doing what it’s doing at the behest of the soul – or in spite of the soul. The quality of your life hangs in the balance.

The soul is forever being. It is being what it is being, regardless of what the body is doing, not because of what it’s doing. If you think your life is about doingness, you do not understand what you are about. Your soul doesn’t care what you do for a living – and when your life is over, neither will you. Your soul cares only about what you’re BEING while your doing whatever you’re doing.”

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

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“Cooperate with your destiny, don’t go against it, don’t thwart it. Allow it to fulfill itself.”

Nisargadatta Maharaj

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, May 11th, 2022 by Caroline Myss in WHY PEOPLE DON’T HEAL AND HOW THEY CAN

“In every situation, no matter how challenging, you have the option to pursue the meaning behind the event. In some cases, this may simply mean trusting that there must ultimately be a positive reason for what has happened, and that when and if the time becomes appropriate, the meaning will be revealed. This is hardly an easy response to have in a crisis, especially during the life-and-death situation that illness can often be. But it is the response that will bring you the most power and the clearest guidance.”

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

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“Miracles result from our recognition that even the worst news is only a short story; the whole plot is an unfolding mystery. Be humble in your perpetual uncertainty.”

Paul Pearsall, in “Making Miracles”

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, May 10th, 2022 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“When you begin to notice situations that are undervaluing you, or demanding too much from you, clear the negative energy. First, remain straight and strong and centered in your body; do not lean forward or backward. When you are with people who drain you, learn to put your feelings into words, even if just to yourself.

Putting your feelings into words is very powerful in cleansing other people’s energy from your space. Do not express anger to other people, but do get it out of your system. Say it to a tape recorder, or to a video camera, or write it down. Any process that brings it out of your body is a process of healing and cleansing yourself of the energy you have taken on from other people.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power through Awareness”

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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, May 9th, 2022 by Dr. Eric Kaplan in THE 5 MINUTE MOTIVATOR

“We were not born walking and talking. The first time we walked, we fell. The first words we uttered, we stuttered. The first time we read, added, multiplied, divided, shot a basket, or swung a bat or a golf club, we met with some degree of failure. Yet, we persisted. Remember how awkward your first date was? I’ll bet it wasn’t your last date. Life is a culmination of learning experiences based entirely on obstacles and failures. Remember, it’s the rocks in the stream that give the river its music.

There was once a little boy who armed himself with a bat and ball and went out to play. He began by throwing the ball up in the air and trying to hit it as it came down. However, with every toss came a strike. Time and time again he threw the ball in the air attempting to hit it. After an hour of futility, the boy picked up the ball and said, “Boy, am I a good pitcher.”

Dr. Eric Kaplan, in “The 5 Minute Motivator”

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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, May 6th, 2022 by Wayne W. Dyer in THERE’S A SPIRITUAL SOLUTION TO EVERY PROBLEM

Use your thoughts to keep your energy on healing rather than disease. It is pretty common to place energy on what is wrong and what you don’t want. Thoughts such as, “This cold is going to get worse,” “There is nothing you can do, it’s the flu season and it’s going around,” “You have to get worse before it will get any better,” are all ideas that will help you to manifest what you don’t want. A brief reminder here: you act on your thoughts, and this goes for your body and the bodies of those around you. If your thoughts are on what you don’t want (disease) you will act upon those thoughts and manifest more of what you don’t want.

Anytime you enter an energy field of injury or disease remind yourself that you are bringing the radiant energy of spirit to that space. Stay focused on that faster energy, make an effort to radiate it outward and in a surrounding fashion, never buying into the lower energy of disease.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem”

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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, May 5th, 2022 by E. J. Michael, in QUEEN OF THE SUN

“Never believe everything you hear. No matter who says it. Truth can only live in hearts and minds that are free. Dogmatic belief and fanatical adherence to official pronouncements – whether religious or supposedly scientific – have done immeasurable harm throughout history. Keep your own counsel. Study everything that comes to your attention with an open mind. When misconceptions and wrong assumptions are removed, reality shines forth like the sun between the clouds.”

E. J. Michael, in “Queen of the Sun”

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“The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men, and so with the paths which the mind travels. How worn and dusty, then, must be the highways of the world, how deep the ruts of tradition and conformity.”

Henry David Thoreau, in “Walden”

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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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