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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 22nd, 2021 by Betsy Otter Thompson in WALKING THROUGH ILLUSION

“I believe that God is a power within – not a power that is only met upon death. If that’s true, it simplifies things, don’t you think? No more dialogues about whose God is valid and whose God is not since every soul is equally valid. No more wars in the name of God since God is you, me, and everyone. No more posturing that God told me to do this and God told me to say that since God isn’t separate from the speaker. No more worries about taking the name of God in vain since you might as well be cursing yourself. No more religions claiming that they have the one true path, since every path that offers a person love is the path of true redemption. No more guilt for breaking God’s rules since the rules we have are the ones we’ve given ourselves.”

Betsy Otter Thompson, in “Walking Through Illusion”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, January 21st, 2021 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“There is an old saying (the origins of which I am ignorant), “Fear knocked at the door, and faith answered, and no one was there.” Fear stems from doubts we have about our divinity. The antidote to fear is faith.

I know within that I am not alone, ever. I know that I have divine guidance available to me at all times. This inner knowing makes fear impossible. You too are not alone, and you also have omnipresent guidance accessible at will.

When you truly know that the loving presence is always with you, the possibility of living with both doubt and fear evaporates. It has to have the quality of being a knowing. Then the notion of fear vanishes.”

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

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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, January 20th, 2021 by David Simon in THE TEN COMMITTMENTS

“The law of gravity tells us that objects of mass exert attractive forces over each other. As a baseball falls to earth, the planet rises ever so slightly to meet it. In a similar way, anything that you possess exerts ownership over you. The house, automobile or business you call your own requires you to serve it. Knowing how things that you own have the tendency to own you, choose your material possessions consciously.

Make the commitment to keep abundance flowing regularly by clearing unnecessary clutter from your personal space. Clean your car, especially the trunk and glove box. Go through your closets, drawers attic, basement and garage, gathering up anything that you have not used for a while and are unlikely to use in the foreseeable future. Donate things that are not serving you to a local charity where they may add value to another’s life. Give your extra stuff away to open the channels of circulation for abundance to flow.”

David Simon, in “The Ten Commitments”

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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, January 19th, 2021 by Karol K. Truman in HEALING FEELINGS FROM YOUR HEART

“Forgiveness of Self is imperative. We usually have a difficult time forgiving ourselves because of feeling unworthy, imperfect, not enough, or not good enough (there is a difference). Consider forgiving your Self first for not being perfect, worthy, enough or good enough. Then forgive your Self for any shame and guilt you might feel for something you did or didn’t do; for the things you feel you’ve done wrong or are holding against your Self. (These feelings about our Self are some of humankind’s greatest blocks.) If you are unable to forgive your Self, it’s impossible to genuinely forgive another.”

Karol K. Truman, in “Healing Feelings From Your 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 Monday, January 18th, 2021 by Nan Akasha in ALREADY RICH

“Don’t measure your success, wealth, life by what you are currently experiencing physically around you. Measure it by what is going on within you! Your inner world is always ahead of your outer world. Manifestation is a process, it can be fast or slow, yet it always IS…meaning it is always happening. Energy is always moving, creation is always happening, and just because you do not see it with your physical eyes does not mean it is not there!…Trust yourself. You know the answers, you have the help and you are supported by all.

There is well-being within and without. It is cheering you on, ready and waiting to create what it is you show you want. Don’t be fooled that just because the money you desire is not in your bank account at this very moment, it is not ready for you. Because it is, at this very moment, in existence, clearing a path for you to claim it. Your faith and trust that these systems work all the time, without fail and want the best for you is the power to your magnetic vibration.”

Nan Akasha, in “Already Rich”

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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, January 15th, 2021 by Shakti Gawain in THE PATH OF TRANSFORMATION

“Try not to get caught up in needing to have an immediate answer. Life is an ongoing, unfolding process, and you may not be ready yet for a decision or a definite direction. You may be “in process.” Inner guidance seldom gives us long-term information; it usually just lets us know what we need in the moment. Sometimes inner guidance may be saying, “Just wait, don’t do anything, allow yourself to be in confusion.” When clarity is meant to come, it will. That is the nature of inner guidance.”

Shakti Gawain, in “The Path of Transformation”

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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, January 14th, 2021 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“Some of us have spent many years of our lives trying to get other people to respect us more. We may even have built a strong case for ourself as a victim of the abusiveness of others…And yet all the striving, aching, and complaining seems only to leave us more frustrated than when we began.

At some point we start to wonder if there must be another way. And there is. The key to the healing of abuse of any kind lies in this one awareness: It is not the respect of others that you have sought and needed – it is your own. You cannot attract people, events, or situations that are respectful to you unless you first respect yourself. Until you respect yourself, you will create people and experiences that misuse you, abuse you, cheat you, and hide the truth from you. This will happen only because you have hidden the most important truth from your awareness: You are respectable and you deserve love.

When you love yourself, you do not need others to validate your worth. You know that you are important whether or not anyone else agrees with you. Your self-esteem is not founded on the approval of others; it comes from inside you.”

Alan Cohen, in “Dare to Be Yourself”

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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, January 13th, 2021 by Dr. Joseph Murphy in THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

“What the other person says or does cannot really annoy or irritate you except you permit him to disturb you. The only way he can annoy you is through your own thought. For example, if you get angry, you have to go through four stages in your mind: You begin to think about what he said. You decide to get angry and generate an emotion of rage. Then you decide to act. Perhaps, you talk back and react in kind. You see that the thought, emotion, reaction, and action all take place in your mind.

When you become emotionally mature, you do not respond negatively to the criticism and resentment of others. To do so would mean that you had descended to that state of low mental vibration and become one with the negative atmosphere of the other. Identify yourself with your aim in life, and do not permit any person, place, or thing to deflect you from your inner sense of peace, tranquility, and radiant health.”

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

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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, January 12th, 2021 by Dianne Eppler Adams in CONSCIOUS FOOTSTEPS

“How might you live differently if you realized that what you have perceived as imperfections were actually part of your Soul’s plan for your life? I am aware, as I ponder this for my own life, that this is no simple question. Born with a deep inner desire for perfection, when I feel I don’t measure up to my own standards, I can drown myself in criticism—a criticism much harsher that anyone else would ever express. ‘

Am I alone in this self-criticism? I don’t think so. Could it be, however, that our inner desire for perfection is better understood as a compass pointing in the direction of our greatest good and towards an opportunity for personal growth? What if we were never meant be stymied by self-criticism or deterred by self-doubt? Here’s something you could try: When you feel a sudden disappointment in yourself—perhaps you’ve fallen short of your goal in some way or there an unintended outcome from something you did or said—stop before you fall into despair. Think to What a gift this is! I am now aware of what doesn’t work. I have more information with which to redirect my behavior and choose to act differently next time around.”

Dianne Eppler Adams, in “Conscious Footsteps”

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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, January 11th, 2021 by Misa Hopkins in THE ROOT OF ALL HEALING

“Many studies have demonstrated the benefits of humor on health. Here is one that specifically shows us how humor positively effects healthy functioning of blood cells. In a research study done at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, researchers determined that: “Laughter appears to cause the tissue that forms the inner lining of blood vessels, the endothelium, to dilate or expand in order to increase blood flow.”

According to the principal investigator, Michael Miller, MD, Director of Preventative Cardiology at the University Medical Center: “The endothelium is the first line in the development of atherosclerosis or hardening of the arteries, so given the results of our study, it is conceivable that laughing may be important to maintain a healthy endothelium, and reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease.”

Misa Hopkins, in “The Root Of All Healing”

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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, January 8th, 2021 by Deepak Chopra in THE WAY OF THE WIZARD

“When you begin to see the seeds of opportunity in the ashes of disaster, then trust is beginning to grow. This trust comes in stages. First, start to see that the ego’s judgments about loss are false. Pain isn’t the truth…It’s what mortals go through to find the truth. Second, look for the other face of disaster or loss, the tiny seed of the new that wants to be born. When you look into the ashes…look well. Third, replace blame and complaining with a calm, sure knowledge that you are protected in nature’s plan – whatever you lost is temporary and unreal. It was bound to go, not because nature is cruel and indifferent but because every step you take toward the real is precious. In this light you will begin to see that loss and gain are just a mask. Underneath is the steady light of the eternal, which shines through everything, weaving unity out of chaos.”

Deepak Chopra, in “The Way of the Wizard”

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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, January 7th, 2021 by Marianne Williamson in THE GIFT OF CHANGE

“Whenever our outer world becomes stuck, it is incumbent upon us to look, not outward, but inward. It is a call to find the places in ourselves where we are holding on to old ways – where we blame others rather than taking personal responsibility for our woes; where we judge others instead of blessing them; where we are hard rather than vulnerable and open and kind.

These issues hold the hidden keys to unlocking our unsolved personal mysteries. To achieve breakthroughs in the external world, we had best achieve internal ones. For the level of consciousness is the level of cause; addressing problems at their cause means addressing them inside our own selves. Addressing problems only on the level of their effects – in the outside world – is failing to address them deeply at all.”

Marianne Williamson, in “The Gift of Change”

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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, January 6th, 2021 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

“You get to choose what you want, but you must get clear about what you want. This is your work. If you’re not clear, then the law of attraction cannot bring you what you want. You will be sending out a mixed frequency and you can only attract mixed results. For the first time in your life perhaps, work out what it is you really want. Now that you know you can have, be, or do anything, and there are no limits, what do you want?

Asking is the first step in the Creative Process, so make it a habit to ask. If you have to make a choice and you don’t know which way to go, ask! You should never be stumped on anything in your life. Just ask!”

Rhonda Byrne, in “The Secret”

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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, January 5th, 2021 by Sanaya Roman in LIVING WITH JOY

“What is required to feel good about the self is not the same from person to person. What you require for self-esteem is not necessarily what another person requires. It is important to discover what makes you feel worthy, confident and happy about who you are.

Self-respect at the highest levels comes from honoring your soul. This means speaking and acting from a level of integrity and honesty that reflects your higher self. It means standing by what you believe in (you don’t, however, have to convince others to believe in it), and acting in a way that reflects your values. Many of you criticize others for not living up to a value system you consider right, but on closer examination you may not be living up to it yourself. You have seen the person who is always telling everyone how they should act but he himself does anything he pleases. Self-respect means acting out your values and what you say you believe in.”

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, January 4th, 2021 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“Fear is an undercurrent and the more you can discover it and face it the more you can heal it through your unconditional love and acceptance of yourself. How do you discover fear? Ask yourself if there are any reasons you do not feel free to make a decision to do what you want to do. Perhaps there is a fear that there will not be enough money, a fear that you cannot make it on your own, that you will not succeed, or a fear that others do not love you and will not want you if you do not live up to their expectations, or if you stand up for yourself.

As you look at this decision, ask yourself, what would you do if you know you were totally safe and protected, guided and loved by the higher forces of the universe? If you knew your soul was assisting you in every way possible, and if you knew you could fully trust your wiser self, would you make a different decision?”

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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