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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 18th, 2019 by Rich Work in AWAKEN TO THE HEALER WITHIN

“The Creator gave us free-will choice. If you are not satisfied with your creation, you can change it. The Creator will not FIX it for you, nor will Jesus. When you ask for their help, they will assist you in every loving way possible. But true healing comes from within. “You are the ultimate healer.”

Doctors have never healed a patient. Not even Jesus claimed to have healed anyone. The Master simply said, “It is by your faith that you are healed.” Jesus, physicians, those working with others, can only offer the tools by which individuals can heal themselves.”

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

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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 17th, 2019 by Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. in IF LIFE IS A GAME THESE ARE THE RULES

“Wisdom is not a state to be achieved, but rather a state to be recalled. You arrived on this planet fully equipped with the boundless wisdom inherent in all humans; you only need to access that place within you that connects you to the infinite divine source in order to remember it. You are every bit as wise as the Buddha, Aristotle, or Confucius – they have simply accessed places inside themselves where perhaps you have not yet journeyed.

Wisdom is not intelligence. It has nothing to do with the level of your IQ or how well you did in school. Rather, wisdom is the highest level of emotional, spiritual, and mental evolution, at which you value intuition as much as information, willingness as much as ability, and inspiration as much as knowledge. It is where you synergize your deepest understanding with your everyday actions.”

Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. 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 Wednesday, January 16th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Whether you have a winning lottery ticket, a new car, a new job, an old house, or the flu, what you really have is the result, or product, of the things that have happened to you up to this point in space and time (here and now). Everything you have ever done is part of the process leading to everything that you will ever do, have, or experience. Your thoughts, or prayers, are behind all of those things. Believe me, if you hate your job, you will either quit, get fired, or make yourself sick. Why wait for the inevitable? Are we no longer smart enough to simply respond to our thoughts and feelings, and leave when we feel that it is time? Or have we come to honor our fear-based belief systems more than our inner guidance?”

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 Tuesday, January 15th, 2019 by Neale Donald Walsch in ABUNDANCE AND RIGHT LIVELIHOOD

“Some people ARE terrified to leave their corporate jobs. They’re trapped in a prison of their own device, because they have this idea that if they leave that corporate setting, or that position that they’ve worked so hard to attain, then all will be lost. And yet all is lost now, because if it wasn’t lost, they wouldn’t want to leave. So the key question is not, what will you lose should you remove yourself from that position, but what will you gain? And what even causes you to stop and think about leaving? That’s the key question.

And so what I would say to people who are in that place of dilemma, is what I’ve often said to people: You know, you need to make a life rather than a living. You might be much happier making one-third of your income, but coming from a place of beingness that brings joy to your soul.”

Neale Donald Walsch, in “Abundance and Right Livelihood”

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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 14th, 2019 by Asara Lovejoy in THE ONE COMMAND

“Taking the same amount of energy that you use worrying about lack and applying it to manifesting a new reality is so simple. Redirecting your thinking to prosperity tunes into your God/Source of all that is, that field of all possibilities, and provides you with all the financial good you can imagine and more, as you train your brain to receive that good.

God/Source and cash talk to each other all the time. Cash says, “Hey Great Creator, you know I enjoy being appreciated, and I like to be with those folks that like me, want me, and think that it is a good, deserving thing to have me in their life; I’d like to be a blessing for them. Do you have anyone lined up?”

As you attend to aligning yourself to Source and to personalizing your wealth in your thinking, it is yours to have as a blessing in a never-ending, always-present flow of cash and financial good.”

Asara Lovejoy, in “The One Command”

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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 11th, 2019 by James Redfield in THE CELESTINE PROPHECY

“We humans always seem to take a manipulative posture. No matter what the particulars of the situation, or the subject matter, we prepare ourselves to say whatever we must in order to prevail in the conversation. Each of us seeks to find some way to control and thus to remain on top in the encounter. If we are successful, if our viewpoint prevails, then rather than feel weak, we receive a psychological boost.

In other words, we humans seek to outwit and control each other not just because of some tangible goal in the outside world that we’re trying to achieve, but because of a lift we get psychologically. This is the reason we see so many irrational conflicts in the world both at the individual level and at the level of nations.”

James Redfield, in “The Celestine Prophecy”

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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 10th, 2019 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

“Whatever you enjoy receiving in your life, remind yourself, “I deserve this.” It is Okay to feel deserving. And you will if you believe the self that is receiving something is worthy and important. Abundance is related to how you feel about yourself. If you feel that you are important enough to ask, and divine enough to receive, receiving will be your reward. If, on the other hand, you feel unworthy, it will be almost impossible for abundance to flow into your life.

Think of how a tree unfolds to all of its magnificent potential, always reaching for the sunshine and growing and flourishing. Would you ever suggest to a tree, “You should be ashamed of yourself for having that disgusting moss on your bark, and for letting your limbs grow crooked?” Of course not. A tree allows the life force to work through it. You have the power within you thoughts to be as natural as that tree.”

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

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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 9th, 2019 by Ainslie MacLeod in THE INSTRUCTION

“In everyday life, nothing – and I stress nothing – gets in the way of living the life your soul intended more than this: other people’s expectations. Teachers, friends, politicians – they all “know” what’s best for you. Parents can be some of the biggest culprits. The problem with so many of them is that they assume their children are here for the same reason they are. They may be well-meaning: “We just want you to be happy.” But, more often than not, what they think will make you happy is for you to live their destiny – not your own.

Parents have the power to influence you in ways no one else can. Their control over you may be subtle or overt. It may not even be intentional, but it can last a lifetime…This is your life to live – according to your own life plan. If you marry Becky or Larry because Mom and Dad like them, that’s fine, as long as you do too. But if you make a major life decision based on Mom and Dad’s desires rather than your own, you may regret your choice long after they’re both gone…And what if you make the wrong choice? Well, that’s how you learn. It will help you make a better one next time. And don’t forget, it’s one thing to screw up because you made a poor choice, and quite another to screw up because you allowed someone else to make that choice for you.”

Ainslie MacLeod, in “The Instruction”

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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 8th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Praying for three minutes at bedtime doesn’t undo an entire day’s worth of negativity, but it is a good start. Praying for three minutes at the end of a day of positive thinking and acting, however, is even better. Every moment of thought adds to some future moment; and you have the freedom and ability to choose what thought you will contribute to your future reality. Learn how to use this tremendous power – and then use it. Your whole life will change for the better.

If you are not religious, don’t worry; praying doesn’t require you to start acting like an evangelist, or a “Bible-thumper,” or any of the things that may have turned you away from church. You don’t even have to be a Christian or believe in the Bible in order to pray and be heard. I realize that may sound controversial; but Jesus wasn’t preaching the Bible – and He wasn’t a Christian. The Bible you know didn’t exist then; and the people He taught already had a set of their own beliefs and religious texts – the same belief systems Jesus grew up with.

Jesus was teaching techniques for effective thinking and living – new ways of looking at and THINKING about those teachings which were ancient even in the time of Jesus. Jesus was teaching ways to make old teachings produce new fruit – simply by changing the way you think about those teachings.”

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 Monday, January 7th, 2019 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“Develop a psychology that works, and stay away from pomposity and arrogance and righteousness. Avoid as much as possible talking about your philosophy to other people. Don’t bother to try and win people over with your philosophy through personal arguments, and don’t bother to demonstrate it. What you keep to yourself has power; what you blab about yourself becomes less powerful. Now, it’s completely different if someone comes up and asks you something. Then you can tell them what you know. But don’t become a demonstrator of spiritual wonderfulness. Develop a philosophy that works, and any time a system doesn’t work, take a long hard look at what you believe. Bag it if it doesn’t work.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Infinite 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 Friday, January 4th, 2019 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

Action is a word that can imply “work” to some people, but inspired action will not feel like work at all. The difference between inspired action and action is this: Inspired action is when you are acting to receive. If you are in action trying to make it happen, you have slipped backward. Inspired action is effortless, and it feels wonderful because you are on the frequency of receiving.

Imagine life as a fast-moving river. When you are acting to make something happen it will feel as if you are going against the current of the river. It will feel hard and like a struggle. When you are acting to receive from the Universe, you will feel as if you are flowing with the current of the river. It will feel effortless. That is the feeling of inspired action, and of being in the flow of the Universe and life.”

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 Thursday, January 3rd, 2019 by Emmet Fox in YOUR HEART’S DESIRE

“An old adage says, “God has a plan for every person, and God has one for you,” and this is absolutely correct. Your real problem, therefore, in fact the only problem that you ever have, is to find your true place in life. Find that, and everything else will follow almost automatically. Until you do find your true place in life, however, you never will be really happy, no matter how much money or distinction you may acquire; and until you are happy, you will neither be healthy or free.”

Emmet Fox, in “Your Heart’s Desire”

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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 2nd, 2019 by Marianne Williamson in THE GIFT OF CHANGE

“Most of us – all of us, in fact, except the enlightened masters – live to some extent in a state of “love withhold.”‘ We are waiting to see if a person is good enough to receive our kindness, our generosity, or our love. People hardly have dates anymore; we have auditions. We think we need to understand a person to see whether they are worthy of our love, but in fact, unless we love them we cannot understand them.

Someone’s religion, looks, financial status, professional position – so many things are used by the ego to dictate who is worthy or appropriate for us. Yet God would have us keep our hearts open to people as a matter of faith. And any faith that has us close our hearts to anyone is not a genuine faith in God.”

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 Tuesday, January 1st, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

Message from Pondercentral: Best wishes to you for a very Happy New Year! Also, please note that the “Ponder on This” messages will continue throughout all of 2019, with all “Best of” messages for this year having originally been posted on the blog in 2009.

“If you get fired you may not have asked for that; but you may have asked for a better job, more money, or nicer coworkers, and just haven’t had the inspiration to go get it. Now you do. Clearly, I can’t enumerate all the combinations of events that can form answers to prayers. No man can; and God does work in mysterious ways that are way beyond any knowing. In fact, you may never be able to see such connections with some events. But you will begin to notice; and if you work on it, you will see these connections most of the time. You will become one with this process and see your true place in it all. You are not a victim – you are a creator. Recognize this, acknowledge the works of God in your life, and you will truly experience a life of fullness.”

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 Monday, December 31st, 2018 by Dan Millman in LIVING ON PURPOSE

“Cycles are the natural order of life, like the four seasons that follow one another in endless rounds. Hardship and pleasure alike will pass in time, for whatever rises will fall, and whatever falls will rise again in one or another form. This is the nature of the world. We cannot control the cycles of life, but we can ride them like bucking horses or flowing waves. By accepting our own changing seasons we move in harmony with the cycles of our world.”

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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