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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, October 30th, 2020 by Stuart Wilde in WHISPERING WINDS OF CHANGE

“Our world is built on consumption. It’s the raison d’etre of our economic system. A small amount of consumption is needed for survival and a pleasant life, but much of what we consume is only a part of the chase for the particle* state. Look at all the stuff you have bought over the years but never used. It only gave you fleeting pleasure for the brief moment it fed the illusion. Once it stopped doing that, you moved your horizon beyond whatever it was that you purchased, looking for the next boost. If the need for all that stuff suddenly wasn’t there, would it be a real trauma – or would it be an excuse for a wonderful garage sale where you get to meet your neighbors?”

Stuart Wilde, in “Whispering Winds of Change”

* By “particle” state, Mr. Wilde is referring to the human desire to appear separate and better than others; to be an independent particle instead of simply being a part of the overall “wave” of human consciousness.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 29th, 2020 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

“The truth is the Universe has been answering you all of your life, but you cannot receive the answers unless you are aware. Be aware of everything around you, because you are receiving the answer to your questions in every moment of the day. The channels those answers can come through are unlimited. The could be delivered in the form of a newspaper headline that attracts your attention, or overhearing someone speaking, or a song on the radio, or signage on a truck passing by, or receiving a sudden inspiration. Remember to remember, and become aware!”

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 Wednesday, October 28th, 2020 2010 by Nan Akasha in ALREADY RICH

“You are free, whether you believe it or not. Whether you feel it or not. Even when you are in a situation you perceive limits you, you always have the freedom within to choose how you feel. You have the freedom to decide how you feel, what you think and what you decide things mean. When you pull your energy back in from feeding the past, and the pain, and from people who do not support, respect and uplift you, you are free. Do not seek approval, validation and too much advice from others. You know what is best for you and the best way to begin to feel free is to make yourself your own best authority.

Gather information, learn and practice, but make your own decisions, based on what is best for you. Give yourself the approval and validation you seek from others and it will never go away. Others cannot spend enough of their time and energy on you to keep you happy. They have their own selves to take care of too. We are all living from within our own world, our own perception, perspective, essentially our own “planet.”

Nan Akasha, in “Already Rich”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 by Louise Hay in YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE

“Don’t delay your own prosperity by being resentful or jealous that some else has more than you. Don’t criticize the way they choose to spend their money. It is none of your business. Each person is under the law of his or her own consciousness. Just take care of your own thoughts. Bless another’s good fortune, and know there is plenty for all.

Are you a stingy tipper? Do you stiff washroom attendants with some self-righteous statement? Do you ignore the porters in your office or apartment building at Christmas time? Do you pinch pennies when you don’t need to buying day-old vegetables or bread? Do you do your shopping in a thrift shop, or do you always order the cheapest thing on the menu?

There is a law of “demand and supply.” Demand comes first. Money has a way of coming to where it is needed.”

Louise Hay, in “You Can Heal Your Life”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 26th, 2020 by Richard Carlson in DON’T SWEAT THE SMALL STUFF

“While many of us frequently do nice things for others, we are almost certain to mention our acts of kindness to someone else, secretly seeking their approval. When we share our own niceness or generosity with someone else, it makes us feel like we are thoughtful people, it reminds us of how nice we are and how deserving we are of kindness. While all acts of kindness are inherently wonderful, there is something even more magical about doing something thoughtful but mentioning it to no one, ever. You always feel good when you give to others. Rather than diluting the positive feelings by telling others about your own kindness, by keeping it to yourself you get to retain all the positive feelings.

It’s really true that one should give for the sake of giving, not to receive something in return. This is precisely what you are doing when you don’t mention your kindness to others—your rewards are the warm feelings that come from the act of giving. The next time you do something really nice for someone else, keep it to yourself and revel in the abundant joy of giving.”

Richard Carlson, PH.D., in “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”

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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, October 23rd, 2020 by Judith Orloff in SECOND SIGHT

“Whenever I am confused about something in my life and need direction, especially when I’m too emotionally involved with a situation to do a clear intuitive reading myself, I write a specific request on a piece of paper and then place it on a table beside my bed. This formalizes the process. In the morning, I record my dreams and look to them for the answer. If it doesn’t come right away, I repeat my request each night until I’m satisfied. I recommend the same approach to my patients, and you can do it, too.”

Judith Orloff, M.D., in “Second Sight”

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BONUS PONDER on THIS by Justine Toms in SMALL PLEASURES

“When we become isolated in a culture of fear, our very heart rhythms are compromised. Never before in the history of the planet have we had the ability to reach out and be of help to so many others as we have now, whether in our own communities or across the world. The time is ripe to act on this inherent impulse. Let’s fill the world with our loving acts – because that is who we are.”

Justine Toms, in “Small Pleasures”

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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, October 22nd, 2020 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“The past only has an impact on the present when you continue to waste your powerful thought and feeling energies on something that no longer exists at all, other than in your own mind. Whatever it was that happened is finished now, and no matter how uncomfortable it was for you, you need to come to the understanding that at some level you chose it, and that it helped to build your character and make you a stronger individual.

Whenever you do find yourself wondering why something turned out the way it did, I suggest calling to mind the old adage that often times “God does work in mysterious ways.” The truth is, you really don’t know the “big picture.” So, even though you might be inclined to feel sad about a certain event in your past, make the decision to accept the realization that there is a higher order to things, and that something good will eventually come of it.”

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 Wednesday, October 21st, 2020 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“There is a story of how the Buddha once gave a talk to hundreds of monks, only to have them disagree and walk out on him. Did the Buddha then try to spin his message to get high approval ratings and win the monks over? No – he stood by his teaching rather than trying to make his talk more agreeable to his audience. Did he take the monks’ response personally? If he had, the conflict could have driven the monks away for good. The Buddha instead trusted that if the monks found his words valuable, they would return. And they did.

When we crave approval, we may never find our authentic voice or establish honest relationship. As Lao Tzu taught, Care about people’s approval and you will be their prisoner. Trusting your feelings, though, does not mean bludgeoning another over the head with your version of truth. Being genuine is not about winning or losing.”

Donald Altman, in “The Mindfulness Code”

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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, October 20th, 2020 by Eckhart Tolle in THE POWER OF NOW

“If you are one of the many people who have an issue with their parents, if you still harbor resentment about something they did or did not do, then you still believe that they had a choice – that they could have acted differently.

It always looks as if people had a choice, but that is an illusion. As long as your mind with its conditioned patterns runs your life, as long as you are your mind, what choice do you have? None. You are not even there. The mind-identified state is severely dysfunctional. It is a form of insanity. Almost everyone is suffering from this illness in varying degrees. The moment you realize this, there can be no more resentment. How can you resent someone’s illness? The only appropriate response is compassion.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “The Power of Now”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 19th, 2020 by Richard Blackstone in NUTS & BOLTS SPIRITUALITY

“Many people think that they are just one person and by themselves they won’t make any difference in changing the world. That is wrong thinking. Each and every one of us makes a difference. The whole is made up of the parts. Each part is critical to the creation of a fully functioning whole.

If you don’t think that one person makes a difference think about this. It is rush hour traffic at 7:30 a.m. and one car breaks down in the middle of the freeway. Does that one car make a difference? Has that one car affected the traffic patterns of all the other cars behind it? One lady refused to leave her seat on a bus in Mobile, Alabama and created a catalyst of change throughout this country. Do you think that Rosa Parks was in collaboration with a freedom movement at the time? Or do you think a freedom movement evolved from this woman’s one act of defiance?

One person makes a difference. What makes you think that you don’t have something to contribute? Do you think of yourself as being so small that you don’t matter in this world? I tell you this. Your thinking small does not serve the world.”

Richard Blackstone, in “Nuts & Bolts Spirituality”

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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, October 16th, 2020 by Alan Cohen in RELAX INTO WEALTH

“When you focus on lack and smallness, you hamper your ability to see solutions. As you relax and trust in universal supply, you expand your vision to discover your next step to success. Your actions demonstrate what you believe. If you want to know what you believe, observe how you are living and feeling. When you hoard or hold back from letting your resources flow, you attest that there is a limited amount available to you and you must protect yourself from loss. When you stay in the current of expressing and sharing your wealth – even if it appears to be small – you affirm there is enough for yourself and everyone. Then life can and will manifest your affirmation.

Master metaphysician Florence Scovel Shinn explained: “All sickness is due to congestion and all healing is due to circulation.” This principle applies to prosperity as well. When your mind is congested with thoughts of lack, resistance, and struggle, money cannot come to you or through you. Prime the pump of your consciousness by giving freely, and the universe will give freely to you.”

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 Thursday, October 15th, 2020 by Robert Mack in HAPPINESS FROM THE INSIDE OUT

“Expectation is the source of all misery in the world. In order to be happy, therefore, you must give up your expectations; you must detach from the need for having specific outcomes or specific or specific results. You must not expect anybody to do or not do anything in particular and you must not expect anything in particular to happen or not happen. This is the law of expectation. When you learn to accept and love what is, you open yourself up to a world of possibilities. You must learn to let the present be what it is – a gift in its own right – without wrapping it and coloring it with expectations of what it might become, good or bad.

You can tell you’ve violated the law of expectation when you feel negative emotion. The moment you feel disappointed, angry, frustrated, or resentful is the moment you’ve traded unconditional happiness for conditional happiness.You feel negative emotion only because you’re comparing what you think should be or could be. Every time you make that kind of comparison you’re jeopardizing your present moment. And as you jeopardize your present moment, you jeopardize your future moments too, because unhappiness now leads to greater unhappiness later.”

Robert Mack, in “Happiness from the Inside Out”

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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, October 14th, 2020 by Sanaya Roman in LIVING WITH JOY

“Many of you are too humble, wearing the cloak of self-doubt, of wondering who you are. You who are so kind and loving are full of light; you have so much to offer the world. It is important for you to take off your veil, for it hinders you in serving on a larger scale. When you pay attention to your doubts and fears, to that little voice saying, “You’re not good enough,” you are simply giving heed to your lower self. You have the ability to change your focus.

You do not need to pay attention to these voices within you that create pain, or make you feel less competent, smart or able. You can simply act as if that part of you were a small child; hold it, reassure it, and move on. Do not let those voices attract too much of your attention, and do not think that you are them either. Learn not to pay attention to the little voices within that would have you think you are not great.”

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 Tuesday, October 13th, 2020 by Misa Hopkins in THE ROOT OF ALL HEALING

“Blame is not the same as accountability. When someone has done something inappropriate that has directly caused you to be injured, they have responsibility. It is appropriate to hold that person accountable for their choices. Blame occurs when you had some responsibility too and you want to punish them for their share of responsibility as well as your own. You can even blame yourself by punishing yourself for your share of responsibility, plus the responsibilities of others. Blame also occurs when you are making someone else responsible for your feelings and reactions. Perhaps you were abused as a child and now as an adult your blame your abuser for how you feel about yourself today.

Of course you have a right to feel hurt and anger; however, blame is toxic because it usually feeds the anger with guilt and resentment. When you are blaming, every time you talk about what someone did to you, even if what happened was truly awful, the flames of blame get fanned locking in your anger and keeping you at a distance from healing.”

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 Monday, October 12th, 2020 by Suzanne Scurlock-Durana in FULL BODY PRESENCE

“Because of life experiences over time that have caused us to stifle or shutdown our own connection to the fullness of life, most of us have to relearn how to access it. We reclaim that connection through an engergetic awareness of the internal landscape of our body, which reveals our inner wisdom. Like an inner compass of deep knowing, our innate cellular intelligence informs us constantly. It is a hunch that something is off in a relationship or a sense or rightness about a project that makes no sense logically yet makes our heart sing. It might be a direction we somehow know we need to take, or it might be someone we instinctively know we should avoid at all costs.

This deep wisdom emerges from all parts of us. Sometimes we will feel an ache in our heart or a tightening of our gut. At other times, we might hear it as a whisper of instruction about a confusing person or situation. Wisdom might come as a memory of an event that reminds us of something we need to learn in this moment. The body’s inner compass of wisdom is always with us – though we don’t always listen or immediately know what it is saying.”

Suzanne Scurlock-Durana, in “Full Body Presence”

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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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