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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 by Dr. Joseph Murphy in THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

“Your subconscious mind never grows old. It is timeless, ageless, and endless. It is a part of the universal mind of God which was never born, and it will never die. Fatigue and old age cannot be predicated on any spiritual quality or power. Patience, kindness, veracity, humility, good will, peace, harmony, and brotherly love are attributes and qualities which never grow old. If you continue to generate these qualities here on this plane of life, you will always remain young in spirit…

Wisdom is an awareness of the tremendous spiritual powers in your subconscious mind and the knowledge of how to apply these powers to lead a full and happy life. Get it out of your head once and for all that 65, 75, or 85 years of age is synonymous with the end for you or anybody else. It can be the beginning of a glorious, fruitful, active, and more productive life pattern, better than you have ever experienced. Believe this, expect this, and your subconscious will bring it to pass.”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 10th, 2021 by John Randolph Price in LIVING A LIFE OF JOY

“How do we break the grip of the ego?…Let’s watch our feelings of self-importance and not forget how dangerous a minefield arrogance, pride, and swagger can be. Also, a greater understanding that all good things are possible may depress us at first because such things are not happening in our lives. This could throw us into the victim role.

Victim can be an interesting character to play. Posture: sagging shoulders. Facial expression: grim. Voice: whiny. Words from script with camera close up: “I don’t deserve this; why can’t good things happen to me?’ Ego gets credit for fine direction. Whenever self-importance and depression weigh in, take control. Meditate on who and what you are and let the light dispel the shadows.”

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 Friday, May 7th, 2021 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“Hard as it is to believe, emotional safety is not to be found in most relationships. That is because most relationships are addictive and temporary. They end in mutual distrust and/or abandonment. Yet, when we “fall in love,” we have the expectation that they are offering us not only safety, but perpetual bliss. If there ever was a set-up in life, this would have to be it! What better way to punish yourself than to enter into one destructive relationship after another?

The question, of course, is how do we avoid this scenario of “falling in love” and betraying ourselves? The answer it not to refuse to fall in love or to isolate ourselves, but to “fall in love” consciously, or to simply “be” in love. To be in love is to be present with the other person through all of the ups and downs of experience…It means to go into relationship with open eyes, seeing all that unfolds. It means not seeing selectively. Not seeing just what you want to believe.”

Paul Ferrini, in ‘The Silence of the Heart”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 6th, 2021 by Marianne Williamson in THE GIFT OF CHANGE

“If you are as God created you, then no mistakes you’ve ever made or anyone’s judgments or negative opinions about you can in any way determine who you are or change your value. In the Holy Instant, we can remember our divine essence and choose to express it. And whatever we express will be reflected back to us. The universe is always ready to give us new beginnings that reflect our innocence, but we are not always ready to receive them.

The sun can dawn, but we don’t see it if the drapes are closed. No matter how much God loves us, we don’t feel it if we don’t believe it. As long as we think that we are less than God’s perfect creation, then the experiences we attract to ourselves will be less than God’s perfect creation. As we believe, so shall it seem to be.”

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, May 5th, 2021 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“People unknowingly sabotage their own work when they withhold help or information from others or try to undermine them lest they become more successful or get more credit than “me.” Cooperation is alien to the ego, except when there is a secondary motive. The ego doesn’t know that the more you include others, the more smoothly things flow and the more easily things come to you.

When you give little or no help to others or put obstacles in their path, the universe – in the form of people and circumstances – gives little or no help to you because you have cut yourself off from the whole. The ego’s unconscious core feeling of “not enough” causes it to react to someone else’s success as if that success had taken something away from “me.” It doesn’t know that your resentment of another person’s success curtails your own chances of success. In order to attract success, you need to welcome it wherever you see it.”

Eckhart Tolle, in “A New Earth”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 4th, 2021 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“Our culture gives a great deal of credence to the caricature of “starving artist” and even romanticizes it. Two attitudes reinforce this debilitating image: The first is that our left-brain dominant culture does not value artistic expression as much as technical savvy. People who program computers get paid a lot more than those who paint pictures that hang in their offices. Both are important. When money gets tight, arts programs are the first to be axed by the government, and arts proponents have to go begging to the private sector to survive…

The second reason the starving artist myth stays alive is that the artists buy into it. Young artists, writers, and actors believe they must live in a chilly basement, wear tattered thrift-shop clothing, purchase groceries with food stamps, drive a car made of more rust than metal, and hassle with their landlord every month over the late rent check. And so impoverishment rules, not because it has to be that way, but because expectation is nine-tenths of manifestation.”

Alan Cohen, in “Why Your Life Sucks And What You Can Do About 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 Monday, May 3rd, 2021 by Debbie Ford in THE DARK SIDE OF THE LIGHT CHASERS

Owning is an essential step in the process of healing and of creating a life you love. We can’t embrace that which we don’t own. If you want to manifest your full potential you have to reclaim the parts of yourself that you’ve denied, hidden, or given away to others.

If there is an aspect of ourselves that we don’t accept, we’ll continually attract people in our lives who act out that aspect. The universe will keep trying to show us who we really are and to help make us whole again. Most of us have buried these disowned aspects so deep we can’t see where we could possibly be a particular kind of person that we look at with distaste. However, if a particular type of person keeps showing up in your life, it’s for a reason.”

Debbie Ford, in “The Dark Side of the Light Chasers”

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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, April 30th, 2021 by Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz in THE FIFTH AGREEMENT

“Have you ever noticed that since you arrived in this world, you’ve always been delivering a message? Even before you were born, when you mother became aware that she was pregnant, your message was there. Your parents couldn’t hardly wait for your arrival, for the moment of your birth. They knew that a miracle was happening, and as soon as you were born you delivered the message right away with no words. They felt your presence. It was the birth of an angel, and the message was you.

You were the message, and you still are the message, but you’ve been distorted by the reflection of the other messengers. It’s not the messengers’ fault, it’s not your fault, and in fact it’s nobody’s fault. The distortion is perfect because only perfection exists, but then you grow up, you become aware, and you can choose to deliver a different message. You can choose to become a better reflection of life by changing the language you speak. You can change the way you deliver a message, the way you communicate with yourself and with other people.”

Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz, in “The Fifth Agreement”

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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, April 29th, 2021 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

“If you are rushing or hurrying, know that those thoughts and actions are based in fear (fear of being late) and you are ‘fixing up’ bad things ahead for you. As you continue to rush, you will attract one bad thing after another into your path. In addition to that, the law of attraction is “fixing up” more circumstances that will cause you to rush and hurry. You must stop and move yourself off that frequency. Take a few moments to shift yourself, if you don’t want to summon bad things to you.

Many people, particularly in Western societies, chase “time” and complain that they don’t have enough time. Well, as someone says that they don’t have enough time, so it must be by the law of attraction. If you have been chasing your tail with thoughts of not having enough time, from now on declare emphatically, “I have more than enough time,” and change your life.

You can also turn waiting into a powerful time to create your future life. Next time you are in a situation where you are waiting, seize that time and imagine having all the things you want. You do this anywhere, anytime. Turn every life situation into a positive one!”

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, April 28th, 2021 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“People constantly broadcast their energy. Just as people have their own personal body chemistry, so do they have their own unique energy broadcast. Energy can be equated to a code. Just as there are no two snowflakes alike, there are not two codes alike. Each person you are with affects you somewhat differently.

Become aware of your body when you are with a particular person. Are you hunched over, or are you straight? Are your arms folded in front of you, or are your arms in back of you, leaving your heart open? Are your shoulders back or forward? Are you leaning forward or backward from the waist, or are you straight up and down. Your body will always give you clues about how you are handling 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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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 27th, 2021 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

Webster’s defines honesty as “fairness and straightforward conduct and an uprightness of character.” Our world is filled with images that mock the value of honesty: lobbyists and politicians on the take, raking in millions until they either get caught or their conscience begins to eat them up from the inside out. The media especially is a haven for “reality” shows that pit one contestant against another, and in order to “win” they often resort to lying, cheating, and backstabbing.

With money as the usual prize, how do you convey to people that honesty is one value that is worth hanging on to? Actually, the answer is pretty simple: look at the results. “What goes around comes around,” and no one ever really gets away with anything…I am convinced that many people feel that they are justified not telling the truth or acting in ways that are not in line with being honest feel they are justified because “everyone else does it.” That’s the point: don’t be like everyone else. Be a better you. Set a new standard, raise the bar – just for you.”

John St. Augustine, in “Living an Uncommon 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 Monday, April 26th, 2021 by Stuart Wilde in SILENT POWER

“Our emotions are, in effect, reactions, which are generated by the positive or negative responses of the ego/personality. The personality establishes rules. When life complements those rules or ideas, the personality is happy (positive emotion). When the personality is contradicted by circumstances, it is unhappy (negative emotion). If your personality doesn’t like you getting cold and wet, and you fall in the river, that generates an emotional response. Emotions are the reactions of the personality, presented on a grand stage and scripted in the theater of the mind. Free tickets for all basket cases!

Emotions are the outcropping of opinions and preferences. If you had no opinions or preferences, life could not contradict you, and you could not experience negative emotion. Of course, the key to serenity is not necessarily in satisfying your ego’s preferences. Rather, it’s in reducing your preferences and absolutes.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Silent Power”

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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, April 23rd, 2021 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“How many breaths do you take in a day? Close your eyes and count your breaths for the next minute. If you do the math, you will discover that we take approximately twenty thousand breaths a day. And yet, how many of those breaths are we consciously aware of? This is exactly how we unlock mindfulness – by taking what is unconscious and shining the light of consciousness on it. By intentionally taking a diaphragmatic breath (aka belly breath), we turn on the body’s innate relaxation system and thermostat.

What is more, to notice the breath is to appreciate our own precious being and to contact the essence of our presence. With the breath, we peer behind the veil at how we come into this world needing and grasping for the breath of life. Holding onto the breath leads to suffocation. Living requires a constant letting go. This in itself is a powerful lesson in non-attachment. Each breath teaches us that holding on too long to anything creates pain and suffering. Letting go is nature’s way, and this is no small thing.”

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 Thursday, April 22nd, 2021 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in PULLING YOUR OWN STRINGS

“Albert Einstein once reported, “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition form mediocre minds.” What a hunk of truth that is. If you want to achieve your own greatness, to climb your own mountains, you’ll have to use yourself as your first and last consultant. The only alternative is for you to listen to the violent opposition of virtually everyone you encounter.

The masses will always compare you to others, since that is their weapon of manipulation and enforcer of conformity.”

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

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, April 21st, 2021 by Terry Cole-Whittaker in LIVE YOUR BLISS

“Remember that each encounter with another soul is an opportunity to practice unconditional love, which is exactly what we need in order to release ourselves from judging others as good and bad. This allows us to elevate our consciousness to the spiritual zone, where we are able to perceive the divine nature of all souls. And this liberates us from the lower-frequency realms of hell, where people are hating, competing, fault-finding, blaming, arguing, and fighting for survival by defeating others, who are Mother/Father God’s precious children…The choice of heaven or hell is ours in this moment.”

Terry Cole-Whittaker, in “Live Your Bliss”

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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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