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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 23rd, 2019 by Lynn Grabhorn in EXCUSE ME YOUR LIFE IS WAITING

“Usually when we forgive, we are acknowledging that whomever we’re forgiving has done a wrong, which is probably true. Then, even though we say we forgive, we secretly hold on to the dastardliness of the wrong. Yet true forgiveness is about no longer holding onto or stewing over (focusing on) the thing that got us all riled up to begin with. And that holds true whether it happened five minutes or fifty years ago. Why? Because unless we let it go, we’ll keep getting more of it, that’s why. If we hold on to it, it’s in our vibration. And if it’s in our vibration, we’re either going to attract it, or something similar in vibration. Over and over.”

Lynn Grabhorn, in “Excuse Me, Your LIFE is Waiting”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019 by Marianne Williamson in EVERYDAY GRACE

“According to A Course in Miracles, our job is to tell someone they’re right, even when they’re wrong. That doesn’t means we’re supposed to lie. It does mean, however, that it’s always our mission to affirm someone’s humanity, even when we’re disagreeing with his or her perceptions. Our spiritual challenge in any situation is to first recognize a person’s love and innocence, and then to speak from that perspective. For it is not our disagreements that wound; it’s our criticism, attack, and blame that wound. Until we know we’re on loving ground – past the temptation to even subtly blame – we had best be very careful with what we say and how we say it. Some words cut, while others heal.”

Marianne Williamson, in “Everyday Grace”

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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 21st, 2019 by Gloria Wendroff in HEAVENLETTERS

“Harken to messages today because you have a great one coming. This idea alone will wake you up. You are going to have a revolution of thought. That means that an insight within you, long dormant, will awaken. It will be awakened by an outside event or an outside word. You will have a recognition of something, and this recognition will lighten your life. It is as if you run through the streamer that signals the winning of a race, only this streamer signals the beginning of another, for you are ever anew.

Be watchful today of all that surrounds you and comes into your awareness. The message you receive today may be coded, and you are the one to unlock it.”

Gloria Wendroff, in “Heavenletters”

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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 20th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“There is no limit to the miracles we can experience in life. The fact is we have gotten so used to miracles that it takes amazing spectacles of universal movement to impress us. What I mean, for example, is that each breath we take is an unexplainable miracle of unimaginable significance. Medicine and science may be able to observe, describe, and even affect to some degree, the physical activity that accompanies the process of respiration; but we may never know, however, how or why that particular miracle occurs.

Childbirth, trees, and where art and music come from, are just a few of the everyday miracles we simply cannot explain. But we take these things for granted, or simply ignore them, because we don’t understand them. We integrate these things into our lives without fully appreciating their significance. Then, we expect “real” miracles to be performed on command before we accept the existence of a higher power – or before we truly believe in one. The adage, “If you can’t take care of what you have, what makes you think you need more?” comes to mind. If we can’t even acknowledge the miracles that surround us in plain sight, what makes us think we’d recognize a miracle in an unfamiliar setting, or scenario?”

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 Friday, May 17th, 2019 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“Our culture’s fascination with romantic love is really quite pervasive. If you have any doubt about this, just listen to many of the most popular songs during the past 100 years or more, and you’ll hear all kinds of lyrics about how badly someone needs someone else. For example, “Baby I need your lovin,” or “If you leave me now, you’ll take away the biggest part of me,” etc. We are literally bombarded with this type of programming in music, and in films, books and TV shows as well. As such, it’s not surprising that so many people develop the belief that they NEED a romantic partner in their life.

The reality is that whenever you approach a love relationship from a position of need, you’’re putting yourself into a very uneasy position. Think about it, if you come to believe that you truly need another person to be fulfilled, you can never rest easy because there’s always the possibility they may have a change of heart and leave, or worse yet, die. That’s why the age-old advice that we should first be able to live happily on our own is so very practical.”

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 Thursday, May 16th, 2019 by John St. Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“The truth is that a lot of us are living hollow lives. We claim to have great faith, and yet when it comes to really living it, we often choose to accept the view of the world the media presents to us. Fear is the greatest threat to humanity. There is always something out there to get you in here, be it terrorists, global warming, shark attacks, the bogeyman, you name it. We obsess over our children’s safety and our waistlines and our credit scores. We need to stop and get a grip. We have lost our trust and, more importantly, our confidence.

Think of what the word “confidence” means in Latin. The word con means with, and fides means faith. We have lost trust in ourselves. Think back to your grandparents or spend time around true holy people. They have this amazing rooted trust in who they are. We have replaced inner trust with outer things, and the combination has not only made us weaker, but also very unhappy.”

Dr. Kathleen Hall, quoted in “Living an Uncommon Life” by John St. Augustine

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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 15th, 2019 by Rosanna Ienco in AWAKENING THE DIVINE SOUL

“Where do our worries originate? For many of us, childhood situations have left a scar—on some, so deep we think they will never heal, but the truth is we can all be healed from whatever traumatic situation we have had to endure. For others, it might be the pressure of being a teenager, but whatever it stems from, it will likely manifest itself at a significant point in adult life, such as when we become parents. I honestly believe that nothing is too deeply rooted or too painful to deal with, for it is often from the most fragile and wounded that the brightest lights will eventually shine.

When we are ready and brave enough to face our demons and break through the veil of our darkness, only then can we readily embrace our future. We must be willing to take that inward journey through the dark night of the soul, before we can emerge through the flame of our existence and rise up like the phoenix.”

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 14th, 2019 by Sanaya Roman in LIVING WITH JOY

“No matter what happens each day, if unexpected bills arrive in the mail or someone changes his mind, no matter what in the past has destroyed your emotional calm, mental peace, or physical well-being, decide that you will now radiate peace, healing, and love. The world you see around you is but an illusion created by the energy you are sending out. Anything is possible. The limits you see, the part of you that says, “this can’t be done” are only thoughts. They absolutely can be changed.

From a position of inner peace you can create the reflection of your soul’s light in the outer world…Imagine there are many streams of energy around you, and you can choose to operate in any one you wish. One is called struggle, a great deal of work to get what you want, and another is joy. When you’re anxious, tense and worried, you are in the first stream. If for even a moment you find inner peace, you automatically join the second, higher flow of energy.”

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, May 13th, 2019 by Gloria Wendroff in HEAVENLETTERS

“You may think no one exerts power over you, but you give power to others constantly. The power and the glory are Mine. Yet you exalt others. You think they have something to do with you. You think they have the power to ration you to yourself. You give them the authority to incur value on you or to take it away. You think they are a tailor who fits a suit to you, and they have the authority to take the measure of you.

Do not give away yourself so much, for you give yourself for naught. You belong to no one but Me. I have say over your, no one else. Do not attribute to others what they do not have.

All the regard you give to others’ opinions, give to Me. You have made other people your idols. That must be so or you would not be so affected by their thoughts. Nothing concerning you depends on their thoughts. Their thoughts are meaningless. Their negative thoughts bequeath no more to you than their positive ones. Their thoughts have nothing to do with you. Their thoughts are their thoughts, that’s all, but My children tend to see others’ thoughts as sacrosanct. You let others’ thoughts add to you or take away from you, that you are more, or you are less, depending upon how someone sees you at the moment.

But that is judging yourself as one who has little merit on his own, and that is far from the truth of you.”

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 10th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Our true inheritance is the power and the kingdom; but we must believe to achieve. If we are meek, or timid and unsure, this reflects an obvious doubt, or lack of faith and belief, and all we will inherit is the earth and those worldly things we find laying around us. We are here to be and do – to live and learn – not to have and hold onto temporal things. Confusion on this point leads to a great deal of suffering as people replace health and happiness with money and possessions as their primary focus in life. Money isn’t bad; in fact, it can do tremendous good in this world. The focus on money, rather than on joy and bliss, however, is a tremendous distraction which can undermine us in a big way!”

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 Thursday, May 9th, 2019 by Don Miguel Ruiz, in THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

“How many times do we pay for one mistake? The answer is thousands of times. The human is the only animal on earth that pays a thousand times for the same mistake. The rest of the animals pay once for every mistake they make. But not us. We have a powerful memory. We make a mistake, we judge ourselves, we find ourselves guilty, and we punish ourselves. If justice exists, then that was enough; we don’t need to do it again. But every time we remember, we judge ourselves again, and again, and again. If we have a wife or husband he or she also reminds us of the mistake, so we can judge ourselves again, punish ourselves again, and find ourselves guilty again. Is this fair?

How many times do we make our spouse, our children, or our parents pay for the same mistake? Every time we remember the mistake, we blame them again and send them all the emotional poison we feel at the injustice, and then we make them pay again for the same mistake. Is that justice?”

Don Miguel Ruiz, in “The Four Agreements”

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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 Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 by Valeria Teles in FIT FOR JOY

“Cultivating habits that distract us from understanding the real sources of our pain can be very attractive to some of us. Discovering the real sources of our suffering takes not only hard work, but genuine intention to end suffering. Not all of us are ready to let go of what propels us into habitual ways of thinking and living. We have the tendency to hold on to anything that is familiar and makes us feel comfortable, even when in actuality we are extremely uncomfortable. Of course, it’s not that we like to suffer—we’d just rather maintain our conventional way of thinking, which accepts unnecessary suffering as something normal.

It is true that we are conditioned to experience pain in this life; however, most of our suffering is self-created. An example of this is how convinced we are that happiness will come someday with hard work, even if the hard work makes us unhappy every day before we get to our goal. What we don’t realize is that suffering now and expecting happiness in the future is like running a marathon to have a guilt-free moment of enjoyment with delicious, high calorie foods.”

Valeria Teles, in “Fit for Joy”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 7th, 2019 by Guy Finley in THE ESSENTIAL LAWS OF FEARLESS LIVING

“Here’s a true idea that rarely occurs to us. There is a greater potential in what we don’’t yet know about this life of ours than there is in what we’ve already seen about it. This great undiscovered territory – this “darkness” within us – is there for a distinctly Divine purpose: it exists as it does to serve the Light that reveals it; for in each such revelation there is a simultaneous realization and release of a new order of consciousness.

There is such beauty in this idea, for it speaks to the possibility of a continual rebirth within us. What this means is that currently we don’t yet see “problems” for what they really are: a part of the Light within us that we have yet to perceive! Any thought or feeling that troubles us in mind or heart, any fear or worry, is like a candle not yet lit. What purpose has any flame or light – in any form we may find it – other than to enter into and transform what is dark into more of itself?”

Guy Finley, in “The Essential Laws of Fearless Living”

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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 6th, 2019 by Wayne W. Dyer in MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY

“Become aware of how your judgments prevent you from connecting to whatever you are judging. A judgment is a definition of your self as separate from that which you are judging. Remember that it is possible to look out on the world and not condemn it, to have absolutely no judgment or interpretation of it but to just allow it to be.

The ego is the part that keeps you attached to an idea of separation…Your ego analyzes, condemns, defines, evaluates, interprets and judges almost everything. Work hard each day at just letting go and seeing yourself as a part of all of those people and things that you are judging. When the judgment disappears, it does so because you have realized that you are really a part of that which you are judging. Your judgment is only a definition of yourself.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “Manifest Your Destiny”

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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 3rd, 2019 by Gloria Wendroff in HEAVENLETTERS

“When you wake in the morning, say to yourself: “God is looking out for me right now. God is always looking out for me.” During the day remember those words, and let them run through you. When you go to bed at night, rest in those words. Let them be the blanket that covers you. Let them tuck you in. Take those words and you will benefit from them more than any sleeping pill. The reminder that I have your best interest at heart is multi-vitamin – and mineral too.

When you go to bed at night, yes, remember that you are going to bed for more than sleep. You are going to bed to rest in My arms. What else can you do but that when you lay your head down at night? Those who have a hard time going to sleep may be fearing their thoughts, so substitute the ones I give you. The fear of what thoughts may come to you rests on the deeper fear of letting go of supposed control. Letting go of control is the same as resting in My arms. It is nothing more than that. Why would anyone be afraid or hesitate to rest in My arms of love? And remember that when you awake, you are still in the arms of love.”

Gloria Wendroff, in “Heavenletters”

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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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