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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 22nd, 2019 by Stuart Wilde in SIXTH SENSE

“The spiritual lessons of this Earth plane are complex. We are here to learn to let go and trust our perception so that we feel safe without all the trappings of the material ego-world: burglar alarms, handguns, insurance policies, nasty lawyers, vindictive emotions, and so forth. But moving from fear to love and just trusting your inner power isn’t simple in a world where manipulation, trickery, hatred, and violence are common. We have to become courageous where there is so much fear and insecurity. We have to detach when everyone is trying to suck us in as much as possible, and we have to believe in ourselves when the whole system is trying to mold us into a stifling conformity that pulls us down. We have to believe in abundance when people talk of lack. It’s a funny ol’ game.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Sixth Sense”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, August 21st, 2019 by Louise Hay in YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE

“It is essential that we stop worrying about money and stop resenting our bills. Many people treat bills as punishments to be avoided if possible. A bill is an acknowledgment of our ability to pay. The creditor assumes you are affluent enough and gives you the service or the product first. I bless with love each and every bill that comes into my home. I bless with love and stamp a small kiss on each and every check I write.

If you pay with resentment, money has a hard time coming back to you. If you pay with love and joy, you open the free-flowing channel of abundance. Treat your money as a friend, not as something you wad up and crush into your pocket.”

Louise Hay, in “You Can Heal Your 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 Tuesday, August 20th, 2019 by Wayne W. Dyer in WISDOM OF THE AGES

“Most of the suffering we experience outside of outright physical pain occurs because of our identification with our own self-importance. As I was planning how I would approach this topic of ego and suffering I recalled a conversation I had with my close friend Deepak Chopra. As I debated whether to include what he told me in that conversation, the telephone rang, and sure enough, it was Deepak calling. I told him that only ten seconds before I had jotted down his name on a piece of paper to remind myself about what he had said about ego and suffering, and I meant to call him to get it correctly.

Deepak and I talk for a few minutes and he said, “As long as you are writing about the ability to end suffering, I suggest that you give your readers a phrase from the old Ojibway Native American tribes that I use on myself whenever I get too involved in my own self-importance by getting upset over some trivial matter.” He said, “I simply repeat this phrase to myself and almost by magic the mental suffering disappears.” So here it is, from the Ojibway via Deepak Chopra, through me, and to you. “Now and then I go about pitying myself and all the while my soul is being blown by great winds across the sky.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “Wisdom of the Ages”

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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, August 19th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Belief underlies experience. Prayer is an experience. Prayer is simply thought; and if you have a thought that you believe in, you will soon experience that thought as a reality of some sort. You will see an answered prayer. When we see so many things in life fall into categories that could just as easily be explained as prayers being answered, as anything else, why not pray for everything you could ever want? You can certainly take whatever other practical steps you intended to take, but why not pray if it could bring you the answer you seek, and maybe even save you some time and energy?

Sure, we stand in church and pray, and may even say a prayer at dinner; but if we really believed in prayer, and understood what prayer truly is, we would spend a lot more time doing it, and have much more peaceful and fulfilling lives as a result. We are apparently missing an important part of the picture, however. Are we so unwilling to believe that our thoughts create our reality, that we aren’t even willing to experiment with some committed, positive thought for a change?”

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, August 16th, 2019 by Paul Ferrini in THE ECSTATIC MOMENT

“If you want to God’s work, find the light that lies in your mind and heart. Feel the heat that comes into the heart center when you breathe and bless your experience. Feel the fire in the heart that comes from your gratitude, your appreciation of your life just the way it is. Feel the warmth and the love that extend from your heart when you accept the people in your life just the way they are. All this can be experienced, here and now.

You are the light of the world, but you do not know it. You do not know it because you have not looked deeply into your own heart. Take a moment to look. Take a moment to see who you really are.

Do not take your cues from the world anymore. Take your cues from the light that dances in your heart. Then your eyes will sparkle when others lose hope.”

Paul Ferrini, in “The Ecstatic Moment”

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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, August 15th, 2019 by AlanCohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS…AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“Riches are fame are highly seductive; they rarely turn out to be what they appear. Some of the richest and most famous people in the world are the unhappiest. And some are very happy. It’s not whether you are rich and famous that makes or breaks you, but how you are rich and famous. If you are doing it to prove yourself, you will never win. If you seek to follow your heart without demanding a result, you are good to go.”

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 Wednesday, August 14th, 2019 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“Never, ever give your word to anyone in order to accommodate them…only do so if you endorse the promises you make. If people want you to do something against your wishes, you will explain lovingly and politely, that you do not wish to be committed in this way. Next…give your word only rarely, and never when you do not have to. It is so simple to say to someone, “I am sorry, but I cannot make that commitment at this time.” Remember, the human mind is used to being put off. It constantly makes demands that it knows will not be fulfilled instantly. And it accepts “later” as a natural part of reality. Choosing not to commit yourself reduces your chances by default.

Next, if you ever give your word, you will absolutely follow through on your commitment. If circumstances do not allow you to follow through, then you will use those circumstances to learn about the way consciousness flows, and next time, avoid a similar situation.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Affirmations”

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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, August 13th, 2019 by Joseph Murphy in THE AMAZING LAWS OF COSMIC MIND POWER

“You must appreciate the fact that your desire, idea, dream, new play, book, script, trip, enterprise, or adventure are all real in your mind, though invisible. To know that your idea is real, that is has form, shape, and substance on the mental plane, and that it is as real as your hand on the objective plane, gives you scientific faith and enables you to walk over the waters of confusion, strife, and fear to a place of conviction deep in your subconscious mind. Whatever is conveyed to your subconscious is projected on the screen of space. This is the way your ideas are objectified.”

Joseph Murphy, in “The Amazing Laws of Cosmic Mind Power”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 12th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“To surrender means to stop trying and start allowing. Joseph Chilton Pearce relates stories of what he calls “un-conflicted behavior” in which doubts give way to a knowing or belief that the task at hand is already accomplished. The outcome is a foregone conclusion so there is nothing left but to experience the asked-for situation. By surrendering your thoughts to the moment, you surrender any doubt or fear, along with any illusions of control.

Things unfold as they have been created and feedback is experienced that lets us know which direction our thoughts and prayers are carrying us. When experiencing un-conflicted behavior, we are experiencing a place where the beliefs and programs that we carry around with us cannot us or hold us back.”

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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CORRECTION TO Special Ponder on This Update sent Saturday, August 10, 2019

NOTE: When this was initially published on Saturday 8/10 and then emailed to subscribers it was missing the link to the article because yours truly was in a hurry and failed to attach it. That issue has been corrected with this version.

Recently I was interviewed for a Podcast by an author named Valeria Teles who operates a website at FitforJoy.org. Earlier this year I included a passage from Valeria’s first book here on Pondercentral.com, and in the aftermath of that she extended her invitation to me. The interview is now live at this LINK.

We talked extensively about spirituality and personal growth that day, and the conversation flowed very smoothly. None of the answers to her questions were scripted since I purposely asked not to know in advance what she would ask. That led to a very interesting and inspiring discussion since it was truly all “in the moment,” so to speak.

As a subscriber to this site you are, of course, under no obligation to listen to this, and, I truly feel that there is solid value in the information that was shared that day so that’s why I posted this today.

Thank you.

Jeff at Pondercentral.com.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, August 9th, 2019 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“When we are following our path, we are bound to rub some people the wrong way. Criticism and rejection are a healthy sign that you are doing something real and alive. If no one is upset with what you are doing, you are probably not expressing yourself fully. Albert Einstein noted that “great spirits have always encountered violent resistance from mediocre minds.” If you are not bumping up against some kind of reaction, reconsider your self-expression and find something to do that will bother someone. Then you will really be on your way!”

Alan Cohen, in “Dare to Be Yourself”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, August 8th, 2019 by Neale Donald Walsch in COMMUNION WITH GOD

“Health is an announcement of agreement between your body, mind, and spirit. When you are not healthy, look to see which parts of you disagree. Perhaps it is time for you to rest your body, but your mind doesn’t know how. Perhaps your mind is dwelling on negative, angry thoughts, or worries about tomorrow, and your body cannot relax. Your body will demonstrate the truth to you. Simply watch it. Notice what it is showing you, listen to what it is saying.

Honor your body, Keep it in good shape. It is the most important physical tool that you have. It is a magnificent tool, an extraordinary instrument. You can subject it to untold abuse, and it will continue to serve you as best as it can. But why reduce its effectiveness? Why abuse its systems?”

God, as spoken to Neale Donald Walsch, in “Communion with God”

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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, August 7th, 2019 by Eckhart Tolle in THE POWER OF NOW

“You may have heard the phrase “turn the other cheek,” which a great teacher of enlightenment used 2,000 years ago. He was attempting to convey symbolically the secret of nonresistance and non-reaction. In this statement, as in all his others, he was concerned only with your inner reality, not with the outer conduct of your life.

Do you know the story of Banzan? Before he became a great Zen master, he spent many years in the pursuit of enlightenment, but it eluded him. Then one day, as he was walking in the marketplace, he overheard a conversation between a butcher and his customer. “Give me the best piece of meat you have,” said the customer. And the butcher replied, “Every piece of meat I have is the best. There is no piece of meat here that is not the best.” Upon hearing this, Banzan became enlightened.

I can see you are waiting for some explanation.

When you accept what is, every piece of meat — every moment — is the best. That is enlightenment.”

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 Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

“When I discovered The Secret I made a decision that I would not watch the news or read newspapers anymore, because it did not make me feel good. The news services and the newspapers are not in any way to blame for broadcasting bad news. As a global community, we are responsible for it. We buy more newspapers when a huge drama is in the headline. The news channels’ ratings skyrocket when there is a national or international disaster. So the newspapers and news services give us more bad news because, as a society, that’s what we are saying we want. The media is effect, and we are the cause. It is just the law of attraction in action!

The news services and newspapers will change what they deliver to us when we emit a new signal and focus on what we want.”

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 Monday, August 5th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“If you feel resistance, you created it. You have either put your feet down in an attempt to slow the passage of time, or you have turned around in the current, facing the past – from whence ye came – in an apparent effort to hold onto, or recapture, a fleeting feeling. You cannot capture creation, you can only ask and receive; you need only allow what is. The past is not a thing that can be recaptured; but just as you created the moment that you long to recapture, you can create other moments even better than past remembrances. You are no longer in the past; and you are no further downstream than you are. You are right here, right now. This is what is; surrender to that reality.”

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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