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Jeff 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. It also 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 3rd, 2021 by Doreen Virtue in UNCONDITIONAL GRATITUDE excerpted from GRATITUDE: A WAY OF LIFE

“Every situation in which we find ourselves is an opportunity to look in the mirror and see a perfect reflection of our thought patterns. All our situations—whether we’d label them negative or positive—are products of our thoughts. It is impossible, in this orderly universe, to randomly attract a situation not suited to your thoughts. If we don’t care for the pattern of situations we are attracting, we can confront its source: our thought patterns. Spiritual growth comes from discovering thought patterns that don’t suit you, and then deciding to replace them with healthier thoughts. It’s a little like weeding a garden.”

Doreen Virtue, in “Unconditional Gratitude” excerpted from “Gratitude: A Way of Life”

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“The daily routine takes your soul, lost with out a trace. It holds you down and turns you ’round and puts you in your place. Another day, another dollar, another pretty face, another chance to lose yourself in the empty space. So hold on, hold on to your dreams, hold on, even though it seems everyone around you has their little schemes, listen to your heart, and hold on to your dreams.”

Triumph, in the song “Hold On” from the 1979 CD “Just a Game”

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 2nd, 2021 by Jerry and Ester Hicks in GETTING INTO THE VORTEX

“Sometimes, even though you are asking for a specific desire to be fulfilled, you are not actually moving toward the fulfillment of your desire, but instead you are actually moving further away from it. And even though you think you are asking for what you do want, you request is actually being made from your awareness of its absence.

You usually feel discouraged when a great deal of time passes while you “work” on your desire, but the results you are seeking do not materialize. We want to help you understand that you simply cannot get there from there: you cannot get to where you want to be when you are keenly aware of its absence.

Rather than saying, “I want more money,” say instead, “I want to feel my financial well-being.” You see, it is possible to feel an increased sense of financial well-being even before the money comes. But when you are focused on the desire for the money, and taking score of the absence of the money, you are Vibrationally defeating your own purpose.”

Esther & Jerry Hicks, in Getting Into the Vortex

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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, July 30th, 2021 by Stuart Wilde in WHISPERING WINDS OF CHANGE

“When and if you are required to act, do so impeccably. Develop a plan, arrive with all that you need, act powerfully and decisively, don’t mince words, tell people who you are and what you want. Never engage your troops (energy) without first scouting the terrain. Never go forward in a hurry. Walk slowly, speak deliberately. Never get emotional and never let people manipulate you.

There’s always another deal, always another time, and there’s five billion other people. Let everyone know this is your philosophy. Tell them you have all the time in the world – because you do, you’re infinite.

Remember the greatest wisdom you can develop is the wisdom of not doing. It’s the deals and situations you can avoid that help you conserve energy and remain independent and strong.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Whispering Winds 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 Thursday, July 29th, 2021 by Stevie Wonder in THESE THREE WORDS

“When was the last time that they heard you say mother, or father I love you? And when was the last time that they heard you say daughter or son, I love you? The ones, you say you cherish everyday can instantly be taken away. Then you’d say I know this can’t be true, when you never took the time to simply tell them “I love you.”

These three words
Sweet and simple
These three words
Short and kind
These three words
Always kindle
An aching heart to smile inside.”

Stevie Wonder, in the song “These Three Words”

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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, July 28th, 2021 from Scott London in the book 100 WORDS by William L. Murtha

“People often define genius as a set of character traits or a way of being. Books instruct us how to think like Einstein or Leonardo da Vinci. But I see genius as the fulfillment of our true calling in life, as the flowering of our unique potential, whatever it happens to be. What good is thinking like an Einstein if you’re a Picasso or Charlie Chaplin? Why act like a Mozart if you’re a Maya Lin or a Tiger Woods? Every genius inhabits a universe of his or her own making, so imitating the behavior of others is pointless.”

Scott London, quoted in “100 Words” by William Murtha

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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, July 27th, 2021 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“The petty tyrants in your life are just as divine as those who provide you with encouragement and support. The bully in your life, pushing your fear and panic buttons, might just be God in disguise, teaching you how to rely on your own wits and transcend this petty tyrant’s behavior.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “Your Sacred Self”

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“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts we make the world. Speak or act with an impure mind and trouble will follow you as the wheel follows the ox that draws the cart. Speak or act with a pure mind and happiness will follow you as your shadow, unshakable.”

Buddha

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, July 26th, 2021 by Vimala McClure in THE TAO OF MOTHERHOOD

“Many parents discover too late that one cannot raise children well with punishment as the core of discipline. Hit your child and eventually the child’s rage will be greater than you censure. Prisons are filled with “well-disciplined” people.

A good parent helps a child to learn how his behavior affects his own life through natural consequences. This is how true inner discipline is cultivated. A master carpenter cuts cleanly and quickly and makes furniture which endures. When you deliver harsh, judgmental consequences, you are trying to do nature’s job. Like an inexperienced carpenter, you are bound to make a mess of it and only hurt yourself.

Vimala McClure, in “The TAO of Motherhood”

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“You alone are the judge of your worth, and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.”

Deepak Chopra

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, July 23rd, 2021 by Don Henley in THE HEART OF THE MATTER

“There are people in your life, who’ve come and gone.
They’ve let you down, you know they’ve hurt your pride.
You better put it all behind you, because life goes on.
You keep carrying that anger, It will eat you up inside.”

Don Henley, in “The Heart of the Matter” on the CD “The End of the Innocence”

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“There’s time to conceive in, and time to expire,but the time twixt the two tells the tale that transpires. So why must we continually disturb the Universe, with decisions and revisions which one minute will reverse? So people don’t worry about where you’ve gone wrong, ’cause you know if you hurry, it takes twice as long. Relax and forget about what’s to be done, it’s time to have fun.

It really doesn’t matter much to me, I know the best times are timeless, you’ll see.”

Ambrosia, in “Time Waits for No One”

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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, July 22nd, 2021 by Joseph Campbell in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING BY DIANE K. OSBON

“There is no security in following the call to adventure, nothing is exciting if you know what the outcome is going to be. To refuse the call means stagnation. You enter the forest at the darkest point, where there is no path. Where there is a way or path, it is someone else’s path. You are not on your own path.

If you follow someone else’s way, you are not going to realize your potential.”

Joseph Campbell, in “Reflections on the Art of Living: A Joseph Campbell Companion” by Diane K. Osbon

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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, July 21st, 2021 by Don Miguel Ruiz in THE VOICE OF KNOWLEDGE

Many people come to me and say, “Gosh, I want someone who loves me. I want the right man or the right woman to come into my life.” Who is the right man or the right woman? It’s not about them; it’s about you. If that person comes into your life, and you treat that person the way you treat yourself, which means with selfishness, then you are going to use that person to hurt yourself.

How can we want a romantic relationship when we don’t even like ourselves? How can we pretend to love somebody else when we don’t love ourselves? When you feel unworthy, when you don’t respect yourself, you don’t respect your partner either. If you don’t honor yourself, how can you honor your partner? How can you give anything that you don’t have for yourself?”

Don Miguel Ruiz, in “The Voice of Knowledge”

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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, July 20th, 2021 by Todd Rundgren in NO WORLD ORDER

“Mankind’s struggling hard to see the light, to hear the voice of the Spirit in the night, to lay down this heavy burden and pick up the soul power, and build a heaven on earth, hour by hour by hour.

Child protection, more careful mate selection, everyone wants to be wanted by a natural father and mother. Lookin’ for sense of wonder? Don’t let your faith go under, this is a beautiful world if we can only keep from fighting.

The answer is surrender, every race every gender. Beat our swords into plowshares on the anvil of a pure heart. We’ve gotta have honest answers, and the courage to take our chances. Opportunity is knocking loud, give me your attention.”

Todd Rundgren, from the CD “No World Order”

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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, July 19th, 2021 by Ping Li in AWAKENING

“Your parents did the best they could. They gave you the best education they could offer. They gave you all their love and hope for you, but they also passed on the misunderstanding and suffering of their heart and soul. They also passed on to you their beliefs and values (consciously or unconsciously) through their behavior patterns and interactions with you and others. Their personal opinions, perceptions and attitudes toward life and the world were implanted in you as well…Your life lesson is an opportunity to learn about your own thoughts, beliefs, and feelings towards yourself, others and the world.

In truth, the only life lesson you have is to learn how to grow and expand more spiritually and become more conscious of your true nature. When you recognize your true self, you know that you are loved and are loving unconditionally within your being at all times. You don’t give in or do things you really don’t like in order to seek the love and approval of others. When you have love within yourself, you no longer need to seek love outside yourself, and you feel peaceful, harmonious and fulfilled at all times. You also understand that you are supported with everything you ever desired in all forms of the material world. You can manifest anything just by thinking about it. You know and experience who you really are.”

Ping Li, in “Awakening”

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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, July 16th, 2021 by Neale Donald Walsch in HOME WITH GOD

“Nothing you have done is so horrible, nothing you have had happen to you is so beyond repair, that it cannot be healed. I can and shall make you whole again.

Yet you must stop judging yourself. The one making the strongest judgment is you. Others may judge you from the outside looking in, but they do not know you, they do not see you, and so their judgments are not valid. Do not make them valid by taking them on as your own. They have no meaning.

Do not wait for others to see you as you really are, for they see you through the eyes of their own pain. Know, instead, that I see you now, in wonder and in truth, and that what I see of you is Perfect. As I look upon you I have but one thought: “This is my beloved, in whom I am well pleased.”

God, as spoken to Neale Donald Walsch, in “Home 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 Thursday, July 15th, 2021 by Joseph Murphy in THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

“Life forgives you when you cut your finger. The subconscious intelligence within you sets about immediately to repair it. New cells build bridges over the cut. Should you take some tainted food by error, Life forgives you and causes you to regurgitate it in order to preserve you. If you burn your hand, the Life-Principle reduces the edema and congestion, and gives you new skin, tissue, and cells. Life holds no grudges against you, and it is always forgiving you. Life brings you back to health, vitality, harmony, and peace, if you cooperate by thinking in harmony with nature. Negative, hurtful memories, bitterness, and ill will clutter up and impede the free flow of the Life-Principle in you.”

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

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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, July 14th, 2021 by Rhonda Byrne, in THE SECRET

“Ask once, believe you have received, and all you have to do to receive is feel good. When you are feeling good, you are on the frequency of receiving. You are on the frequency of all good things coming to you, and you will receive what you have asked for. You wouldn’t ask for anything unless it was going to make you feel good in the receiving of it, would you? So get yourself on the feel-good frequency, and you will receive.

A fast way to get yourself on that frequency is to say, “I am receiving now. I am receiving all the good in my life, now. I am receiving [fill in your desire] now.” And feel it. Feel it as though you have received.”

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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