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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, October 18th, 2019 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS…AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“Have all the stuff you want as long as you are enjoying it. If it starts to run your life, either get rid of it or get rid of your attachment to it. Most people who collect a lot of stuff get to the point where they just want to dump it and simplify their life. They would rather travel lightly and enjoy the ride than drag a cumbersome load. Take an inventory of all of your stuff and ask yourself which items uplift you and which weigh you down. Then let go of everything that doesn’t make you feel good. You can’t afford it. Then you will be left with what truly belongs to you and you will enjoy every moment of it.

If you are not secure now, you never will be. Security has nothing to do with insurance policies, alarm systems, or wedding vows. It is entirely about attitude. If you are secure in who you are, no outer event can remove your well-being. If you are insecure, any passing event, however wispy, can unravel your peace.”

Alan Cohen, in “Why Your Life Sucks…And What You Can Do About It”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 17th, 2019 by Rosanna Ienco in AWAKENING THE DIVINE SOUL

“The truth is that we push things aside, thinking that they can be forgotten and buried…until they chew and chew at us, consuming a huge chunk of our being and taking over our lives. I believe that deeply rooted issues will eventually arise in one form or another – like open wounds that never heal, because they have not been given the special attention it requires for the healing to take place. However, the soul knows when we are ready to face them. When this happens, we must be brave and confront the situation with great courage. When we stop running from the reality and start forgiving, then we can move forward with pure strength and dignity, allowing wonderful things to enter our lives.”

Rosanna Ienco, in “Awakening the Divine Soul”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, October 16th, 2019 by Debbie Ford in THE DARK SIDE OF THE LIGHT CHASERS

“Desperation comes from the gulf between God and the self. To remember we are one with all is to reawaken the God within us. Our divinity and our passion are intertwined. When we awaken our passion we awaken our divinity. We have learned that passion is intended for external things, other people, other places, other things. It’s time to unleash your passion for yourself. And finding love for all of who you are is a complex task. It should be easy and natural, but for most of us it’s the most difficult job we will ever encounter. If you’ve been working for a long time and haven’t been able to fully love and embrace all of who you are, don’t be discouraged. This is our biggest assignment. It is the assignment we were sent here to fulfill.”

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 Tuesday, October 15th 2019 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

“Blame you can eliminate. Revenge you can send out of your life. But the best you can do with judgment is to reduce the amount of it in your daily life. Judgment means to view the world as you are, rather than as it is. It is impossible to avoid judgment completely, because virtually every thought has some judgment in it. To tell yourself that this is a beautiful day is a judgment. To send someone love is a judgment. To evaluate anyone or anything is a judgment. Thus, you can only avoid judgment when you avoid thinking altogether, and that would be absurd.

But you can significantly reduce the amount of negative judging that you do, and this is a kind of forgiveness that will help to improve the quality of your life dramatically.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “You’ll See It When You Believe 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, October 14th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Why not try to believe that you are safe and everything is going to be the way it should be? We have been overwhelmed with paradoxical teachings that confuse us and make us doubt the reliability of anything we see or hear. You need to be able to see that you have created the life you are living by the programs you have been holding onto and running in your subconscious mind. You need to recognize this in order to be able to release any such programming which may have been producing less than favorable results for you.”

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, October 11th, 2019 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“The greatest block to spiritual awakening is the pretension that there is no suffering in your life, that you have no pain. If you don’t feel pain in your life, you are either awakened or you are in denial.

I hate to burst your bubble, but I must tell you there are very few awakened beings on the planet and chance are you are not among them. I say this so you can be realistic about your spiritual life. Even though you have dulled the pain, being frozen in fear is hardly spiritual. Indeed, all psycho-emotional defenses you have built to protect yourself are just blocks to love’s presence. True, you built them to deter or withstand abuse, but they also deter love. They push love away.

You see, you cannot awaken with a closed heart. The first step in the process of awakening is always “open you heart.” As soon as the heart is open, you will feel all the pain and shame you have intellectualized or repressed. It is inevitable. Let it come. Let the pain come forth so that you may be cleansed and purified…In feeling the pain, you begin to work through it. You see that it is not overwhelming. You see you can be with it without being destroyed.”

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, October 10th, 2019 by Dr. Joseph Murphy in THE POWER OF YOUR SUBSCONSCIOUS MIND

“The first thing to realize is that your subconscious mind is always working. It is active day and night, whether you act upon it or not. Your subconscious is the builder of your body, but you cannot consciously perceive or hear that inner silent process. Your business is with your conscious mind and not your subconscious mind. Just keep your conscious mind busy with the expectation of the best, and make sure the thoughts you habitually think are based on whatsoever things are lovely, true, just, and of good report. Begin now to take care of your conscious mind, knowing in your heart and soul that your subconscious mind is always expressing, reproducing, and manifesting according to your habitual thinking.”

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, October 9th, 2019 by Stuart Wilde in an article THE SPIRITUAL EVOLUTION OF ANIMALS

“We tend to think animals are lower than us, but all the scientists in the world couldn’t design and operate a bumblebee’s wing. We can’t jump or run very fast, and we can’t carry vast weights like an ant can. We can’t see in the dark and we can’t fly except crammed in a noisy tube like sardines, which doesn’t count. Humans compared to animals are almost totally deaf, and we can’t smell a fart in an elevator by their standards.

We are finite and separate, and neurotic, while the consciousness of an animal is at peace and eternal. We strive and go crazy to become more important. Animals rest and sleep and enjoy the company of each other. We think we have evolved upwards from animals but we have lost almost all of their qualities and abilities.

The idea that animals don’t have consciousness or that they don’t have a soul is rather crass. It shows a lack of consciousness. They talk, they have families, they feel things, they act individually or together to solve problems, they often care of their young as a tribal unit. They play, they travel, and medicate themselves when they get sick. They cry when others in the herd die, they know about us humans. Of course they have a soul, a very pristine one. We humans are only now attempting with the recent rise in consciousness to achieve the soul that animals have naturally.”

Stuart Wilde, in an article entitled “The Spiritual Evolution of Animals”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 by Neale Donald Walsch in CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD, BOOK 3

“The problem is that so many of you insist on thinking that the values you now have are the right and perfect ones, and that everyone else should adhere to them. Some of you have become self-justified and self-righteous.

Stick to your beliefs, if that serves you. Hold tight. Do not waiver. For your ideas about “right” and “wrong” are your definitions of Who You Are. Yet do not require that others define themselves according to your terms. And do not stay so “stuck” in your present beliefs and customs that you halt the process of evolution.

Actually, you could not do that if you wanted to, for life goes on, with you or without you. Nothing stays the same, nor can anything remain unchanged. To be unchanged is not to move. And to not move is to die…Remaining the same, or seeking to, moves against the laws of life. This is foolish, because in this struggle, life will always win.”

God, as spoken to Neale Donald Walsch, in “Conversations with God, Book 3”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, October 7th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Thinking only of your intended goal is a big key to success. Some people spend too much time thinking about the “how” and not enough time thinking positively about the goal. But the most important component in true success is the emotion of heartfelt belief. Belief in anything will do; it is the emotion, or feeling, that matters. Once you find that feeling, you need only apply it to any dream or goal in order to create success.

Unfortunately, many people never figure out how to think positively; so they just think MORE of the same OLD thoughts – and get more of the same old things. How you think is as important as what you think. The Secret to happiness, in other words, is thinking happy thoughts.”

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, October 4th, 2019 by Lama Surya Das in AWAKENING THE BUDDHA WITHIN

“The law of karma spells out very meticulously that everything has its implications; every thought, word, and deed has an effect. Everything, absolutely everything we think, say, or do makes a difference. Wrap your mind around that thought.

Karma implies conditioning and repetition. This is a joyous liberating message because every moment we are presented with the possibility of changing the future. We change, and our future changes too. This is the truth. This is karma. We are responsible; the lever of our own destiny remains in our hands.”

Lama Surya Das, in “Awakening the Buddha Within”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 by Gloria Wendroff in HEAVENLETTERS

“What if you knew there is a Great Light that lights you? And that when two Human beings meet, they are like two sticks rubbed together by an Unseen Hand, and they ignite, and ignite again and again, two flames that become one? What if each person you meet is like a Post-it note to remind you of your light so you will remember it is on? The light in you can only be on. It only seems dimmed by one thing or another.

Your assignment is to seem to brighten your light and make it easier for others to see. This is easy to do. And there is something in the other’s eyes that will tell you that you have succeeded. And yet, you do not have to see that responsive light. You are not here for signals that you have succeeded. You are here to respond to My call to radiate your light out.”

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 Wednesday, October 2nd, 2018 by Wayne W. Dyer in MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY

“Acquire a rebellious attitude toward the philosophy that preaches a style of God-as-boss who is authoritarian and a benevolent tyrant. Rejection of this model does not mean that you are an atheist, but rather a believer in the true meaning of divinity.

You are not required to feel inferior, to view yourself as a sinner and to prostrate yourself before idols and dogma in order to believe in God. Study St. Paul in the New Testament where he says, “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Jesus Christ: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God.” This is the kind of trust you must adopt in order to know your divine self.”

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 Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

“Any time you look at yourself with critical eyes, switch your focus immediately to the presence within you, and its perfection will reveal itself to You. As you do this, all imperfections that have manifested in your life will dissolve, because imperfections cannot exist in the light of this presence. Whether you want to regain perfect eyesight, dissolve disease and restore well-being, turn poverty into abundance, reverse aging and degeneration, or eradicate any negativity, focus on and love the presence within you and perfection will manifest.”

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, September 30th, 2019 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“The potential for the truth to show through, and transcend political and religious belief systems, is a frightening proposition for those who would seek to control others. It doesn’t matter what you believe in; belief is the true power to make things happen – and anyone can wield it.

It is only natural that after thousands of years of enculturation, and of having those in positions of power directing us as to what to believe, and how to proceed from day-to-day, that we would have lost sight of the truth of this power. The truth is that all men truly are equals and have equal access to this unlimited power. Some use this power to do evil, some use it for good, others simply don’t use it at all (though it is constantly at work), and still others will try and take control of this power by convincing the weak or ignorant that they are to surrender theirs.

The only difference between a powerful man and a weak man is not in the man, but in the man’s awareness of, and ability to use, this power we are each born with.”

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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