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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.

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 17th, 2024 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“So often we let life bump us off course. We set out on a path, and almost instantly our emotions distract us, or something happens and we drift off course. If you want things out of life, you will have to concentrate on them, and you have to go for what you want regardless of your current situation. If you concentrate on your goal and do not get distracted, you place an additional force at your disposal. For the power of will allows you to be moved into the right place at the right time. If you do not know what you want in life, you express that uncertainty into the Universal Law. And it – being impartial – expresses back to you the same feeling. The result is that nothing flows, and all your attempts to materialize your dreams fade or break up.

If you do not know what you truly want, then the best move is to begin to clear out all those things that you know you definitely no longer want – debilitating relationships, unhelpful habits, lack of action, and imbalance of one kind or another. Sooner or later what you want will become clear, and then you can head toward it. The Path of Power calls for a certain aggression, as does nature. The animal in the forest goes for what it wants, and in doing so it expends energy in getting its needs met. You should adopt the same style. Lock on to what you want, go for it no matter how long it takes, and you will have added concentration to your battery of techniques for self-improvement.”

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, July 16th, 2024 by Sara Wiseman in LIVING A LIFE OF GRATITUDE

“Sometimes you head out the door not having a clue as to why you’re hurrying so fast, or dawdling so fiercely. Why would it possibly matter that you are on the road at 1:11 instead of 1:16? How does it make any difference that you’re stopping at a coffee shop, or a bookstore, or a car wash? Such is the nature of Divine convergence; the way in which the Divine places us, pushes us, prods us to be in the right place at the right time.

What is convergence? In earth reality, a coming together from different directions. In Universal reality, what happens when you find yourself in one place, and the other person finds him or herself in the exact same place, at the exact same time. It might not be another person, either. It might be an animal, or an idea, or a thought, or an experience. It might be the words of on the page of the book we suddenly reached for, without knowing why, high upon the shelf. And the answer we had been looking for all day was finally found in those words. We accept these convergences all the time.”

Sara Wiseman, in “Living a Life of Gratitude”

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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 15th, 2024 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

“Abundance is not something that we acquire. It is something we tune into. This thought is paramount to making the abundance principle function in our lives. Keep in mind that there is an infinite supply of energy in the universe, and that everything, including your very form and all of your accumulations, is essentially energy. Everything vibrates. We call that vibration energy, and our universe is infinite in its supply of energy. This energy is what constitutes aliveness.

The energy that each of us emits is determined by our thoughts and how we choose to process our world. Process it through eyes that see only scarcity and that is what will expand. Process it through eyes that see unlimited abundance, and that is what expands. If we need to own things, like it or not, we are filtering our universe through scarcity eyes. Our needs to own and possess things is a reflection of our belief that we do not have enough. Our need to accumulate and own literally keeps us from tuning in to the abundance that is there right in front of our “lack-filled eyes.”

All the things we think we absolutely must have in order to be happier are indications that we are controlled from without rather than from within.”

Dr. Wayne 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 PONDER on THIS for Friday, July 12th, 2024 by Clint Bridges in SPIRIT WISDOM FOR DAILY LIVING

“The ego knows that its world-view is an illusion that has been created around its emotional reaction to the events and people in its environment. Perhaps we grew up poor or rich. Perhaps someone said we were stupid or ugly, smart or pretty. It doesn’t matter. The ego has accepted and agreed with such ideas as truth and made them part of its belief system. Therefore, we have become subject to that.

We are not subject to anything; we should not believe anything our ego tells us is true. Ego is a false self. Learn to listen. We are not our egos. We are THAT which we were when we were born, before ego. We are the True and Eternal Godhead!”

Clint Bridges, in “Spirit Wisdom for Daily 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 Thursday, July 11th, 2024 by Dan Millman in LIVING ON PURPOSE

“Persistence is the key. Study those who succeed and learn their secret: Ask enough times and you shall eventually receive. No failure is final unless you make it so. You fell down the first time you tried to stand or walk; you swung and missed your first times at bat.

Seven publishers rejected Margaret Mitchell’s “Gone with the Wind” before someone said yes; R.H. Macy failed numerous times before his New York store succeeded; English novelist John Creasey received 753 rejection slips before he published his first of 564 books. And more than three hundred banks turned down Walt Disney’s application before one finally agreed to loan him the funds to build Disneyland. Every failure brings us closer to success, so bear in mind that sometimes it’s the last key on the ring that opens the door.”

Dan Millman, in “Living on Purpose”

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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 10th, 2024 by Eric Butterworth in DISCOVER THE POWER WITHIN YOU

“The old law of an “eye for an eye” was designed to maintain some kind of order among a barbarous people. It was better than nothing. Actually, it has formed the foundation of a moral code which is still evident in modern civil and criminal law. The old law has been modified in our sophisticated modern sense of public justice. But human feelings are still sensitive to the old-law justice. We still reveal the tendency to want to “get even,” to level things up somehow when we have been hurt.

So you want to get even? That is a perfectly normal desire. However, you must know that there is only one way to get even with another who has wronged you: love him and bless him and forgive him. You may hold a person in enmity for the rest of your days, reminding yourself continually of what he did to you. But every time you display this enmity, you are holding up your manacles and saying, “See, I am making him pay the price.” But you have become a slave in the process. The only way you can get even is to take off the manacles. Get rid of your enmity, and you can go free. This may be a bitter pill, but it is one of the most important lessons of life.”

Eric Butterworth, in “Discover the Power Within You”

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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 9th, 2024 by Stuart Wilde in WHISPERING WINDS OF CHANGE

“Striving for greatness is so ridiculous and childlike. Certainly, if you are very talented, you may become great through no fault of your own, but that’s a handicap you’ll learn to bear. But striving for greatness is striving for nothing in particular. What most consider as greatness seems to me not worth having. Greatness obliges you to be gracious and make small talk and shake hands and be nice to lots of people you don’t know. You will have to grin like a simpleton, sign little pieces of paper to keep people happy, and show up at dreary events, dressed like a dog’s dinner, propose toasts, and hand out things. There is an effort in the theatrics of it all that doesn’t appeal. I think greatness is for people who have nothing better to do. Anonymous greatness is the goal for scamps.”

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 Monday, July 8th, 2024 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“Remember that the ego thrives on consumption. The false belief is that the more you have, the more you will acquire and ultimately the more freedom you will experience. You can buy freedom, says your ego, and you are free to spend money you don’t even have yet. Ego insists that all you have to do is want it and that your “specialness” entitles you. You don’t even have to earn it, only want it.

Any freedom experienced in this way is counterfeit and generally involves credit cards. You are not liberated – you are actually in a form of bondage to creditors. Owing usurious interest rates, mortgaging your future and your happiness, infecting your life with worry and fear – these definitely do not bring authentic freedom in any form. Objects cannot bring you freedom. This is an ego-designed trap to keep you chasing and consuming, always feeding this false idea. Your ego insists that you will find “it” as long as you continue working toward increased financial success. But what is IT?”

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

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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 5th, 2024 by Polly Campbell in IMPERFECT SPIRITUALITY

“Faith is fluid and active, but it also demands monogamy. You don’t just stop living with faith the moment something doesn’t go your way. It isn’t a quick fix. Nor is it an antidote to pain, thought it helps to handle the discomfort when you believe the crap can morph into something meaningful. It is a bit easier to hold onto faith when we let go of expectation…When we load up our lives with the expectation that we should have all the answers, or that we are entitled to a life free of pain, or that everything should go our way, our faith becomes vulnerable. But when you are buoyed by faith, you’re able to step into the ick with the knowledge that all that is happening is propelling you to the place you need to go.”

Polly Campbell, in “Imperfect Spirituality”

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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 4th, 2024 by Dan Millman in EVERYDAY ENLIGHTENMENT

“At its core your level of self-worth is your answer to a single internal question: “How deserving am I?” Or, to put it more directly as it pertains to your daily life: “How good can I stand it today?” If you observe your life very closely, you will discover that you don’t necessarily get what you deserve. Rather, you get no more and no less than what you BELIEVE you deserve. Only to the degree that you appreciate your innate human worthiness will your subconscious mind open up to life’s bounty.

Success involves talent, effort, and creativity, but first of all, it requires a willingness to receive. To paraphrase a speech I heard Ram Dass give many years ago, rain may pour down from the heavens, but if you only hold up a thimble, a thimbleful is all you receive.”

Dan Millman, in “Everyday Enlightenment”

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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 3rd, 2024 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“The REAL you is eternal and immortal. It can’t be frightened or sick or confused. It lives in a perfect dimension of exquisite beauty. So, if you have a fear of letting go, start getting a grip on your personality by talking to it and helping it through the experience. Talk to it like you would a child, saying “Hello little ego, I know you’re scared of letting go. I know you worry about me quitting this dumb job in case there isn’t another one. But I’m eternal. I’m abundant. I’m infinite. I know there’s something better up ahead because by Infinite Self can feel it. So don’t worry, little guy. We’ll be just fine.”

The sacred and holy journey – the journey away from ego toward the Infinite Self – is a journey through a fog. You’re only going to be able to see a few steps in front of you. If you can see down the path six months, a year, five years, twenty years, here’s my pension, here’s my retirement, here’s my destiny – YAWN, YAWN, you are deeply in the clutch of the demons of tick-tock, a prisoner of the world of the ego that sets up safe, boring rhythms to keep itself comfortable.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Infinite Self”

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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 2nd, 2024 by Jonathan Parker in THE SOUL SOLUTION

“When you finally realize that the universe reflects back to you what you’ve been holding in your consciousness at the deepest levels, your life will change. For one thing, if you really take in what this means, you’ll do some deep soul-searching to uncover how you’ve created your own reality. Once you see this, you can learn how to create other realities.

Being aware of the mirror universe also encourages you to become much more mindful throughout the day because you realize that you’re in the process of creation all the time. This is a crucial and profound understanding because it affects every single experience you have. This understanding reduces everything to a very basic process. If something in your life isn’t working the way you want, you don’t have to look outside yourself for the causes. This knowledge empowers you to create your life the way you want it to be. Can you see why this knowledge contains such tremendous power?”

Jonathan Parker, in “The Soul Solution”

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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 1st, 2024 by Eckhart Tolle in THE POWER OF NOW

“Realize deeply that the present moment is all you ever have. Make the Now the primary focus of your life. Whereas before you dwelt in time and paid brief visits to the Now, have your dwelling place in the Now and pay brief visits to the past and future when required to deal with the practical aspects of your life situation.

Always say “yes” to the present moment. What could be more futile, more insane, than to create inner resistance to something that already IS? What could be more insane than to oppose life itself, which is now and always now. Surrender to what IS. Say “yes” to life – and see how life suddenly starts working FOR you rather than against you.”

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 Friday, June 28th, 2024 by Michelle Bersell in F.E.E.L.: FEEL EVERY EMOTION AS LOVE

“Until now fear has kept you from knowing that you have nothing to fear but your longing for safety. Your ego-based longings keep you trapped in a state of lack, but you are never lacking. The opposite of lack and fear is abundance and love. Love requires trust. Moving from emotional stasis to emotional consciousness is a shift away from trying to control your feelings to trusting in their innate wisdom. This, my friend, is how you gain certainty, wherein you have no doubts about who you are and what you came here to do. Having this degree of certainty about yourself is the gift that fear offers you.”

Michelle Bersell, in “F.E.E.L.: Feel Every Emotion as Love”

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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, June 27th, 2024 by Louise Hay in YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE

“The Point of Power is always in the present moment. You are never stuck. This is where the changes take place, right here and right now in our own minds. It doesn’t matter how long we’ve had a negative pattern or an illness or a poor relationship or lack of finances or self-hatred. We can begin to make a shift today!

Your problem no longer needs to be the truth for you. It can now fade back to the nothingness from whence it came. You can do it. Remember, you are the only person who thinks in your mind! You are the power and authority in your world! Your thoughts and beliefs of the past have created this moment, and all the moments up to this moment. What you are now choosing to believe and think and say will create the next moment and the next day and the next month and the next year.”

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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