“Where do our worries originate? For many of us, childhood situations have left a scar—on some, so deep we think they will never heal, but the truth is we can all be healed from whatever traumatic situation we have had to endure. For others, it might be the pressure of being a teenager, but whatever it stems from, it will likely manifest itself at a significant point in adult life, such as when we become parents. I honestly believe that nothing is too deeply rooted or too painful to deal with, for it is often from the most fragile and wounded that the brightest lights will eventually shine.
When we are ready and brave enough to face our demons and break through the veil of our darkness, only then can we readily embrace our future. We must be willing to take that inward journey through the dark night of the soul, before we can emerge through the flame of our existence and rise up like the phoenix.”
Jeff 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.