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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, December 8th, 2017 by Richard Rohr in QUOTATIONS FOR THE SOUL compiled by Rosalie Maggio

“Faith is so rare—and religion so common—because no one wants to live between first base and second base. Faith is the in-between space where you’re not sure you’ll make it to second base. You’ve let go of one thing and … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, February 27th, 2017 by Lynn Grabhorn in EXCUSE ME, YOUR LIFE IS WAITING

“We have been taught, and therefore have believed that we live at the mercy of others, or fate, or luck, or chance; certainly that is what most people on this planet live by. But once you start to see the … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, February 10th, 2017 by Marianne Williamson in THE GIFT OF CHANGE

“It seems to be that the key to happiness lies in getting over yourself. The happiest times of my life have been when I was more involved in something I was doing for others rather than in something I was … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 28th, 2016 by Don Miguel Ruiz in THE FOUR AGREEMENTS

“Forgiveness is the only way to heal. We can choose to forgive because we feel compassion for ourselves. We can let go of the resentment and declare, “That’s enough! I will no longer be the big Judge that goes against … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 28th, by Richard & Mary Alice Jafolla in THE QUEST

“A desire without a deed is a dead end. It is like a high-powered sports car waiting patiently for a driver to start the engine. We can plan, dream, wish, hope, and inwardly change all we want. This is not … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 12th, 2015 by Mark Nepo in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

“We easily confuse plans with planning, dreams with dreaming, and love with loving. The wisdom waiting within…is that we live like hungry fishermen: sewing and casting our nets, though we never really know what they will catch, never really know … Continue reading

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Special PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, March 18th, 2014 – PONDERCENTRAL.COM 15 year Anniversary!

15 years ago today “Ponder on This” began as a non-automated email subscription service. The concept originated after a conversation with my friend Betty Hoeffner. During our talk I mentioned that some of the inspirational emails she was forwarding seemed … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, August 28th, 2012 by Patrick McNally in HOW TO LIVE AN AMAZING LIFE

“People today think they have something. That’s because people have to find a label for a feeling. If they don’t give it a name the drug companies can’t sell you the drug to trick you into thinking you feel okay … Continue reading

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Pondercentral has a page on Facebook!

While there is some content on the left nav-bar of the Pondercentral.com website that mentions the Facebook page for “Pondercentral,” I have never formally announced it within a post here on the site. So, subscribers with profiles on Facebook, please … Continue reading

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Correction to “Ponder on This” for 2-9-2012

A few subscribers wrote to inform me there was an error in the “Ponder on This” message yesterday. In one sentence the word “sold” was used instead of “soul.” This is proof that my typing is not always 100 percent … Continue reading

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A Request from Pondercentral.com

“Ponder on This” messages have been around for nearly 13 years now, and the Pondercentral.com website has been active for almost five. Throughout the course of sending these messages, I’ve done my best to keep to my original intentions in … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 by Donald Altman in THE MINDFULNESS CODE

“There is a story of how the Buddha once gave a talk to hundreds of monks, only to have them disagree and walk out on him. Did the Buddha then try to spin his message to get high approval ratings … Continue reading

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Special PONDER Message for Subscribers with Pets – OptiBalancePet Formulas that Restore Emotional and Behavioral Balance to Pets

Recently a friend introduced me to a woman named Judy Tobey who has a new line of safe, effective, all-natural products called OptiBalancePet Formulas, all of which are recommended by animal behaviorists to dramatically improve behavioral issues in pets (e.g., … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009 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. … Continue reading

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