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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 … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, November 20th, 2018 by Alan Cohen, in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“If you are motivated to succeed in the profession your parents warned you against; show up your elder brother in football; crush the company that fired you; or marry again quickly to prove that the jerk who left you made … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, August 21st, 2018 by Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. in IF LIFE IS A GAME, THESE ARE THE RULES

“Spending time in nature can be a wonderful source of inspiration. The natural world has an energy to it that can put you int touch with the deepest parts of yourself. Thoreau spent two years alone in the woods so … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, August 20th, 2018 by Asara Lovejoy in THE ONE COMMAND

“Fear, lack, and insecurity are the emotions of your small self. Your small self believes that the fearful experiences from your childhood are true, and that you are powerless to change what you fear. As an adult, you may find … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 by Paramahansa Yogananda, in THE LAW OF SUCCESS

“Consider whether fulfillment of the goal you have chosen will constitute success. What is success? If you possess health and wealth, but have trouble with everybody (including yourself), yours is not a successful life. Existence becomes futile if you cannot … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, December 19th, 2017 by Stuart Wilde in THE TRICK TO MONEY IS HAVING SOME

“To serve is honorable. But it is also crafty. There is the hard way in life, where you feel unsure of yourself so you have to project a seeking of people’s affection and approval. And then there is the easy … Continue reading

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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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