BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 30th, 2018 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

“You cannot “catch” anything unless you think you can, and thinking you can is inviting it to you with your thought. You are also inviting illness if you are listening to people talking about their illness. As you listen you are giving all of your thought and focus to illness, and when you give all of your thought to something, you are asking for it. And you are certainly not helping them. You are adding energy to their illness. If you really want to help that person, change the conversation to good things, if you can, or be on your way. As you walk away, give your powerful thoughts and feelings to seeing that person well, and then let it go.”

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 Thursday, March 29th, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Heroes are born when fear dies. We all seem to recognize when someone has transcended, even if just for a moment, the limitations of their beliefs of mortality and weakness. We admire these individuals, for they remind us of our transcendent nature. We are comforted somehow to know that we all possess such capacity for greatness and that ours, too, will be waiting on us when we need it most. This greatness is real, we have seen it in all types of human beings, but the idea that is waiting for you is misleading.

Greatness waits for no person, but falls on he who seeks it. Greatness is only waiting for you to invite it in, believing, and allow what comes. When I speak of greatness, I am speaking of fulfillment in any endeavor you choose with your heart. I am speaking of surrendering to the heart and following wherever it may lead you. I am speaking of letting go of fear and replacing it with thoughts of faith, gratitude, trust, and courage; for it is these thoughts that will bring these things into your life.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

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Compiler’s Note: I originally read this book 10 years ago and found it to be of such value to me that I wound up using passages from it every week on Pondercentral.com for all of 2008. As such, you will see numerous passages from this excellent book for the rest of this year.

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 March 28th, 2018 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in WAKE UP TO LIFE

“In the audio program called “Wake Up to Life” by the late Fr. Anthony DeMello, I was was struck by the following statement he made: “The reality is there is too much God talk; the world is sick of it, and sick from it. There is too little awareness, too little love, too little happiness. That’s what the world is suffering from, not from a lack of religion.” When I took a moment to ponder on that observation I couldn’t help but agree with him.

Billions of people on this planet are absolutely certain they know who or what God is, and these “God-concepts” are what primarily lead to all the religious strife and violence in the world. Some are so convinced of their concept they’ll even kill themselves for it, and kill others as well, all for a belief they learned from someone else but never personally experienced. And, this has been going on for centuries. It’s really amazing when you stop and think rationally about it.

On the audio Fr. DeMello also includes this quote from St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the most revered of Christian saints: “About God, we cannot say what He is, but rather, what He is NOT.” In other words, the highest form of knowledge of God is to know God as the unknown. Or taking it a step further, the highest form of talking about God is to know that one does not know. According to DeMello, the fact is we are all surrounded by God, but we don’t see God because we all think we know about him, and the terrible thing about religions is they think they know as well.

Based on all the religious-based violence on this planet, wouldn’t it be wonderful if, as DeMello once said, we had a world where instead everybody just said, “We don’t know.” Now that’s food for thought in my view.”

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, March 27th, 2018 by Stuart Wilde in THE LITTLE MONEY BIBLE

“As I’ve said elsewhere in my writings, there are trillions of dollars zipping about electronically on any given day. Those electronic signals are literally passing through your body right now, as are all the TV and radio signals that are in your local area. If you stop and think about the millions flowing through your hands at the moment, imagine making a slight flick of the wrist in order to halt some of that loot in transit, so it sticks in the palm of your hand. A flick of the mind is faster than a flick of the wrist.

Money is good. Greed is not good. However, there is no reason why you can’t be very rich, stinking rich, in fact, and still be an extremely spiritual and wonderfully generous person aligned to the God Force, with a huge heart and compassion for everyone you meet.”

Stuart Wilde, in “The Little Money Bible”

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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, March 26th, 2018 by Louise Hay in YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE

“I believe we create every so-called “illness” in our body. The body, like everything else in life, is a mirror of our inner thoughts and beliefs. The body is always talking to us, if we will only take time to listen. Every cell within your body responds to every single thought you think and every word you speak.

Continuous modes of thinking and speaking produce body behaviors and postures and eases or dis-eases. The person who has a permanently scowling face did not produce that by having joyous, loving thoughts. Older people’s faces and bodies show so clearly a lifetime of thinking patterns. How will you look when you are elderly?”

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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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, March 23rd, 2018 by Chérie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. in IF LIFE IS A GAME THESE ARE THE RULES

“Patience is the display of tolerance while awaiting an outcome. You are presented with the lesson of patience the moment you try to create a change within yourself. You expect immediate results and are often disappointed when your first few attempts to follow through fall short. When people who try to lose weight cheat on their diets, they get very frustrated with themselves for not being able to stay with their new eating regime and berate themselves for not changing their patterns.

As you already know, change is rarely easy, and you need to exercise gentleness and patience with yourself as you work your way through this process. Growth can be a slow, painstaking process and patience will provide you with the stamina you need to become the person you want to be.”

Cherie Carter-Scott, Ph.D. in, “If Life is A Game, These are the Rules”

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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, Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 by Marianne Williamson in EVERYDAY GRACE

“From a spiritual perspective, while we can lose our earthly employment, we cannot lose the job God gave us. We are the permanent holders of a spiritual career, for it is what we are and not what we do that represents our greatest work in the world. As long as we remain vigilant at building our internal abundance—an abundance of integrity, an abundance of forgiveness, an abundance of service, an abundance of love—then external lack is bound to be temporary.”

Marianne Williamson, in “Everyday Grace”

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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, March 21st, 2018 by Dr. Joseph Murphy in THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

“If you really want peace of mind and inner calm, you will get it. Regardless of how unjustly you have been treated, or how unfair the boss has been, or what a mean scoundrel someone has proved to be, all this makes no difference to you when you awaken to your mental and spiritual powers. You know what you want, and you will definitely refuse to let the thieves (thoughts) of hatred, anger, hostility, and ill-will rob you of peace, harmony, health, and happiness. You cease to become upset by people, conditions, news, and events by identifying your thoughts immediately with your aim in life. Your aim is peace, health, inspiration, harmony, and abundance. Feel a river of peace flowing through you now. Your thought is the immaterial and invisible power, and you choose to let it bless, inspire, and give you peace.”

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 Tuesday, March 20th, 2018 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

Compiler’s Note: Please excuse the “empty” message earlier today. Something just fell through the cracks during the process of loading the March messages back in January. Note that you may receive this message again on Wednesday, and I cannot stop that because the Feedblitz software automatically posts changed content.

“It is important for each of us to consider the meaning of those words “they know not what they do.” People who are inflicting harm on others really and truly do not know what they are doing to others. They are always acting out of their own anger, hatred, blame, or revenge. What they direct at others says nothing about the others. However, it says something powerful about them. This is what you must learn about forgiveness. Those people who have behaved toward you in any way which you find disagreeable or hurtful really and truly do not know what they have done to you.

“Why?” you might reasonably ask. Because they are unable to see that we are all connected. They are living out of their separateness. They see themselves as separate from everyone else. They cannot know what they are doing to others, because they feel no reference to others. They are sending out their disharmony toward you because that is what they have to give away. Hating them for their behavior is akin to hating moss for growing on a tree and destroying the appearance of the tree.”

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, March 19th, 2018 by Florence Scovel Shinn in THE SECRET DOOR TO SUCCESS

Compiler’s Note: Yesterday March 18, marked the 19th year anniversary of “Ponder on This.” Amazingly, many of the original subscribers are still on the list, and while the list has shrunk over the years for whatever reason, we still have a few hundred folks receiving the message each weekday. Thanks for continuing to be part of the community. As I indicated previously, my intention is to continue the service through March 18, 2019 to make it a full 20 years.

“Faith is expectancy. “According to your faith, be it done unto you.” We might say, according to your expectancies be it done unto you; so, what are you expecting? We hear people say: “We expect the worst to happen,” or “The worst is yet to come.” They are deliberately inviting the worst to come. We hear others say: “I expect a change for the better.” They are inviting better conditions into their lives. Change your expectancies and you change your conditions.

How can you change your expectancies, when you have formed the habit of expecting loss, lack or failure? Begin to act as if you EXPECTED success, happiness and abundance; PREPARE FOR YOUR GOOD. DO something to show you expect it to come. Active faith alone will impress the subconscious.”

Florence Scovel Shinn, in “The Secret Door to Success”

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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, March 16th, 2018 by David Simon in THE TEN COMMITMENTS

“Think about a time in your past when you experienced a loss. It may have been the loss of a relationship, a job or money in an investment that caused you emotional pain. Consider your life now and you will probably be aware that the loss, which at the time seemed devastating, allowed for new opportunities to emerge. Had the loss not occurred, the love or abundance you subsequently experienced would not have been possible…It is often easier to recognize retrospectively how accepting rather than resisting what arrives is the best attitude. Developing the inner attitude of “Thy will be done” is worth the practice.”

David Simon, in “The Ten Commitments”

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

“Even failures should act as stimulants to your will power and to your material and spiritual growth. When you have failed in any project, it is helpful to analyze every factor in the situation in order to eliminate all chances in the future that you might repeat the same errors.

The season of failure is the best time for sowing the seeds of success. The bludgeon of circumstances may bruise you, but keep your head erect. Always try once more, no matter how many times you have failed. Fight when you think that you can fight no longer, or when you think that you have already done your best, or until your efforts are crowned with success.

The successful person may have had more serious difficulties to contend with than one who has failed, but the former trains him/herself to reject the thought of failure at all times. You should transfer your attention from failure to success, from worry to calmness, from mental wanderings to concentration, from restlessness to peace, and from peace to the divine bliss within. When you attain this state of Self-realization the purpose of your life will have been gloriously fulfilled.”

Paramahansa Yogananda, in “The Law of Success”

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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, March 14th, 2018 by Sanaya Roman in SPIRITUAL GROWTH

“Your positive thoughts and beliefs can make a contribution to others. As you believe that you create your own reality and take responsibility for your life, your telepathic broadcast of this goes out to others. Your thoughts that you create your own reality are assisting others in knowing this and taking control of their own lives. Your beliefs and positive pictures are added to the collective pool of consciousness and are then available for others to tap into as they grow.

Thoughts held in common by masses of people determine the way your world works. As more and more people understand that you create your own reality, many major changes will occur in your society. Understanding that the way you think affects the world you experience around you will create many positive changes in your society.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Spiritual Growth”

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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, March 13th, 2018 by Paul Ferrini in THE SILENCE OF THE HEART

“As long as there are judgments being made, there will be shame in the world. Shame is the belief that what is false is true. It is the upside down perception of the world. Shame says, “I am bad.” This is not true and can never be true. Yet you believe it, and you project that belief on all your brothers and sisters. Every time you make a judgment of another human being, you are re-enforcing your own shame.

Peace will not come to the world until it comes into your own heart. And it cannot come into your heart as long as you see enemies or “evil” people outside of you. Every evil you perceive in the world points to an unforgiving place in your own heart that is calling out for healing. Stop judging others. Stop the game of blame. See every judgment for what it is: an attack against yourself, an attack against God’s son, a deepening of your own shame.”

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 Monday March 12th, 2018 by Caroline Myss in WHY PEOPLE DON’T HEAL AND HOW THEY CAN

“Our drug-filled society maintains that most physically and psychologically painful conditions should be medicated away. Television commercials support the use of painkilling remedies for headaches, backaches, and every other symptom imaginable. Undeniably, chronic pain is a serious handicap to living a full life, and it makes maintaining a positive attitude enormously difficult. Yet emotional and psychological pain can also be a signal to pay attention.

It can be a teacher, whether it originates in our emotions or in our physical bodies. It directs our attention to the physical or emotional area that is begging for repair. Drugging pain prematurely or too much can be a mistake, because it can mislead us into thinking that we are healing when we are not. Instead of immediately medicating ourselves in every instance, we should examine why we have pain or a pattern of physical aches and pains.”

Caroline Myss, in “Why People Don’t Heal And How They Can”

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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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