PONDER on THIS for Thursday, April 6th, 2017 by Polly Campbell in IMPERFECT SPIRITUALITY

“Emotions are your own personal guidance system. They are energy. It’s the judgment you assign to them that causes trouble or pain. What if you viewed emotions only as a tool, a source of data and information? This way, even the bad ones can feel better. If you’re feeling bored, or impatient, for example, those feelings could be telling you that you’ve strayed too far from your passions or values. Are you quick to snap in anger? Maybe the hostility is hiding a hurt you need to heal before moving forward. Uncomfortable feelings reveal us to ourselves, this is healing and enlightening, whether you like it or not.”

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 Wednesday, April 5th, 2017 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOUR SACRED SELF

“Make a list of the beliefs you still hang on to which no longer serve you. Seeing them in writing will help you identify how absurd it is to stay rooted in the beliefs of others. As you examine your beliefs, see how many start with “should’ and ‘shouldn’t”. These kinds of sentences were your earliest training and may still occupy such a large space inside you that you have no room for new knowings.

Look for sentences like: You should pay attention to what your neighbors think. You should be angry when people mistreat you. You should hate your enemies. You shouldn’t disagree with me. You shouldn’t be happy when others around you are suffering. You should feel guilty about your success when others have so little. You shouldn’t forget about what your father always believed.

There is a long list of should-beliefs that inhibit your entrance to the bliss of a spiritual life. Those beliefs must be replaced with knowings that come from your personal experience.”

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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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, April 4th, 2017 by Stuart Wilde in THE LITTLE MONEY BIBLE

“People often wonder why a god that is all love and compassion can allow pain and suffering. But it’s easy to see that the spirit – the one you actually are – doesn’t “do” any pain and suffering. It remains always in a state of grace, a state of complete positiveness – even if it is collecting painful memories that the ego experiences.

By the time a child becomes a mature being, it has downloaded the negative waves of its culture and the global mind – the collective mind, if you like. Your job, then, is to work your way out of that and return to the real you, that spark of the Christ consciousness within. That’s the seminar – transmuting the negative into compassion and love. In other words, you are busy re-creating your spiritual identity here in our slowish-particle 3-D world.”

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, April 3rd, 2017 by Rhonda Byrne in THE SECRET

“Visualization is a process that has been taught by all the great teachers and avatars throughout the centuries, as well as by all the great teachers living today…The reason visualization is so powerful is because as you create pictures in your mind of seeing yourself with what it is you want, you are generating thoughts and feelings of having it now. Visualization is simply powerful focused thought in pictures, and it causes equally powerful feelings. When you are visualizing, you are emitting that powerful frequency out into the Universe. The law of attraction will take hold of that powerful signal and return those pictures back to you, just as you say them in your mind.”

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 Friday, March 31st, 2017 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Pleasant experiences make life delightful. Painful experiences lead to growth. Pleasant experiences make life delightful, but they don’t lead to growth in themselves. What leads to growth is painful experiences. Suffering points up an area in you where you have not yet grown, where you need to grow and be transformed and change. If you knew how to use that suffering, oh, how you would grow…

The disappointment you experience when things don’t turn out as you wanted them to, watch that! Look at what it says about you. I say this without condemnation (otherwise you’re going to get caught up in self-hatred). Observe it as you would observe it in another person. Look at that disappointment, that depression you experience when you are criticized. What does that say about you?”

Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J., in “Awareness”

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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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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, March 30th, 2017 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

“Every thing is energy. Nothing is solid. Everything vibrates at its own level of reality, and while form appears to be solid, a simple examination under a microscope reveals that solid object is actually alive with dancing molecules vibrating at a little less than the speed of light and thus appearing to us to be solid. Energy is the very stuff of the universe, and thoughts are a part of that “stuff.”

So when you are having a thought about something that you would like to see happen for yourself, remember it is nothing more than connecting the two frequencies together to make the reality happen for you. Keep in mind that if you are capable of conceiving the idea in your head as an image of something that you would like, then it is already here. And when you begin to doubt it, remember to ask yourself, “Where else could it be if it’s not here in our reality system?”

“Where else could they be?” is a wonderful question to ask yourself when you start doubting your images are going to work out for you.”

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 Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 by Wayne W. Dyer in MANIFEST YOUR DESTINY

“Generosity for the sake of liberating yourself from your ego extends to more than simply sharing your material possessions. Generosity includes offering kindness, care, love and nurturing where it is needed. Furthermore, the spirit of generosity can and does ultimately relate to how we treat ourselves. If you have a generous heart that has no qualms about giving, you will treat yourself lovingly, and will nurture yourself without feeling any sense of guilt.

When you can give freely, as an unconditional act of love, with no expectations, you experience what I call total freedom. You relinquish the hold of your self-absorbed ego, which encourages you to believe in limitation and competition. This ability to give without conditions is also an acknowledgment that whatever has manifested into your life has come from an infinite supply, and that you can never experience a scarcity consciousness because you know that you are part of the infinite supply.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “Manifest Your Destiny”

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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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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, March 28th 2017 by Neale Donald Walsch in FRIENDSHIP WITH GOD

“Be still and know that I am God.
I mean that literally.
Be still.

That is how you will know that I am God, and that I am always with you. That is how you will know that you are One with Me. That is how you will meet the Creator inside of you. If you have come to know Me, to trust Me, to love Me, and to embrace me – if you have taken the steps to having a friendship with God – then you will never doubt that I am with you always, and all ways.

So, as I have said before, embrace me. Spend a few moments each day embracing your experience of Me. Do this now, when you do not have to, when life circumstances do not seem to require you to. Now, when it seems that you do not even have time to. Now, when you are not feeling alone. So that when you are “alone,” you will know that you are not.”

God, as spoken to Neale Donald Walsch, in “Friendship with God”

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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 27th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in RELAX INTO WEALTH

“Very often a physical, financial, or relationship setback is the beginning of a significant course correction. The setback was really a setup. An apparent failure becomes a stepping-stone toward a new goal vastly more rewarding than the original one. Many people who lose their job, get divorced, or face a health crisis are motivated to do things they never would have done if they had simply coasted along in their old way of life. Many people settle for passionless, boring, unrewarding work or relationships, and do not realize how unhappy they are until they are jolted out of it by some unexpected event. Such jolts are the universe’s way to stir you to more fulfilling living.”

Alan Cohen, in “Relax into Wealth”

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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 24th, 2017 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“It is rare that you meet a person who is truly dedicated. When you do, you find that he is almost always very successful. Dedication is the warrior’s prayer to him-or herself. It is a mode of fierce concentration. One becomes so attached and devoted to the cause that eventually one’s desires materialize.

The world is full of obstacles. If you review the lives of the great men and women who have walked the earth plane, you will find that it was dedication that made them special. They persevered despite the odds. They achieved their goals through thick and thin. They overcame social, physical, and financial difficulties and created success.

Dedication is vital. You have to live your life like a warrior and breathe your ambitions. If you are half-hearted, the Universal Law responds spastically. If you lack courage, the energy around you lacks courage. If you falter, the Universal Law falters with you.”

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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PONDER on THIS for Thursday, March 23rd, 2017 by Dr. Stephen Russell in BAREFOOT DOCTOR’S GUIDE TO THE TAO

“If you’re sitting all crumpled, you’ll inhibit your breathing, internal organ function and energy flow, squash your spirit, limit your perception and generally diminish yourself. If, on the other hand, you’re expanding to fill the maximum space within your body, both vertically and horizontally, your spirit will sing out in gratitude, your chi will run like the bulls of Pamplona and your entire experience of this sacred moment we’re sharing will be enhanced.

Holding yourself in a crumpled posture is like living in a crooked house whose walls are caving in on you. Stress on the building’s structure is causing undue pressure on the water and waste pipes and, in some places, is causing damage to electrical wiring. Leakage from twisted pipes is causing mildew. Cracks in the masonry and gaps around the window and door frames are allowing in drafts and rendering easy access to intruders. If you were living in a house like that you’d either go mental, do a complete restructuring or move. Your body is your primary environment, your true house.”

Stephen Russell, in “Barefoot Doctor’s Guide to the TAO”

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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 22nd, 2017 by Michael J. Tamura in YOU ARE THE ANSWER

“In the sports arena and as a fun game, competition serves its purpose. There is, however, no place for competition in your spiritual development. Competition in life is invalidates spirit. It divides you against yourself.

Whether you decide that you are better than others or that they are better than you, it comes from the same place: You cannot be who you are, where you are, and what you are, or how you are. When you’re in competition, someone else’s expectations and judgments define who you are and how you can be. If you compare yourself to anyone else and get into competition, where that person is no longer matters, for the truth is, you are only in competition with yourself. If you have to be as good as, better than, or even worse than the other person, you’ve forfeited your right to be precisely where you are as yourself. Competition ultimately involves no one else but you.”

Michael J. Tamura, in “You Are The Answer”

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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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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“If, let’s say, your problem is money, start working on yourself. Most people think the way to get out of money problems is to earn more money. How to handle money is to get back in control of the money you do have. So if you only have $500 a month to live on, you have to think of a way to live in circumstances that don’t cost $800 a month. There’s no point in making five grand a month if your ego is in control and you’re spending seven, because you’re still going to be in financial trouble.”

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 Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“If you find yourself wanting to branch out and develop your own spiritual philosophy, but are concerned about any repercussions that may result, remember that ultimately being true to yourself (i.e., seeking self-approval) is far more important than living for the approval of others. While this may sound like clichéd advice, consider this: throughout your life, has receiving the approval of others ever really provided you with any real peace-of-mind or long-lasting contentment?

I’ll take the liberty of answering for you: no, it hasn’t. Do you know why not? Approval is fleeting, as it can quickly change to condemnation the moment you do something that someone judges to be inappropriate or wrong. So instead of being focused on pleasing others, have the courage to change your focus toward pleasing yourself, and you will ultimately discover a great truth–seeking approval from outside yourself is a total waste of time.”

Jeff Maziarek, in “Spirituality Simplified”

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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 17th, 2017 by Karol K. Truman in HEALING FEELINGS FROM YOUR HEART

Compiler’s Note: Tomorrow marks the 18th anniversary of the start of the “Ponder on This” message service. Amazingly, some of the first subscribers are still on the list, and while many others have come and gone there continues to be a core group of followers. As I’ve noted before, the service will run through this year, and beyond that we’ll see what happens.

“It may help to remember that forgiveness does not mean you condone what someone did. They remain accountable for their deeds, as do we all. Therefore, forgiving does not mean that we are saying what they did was okay. This misconception is often the stumbling block to forgiving for most of us, and particularly those who have suffered abuse.”

Karol K. Truman, in “Healing Feelings from Your Heart”

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BONUS PONDER on THIS

“The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place, but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”

Dorothy Nevill

“Being an optimist after you’ve got everything you want doesn’t count.”

Kim Hubbard

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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