PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 8th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in THE DRAGON DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE

“Most people are sleepwalking. Many wander through life in a sort of unconscious state, having some idea of what they do, but not really sure why they are doing it. Mostly, we do what other people do, for we have made gods of popular opinions, beliefs, and actions. We worship the masses instead of the mass. For a long time, I depended on the world to tell me who I was and what to do. After wandering through my life like this for years, I realized that this kind of unchosen living just doesn’t work. When we live in an attempt to fulfill the dreams and desires of others, we may (for a while) succeed in convincing ourselves that we are happy, but sooner or later we must admit that we have our own calling in life.”

Alan Cohen, in “The Dragon Doesn’t Live Here Anymore”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, June 7th, 2017 by Todd Rundgren in GOD SAID

“Nearly everyone I know claims to have heard your voice
And every time they do, I know I should rejoice
Because one day you’ll break your silence
And speak just to me
But I feel like time’s running out
And my heart, my heart is filling with doubt
And God said,

I don’t dwell upon you, I dwell on something else
And I am not really here, so get over yourself

Ive tried to follow every rule they said you handed down
And spread the sacred testimony all around
And still the others seem to have your ear, but never will I
Have I displeased you some how?
I can’t help, can’t help feeling left out
And God said,

There’s no anger in me, you must mean someone else
Cause it’s not me that you see, you’re looking at yourself
And I won’t give you a prize instead of someone else
Cause I don’t play favorites, so get over yourself

Is it my fear, is it my pride, it is my vanity?
Should your name just be denied to save my sanity?
What is the price I need to pay to have
What others seem to grasp so easily?
Pity your servant, your slave
Who’ll kiss your feet to be saved
Save me, Save me…
And God said,

You are not serving me, you’re serving something else
Cause I don’t need to be pleased, just get over yourself
You can’t suck up, up to me, I know you all too well
But I don’t dwell upon you, so get over yourself
Cause you’re not praying to me, you’re praying to yourself
And you’re not worshipping me, you’re worshipping yourself
And you will kill in my name, and heaven knows what else
When you can’t prove I exist, so get over yourself.”

Todd Rundgren, in the song “God Said” from the 2004 CD “Liars”

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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, June 6th, 2017 by Catherine Ponder in OPEN YOUR MIND TO PROSPERITY

“When you affirm the manifestation of the divine plan for your life, it may begin unfolding quickly. If so, you must be willing to let go of the old and quickly expand into your divine plan, accepting whatever changes are involved in people, environment, and events. As Emerson has stated, “For everything you gain, you lose something.”

However, just the opposite may happen when you begin affirming the divine plan: changes may come slowly or not at all. If your good seems delayed, it may be a matter of “divine timing.” Even though you feel ready for  your new good, the new people and events that are to be connected with your divine plan may not yet have reached their point of fruition in your life. This is the time to declare that the divine plan of your life manifest under “divine timing.” To human sense, that divine timing may seem slow, but when it begins manifesting your new good, it often happens so quickly as to be breathtaking. You must be ready for it when it comes.”

Catherine Ponder, in “Open Your Mind to Prosperity”

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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, June 5th, 2017 by Wayne W. Dyer in THERE’S A SPIRITUAL SOLUTION TO EVERY PROBLEM

“When you find yourself thinking a thought that focuses on what you don’t want, no matter how insignificant it might be, remind yourself that you will ultimately act upon that thought and it will materialize into your life. Stop yourself right there, and silently ask yourself, “What do I want?” That is, instead of thinking that your arthritis is going to get worse, which is precisely what you don’t want, change the thought into an intention. “This arthritis is going to disappear from my life completely.”

Eventually, slowly, but surely, you will begin to act upon this new intention, which is a faster energy, and this new intention will become your reality. You will do whatever you have to do to avoid suffering with your arthritis. You will not complain about it, because you are no longer thinking of it as a problem, so you can’t complain. And miracle of miracles, your body, which is a system of energy, will react to your thoughts as well. As has been said many times, ‘Your biography becomes your biology’.”

Wayne W. Dyer, in “There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem”

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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, June 2nd, 2017 by Fr. Anthony DeMello S.J., in AWARENESS

“The heart in love remains soft and sensitive. But when you’re hell-bent on getting this or the other thing, you become ruthless, hard, and insensitive. How can you love people when you need people? You can only use them. If I need you to be happy, I’ve got to use you, I’ve got to manipulate you, I’ve got to find ways and means of winning you. I cannot let you be free.

I can only love people when I have emptied my life of people. When I die to the need for people, then I’m right in the desert. In the beginning it feels awful, it feels lonely, but if you cant take it for a while, you’ll suddenly discover that it isn’t lonely at all. It is solitude, it is aloneness, and the desert begins to flower. Then at last you’ll know what love is, what God is, what reality is.”

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, June 1st, 2017 by Donald Altman in ONE MINUTE MINDFULNESS

“The body is not different from spectacular castles and monuments that also must eventually lose their luster. Aging and wrinkles are simply signs that we have lived in the castle. They do not diminish the purpose, wonder, and loveliness of the body that carries our spirit and manifests our deeds. Regardless of the body’s external form, we can take to heart the sentiment poet and philosopher John O’Donohue shares in his book Beauty: “The world of the senses is intensified with the beauty that is meant to recall us to the higher and external forms of beauty.”

Donald Altman, in “One Minute Mindfulness”

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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, May 31st, 2017 by Debbie Ford in THE DARK SIDE OF THE LIGHT CHASERS

“The world mirrors yourself back to you. If you love, nourish, and appreciate yourself internally it will show up in your external life. If you want more love, give more love to yourself. If you want acceptance, accept yourself. I promise that if you love and respect yourself from the deepest place of your being, you will call forth that same level of love and respect from the universe. If you think you are doing this and your external world does not look like you think it should, I ask you to look inside one more time. Uncover the lie. Uncover what you are not allowing yourself to have, what you most desire.”

Debbie Ford, in “The Dark Side of the Light Chasers”

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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, May 30th, 2017 by Eliza Mada Dalian in IN SEARCH OF THE MIRACULOUS

“Thoughts and emotions are not in our head alone – they are suppressed everywhere in our body and grow like weeds in a garden. Everything we feel, think, and hold on to is stored in our body, layer upon layer. The layers of suppressed thoughts and emotions take us out balance and cause our physical pain and suffering. To restore physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wholeness you need to purify your body of the suppressed thoughts and emotions. One very powerful way to do this is through open and honest expression. This requires courage and understanding. Expressing your thoughts and emotions out loud honestly and openly will not only clear your energy of inner turmoil but will also help you become more true and authentic to yourself and others.”

Eliza Mada Dalian in “In Search of the Miraculous”

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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, May 29th, 2017 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“Your problems cannot be solved at the same level of consciousness at which you perceive them. The answer is always on a higher level than the problem. That is why the problem exists in the first place—to draw you to a higher awareness. If you approach the difficulty from the same level at which you have been struggling, you will find yourself going in circles. If you are in such a dilemma, you must stop and ask, “What is the highest way of looking at this? What will love show me that fear has disallowed? What is the blessing in this?” Your answer will follow on the trail of one of these questions.

Problems are not punishments; they are invitations to a higher way of thinking…The solution to life’s challenges is spiritual, not material. Remember that we are spiritual beings. Our purpose here is to identify with our true nature. Everything in the physical world exists in the service of this noble quest.”

Alan Cohen, in “Dare to Be Yourself”

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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, May 26th, 2017 by Shakti Gawain in LIVING IN THE LIGHT

“The traditional macho man has a helpless, hysterical female voice inside of him desperately trying to be heard. He will tend to attract women who have a low self-image and are clingy and needy, or who express their power indirectly through manipulation—little girl ‘cuteness,’ sexual seductiveness, “cattiness,” or dishonesty. These women reflect his lack of trust and respect for his inner female by not trusting and respecting themselves. By opening to and trusting his own feminine nature, he’ll find within himself the nurturing, support, and connection he’s been lacking. The women in his life will mirror this shift by becoming stronger, more independent, more direct and honest, and more genuinely loving and nurturing.”

Shakti Gawain, in “Living in the Light”

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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, May 25th, 2017 by Eugenia Oganova in AWAKENING THE HARMONY WITHIN

“Negative emotional reactions are contagious…Someone blaming an airline and hotel might attract others who also want to blame something for their anger or unhappiness, because blame is easier than responsibility. It takes no effort to blame. But blame can only be generated by an immature part of us – it is the part that is looking for a parent, someone outside of us, to take care of us, and when we do not feel “taken care of” we look for that “parent” to blame.

It is very important to understand, deeply, that there are no “bad events” no matter how difficult they are for us. Instead there are positive or negative reactions to the events.

The harder the event, the more effort it takes to stay positive. One can go through a very difficult illness, or life circumstance, and feel stronger for it, more sure of themselves than ever. The opportunity to reprogram ourselves is there in every moment. All we have to do is remember that it is our perception of the event that determines our choice to react positively or negatively. We must look for the thoughts and beliefs that have generated our perception and start changing them. If this seems too hard right now, then simply go into gratitude – it is a fail-safe for positive emotional reaction. Choosing positive perception benefits us, and others, including the planet.”

Eugenia Oganova, in “Awakening the Harmony Within”

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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, May 24th, by Caroline Myss in WHY PEOPLE DON’T HEAL AND HOW THEY CAN

“Even though change is constant and inevitable, we prefer to turn our attention—and a great deal of our attention—to preventing changes from happening in our lives. Suggesting to people that they initiate change and call upon the winds to pull their ship from its safe harbor into the moving seas is akin to asking them to sit on hot coals for the afternoon. Yet the truth is that healing and change are one and the same thing. They are composed of the same energy, and we cannot seek to heal an illness without first looking into what behavioral patterns and attitudes need to be altered in our life. Once those characteristics are identified, we have to do something about those patterns. This requires taking action, and action brings about change.”

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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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017 by Stuart Wilde in THE TRICK TO MONEY IS HAVING SOME

“As you detach emotionally from life, you will naturally drift away from those you know and love. You will find yourself out on your own. That can be scary. People would rather live in a jail with their mates and the things they know than to be free, but on their own. Unless you strip away most of the emotion in your life, it’s hard for you to become really clear about who you are and what your true calling is. You can see how confused people generally are, which confirms – to me anyway – that clarity is not a concept that many understand.

You are an individual and you came here on your own as a child and you will die on your own. The fact that you may live in a community or with your family does not change the solitude of your spiritual journey. By cluttering your life with many things, you soon lose sight of who you are and what you came for.”

Stuart Wilde, in “The Trick to Money is Having Some”

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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 Monday, May 22nd, 2017 by Danielle Rama Hoffman in THE TABLETS OF LIGHT

“We understand that you have different areas of your life and that you may perceive that some areas are going better than others. We want to play a game here, as you’re doing this exercise. We want you to say, “I have chosen, I am choosing, I choose,” I have been choosing to…” – whichever feels the most resonant for how you going to finish that sentence. Then look at an area of your life. “I have been choosing to be exhausted. I have been choosing to be too busy. I have been choosing to be the victim. I have been choosing to be in this loving relationship. I have been choosing to have a career that I love.”

There will be aspects that you will feel you’ve been choosing correctly, because you like those areas that are going well in your life. There will also be some that you will write about from the place of negativity or consider to not be going well in your life. Continue this exercise: “I have chosen, I am choosing, I choose,” “I have been choosing to…” Go through the various areas of your life: your health, your emotions, your thoughts, your ways of being, your family, your home, your career, your hobbies – whatever they are. Spend ten to fifteen minutes on this exercise.

Ready to know the punch line before the joke? It’s that the purpose of this exercise is to indicate to you that what’s been going on in your life is a reflection of your capacity to choose. When you tie together what’s going on in your life with your capacity to choose, you’re able to realize that you have a choice. You are able to access your capacity to choose in a way that allows you to choose something new.”

Danielle Rama Hoffman, in “The Tablets of Light”

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Compiler’s Note: I started reading this book recently and really like it a lot. With today being the formal launch day for The Tablets of Light, the author is offering free gifts for anyone who orders the book today. Click here to learn more.

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, May 19th, 2017 by Dan Millman in EVERYDAY ENLIGHTENMENT

“Those who view money as an incidental benefit of work they enjoy for its own sake seem to be the most satisfied with their lives. As yourself this: ‘If I had enough money to live on for the rest of my life, what would I do with my time?’ When you have the answer, find work in that area if you can. If you became wealthy and would nevertheless spend some of your time doing just what you now do for a living, you are fortunate indeed.

Every kind of work that provides a service has innate meaning. It doesn’t have to make you famous, or dispense charity, or be connected directly to healing or spiritual teaching. If you provide a helping hand, whether behind the counter of a grocery store, building automobiles, cleaning someone’s home, doing market research, mowing lawns, working in sales, or practicing law, your work, and the relationships you develop with the people you meet through it, can shed light and provide a vehicle of transformation.”

Dan Millman, in “Everyday Enlightenment”

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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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