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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 18th, 2018 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“While traditional religions are capable of providing a stable foundation for spiritual growth, those that represent God as a monarch who punishes his or her subjects for their transgressions are not by any means empowering their followers. To the contrary, … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, March 6th, 2018 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“To cultivate this awareness of the wonder that you really are, begin right now to acknowledge the miracle that your body is, and the extraordinary activities it performs on a daily basis. For example, make best efforts each day to … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 8th, 2018 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“There is a real danger in strongly identifying yourself with your work or your job, for when the time comes that you no longer do that work, then your identity is effectively lost as well. Put another way, if what … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, November 3rd, 2017 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“People are attached to the “known” because, as a rule, none of us really like change. We all tend to prefer the status quo because it’s predictable, and therefore theoretically safe. This is the case even if we are not … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 25th, 2017 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“A key reason that organized religion remains popular is that each one offers established doctrines and rules to simplify followers’ lives. They are then relieved of the responsibility to personally evaluate and contemplate the nature and/or origins of their own … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, August 11th, 2017 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“Many people throughout the world, and particularly in Western society, remain intent upon accumulating as much money and stuff as they possibly can. This is not to suggest that there is anything wrong with spending money, for the act of … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, July 17th, 2017 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“Why, then, do so many people simply accept the idea of a judgmental God? There are probably dozens of reasons, but in the end it ultimately comes down to the fact that someone told them to adopt this view of … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, May 5th, 2017 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“If we look more closely at religious customs, we can see how attachments to them can have a very negative effect on a person’s spiritual growth potential…Organized religion essentially wraps things up in a tight package that requires little if … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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I am pleased to announce that I’ve added a new feature to the Pondercentral.com website, namely easy access to “Free Angel Card Readings by Dyan Garris.” The link for accessing these readings is included on the navigation bar on the … Continue reading

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A request from Jeff at Pondercentral.com

If you have found the passages shared on Pondercentral.com to be of value this year, I  ask that you please consider purchasing a copy of the print version of my first book, Spirituality Simplified. If just ten percent of subscribers … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, March 4th, 2009 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“According to Conversations with God, Book 2, God is giving us guidance every minute of every day. The challenge for you, then, is to discern which of the thousands of feelings, thoughts, and words passing through your consciousness each day … Continue reading

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, February 5th, 2009 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“Our culture’s fascination with romantic love is really quite pervasive. If you have any doubt about this, just listen to many of the most popular songs during the past 100 years or more, and you’ll hear all kinds of lyrics … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, December 10th, 2008 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“From my experience while traveling the path of spiritual growth, I can confidently say that once you begin in earnest to seek a deeper understanding of yourself, as well as the nature of existence itself, it’s impossible to turn back. … Continue reading

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PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, November 12th, 2008 by Jeff Maziarek in SPIRITUALITY SIMPLIFIED

“No resource has had a more profound impact on my spiritual growth than the live recording of a workshop by the late Fr. Anthony DeMello called Wake Up to Life. After just one session – a mere seven hours – … Continue reading

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