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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, May 19th, 2022 by Louise Hay in GRATITUDE A WAY OF LIFE

“Gratitude brings more to be grateful about. It increases your abundant life. Lack of gratitude, or complaining, brings little to rejoice about. Complainers always find that they have little good in their life, or they do not enjoy what they DO have. The Universe always gives us what we believe we deserve. Many of us have been raised to look at what we do not have and to feel only lack. We come from a belief in scarcity and then wonder why our lives are so empty. If we believe that “I don’t have, and I won’t be happy until I do…” then we are putting our lives on hold. What the Universe hears is: “I don’t have, and I am not happy,” and that is what you get more of.”

Louise L. Hay, in “Gratitude—A Way of 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 Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 by John Randolph Price in LIVING A LIFE OF JOY

“Before any action can take place, the thought must precede it. We should THINK and then act, without first running around and telling everyone what we’re going to do. That dissipates energy and creates roadblocks. Let’s keep our intentions to ourselves as we follow the “line of duty” (what we consider our purpose in this lifetime) and let the results of our efforts do the talking for us.”

John Randolph Price, in “Living a Life of Joy”

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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, May 17th, 2022 by Daphne Rose Kingma in THE TEN THINGS TO DO WHEN YOUR LIFE FALLS APART

“Our spirits are that which is eternal in us, that which abides beyond life. Your spirit is energy itself, the energy that causes us to be here; it is you, and it is what shall remain of you when your days in the shadow-dance of life are over. It’s easy to become disengaged with our spirits because life is compelling and the material universe endlessly chanting and demanding. We can literally spend all our time engaged with our stuff, our dreams, our Life Themes, and our current taxing stories without ever stumbling into the realm of spirit.

One of the functions of crisis is to take us exactly there, to that greater awareness. It joggles us into knowing that we are more than people living so-called human lives. Difficulties get us to experience, rather than just mouth, the truth – that we are spiritual beings who are having this experience. A spiritual life is that place in our consciousness where we acknowledge the mystery, holiness, oneness, and union-through-spirit of us all.”

Daphne Rose Kingma, in “The Ten Things to Do When Your Life Falls Apart”

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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 16th, 2022 by Sanaya Roman, in SPIRITUAL GROWTH, BEING YOUR HIGHER SELF

“You can learn to be creative. All of you have experienced moments of creativity – sudden insights, new visions of the way something could be done, and bursts of inspiration. The only differences between people who think they are creative and people who think they aren’t are their beliefs about their creativity. Start telling yourself that you are a creative person.

You have the ability to generate new ideas that will take you to higher levels in your life and work. Stop for a moment and think of something you would like to improve. Then, be creative and picture something even better than you have yet imagined happening in this area. Don’t accept your current circumstances as best you’ll ever have. Don’t believe people when they tell you something is impossible to create.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Spiritual Growth”

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“The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher regard those who think alike than those who think differently.”

F. Nietzche

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 13th, 2022 by Gary Spinell in IT WAS YOU, ALL ALONG

“If you do not believe you are worthy, you will attract people into your life who are not worthy enough, or make you feel unworthy, in either case matching your belief. When you allow someone to act in an undesirable way around you, and furthermore, you tolerate the behavior, you are encouraging more of the same behavior from that person. By tolerating and encouraging more of this intolerable behavior, you are disrespecting yourself. Think about that. This whole process is not about the other person. It’s about you.

You are disrespecting yourself when you allow someone to have an impact on your life inconsistent with the way you want to live your life. I am not saying the resulting experience for you is the fault of the other person. Rather, it is you who is deciding to continue these events in your life, and continue to perpetuate them every time they occur. It is imperative you break through your old belief patterns and view your beliefs from a different perspective. If you have low self-esteem and are seeking a partner who will sweep you off your feet and care for you, you will not find him or her. More importantly you will only find a person who matches the way you perceive yourself. You will attract to you a person who is also dependent, the exact opposite of what you want.”

Gary Spinell, in “It Was You, All Along”

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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, May 12th, 2022 by Neale Donald Walsch in CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD BOOK 1

“Doing is a function of the body. Being is a function of the soul. The body is always doing something. Every minute of every day it’s up to something. It never stops, it never rests. It’s either doing what it’s doing at the behest of the soul – or in spite of the soul. The quality of your life hangs in the balance.

The soul is forever being. It is being what it is being, regardless of what the body is doing, not because of what it’s doing. If you think your life is about doingness, you do not understand what you are about. Your soul doesn’t care what you do for a living – and when your life is over, neither will you. Your soul cares only about what you’re BEING while your doing whatever you’re doing.”

God, as spoken to Neale Donald Walsch in “Conversations with God Book 1”

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“Cooperate with your destiny, don’t go against it, don’t thwart it. Allow it to fulfill itself.”

Nisargadatta Maharaj

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 11th, 2022 by Caroline Myss in WHY PEOPLE DON’T HEAL AND HOW THEY CAN

“In every situation, no matter how challenging, you have the option to pursue the meaning behind the event. In some cases, this may simply mean trusting that there must ultimately be a positive reason for what has happened, and that when and if the time becomes appropriate, the meaning will be revealed. This is hardly an easy response to have in a crisis, especially during the life-and-death situation that illness can often be. But it is the response that will bring you the most power and the clearest guidance.”

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

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“Miracles result from our recognition that even the worst news is only a short story; the whole plot is an unfolding mystery. Be humble in your perpetual uncertainty.”

Paul Pearsall, in “Making Miracles”

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, May 10th, 2022 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“When you begin to notice situations that are undervaluing you, or demanding too much from you, clear the negative energy. First, remain straight and strong and centered in your body; do not lean forward or backward. When you are with people who drain you, learn to put your feelings into words, even if just to yourself.

Putting your feelings into words is very powerful in cleansing other people’s energy from your space. Do not express anger to other people, but do get it out of your system. Say it to a tape recorder, or to a video camera, or write it down. Any process that brings it out of your body is a process of healing and cleansing yourself of the energy you have taken on from other people.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power through 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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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 9th, 2022 by Dr. Eric Kaplan in THE 5 MINUTE MOTIVATOR

“We were not born walking and talking. The first time we walked, we fell. The first words we uttered, we stuttered. The first time we read, added, multiplied, divided, shot a basket, or swung a bat or a golf club, we met with some degree of failure. Yet, we persisted. Remember how awkward your first date was? I’ll bet it wasn’t your last date. Life is a culmination of learning experiences based entirely on obstacles and failures. Remember, it’s the rocks in the stream that give the river its music.

There was once a little boy who armed himself with a bat and ball and went out to play. He began by throwing the ball up in the air and trying to hit it as it came down. However, with every toss came a strike. Time and time again he threw the ball in the air attempting to hit it. After an hour of futility, the boy picked up the ball and said, “Boy, am I a good pitcher.”

Dr. Eric Kaplan, in “The 5 Minute Motivator”

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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 6th, 2022 by Wayne W. Dyer in THERE’S A SPIRITUAL SOLUTION TO EVERY PROBLEM

Use your thoughts to keep your energy on healing rather than disease. It is pretty common to place energy on what is wrong and what you don’t want. Thoughts such as, “This cold is going to get worse,” “There is nothing you can do, it’s the flu season and it’s going around,” “You have to get worse before it will get any better,” are all ideas that will help you to manifest what you don’t want. A brief reminder here: you act on your thoughts, and this goes for your body and the bodies of those around you. If your thoughts are on what you don’t want (disease) you will act upon those thoughts and manifest more of what you don’t want.

Anytime you enter an energy field of injury or disease remind yourself that you are bringing the radiant energy of spirit to that space. Stay focused on that faster energy, make an effort to radiate it outward and in a surrounding fashion, never buying into the lower energy of disease.”

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 Thursday, May 5th, 2022 by E. J. Michael, in QUEEN OF THE SUN

“Never believe everything you hear. No matter who says it. Truth can only live in hearts and minds that are free. Dogmatic belief and fanatical adherence to official pronouncements – whether religious or supposedly scientific – have done immeasurable harm throughout history. Keep your own counsel. Study everything that comes to your attention with an open mind. When misconceptions and wrong assumptions are removed, reality shines forth like the sun between the clouds.”

E. J. Michael, in “Queen of the Sun”

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“The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men, and so with the paths which the mind travels. How worn and dusty, then, must be the highways of the world, how deep the ruts of tradition and conformity.”

Henry David Thoreau, in “Walden”

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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 4th, 2022 by Dan Millman in EVERYDAY ENLIGHTENMENT

“No matter how intelligent, attractive, or talented you may be – to the degree you doubt your worthiness you tend to sabotage your efforts and undermine your relationships. Life is full of gifts and opportunities; you will open to receive and enjoy them to the degree that you begin to appreciate your innate worth, and to offer yourself the same compassion and respect that you would give to others. Discovering your worth sets your spirit free.”

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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PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, May 3rd, 2022 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“In the film Out of Africa, pioneer Karen Blixen confesses, “My biggest fear was that I would come to the end of my life and realize I had lived someone else’s dream.”…Many people have all kinds of ideas about how you should be living, but they do not matter unless they match your vision for yourself. Well-intentioned as others may be, no one knows your heart and destiny as well as you do.

The disease to please is a prevalent one. It shows up in the son who plays out his parents’ hopes for the childhood they never had; the daughter who marries within the faith although she loves another; the wife who dares not defy her husband’s wishes; the teenager anxiously striving to fit in with peers; the employee sweating to win the favor of his boss; religious adherents trying to be so good so God will not send them to hell. But they are already in hell. If you deny your truth to fit into another’s, you will find yourself there too.”

Alan Cohen, in “Why Your Life Sucks…And What You Can Do About 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, May 2nd, 2022 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“If you want to flow down the eternal river of perception toward your Infinite Self, you’ve got to let go of the branch you’re hanging on to and let the river take you. That means facing your insecurities and fears and really looking at yourself. Sometimes that can be a bit painful because what you see is piles and piles of caca – loads of it. And you say to yourself, “My God, I’m grim. I’m totally assoholic. I need to join Assoholics Anonymous. I am so assoholic it’s painful.” Then, once you can observe how assoholic you are, love yourself. Look in the mirror and say, “Man, this is one of the world’s greatest idiots, but I love him, I love her, and I’m going to change them.”

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 Friday, April 29th, 2022 by Marianne Williamson in EVERYDAY GRACE

“Most of us wouldn’t think about beginning our day without washing the accumulated dirt from the day before off our bodies. Yet far too often we go out into the day without similarly cleansing our minds. And our minds carry more pollution than our bodies, for they carry not only our own toxicity, but that of the entire world. We carry the fear, anxiety, stress, and pain not just of our own lives, but of our families, our nation, and millions all over the planet.

Our greatest weakness is the weakness of an undisciplined mind. We need not let fear steal the morning; we can consciously choose not to allow our minds to be programmed by the worldly viewpoint that dominates the earth. We can set our day upon another course. Each of us has an inner room where we can visit to be cleansed of fear-based thoughts and feelings. This room, the holy of holies, is a sanctuary of spiritual light. The light is not a metaphor, but rather an actual energy of mystical vibration. When we begin our morning within it, the mind receives a radiance that illumines our thinking as we go through our day.”

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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