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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, June 30th, 2022 by Jenniffer Weigel in I’M SPIRITUAL DAMMIT

“You remember the movie Toy Story?”
“Of course I said.”…
“Well, we are all like the toys in that movie. We are on the shelf, and God knows we are there. But sometimes he prefers Woody and sometimes Buzz. We have different things to offer, and we don’t all get used at once. We have to trust in perfect timing and divine order, remember?”
“Yeah, yeah, yeah,” I said rolling my eyes.
“God knows you’re on the shelf, waiting to get back into the game. He’ll come and get you when he’s ready for you.”

Jenniffer Weigel, in “I’m Spiritual Dammit”

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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, June 29th, 2022 by Louise Hay in YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE

“Loving the self, to me, begins with never ever criticizing ourselves for anything. Criticism locks us into the very pattern we are trying to change. Understanding and being gentle with ourselves helps us to move out of it. Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens.”

Louise Hay, in “You Can Heal Your Life”

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“We almost never think of the present, and when we do, it is only to see what light it throws on our plans for the future.”

Blaise Pascal

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, June 28th, 2022 by Jerry and Ester Hicks in GETTING INTO THE VORTEX

“When others are pleased by your behavior, it often feels very good to you. It is always nice to see others when they are feeling good, and it feels good to know that you had something to do with their feeling good. But if any of them come to rely on your behavior for their good feeling – then both you and they are at a great disadvantage.

If you make your relationship with your Inner Being your top priority, and you deliberately choose thoughts that allow your alignment, you will consistently offer the greatest advantage to the others with whom you interact. Only when you are aligned with your Source do you have anything to offer another.

If your behavior is influenced by your desire to keep another person happy, you will lose your Connection to your Source. And it is not possible for you to be happy unless you are in alignment with your Source. Without that alignment, you have nothing to offer another.”

Esther and Jerry Hicks, in “Getting Into the Vortex”

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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 27th, 2022 by Stephanie Ericsson in COMPANION THROUGH THE DARKNESS

“To battle a demon is to embrace it, to face it with clarity of vision and humility of the heart. To run from a demon is as effective as running from a rabid dog, for surely this only beckons the chase. Whatever we resist – persists. These demons, these parts of us that haunt us, torture us, and reduce us, are the agents of change. They throw down the gauntlet to the warrior within us to face them in a duel.”

Stephanie Ericsson, in “Companion Through the Darkness”

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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 24th, 2022 by Alan Cohen in DARE TO BE YOURSELF

“If we fear that we will be destroyed by our emotions, we will never look at them long enough to receive the messages they are bringing us. Our emotions are not given to destroy us; channeled wisely, they empower us. True mastery of living does not mean squelching our feelings. To the contrary, it means bringing our life into harmony with all the forces that move within us, and coming to peace with who we are. We cannot discover and express who we are as long as we are denying a part of ourself. Emotions are not dissipated by denying them; they are amplified. What you run away from, runs you. What you face, you master. This is the path to enlightenment.”

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 Thursday, June 23rd, 2022 by Catherine Ponder in OPEN YOUR MIND TO PROSPERITY

“Are you hostile and envious of people around you who succeed? Do you criticize them? Have you made unkind remarks about them? How do you feel, and how do you react, when someone near you has a prayer answered or has some good thing happen? Can you take it?

Sometimes we are tested. Sometimes the good we desire in life seems to come to people around us first. If we can praise and give thanks for another’s blessings, rather than be envious and jealous and critical, then we can be assured that those same blessings (or even greater ones) will come to us. But, if we make unkind remarks about, are hostile toward, or are envious of other people’s blessings, we have failed the test. We stop similar blessings from getting through to us.”

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 Wednesday, June 22nd, 2022 by Helen M. Luke in KALEIDOSCOPE

“Each of us, as we journey through life, has the opportunity to find and to give his or her unique gift. Whether this gift is quiet or small in the eyes of the world does not matter at all – not at all; it is through the finding and the giving that we may come to know the joy that lies at the center of both the dark times and the light.”

Helen M. Luke, in “Kaleidoscope”

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“The “kingdom of heaven is within,” indeed, but we must also create one without, because we are intended to act upon our circumstances.”

Florence Nightingale

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, June 21st, 2022 by John Selby in EXPAND THIS MOMENT

“You know that you shine at work and succeed in general when you’re feeling positive, hopeful, and happy, and are tuned in to the pleasures of the present moment. And you tend to fail when you’re anxious, depressed, lost in worries about the future, or feeling guilty and remorseful about the past. To see this clearly is to educate your ego to recognize that saying, “I choose to enjoy this moment,” is the wise action, not just for spiritual well-being, but also for biological survival.

Of course, when you’re in a dangerous situation, you do need to focus on the danger and deal with it. Face your danger! But don’t stay chronically fixated on fearful imaginations about the future. Instead, exercise your freedom to take charge of your mind, use cognitive tools that help you break free from the worry trip – enjoy your life rather than wasting it in anxious contraction.

We all struggle with worrying, and I’m not saying it’s easy to stop feeling anxious. I’m just suggesting that you begin right now to commit yourself to learning how to regularly shift your focus of attention from worry to its opposite – full, confident participation in each unfolding moment. Krishnamurti put it this way: “If your eyes are blinded with your worries, you cannot see the beauty of the sunset.”

John Selby, in “Expand this Moment”

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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 20th, 2022 by Fr. Anthony De Mello, in THE WAY TO LOVE

“We think the world would be saved if only we could generate larger quantities of goodwill and tolerance. That’s false. What will save the world is not goodwill and tolerance but clear thinking. Of what use is it to be tolerant of others if you are convinced that you are right and everyone who disagrees with you is wrong? That isn’t tolerance but condescension. That leads not to union of hearts but to division, because you are one up and the others one down. True tolerance only arises from a keen awareness of the abysmal ignorance of everyone as far as truth is concerned, for truth is essentially mystery.”

Fr. Anthony DeMello, in “The Way to Love”

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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 17, 2022 by Marianne Williamson in THE GIFT OF CHANGE

“A few weeks before my father died, he was lying on his favorite bench, already gravely ill, and I was sitting on the floor next to him. He had an intense but faraway look in his eyes, and he said, “I’m not afraid, I know where I’m going.” I simply looked at him and shared the moment, but I’ve often wished since that I had asked for more explanation. He clearly perceived an eternal reality that would carry him through death.

It shouldn’t have to take death to make us so much more aware of what matters and what doesn’t, what’s eternal and what’s not. Why can’t we remember much, much sooner that love is all that matters and love is all that lasts? It’s as though, when death is at the door, we’re given a free dose of sacred understanding. Perhaps if we asked for it earlier, it would come.”

Marianne Williamson, in “The Gift of Change”

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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, June 16th, 2022 by Richard Rohr in SIMPLICITY

“God calls all of you to take the path of the inner truth – and that means taking responsibility for EVERYTHING that’s in you: for what pleases you and for what you’re ashamed of, for the rich person inside you and for the poor one. Francis of Assisi called this, “loving the leper within us.” If you learn to love the poor one within you, you’ll discover that you have room to have compassion “outside” too, that there’s room in you for others, for those who are different from you, for the least among your brothers and sisters.”

Richard Rohr, in “Simplicity”

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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, June 15th, 2022 by Shakti Gawain in LIVING IN THE LIGHT

“If you are willing to allow the energy of the universe to move through you by trusting and following your intuition, you will increase your sense of aliveness and your body will reflect this with increasing health, beauty, and vitality. Every time you don’t trust yourself and don’t follow your inner truth, you decrease your aliveness and your body will reflect this with a loss of vitality, numbness, pain, and eventually physical disease.

Dis-ease is a message from our bodies, telling us that somewhere we are not following our true energy or supporting our feelings. The body gives us many such signals, starting with relatively subtle feelings of tiredness and discomfort. If we don’t pay attention to these cues and make the appropriate changes, our bodies will give us stronger signals, including aches, pains, and minor illnesses. If we still don’t change, a serious or fatal illness or accident may eventually occur. The stronger messages can be avoided by paying attention to the subtler ones. But once a strong message has come, it is never too late to be healed, if that is what we truly desire.”

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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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 by Daniel Ryan in HEALING FROM HEAVEN

“Stop, look, and listen before you allow your mind to catapult you into the idea that something is “good” or “bad.” Things “just are,” and they are perfect as they are. By experimenting with this concept, you will begin questioning and challenging existing belief systems that are playing on autopilot, and wake you up front and center into the now.

You may be surprised at how those things that you previously categorized as “good” or “bad” and actually “feel” as you see and feel them for the first time. When you de-compartmentalize an idea or belief and allow yourself to realize what “is” – just as it is – you can begin again. You have an opportunity to be fully engaged in the co-creative process of the universe. This ignites the love, joy, passion, and peace that are your birthright.”

Daniel Ryan, in “Healing from Heaven”

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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 13th, 2022 by Helen Mellicost

“I was regretting the past and fearing the future. Suddenly God was speaking. “My name is I Am.” I waited. God continued. “When you live in the past, with its mistakes and regrets, it is hard. I am not there. My name is not “I was.”

“When you live in the future, with its problems and fears, it is hard. I am not there. My name is not “I will be.” When you live this moment, it is not hard. I am here. My name is “I AM.”

Helen Mellicost

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 10th, 2022 by Richard A. Singer, Jr. in YOUR DAILY WALK WITH THE GREAT MINDS

“We are free to choose to travel through our lives seeking pleasure from cars, clothes, electronics, jewelry, and of course, substances and the almighty dollar. However, rarely has a person truly obtained happiness from any of these peripheral things, in fact I will venture to say this has never been accomplished. This search in the external world is an incessant journey with an uncomfortable conclusion; it never allows genuine heartfelt contentment or peace. This chase is filled with suffering and frustration and goes on eternally unless an intrinsic commitment is made to search within for soul-felt happiness and serenity.”

Richard A. Singer, Jr. in “Your Daily Walk With the Great Minds”

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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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