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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021 by Neale Donald Walsch in CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD BOOK 1

“Harnessing your thoughts, exercising control over them, is not as difficult as it might seem. It is all a matter of discipline. It is a question of intent. The first step is learning to monitor your thoughts; to think about what you are thinking about.

When you catch yourself thinking negative thoughts – thoughts that negate your highest idea about a thing – think again! I want you to do this, literally. If you think you are in a doldrum, in a pickle, and no good can come of this, think again. If you think the world is a bad place, filled with negative events, think again. If you think your life is falling apart, and it looks as if you’ll never get it back together again, think again.

You can train yourself to do this. (Look how well you’ve trained yourself not to do it).”

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

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, September 21st, 2021 by Henry David Thoreau in WALDEN

“But alert and healthy natures remember that the sun rose clear. It is never too late to give up our prejudices. No way of thinking or doing, however ancient, can be trusted without proof. What everybody echoes, or in silence passes by as true today may turn out to be falsehood tomorrow, mere smoke of opinion, which some had trusted for a cloud that would sprinkle fertilizing rain on their fields. What old people say you cannot do, you try and see that you can. Old deeds for old people, new deeds for new.”

Henry David Thoreau, in “Walden”

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“What you utter, is what you outer.”

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, September 20th, 2021 by Alan Cohen in RELAX INTO WEALTH

“Cease to view difficult situations as trouble; trouble is an interpretation, not a fact. In Arabic, the word for problem is translated as “another view,” implying that every difficulty invites us to see from a higher perspective. Albert Einstein explained that you can never solve a problem at the same level of consciousness that created it. You must stand on higher ground. Because we are spiritual beings, the answer is always spiritual. Dr. Wayne Dyer’s titled a book There’s a Spiritual Solution to Every Problem.

Practicing eliminating self-defeating language from your vocabulary by replacing words of victimization with those of empowerment. Trouble becomes challenge, problem becomes project; crisis becomes opportunity; failure becomes experience; setback becomes setup; and hit a wall becomes course correction.

Thank and bless the people and situations that challenge you, for they are nudging you to greater good.”

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, September 17th, 2021 by Joseph Campbell in REFLECTIONS ON THE ART OF LIVING BY DIANE K. OSBON

“I find working for money to be the wasteland – doing something that somebody else wants instead of the thing that is my next step. I have been guided all along by a strong revulsion from any sort of action that does not correspond to the impulse of my own wish. The person of noble heart acts spontaneously, and will avoid the wasteland, the world of “Thou Shalt.”

Joseph Campbell, in “Reflections on the Art of Living: A Joseph Campbell Companion” by Diane K. Osbon

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“There’s a part of me, that speaks to the heart of me
Though sometimes it’s hard to see,
It’s never far from me
Alive in eternity
That nothing can kill.”

Jackson Browne, in “The Fuse” from the CD “The Pretender”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 16th, 2021 by Stuart Wilde in WHISPERING WINDS OF CHANGE

“Matterism comes from seriousness and importance. How you catch matterism is by having too many things that matter. What matters is that you allow your heart – not your ego – to rule your life. Then very little matters because you will be a humble person and you’ll take most of life as it comes. You can change the bits you don’t like and move away from those that you can’t change.

Once you get to the point where almost everything doesn’t matter, you’re emotionally free. If it rains, you get wet; if they don’t show up on time, you wait; if they don’t pay you, you eat less; if they don’t love you, so what, you didn’t come to please them anyway; if they don’t think you’re special, that’s marvelous, it frees you from having to thank them for their compliments. If life doesn’t go the way you want, accept the way it does go, use it as your teacher.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Whispering Winds of Change”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 by Marianne Williamson in ILLUMINATA

“Imagine life to be like a camera: The amount of light in the picture is determined by the size of the aperture at the time the picture is taken. For most of us most of the time, our experience of life and its potential for joy is severely limited by the constriction of our own hearts. It’s as though an aperture is shut, at least partially, that could be completely open. The joy we seek lies less in something new happening, and more in opening our hearts more fully to the love in our lives already.”

Marianne Williamson, in “Illuminata”

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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, September 14th, 2021 by Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz in THE FIFTH AGREEMENT

“Once you accept yourself just the way you are, you no longer have any judgments about yourself. Once you accept everybody else just the way they are, you no longer have any judgments about them. Then something incredible happens in your world: You find peace. You are not in conflict with yourself, and you are not in conflict with anyone else. All of the conflict that exists in humanity is because there is no respect. Every war is because we didn’t respect the others’ way of life. Instead of respecting their rights, we start imposing what we believe on others. Instead of peace, there is war.”

Don Miguel Ruiz and Don Jose Ruiz, in “The Fifth Agreement”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, September 13th, 2021 by Catherine Ponder in OPEN YOUR MIND TO PROSPERITY

“You would not be the person you are today, you would not have the love, the understanding, the maturity, the depth, the compassion, the soul-searching desire for more of God’s goodness in your life – if you had not had the past experiences you have been condemning. Out of the past you have grown, unfolded, and expanded your understanding and your world. So do not try to run away from the past. Do not condemn it. Just try to put it in its rightful place in your own thinking: Those experiences were for good, because through them you came forth into a “larger place” in your understanding. Release all anxiety or condemnation of yourself or others about your past.”

Catherine Ponder, in “Open Your Mind to Prosperity”

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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, September 10th, 2021 by Megan Don in MEDITATIONS WITH TERESA OF AVILA

“The truth of humility is found in our understanding and acknowledgment of the supreme reality of our existence, that is, that we are all manifestations of the Beloved. We are the sparks of the divine flame and love, created in the purity of divine being. To be humble means to know and honor our origins. It also means to remember, at all times, that is through the very love of the Beloved that we live and breathe and journey through this life. We are being asked to live these supreme and everlasting truths, said Teresa, even though we know so little about this majestic sovereignty of the divine being.”

Megan Don, in “Meditations with Teresa of Avila”

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BEST of BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, September 9th, 2021 by Dan Millman in THE LAWS OF SPIRIT

“Faith means living with uncertainty, feeling your way through life, letting your heart guide you like a lantern in the dark. There is no absolute security except in absolute faith. This doesn’t mean that all circumstances will go your way, or that Divine justice is operating every time you injure or heal yourself. All sorts of events, both beautiful and terrible, can happen in this world. Our small mind cannot always see the bigger picture or know what is for our highest good. So despite the confusion and insecurity of life, when you can learn to live on faith, trusting that Spirit/God is working according to a higher will beyond the reach of your mind, you’ll see Spirit/God operating everywhere, in everyone, and everything.”

Dan Millman, in “The Laws of Spirit”

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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, September 8th, 2021 by Leonardo DaVinci

“Every now and then go away, have a little relaxation. For when you come back to your work your judgment will be surer; since to remain constantly at work will cause you to lose power of judgment. Go some distance away, because the work appears smaller and more of it can be taken in at a glance, and a lack of harmony or proportion is more readily seen.”

Leonardo DaVinci

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“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.”

Plato

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, September 7th, 2021 by Ping Li in AWAKENING

“Each present moment you send out a vibration that tells the universe who you think you are, what you can have and what you believe your life should be like. What you do, think and choose is a reflection of who you believe you are, your value and perception of life at that moment, which in turn creates the reality to match these thoughts, beliefs, choices and feelings. Your present physical body language tells the world who you are physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Your present moment is the perfect opportunity to feel as if you are living your dream now.

Ask your all-wise soul and higher self to show you how you would feel this moment if you had all the confidence in the world to live your dream. How are you standing if you are solidly grounded in the earth? How are you sitting if you have unshakable strength? What are your thoughts as a person with great wisdom, clarity and inner knowing? What do you say as a person with great compassion and understanding? Signal the infinite field of intelligence to arrange the details for you and assist you in creating a reality that is in harmony with your vibrational energy in this very moment.”

Ping Li, in “Awakening”

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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, September 6th, 2021 by Dan Millman in WAY OF THE PEACEFUL WARRIOR

“Emotions are a natural human capacity, a form of expression. Sometimes it’s appropriate to express fear, sorrow, or anger – but the energy should be directed completely outward, not held in. The expression of emotions should be complete and powerful, then should vanish without a trace. The way to control your emotions, then, is to let them flow and let them go.

When a baby is upset it expresses itself in banshee wails – pure crying. It doesn’t ponder about whether it should be crying. If the baby is angry, it very definitely lets you know. But this too, it lets go of very quickly’ can you imagine a baby’s feeling guilty about its anger? Babies let it flow and let it go. They express themselves fully and then shut up. Infants are fine teachers, and they demonstrate the right use of energy.”

Dan Millman, in “Way of the Peaceful Warrior”

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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, September 3rd, 2021 by Eckhart Tolle in THE POWER OF NOW

“Enlightenment through suffering – the way of the cross – means to be forced into the kingdom of heaven kicking and screaming. You finally surrender because you can’t stand the pain anymore, but the pain could go on for a long time until this happens.

Enlightenment consciously means chosen means to relinquish your attachment to past and future and to make the Now the main focus of your life. It means saying yes to what is. You then don’t need pain anymore. How much more time do you think you will need before you are able to say “I will create no more pain, no more suffering?” How much more pain do you need before you can make that choice?”

Eckhart Tolle, in “The Power of Now”

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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, September 2nd, 2021 by James Eubanks in THE AWESOME DESIGN OF LIFE excerpted from GRATITUDE: A WAY OF LIFE

“If you are not yet someone who on a daily basis practices gratitude, like an unending prayer or background music for your life, I invite you to consider the possibility of doing so, beginning now. Come up to the higher room. Gratitude requires responsibility. See and begin to own your valuable contributions and talents. Acknowledge the people in your life: those you love, and those you may not love. In a true sense, they are all the same. They are your teachers. Be grateful for them. While doing so, realize how powerful you are, how moving your life is, and to what extent you are blessed in just being here. And then, watch what happens.”

James Eubanks, in “The Awesome Design of Life” excerpted from “Gratitude: A Way of Life”

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“Every time you close your eyes, you’ve been cut down to size, ’cause you’re stuck with yourself, ain’t nobody else in there to compare yourself to. It’s just you, and then you ask yourself, “What’s it all about?” So you try and figure it out, and that’s when you’ll be tempted to believe foolish things, and deceive yourself by lettin’ someone else do your thinking for you when they haven’t got a clue.”

Todd Rundgren, in the title cut from the CD “The Individualist”

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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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