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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 21st, 2022 by Dan Millman in THE LAWS OF SPIRIT

“If you willingly choose to set aside your personal desires for the welfare of children, loved ones, or others, that can represent a spiritual act of self-sacrifice. But if you feel like a martyr, it’s time to take another look. Assuming too much responsibility for others deprives them of the lessons that arise from the choices they have made. Those in pain need our compassion and support, but if we carry the weight for them, we rob them of their strength and self-respect.”

Dan Millman, in “The Laws of Spirit”

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“It is only possible to live happily ever after on a moment-to-moment basis.”

Margaret Bonnano

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, January 20th, 2022 by Donald Altman in ONE MINUTE MINDFULNESS

“Perfectionism is unforgiving. It demands nothing less than achieving total success by meeting the highest standards of excellence. To do less is to be mired in mediocrity and steeped in failure. Perfectionism offers the promise of control, leading us to believe that the bitter taste of loss and its accompaniments – disappointment, disapproval, and rejection – can be avoided.

The truth is we cannot avoid loss, no matter how perfect we try to be. But this truth is not a call to wave the slacker’s flag, to do as little as possible, or to give up. Rigidly imposing impossibly high expectations on ourselves and others at all costs can actually make it harder to reach our goals. This kind of perspective and behavior affects our happiness. It is maladaptive. We’re much better off when our desires to work hard and to pursue excellence are adaptive and flexible.”

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, January 19th, 2022by Lynn Grabhorn in EXCUSE ME, YOUR LIFE IS WAITING

“Dare to want. Dare to dream new dreams. Dare to take your old dreams out of the closet and dust them off. Give yourself permission to want; in fact, make yourself want. Then pick a funky, nonessential little Want and start talking about why you want the thing until you get the hang of clicking into that turned-on feeling. Before you know it, you’ll be having physical manifestations on your hands, and I’m here to tell you, when that happens, it’s a screamer of the first degree.

Check out what you like or don’t like about what you’ve got in your life right now. Then get over the guilt of wanting and get that Want motor revved up, for wanting brings the passion, passion brings joy, joy brings more wanting, and now you’re creating on purpose. You are the inventor and the partaker, all in one. (Never mind being the design engineer who has to figure out how something will come together. That’s no longer your job)…

The point is to get over the stigma of wanting, and do it. Dare to want whatever in this whole wide world will give you pleasure, for wanting is taking charge. Wanting is creating. Wanting—and manifesting those Wants into reality—is fulfilling your reason for being. And therein lies the true richness of Life.”

Lynn Grabhorn, in “Excuse Me, Your Life is Waiting”

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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, January 18th, 2022 by Stuart Wilde in THE TRICK TO MONEY IS HAVING SOME

“Buying into what everyone else says you should do disempowers you. It serves as a constant reminder that you are not in control of your life. It’s better, therefore, that you go out into the world, live on your own away from social pressure, and make loads of silly mistakes, than you live in a close-knit community in which you allow yourself to be trapped by the attitudes of all the people around you.

It may be that the advice you receive is good advice, but it is important that you make that advice yours. It has to be what you want and it has to come from your ideas and lifestyle, not from the motivations of others.”

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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BEST OF PONDER on THIS for Monday, January 17th, 2022 by Richard A. Singer in YOUR DAILY WALK WITH THE GREAT MINDS

“Failure is a personal choice that individuals make, to discontinue their journey toward success. We often label errors, mistakes, or difficulties with the word failure; however, these are actually stepping-stones along your path to success. Without challenges, there is no personal growth and then success would be meaningless. A true failure is giving up too soon and not persisting toward the goal in mind. Therefore, failure will never occur as long as you are determined and you persevere until achievement emerges.”

Richard A. Singer, 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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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, January 14th, 2022 by Richard Bach in RUNNING FROM SAFETY

“You declare “Life Is,” knowing that it’s true, and you work your little heart out to transform what you will…And it doesn’t change…You keep working, and you watch for coincidence to come strolling your way. Watch carefully, for it always comes in disguise.

We need to walk through this brick wall, because it locks us into appearance of life that we choose to change. We work like crazy to change it, but our wall remains brick, and it gets if anything harder than ever. We’ve checked: there’s no secret door, no ladder, no shovel to dig under…solid brick…Remember that this world is not reality. It’s a playground of appearances on which we practice overcoming seems-to-be with our knowing of Is. The Principle of coincidence is a power tool that promises, in this playground, to take us to the other side of our wall.”

Richard Bach, in “Running From Safety”

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“Darkest day in history, when someone invented property,
Cause of our misery is the constant lust for property.
Since God began it, we’ve been dividing up the planet,
When you see something you want it, you got to put your name-tag on it,
And we go on carving meanwhile half the world is starving, it’s a crime.”

Todd Rundgren, in “Property” from the CD “No World Order”

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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, January 13th, 2022 by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer in YOU’LL SEE IT WHEN YOU BELIEVE IT

“To be detached you must know that all right-versus-wrong dichotomies are the invention of people. Right does not exist independent of man. The universe simply is the way it is…but still running independent of your opinion about it. Certainly it is fine to have strong opinions about anything that you choose, but the moment you become attached to these ideas and thereby define yourself by them, you shut out the possibility of hearing another point of view. This attachment to ideas and to making others wrong is the history of the being called Human Being, and it accounts for untold wars and misery since the beginning of recorded history.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “You’ll See It When You Believe 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 Wednesday, January 12th, 2022 by Neale Donald Walsch in CONVERSATIONS WITH GOD BOOK 1

“Go ahead and do what you really love to do! Do nothing else! You have so little time. How can you think of wasting a moment doing something for a living you don’t like to do? What kind of living is that? That is not a living, that is a dying!

If you say, “But, but…I have others who depend on me, little mouths to feed…a spouse who is looking to me…” I will answer: If you insist that your life is about what your body is doing, you do not understand why you came here. At least do something that pleases you – that speaks of Who You Are. Then at least you can stay out of resentment and anger toward those you imagine are keeping you from your joy.”

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

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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, January 11th, 2022 by Arnold Patent in YOU CAN HAVE IT ALL

“Talents are gifts of the Universe. We do not learn a talent. Each talent is a complete gift that comes with the tools to express it perfectly. If we have artistic talent, we have all of the skills necessary to express that talent successfully. We do not become better at a talent. We just gain confidence more fully and freely. We open ourselves, surrendering to the Universe and letting it play through us.”

Arnold Patent, in “You Can Have It All”

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“It’s a funny thing about life, if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.”

W. Somerset Maugham

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, January 10th, 2022 by Alan Cohen in WHY YOUR LIFE SUCKS AND WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT IT

“We have been taught that passion is the work of the devil, while it is the voice of God. Whoever fears the devil serves the devil. Passion is the universe’s way to get you to 1) Be in your right place at the right time; 2) Fulfill your personal purpose; 3) Experience deep delight; 4) Receive abundant income or reward; and 5) Serve others in the process. Your passion is your guide to your next step and, in time, all the steps that follow. It is your connection to universal intelligence. If you want to unsuck your life, tell the truth about your passion and live from it.”

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 Friday, January 7th, 2022 by Emmet Fox in YOUR HEART’S DESIRE

“There is only one Fundamental Energy in the Universe, but this energy may be applied by us either constructively or destructively, because God has given us Free Will. When we use it constructively, we are acting in harmony with God, and we are improving ourselves and our lives in every possible respect, and we are helping the world in general too. When we use it destructively, we damage ourselves, retard our progress, and waste an opportunity of helping mankind at large.

We use our energy destructively whenever we think or talk fear and limitation; whenever we grumble, or give way to self-pity, or indulge in useless regrets, or, in fact, in any form of negative thinking. Most of all do we use our God-given energy destructively when we hold thoughts of criticism and condemnation of others. All bitterness, resentment, spiritual pride, and self-righteousness, are peculiarly disastrous methods of using the Great Power, and that is why such thinking causes the terrible havoc that it does in people’s lives.”

Emmet Fox, in “Your Heart’s Desire”

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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, January 6th, 2022 by John Selby in EXPAND THIS MOMENT

“Whether you like it or not, you came into this world hardwired with a reflexive neurological system that instantly goes on red alert when you perceive danger. Your system leaps into action to overcome that danger. The amygdala region in the brain, also called the primitive fear center, dates back to an earlier period in our evolution, having first evolved in our reptilian ancestors. This ancient, fear-based, knee-jerk part of the human brain still serves a certain limited purpose in contemporary life, but it also continually causes us trouble. Why? Because the amygdala cannot tell the difference between a real danger facing you in the present moment and an imagined situation in your mind.

Imagination, the same mental function that enables human beings to be so creative and productive, often generates fearful fantasy scenarios about the future that keep you gripped by unnecessary stress and anxiety. But my observation (and that of most therapists) is that, most of the time, you have the cognitive ability to quiet those anxious thoughts and move into a more peaceful, enjoyable, productive state of consciousness. This is what meditation is about – change your focus, change your life.”

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 Wednesday, January 5th, 2022 by Marianne Williamson in ILLUMINATA

“Attack is an easier response than forgiveness, and that is why we are so tempted to give into it. Throughout our lives, we have seen more anger than examples of true forgiveness. Forgiveness does not mean we suppress our anger; forgiveness means that we have asked for a miracle: the ability to see through the mistakes that someone has made to the truth that lies in all of our hearts. Forgiveness is not always easy. At times, it feels more painful than the wound we suffered, to forgive the one who inflicted it. And yet, there is no peace without forgiveness.”

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, January 4th, 2022 by Leo Buscaglia in LOVING EACH OTHER

“The very measure of a good relationship is in how much it encourages optimal intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth. So, if a relationship becomes destructive, endangers our human dignity, prevents us from growing, continually depresses and demoralizes us – and we have done everything we can to prevent its failure – then, unless we are masochists and enjoy misery, we must eventually terminate it. We are not for everyone, and everyone is not for us. The question is, “If we cannot be with another, can we at least not hurt them? Can we, at least, find a way to coexist?”

Leo Buscaglia, in “Loving Each Other”

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“Jealousy requires turning one’s attention to one’s self and asking why is my self-esteem so low in the first place? I quite understand that this question may be difficult to answer. But at least it turns your concern to an area you can do something about.”

Rollo May

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, January 3rd, 2022 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“When you meet with people, at work, or wherever it may be, give them your fullest attention. You are not longer there primarily as a person, but as a field of awareness, of alert Presence. The original reason for interacting with the other person – buying or selling something, requesting or giving information, and so on – now becomes secondary.

The field of awareness that arises between you becomes the primary purpose for the interaction. That space of awareness becomes more important than what you may be talking about, more important than physical or thought objects. The human Being becomes more important that the things of this world. It does not mean that you neglect whatever needs to be done on a practical level. In fact, the doing unfolds not only more easily, but more powerfully when the dimension of Being is acknowledged and so becomes primary. The arising of that unifying field of awareness between human beings is the most essential factor in relationships on the new earth.”

Eckhart Tolle in, “A New Earth”

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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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