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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, May 27th, 2024 by Debbie Ford in THE DARK SIDE OF THE LIGHT CHASERS

“The key is to understand that there is nothing we can see or perceive that we are not. If we did not possess a certain quality we could not recognize it in another. If you are inspired by someone’s courage, it is a reflection of the courage within you. If you think someone’s selfish, you can be sure that you’re capable of demonstrating the same amount of selfishness. Although these qualities will not be expressed all the time, we each have the ability to act out any quality we see. Being part of the holographic world we are all that we see, all that we judge, all that we admire. Regardless of skin color, weight, or religious preference we share the same universal qualities. All humans are the same in this essential way.”

Debbie Ford, in “The Dark Side of the Light Chasers”

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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 24th, 2024 by Mark Nepo in THE BOOK OF AWAKENING

“Very often, when hurt or depressed or anxious, we encounter powerful feelings like ghosts without a body, trying to pour themselves into us, trying to dominate our lives. They seem to gather in the cave of our pain, stoking our wounds like stones in a fire that keeps them warm. After years of struggling to let my painful feelings out, I’m learning that the other side of this, which is just as essential to my well-being, is not to let the hurt or depression or anxiety set up camp inside me.

I must confess it has taken me all this way to fully understand that the purpose of surfacing these powerful feelings is to continually empty my heart and mind of its sediment, so that new life can make its way to me. There are dangers to not letting such feelings out. But once felt, there are dangers as well to not letting such feelings move on through. For just as our lungs must stay clear for the next mouthful of air, our heart must stay unobstructed for the next feeling we encounter. There is no freedom until we dance the ghosts from the chambers of our wounds, until we pile our wounds like stones at the mouth of our quarries.”

Mark Nepo, in “The Book of 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 Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 by Stuart Wilde in AFFIRMATIONS

“The very fact that you are desperate to close a deal so that you can pay the rent pushes it away. Metaphysically, it hops up the road in front of you. The reason is that in order for people to give you their money, they have to feel secure. When you are out of control, they pick up on your emotions and back away. The same happens in negotiating – when you want something, the other people in the deal know it, and it either costs you more or something happens to destroy the deal. The way to negotiate is to release any emotion about the deal and be prepared to walk away. Then you are in control, and the power is with you.”

Stuart Wilde, in “Affirmations”

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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 22nd, 2024 by Chin Ning Chu in THICK FACE BLACK HEART

“Self-observation is essential for self-growth. You must first understand the motives for your own actions in order to understand others. It is especially important to look within yourself in times of great distress and misfortune. If you can succeed in detaching yourself from the misery of your experience, you will see, with complete clarity, the real nature of the situation.

The world is not so simple that we can just make and follow rules about what is wrong and what is right. We seek an understanding of ourselves so that we will know what we ought to do in any given situation. You will gradually replace the beliefs you were taught with the truths you discover. It is not whether you turn the other cheek that is important. WHY you do or do not is most significant.

Self-knowledge is a more reliable guide to behavior than adherence to arbitrarily imposed standards, though both are susceptible to error. You will make mistakes no matter which path you follow, but mistakes made on the path to self-discovery will correct themselves, while those made through blind adherence to subjective standards simply perpetuate the folly.”

Chin-Ning Chu, in “Thick Face, Black Heart”

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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 21st, 2024 by Danielle Rama Hoffman in THE COUNCIL OF LIGHT

“The idea that it would be helpful to another if you are poor, sick, tired, confused, unfocused, or weak does not make sense on a conscious level. But this is how people approach someone who is poor. They feel bad if someone is poor, suffering, dying, or hurt. There is the belief that if they are living such a wonderful life and if they do not feel sorry for this person somehow they are being cold, aloof, not caring, and not being a humanitarian.

Yet one of the most beneficial things anyone can do for another person is to see this other person’s divine self, to see their soul, to see their situation, to respect the decisions that they have made consciously or unconsciously to be exactly where they are. This can be one of the most beneficial things because when you do this you are seeing through the illusion of their life for them. You see through the illusion of the poverty or the illness. You see that they are eternal and that they are abundant. As you hold that belief for them, that unity consciousness and awareness, then it is actually more of a support to them than pitying them or trying to save them.”

Danielle Rama Hoffman, in “The Council of 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 Monday, May 20th, 224 by Sanaya Roman in LIVING WITH JOY

“Self-love involves respecting the self and living in higher purpose. When you put value on yourself, your time, love and vision, so will others. Whenever you value and respect yourself, speaking with truth about who you are and taking appropriate actions, you not only evolve yourself, but you assist others by your example. The inability to say “no” to people reflects a world view that says other people’s feelings are more important than yours, their rights are more significant and should be considered first. When you do this, you create energy blockages within yourself, backing up resentment, anger and hurt which then sit in your aura and attract more of the same.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Living with 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 Friday, May 17th, 2024 by Mary Beth Ford in WISDOM FROM THE GARDENS: LIFE LESSONS

“Poets describe us as prisoners of time and declare that time is our nemesis. If we listen carefully to our language, we will know that this is true. Quantity seems to be the essence of time. Experts warn us not to waste time. Time is money. Clocks and calendars measure the march of time. Our scheduling books overflow with dates, deadlines, and things to do. We value speed and efficiency above all. But over activity and obsession with time threaten our inner life and peaceful mind. We want to have time as our friend. We must reconnect with its deeper meaning.

By observing the rhythms of time in nature – the sun’s path across the sky, the growth of seeds, the changing seasons – we realize that time is not a mechanical measure It measures process. By detaching from clock time even for a short while, we can allow ourselves some moments of sanctified laziness. We grow to appreciate time’s fullness in the process. Time becomes our friend.”

Mary Beth Ford, in “Wisdom from the Gardens: Life Lessons”

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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 16th, 2024 by Fr. Anthony DeMello in AWARENESS

“Think of a time when you were heartbroken and thought you would never be happy again (your husband died, your wife died, your best friend deserted you, you lost your money). What happened? Time went on, and if you managed to pick up another attachment or managed to find somebody else you were attracted to, or something else you were attracted to, what happened to the old attachment? You didn’t really need it to be happy, did you?

That should have taught you, but we never learn. We’re programmed; we’re conditioned. How liberating it is not to depend emotionally on anything. If you could get one second’s experience of that, you’d be breaking through your prison and getting a glimpse of the sky. Someday, maybe, you will even fly.”

Fr. Anthony DeMello, S.J., in “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 Wednesday, May 15th, 2024 by Lynn Grabhorn in EXCUSE ME, YOUR LIFE IS WAITING

“These days just about everybody knows that the state of one’s physical health is connected to the state of one’s mental health. Even doctors by crackie! Scientists stress the hell out of mice, then watch the cancer cells develop. They deprive baby chimps of mama’s breast, and watch them develop diabetes. The whole scientific/ medical community knows all too well there’s some kind of link between body and mind, they’re just not sure what it is…yet. Won’t they be surprised when they find out it’s nothing but our own energy.

Illness exists for only one reason: someone has flowed more low frequency energy than high. Which, of course, is why so much illness exists. Find the generally happy person, the one who constantly pulls themselves up and out of negative emotions, and you’ll find a healthy person. Always! People who are sick have shut themselves off in some degree from their Lifeline. It may not be obvious on the outside, but in some way or other, they’ve closed their valve off to their Source energy through worry, blame, guilt, whatever.”

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, May 14th, 2024 by Eugenia Oganova in MISSION ALPHA

“But what is physical pain? Pain is a message. Yes, please re-read the last sentence. We give a lot of power to pain because of the separation from the body (victimhood); this only makes the pain scarier. But physical pain is the body’s way of telling us that we are ignoring something inside. When one is in physical pain, it is a sign that the body is forced to reject the life force due to some configuration in the rest of one’s energy field. If the aura is balanced, the body is designed to receive pure life force in a constant abundant flow from the etheric blueprint of health.

When we block that transmission by our beliefs, fears, etc., the body is left on its own, giving us pain as a sign of its struggle. This pain is a message to our conscious awareness to pay attention to the imbalances in the energy field and to listen to the wisdom of the body. By attuning to the message, decoding it and, hence, releasing the rejection of life force, the body can heal itself.”

Eugenia Oganova, in “Mission Alpha”

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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 13th, 2024 by Dr Wayne W. Dyer in REAL MAGIC

“Most of us believe that money-making is a game that is played with forces outside of ourselves, forces such as the economy, the stock market, interest rates, the Fed,government policies, employment statistics and the like. But as you move along the spiritual path and begin to get a taste of the power of your invisible self, you discover that money-making is merely a game that you play with yourself. Creating money is just like creating anything else in your life. It involves not being attached to it, and not giving it power over your life in any way. Authentic power does not come to you from the acquisition of money, because without the money you would then be powerless. Authentic power comes from your soul, that magical place that is always within you.”

Dr. Wayne W. Dyer, in “Real Magic”

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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 10th, 2024 by Dr. Alex Loyd in THE HEALING CODE

“With the conscious mind, you can choose whether to think about the good, happy, healthy thoughts and memories, but with your unconscious mind, you can’t really choose what you’re going to think about, because the unconscious mind has a mind of its own. The unconscious mind works by association, so when you thought of Christmas, and if you have some very negative memories of Christmas, your unconscious mind could re-activate one of those negative Christmas memories, and you could start to feel bad and not even know why. This happens all the time.

I hear from people every day who say things like, “I have a quick hair-trigger anger and just don’t know why, but I’ve had it for a long time.” Or, “I’m sad, and I cannot figure it out; I don’t know why.” Or, “I seem to sabotage myself at work when I’m in line for a promotion. I just seem to be my own worst enemy, and I don’t know why.” The reason these things happen is that you have unconscious memories that are being re-activated, and you are feeling the emotion of that original memory. Obviously, this can cause problems in your life.”

Dr. Alex Loyd, in “The Healing Code”

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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 9th, 2024 by Dr. Joseph Murphy in THE POWER OF YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND

“Peace of mind and a healthy body are inevitable when you begin to think and feel in the right way. Whatever you claim mentally and feel as true, your subconscious mind will accept and bring forth into your experience. The only thing necessary for you to do is to get your subconscious mind to accept your idea, and the law of your own subconscious mind will bring forth the health, peace, or the position you desire. You give the command or decree, and your subconscious will faithfully reproduce the idea impressed upon it. The law of your mind is this: You will get a reaction or response from your subconscious mind according to the nature of the thought or idea you hold in your conscious mind.”

Dr. Joseph Murphy, in “The Power of Your Subconscious Mind”

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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 8th, 2024 by Stuart Wilde in INFINITE SELF

“Philosophical discipline is real simple. You have to develop a mind-set that works, one that liberates you, one that doesn’t generate negative emotion and insecurity, one that doesn’t involve too much control from the outside. So you can read all the great writings, but the central thing about the philosophy you decide to adopt is that it should be simple.

I don’t care for the sacred writings that are full of dogma, rules, and regulations. Every rule and regulation is a fence post of the prison you create for yourself. There’s a huge difference between rules and disciplines. Rules are imposed from above by control freaks, the government, the IRS, the church, your family. Discipline is something you take on joyously and willingly because you know it raises your energy and quiets the mind. Once you understand that, you’ll want a philosophy that doesn’t have a lot of rules. My religion is, don’t have too much religion.”

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 Tuesday, May 7th, 2024 by Annemarie Greenwood and Marissa Campbell in LIFE: LIVING IN FULFILLMENT EVERY DAY

“If we focus on what feels good and what feels right or feels true to us, we will find our authenticity. Being authentic is about not compromising on our decision to feel good. It is about being honest with ourselves by listening openly and without judgment to our body and our mind. But being authentic is also about expressing [our] truth – feeling, acknowledging, and honestly speaking what makes us happy, what feels right or true to us, in all areas of our lives. Being authentic means thinking, speaking, and acting from a place of truth – from our inner truth – not from a belief based on others’ influences, but a real, experiential, personal knowing.”

Annemarie Greenwood and Marissa Campbell, in “LIFE: Living in Fulfillment Every Day”

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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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