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BEST of PONDER on THIS for Thursday, Julyl 19th, 2018 by Carolyn J. Gable in EVERYTHING I KNOW AS A CEO I LEARNED AS A WAITRESS

“Every morning when I wake up, I have a conversation with God. I say, “Today, let me be everything you want me to be. How can I serve you today?” Before going to bed at night, we talk again. I say, “Thanks you for the day and all its blessings. Thank you for this beautiful, wonderful life you have given me.” These are prayers I adopted as a young woman, long before the waitress became a CEO. Success was not about money back then (even when I was counting tips down to the last nickel) and it is not about money today. It is about service.

This thread of spirituality is particularly strong in the workplace. Don’t be surprised. Spirituality touches anyone who calls herself or himself an entrepreneur. Why? Because the entrepreneur values enthusiasm and intuition above intelligence in driving them toward whatever quest they are pursuing. Enthusiasm is derived from the Greed word Enthous, which translates as “God within” or “Possessed by godliness.” Intuition is our ability to perceive the truth, even if the facts don’t support it, or if everyone around you thinks you are just a little bit crazy…Trusting your intuition and letting your enthusiasm run wild is what drives the entrepreneurial spirit.

Spirituality is a belief in oneself and in God. It makes the questionable seem possible, and the fanciful seem real.”

Carolyn J. Gable in, “Everything I Know as a CEO I Learned as a Waitress”

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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.

      
 



BEST of PONDER on THIS for Wednesday, July 18, 2018 by Asara Lovejoy in THE ONE COMMAND

“No effort is required to change any outside circumstance of our life when you change your inside understanding of the truth of who you are. When you think and feel in a state of love and gratitude with conviction and certainty, those in your immediate circle of influence, as well as those around the globe, feel that effect.

You are already masters of the life that you are creating, attracting to you the experiences that you unconsciously believe, and repelling from you any experiences that may rock the boat of those beliefs. When your subconscious mind believes in a certain way, it makes that a reality. This is how and why you are creating the life you have right now.”

Asara Lovejoy, in “The One Command”

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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.

      
 



BEST of PONDER on THIS for Tuesday, July 17th, 2018 by Eckhart Tolle in A NEW EARTH

“A powerful spiritual practice is consciously to allow the diminishment of ego when it happens without attempting to restore it. I recommend that you experiment with this from time to time. For example, when someone criticizes you, blames you, or calls you names, instead of immediately retaliating or defending yourself — do nothing. Allow the self-image to remain diminished and become alert to what that feels like deep inside you.

For a few seconds, it may feel uncomfortable, as if you had shrunk in size. Then you may sense an inner spaciousness that feels intensely alive. You haven’t been diminished at all. In fact, you have expanded. You may then come to an amazing realization: When you are seemingly diminished in some way and remain in absolute nonreaction, not just externally but also internally, you realize that nothing real has been diminished, that through becoming “less,” you become more.”

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.

      
 



BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, July 16th, 2018 by Jack Kornfield in A PATH WITH HEART

“What happens when we do fulfill wanting? It often brings on more wanting. The whole process can become very tiring and empty. “What am I going to do next? We’ll, I’ll just get some more.” George Bernard Shaw said, “There are two great disappointments in life. Not getting what you want and getting it.” The process of such unskillful desire is endless, because peace comes not from fulfilling our wants but from the moment that dissatisfaction ends. When wanting is fulfilled, there comes a moment of satisfaction, not from the pleasure, but from stopping of the grasping.”

Jack Kornfield, in “A Path with 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.

      
 


BEST of PONDER on THIS for Friday, July 13th, 2018 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“When people get angry at you, stand back. Realize that they do not know a better way to let go of their pain than to speak of it. If they are saying that you did something wrong, that you are bad, that you hurt them or caused them grief, do not attach yourself to their words. Realize that blaming others is the only way they know how to deal with the pain they feel. Do not think that you are responsible. They are responsible for their own upset or anger. You may have acted as a catalyst, but the pain had to be within them first. So, as they express their anger, do not start arguing or defending yourself; simply remain silent, hold open your heart and focus your love on them.

As they speak and get it all out, there may be a great temptation to jump in and tell them they are wrong, that you have not acted in such a manner as they are describing. Hold your tongue, for in the end, you will be grateful. Let them express their energy without putting anger out yourself. Once they have said it all you will still be in a loving and balanced space, feeling good about yourself. You will have mastered one of the most difficult of lessons — staying balanced around anger and pain.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power Through Awareness”

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Jeff MJeff Maziarek, author of Spirituality Simplified and Codi’s Journey, launched Pondercentral.com in April 2007 as a Web-based forum for “PONDER on THIS,” a series of weekday inspirational email messages he began sending to subscribers in March 1999. A FREE service since its inception, “PONDER on THIS” provides subscribers with meaningful content to assist them on their individual paths of spiritual growth. In addition, it benefits subscribers, authors, and publishers by including links to Amazon.com where subscribers can learn more about the book being quoted, and also purchase it.

      
 


 

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