“Anytime you feel resistance, anytime you feel like you are making an effort, let go. If you are trying, you are fighting what is. The reality is that life is going where it is going and we can not change … Continue reading »


Here are the FeedBlitz email updates for you. Click here to start your FREE subscription



BEST of PONDER on THIS for Monday, November 19th, 2018 by Pete Koerner in THE BELIEF FORMULA

“Anytime you feel resistance, anytime you feel like you are making an effort, let go. If you are trying, you are fighting what is. The reality is that life is going where it is going and we can not change that physical reality with physical force alone. You would be up against a force that swings an entire solar system full of planets around a star, for starters. Ask for what you want, unambiguously, and then let go of your illusion of control. You will be surprised at what happens if you can really do it – and you can really do it. We all can – it’s our inheritance. When we relinquish control of our thoughts, miracles happen. Of course, they aren’t really miracles; it’s really the way things are supposed to work. But we recognize these events so rarely anymore that they seem like miracles. In fact, St. Augustine once said of miracles, “Miracles are not contrary to nature, but only contrary to what we know about nature.”

Pete Koerner, in “The Belief Formula”

For more information about this book visit Amazon.

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, November 16th, 2018 by Jack Kornfield in A PATH WITH HEART

“We must remember that the world’s current problems are fundamentally a spiritual crisis, created by the limited vision of human beings – a loss of a sense of connection to our spiritual values. Political and economic change have never been sufficient in themselves to alleviate suffering when the underlying causes are not also addressed. The worst problems on earth – warfare, poverty, ecological destruction, and so forth – are created from greed, hatred, prejudice, delusion, and fear in the human mind. To expand the circle of our practice and to face the sorrow in the world around us, we must face these forces in ourselves. Einstein called us nuclear giants and ethical infants. Only when we have found a compassion, a goodness and understanding, that transcends our own greed, hatred and delusion, can we bring freedom alive in the world around us.”

Jack Kornfield, in “A Path With Heart”

For more information about this book visit Amazon.

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 Thursday, November 15th, 2018 by Sanaya Roman in PERSONAL POWER THROUGH AWARENESS

“The truth is you are a great being; you have within you the compassion, courage, strength, and wisdom to come from a high level at all times. You act out roles that do not reflect the greatness of who you are, but they are only roles and not your true self. The more you can be aware of the thoughts coming into your mind, the more control you will have over the drama that is happening inside of you. You can think of your thoughts as little men that come marching up, one, two, three. If you could stop each one and hold it up to the light you would find better ways of thinking. It is a matter of attention and awareness, taking each thought you have and examining it to see if it really is a true statement or not.”

Sanaya Roman, in “Personal Power Through Awareness”

For more information about this book visit Amazon.

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, November 14th, 2018 by John Van Auken in BORN AGAIN AND AGAIN

“When you aren’t sure about where you’re going or how well you’re doing, RELAX. Becoming uptight, worried, skeptical or depressed is natural and to some degree, healthy; but don’t let it drag on too long. RELAX. Forget about your concerns and look around for someone else to help for awhile. Become concerned about their concerns and do what you can do to help them. Losing thought of yourself in helping others can do wonders for your own mental state.”

John Van Auken, in “Born Again & Again”

For more information about this book visit Amazon.

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, November 13th, 2018 by John. St.Augustine in LIVING AN UNCOMMON LIFE

“Literally, when was the last time you had some dirt under your fingernails? For most of us, the ground on which we walk is something to fertilize, plow, or shovel. Just beneath the first couple layers of grass, rock, and stone, another world exists. If drilling is not an option, find a flagstone or brick to uproot. Check out what kind of activity is going on without regard to your human existence. We think we have dominion over everything until we remember this fact: there are five major themes in the biodiversity of the Earth.

First, there is the plant life in all its forms, from the mighty redwoods to the smallest ferns and lichens. Second, there is the animal life in all its forms, which includes everything swims, crawls, walks, and flies. Third is the water world – the amazing system that is the lifeblood of the planet – the oceans, lakes, streams, ponds, and the acquifer that feeds it all. Fourth, there is the geology of the Earth itself – the rocks, minerals, stones, sand, and dirt that hold this amazing little blue ball in space together. Fifth is the human race with all its potential and problems – just over 6 billion people, with more showing up every day. Now here is the kicker: the first four don’t need us to survive, but we need the other four in order to survive.”

John St. Augustine, in “Living an Uncommon Life”

For more information about this book visit Amazon.

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

      
 


 

You Might Like

Safely Unsubscribe ArchivesPreferencesContactSubscribePrivacy