I’ve been pondering lately. One needs to do this out of love. Ponder, comes from Latin pondus, “weight”. Hence, I am weighing things. Augustine famously wrote, amor meus pondus meum… my love is my weight. In Augustine’s time, gravity was thought to be an interior force that compelled things to go to where they belonged. Thus, the heart is always restless until it rests in God. Amor meus, pondus meum.
However, in the words of the modern poet’s song, John Mayer,
“Gravity is working against me