“Create an inner timetable for your mind to keep it safe from negative and waste energy from the world. There is negativity and fear in the world expressed through the news and through conversations between people that are absorbed by the mind. To avoid being affected by negativity you can create a timetable – like a physical workout session – for your mind. Several times a day, stop and reset your thoughts to something uplifting. All is takes is a simple plan to foster inspirational thoughts.” (The National, 17 September 2010).

“In the face of a great storm or turmoil, it takes only one person to be an example of sensibility, stability or calm to influence many others. If I wish to be one who brings calmness to others in challenging times, I must practice it on a daily basis. No matter what kind of storm is in front of you, you have the power of choice, the choice of remaining ‘calm’ is yours to own. Today let me remain easy and calm in the face of all situations and grow my ability to be an example of serenity in this world.” (The National, 1 October 2012)

“Wherever I am is wherever I am meant to be, whatever I am doing is whatever I am meant to be doing and whatever everyone else is doing is exactly what they are meant to be doing – this is contentment. If you do want to change where you are, or what you are doing, the first thing is to be content with wherever you are and whatever you are doing right now! Paradoxically that’s what attracts opportunities and invitations to be somewhere else! Why? Because you are a living magnet, and contentment is one of your most attractive qualities. Being content right now attracts the best possible future.” (The National, 8 October 2012)

“When I choose to change before it is forced upon me I experience the power of my own will to decide. Most obstacles and challenges will pass eventually if I wait long enough. But to change myself by adjusting, adapting my response and reframing an obstacle to see its spiritual benefit, helps me develop my character in unique ways. Today let me be a master not a victim of change.” (The National, 24 September 2010)

“The great secret of true success, of true happiness, is this: the man or woman who asks for no return, the perfectly unselfish person, is the most successful.”  (Swami Vivekananda)

“Accepting others unconditionally allows them to remove their masks and feel at ease with who they are. The security of being accepted gives them the freedom to be themselves and then let them easily know and accept themselves too.”

Let the past be the past, and give only love and power to every soul – seek no revenge.”

“Appreciation – even if I don’t mean to be critical, I often unconsciously focus on others’ weaknesses and mistakes. The more I develop the habit of noticing goodness and only holding onto the good in others and in situations, the more my own sense of well-being will rise.”

“Self-control does not mean to suppress emotions or tolerate the pressure of circumstances. To be in self-control means to be the creator of your thoughts and feelings; to be creative and find new answers.”

“Each one of us should look within our ourselves and think about our own selves rather than looking or thinking about others. Habitually we tend to see and listen to external things – what others are doing. Now give yourself time to see yourself and understand yourself.” Dadi Janki.

“Now is the moment to ask yourself: Where am I? Why am I here? What do I really want? What changes do I want to make? Have a think and write it down.  Keep it as a reminder. Remember what you want and you’re actually one step closer to making it happen.” (Inner Space London)

“I want, I want, I want! Satisfying greed is like, filling a pitcher with a hole, it’s never full. The more you get, the more you want. As we can’t have everything we want, we’re unlikely to be fulfilled.” (Inner Space London).

“Unfortunately these two words tend to describe the generally selfish and materialistic culture in which most of us live. They result not in self-help but in dependency. Our education and our role models do not encourage us to help ourselves to grow, change and expand our capacities as human beings. Real self-help means recognising that no one else is responsible for our thoughts and feelings, and that we are only ever victims because we choose to be. Our destiny is always and only in our own hands – despite all apparent evidence which may indicate otherwise. Learning to help ourselves is also a prerequisite to extending a hand of assistance to others. We all need a leg up from time to time, but once there, we are always on our own.” (http://www.thoughtfortoday.org.uk)

“Your thinking is the seed that determines the quality of your life. If I think negatively for a whole day, it is guaranteed that I will feel rotten and tired by evening. When my thinking is positive I generate good feelings and those feelings in turn create my attitudes in life. Attitude then expresses itself in words and actions. Together my feelings, attitudes, words and actions determine the quality of my life. I make sure I plant the seed of a beneficial thought every morning and create a garden in my mind, otherwise the weeds take over!” Jemma Nicholls, The National, 31 December 2011

“The negativity of the past has led me into ‘karmic debts’. Where I have in the past given sorrow, I must now repay that debt by giving happiness. I have to settle my ‘karmic accounts’. However, just because I change my attitude doesn’t necessarily mean others will change theirs. If I have courage and continue to give good wishes and perform pure actions in relation to other souls, gradually the karmic debts will be repaid. Then I can free my bondage of that debt.” Source: Practical Mediation for Beginners

“The Power to Co-operate with others requires the vision of social-consciousness, with which I can see all of my brothers and sisters. This attitude of brotherly vision creates unity and strength within a group. This power of co-operation will make any task seem easy.” Source: Practical Mediation for Beginners

“If your life was like a book, how does the story read? Will there be unexpected plot twists?  Or will you copy and paste the first chapters of your life to fill the empty pages ahead? Does each page make you want to turn over?  Are you captivated by each sentence, paragraph, chapter? From today, be the author of your life and create what you want.  And remember, it’s never too late to change the direction of your story.” Source: Inner Space UK.

“It’s important to get off the treadmill, break the routine and create time for regular self renewal! Fix an appointment with yourself. Make it today, over the weekend or whenever it suits you. Create time to do nothing; sit with yourself and enjoy your own company. Or do something different; travel, a short course, arts, read a book. Or connect with other people; share a meal or an activity. Renew yourself and you will bring a renewed sense of purpose to life.” Source: Inner Space UK.

“Now is the time to keep your inner stage elevated and to serve others. But you cannot do this if you are absorbed in thinking about the past.  The past is past. Forget the past to such a degree as if it never happened. Let your features reveal your inner happiness and share that happiness with others. Have patience in your thoughts and words and the right thing will happen by itself. Be still, be silent and create peace.  In peace, in silence, our vibrations reach far.” Dadi Janki