This week’s quote is something that has always been close to my heart. And I think many people don’t really get this. These days, much of “self-help” and “spiritual” teachings put too much emphasis on trying to find your life purpose, your reason for being here, and how you can contribute to the world. Well… Continue reading Your Gift to the World – Inspirational Quotes #39
Follow Your Spirit – Inspirational Quotes #38
I think that, sadly, a lot of people have grown into the habit of ignoring the “call that excites their spirit”. You can call it Spirit, or Intuition, or God, or Nature. Whatever name you give it, it’s all the same. And it is frequently giving you messages. In the small things, as well as… Continue reading Follow Your Spirit – Inspirational Quotes #38
Meditation and Spiritual Practice is More Important Than You Think – Inspirational Quotes #37
It doesn’t have to be meditation. It can be any practice that helps you to connect with your spiritual Self. If you are serious about living a more spiritual life, then this should be one of your top priorities. If you are not doing something everyday to nurture your spiritual connection then you… Continue reading Meditation and Spiritual Practice is More Important Than You Think – Inspirational Quotes #37
You are the Divinity Beyond Your Thoughts – Inspirational Quotes #36
We are so used to having thoughts, emotions, and the physical sensations of our body, that we believe that is who we are. From our childhood we have been conditioned to identify ourselves with this bundle of quirky beliefs, fears, hang-ups, and feelings. We have psychologically inherited the out-dated patterns of our parents. Our education… Continue reading You are the Divinity Beyond Your Thoughts – Inspirational Quotes #36
Want to Find Happiness? Be True to Yourself – Inspirational Quotes #35
Unhappiness arises as a result of not being aligned with your authentic self. If you started this week feeling unhappy or fed up, I would bet that it is almost certainly because there are things/people/situations in your life which are not in line with who you truly are. When you accept into your life those… Continue reading Want to Find Happiness? Be True to Yourself – Inspirational Quotes #35
Simplify Your Life: Inspirational Quotes #34
When I was a monk I had to live by the vow of poverty. Basically that meant I had to live with only the essential things I needed. You could say it was a vow of simplicity. As a monk I considered myself to be wealthy with the things I had… food, shelter, laughter, and… Continue reading Simplify Your Life: Inspirational Quotes #34
Start Your Day Well – Inspirational Quotes #33
Have you noticed how important it is to start your day well? Those first moments when you wake up in the morning can determine whether or not you have a good day. This may sound a bit too simple to be true but I promise you it works! I have never ever had a bad… Continue reading Start Your Day Well – Inspirational Quotes #33
Your Life Purpose: Inspirational Quotes #32
Today, of all the things you have to do or want to do, there is one thing you should give priority… Let your unique light shine in the world. Consider that you are the only you on this Earth. You may not be perfect but you have special qualities and gifts to share, that no… Continue reading Your Life Purpose: Inspirational Quotes #32
Nothing Can Touch You: Inspirational Quotes #31
As you start another week I just wanted to remind you that you are strong and powerful… more than you probably realise! The negativity of other people and life events only affects you if you allow it to. Remember who you truly are. Connect with your inner power, the peace and stillness that is at… Continue reading Nothing Can Touch You: Inspirational Quotes #31
Living in the Now: Alan Watts video – Inspirational Quotes #30
“You can’t live at all unless you can live fully now.” Living fully in the present moment has become a lost art. Today’s modern society trains and conditions us to live in the future. From early childhood we are constantly striving for some future goal, at school, at college, at work, in business. And when… Continue reading Living in the Now: Alan Watts video – Inspirational Quotes #30
Connect With Your Inner Peace – Inspirational Quotes #29
Did you know that the best way to start your busy week is not to rush into it like a crazy headless chicken? I know, you’ve probably got so many things to get done, so many emails to respond to, and so many responsibilities to organise today. But if you just dive in thinking you… Continue reading Connect With Your Inner Peace – Inspirational Quotes #29
Gratitude Brings Wealth and Happiness – Inspirational Quotes #28
Through Gratitude You See Miracles It’s easy to get into that mindset of not being happy with one’s financial situation. It’s happened to me often enough… sometimes I’ve felt unable to to do the things I want because of economic limitations. It can be depressing when you feel that you don’t have that financial freedom.… Continue reading Gratitude Brings Wealth and Happiness – Inspirational Quotes #28
Anger: Express it? Or Explain it? – Inspirational Quotes #27
Anger is a normal part of being human. Even for someone who is striving to be more spiritual, anger is something that should be accepted and embraced if you want to be a fully integrated and balanced person. Accepting anger, and allowing yourself to feel it can be a healthy part of your personal… Continue reading Anger: Express it? Or Explain it? – Inspirational Quotes #27
How to Make the Right Decision – Inspirational Quotes #26
How do you know you have made the right decision? I have often found myself in situations where it was difficult to know what the right decision was. I have made many “mistakes” with some decisions, although I am learning that we never really make mistakes. We always learn something important from those… Continue reading How to Make the Right Decision – Inspirational Quotes #26
Inspirational Quotes #25
Stress is one of the biggest killers of the modern world. It robs us of happiness and health. Today’s society is too focused on achieving results. From childhood we are conditioned to look ahead to our future. In education, and later in work, we live too much in the the future we are trying to get. Our natural state of happily living in the present moment gets squashed on as we grow up. You can see in very young children how happy they are in the present moment. As we get older we lose that because of the conditioning of our family, peers, and society. We need to stop living in an imaginary future that hasn’t happened yet. That doesn’t mean give up planning or dreaming about achieving our aspirations. But we need to return to our natural state of being fully present in the “here and now”. This is where we truly are. This moment “here and now” is where our spirit is. When we live too much in the future, we become disconnected from the bliss and joy of our spirit.
Inspirational Quotes #24: Your Life Purpose
Your life purpose is much simpler that you probably realise! You don’t need to stress about trying to find it or know what it is for you. Just relax, and concentrate on living in line with your values. Channel your energy into the the things that you love. Follow the call of your spirit, and do whatever makes you feel alive and energised. If you do only that, your life purpose will find you, and you’ll suddenly realise that you are already living your life purpose.
Inspirational Quotes #23
Your attitude and your perspective is what determines how you experience life.
Other people subconsciously respond to the kind of attitude you project. And that in turn leads you eventually into different situations and environments. Over time you literally create your own life circumstances. If you want more peace and harmony in life, you have to start with the thoughts in your head. Look at the kind of attitude you have, the kind of thoughts you think, and the kind of energy you’re projecting into the world around you.
A situation which may be negative for one person would be a wonderful learning experience for someone with a positive attitude. Change your perspective and you will change your life.
Inspirational Quotes #22
Trying to control things that cannot be controlled creates stress. We cannot have total control over external things in life, such as events or people. The only control you can truly have is over yourself and how you respond to external events. When you learn to let go of the need to control, and learn to trust in the Universe, your life becomes so much smoother and free of stress.
Inspirational Quotes #21
To achieve real, lasting change in your life, you have to start from within yourself. It’s always possible to try and treat the symptoms, but until you go to the root of the issue, you will never be able to truly resolve the external problems in your life. Our patterns of beliefs, thinking, and behaviour will continue to lead us into the same types of problems again and again. When we are able to turn our attention inward and establish a secure foundation of peace and balance within ourselves, then our life will change for the better.
Inspirational Quotes #20
What you do for a living is one of the biggest factors in determining whether or not you will be happy. Unfortunately, too many people resign themselves to a job they don’t like. They get stuck in the trap of thinking that they can sacrifice their happiness 90% of the time in order to earn enough money to be happy just 10% of the time. In reality they are just doing what they hate in order to be able to continue doing what they hate… which is crazy, isn’t it? You spend most of your life at work… if you want a more happy life, your work must be something you love.