Calmness Quotes To Ease Your Days

Silence is the element in which great things fashion themselves together.” —Thomas Carlyle

“There is a calmness to a life lived in gratitude, a quiet joy.” —Ralph H. Blum

You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.” —Pema Chodron

Yesterday is ashes, tomorrow wood. Only today does the fire burn brightly.” —Old Eskimo Proverb

“There can be no peace without but through peace within.” —W.E. Channing

Video Courtesy: Yellow Brick Cinema – Relaxing Music
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Within you, there is a stillness and sanctuary to which you can retreat at any time and be yourself.” —Hermann Hesse

“Don’t try to force anything. Let life be a deep let-go. God opens millions of flowers every day without forcing their buds.” —Osho

“Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.” —Brian Tracey

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” —Oprah Winfrey

She let go to find her joy

From my co-authored book-RELINQUISH…..

She told herself

To never give up again.

To believe in her values

To trust herself

She made up her mind

To keep her word

To no longer forget

What really mattered

She let go of the pain

Bid adieu to agony

She taught herself

To let go of memories

No longer did she

Forget who she really was

No longer did she

Forget how much she mattered.

Fluttering away in her dreams

She manifested her life

Untouched by doubt

Undaunted by reality

To the doors closed behind her

She smiled and said

So be it, leave them closed

Out there is a whole new world.

Motivation For You

Struggling to stay motivated? You are not alone. All of us need a little push to get through some days. Sharing with you some of my favourite quotes that get me through my Not-So-Great days!

  1. “The clock is ticking. Are you becoming the person you want to be?” – Greg Plitt
  2. ¨Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment. ¨ – Vince Lombardi
  3. ¨Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. ¨ – Michael Jordan
  4. “Today I will do what others won’t, so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can’t.” —Jerry Rice
  5. ¨Look in the mirror. That’s your competition. ¨ – John Assaraf
  6. Put all excuses aside and remember this: You are capable. ¨ – Zig Ziglar
  7. “The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination.” —Tommy Lasorda
  8. If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health. ¨ — Hippocrates
  9. “A champion is someone who gets up when they can’t.”- Jack Dempsey
  10. “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle

Give Yourself A Moment

Give yourself a moment

You deserve a break

Come, sit by your side

Basking in self-love.

Go deep within

Listen to the silence

Come, sit for a while

Spending time alone

Find joy in today

Take time for yourself

Come, sit and observe

Enjoying the moment.

Throw away insecurities

They’re part of life

Come, sit, just to breathe

Abandoning your fears.

You’re enough, worthy and kind

Honour that thought

Come, sit and feel blessed

Seeing the glory around.

A Friend In Need Is A Friend Indeed

“A true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down.” — Arnold H. Glasow

“There comes a point in your life when you realize who really matters, who never did, and who always will.” — Unknown

“A friend can tell you things you don’t want to tell yourself.”-Frances Ward Weller

Video Courtesy: Bill Withers
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“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked”- Bernard Meltzer

“Cherish the friend who tells you a harsh truth, wanting ten times more to tell you a loving lie.”- Robert Brault

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together.. there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart.. I’ll always be with you.”- Winnie the Pooh

Quotes on Hard Work

Here's some of the all-time inspiring quotes I hold on to when it comes to Hardwork, Success and Determination.

A dream does not become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination, and hard work. ~ Colin Powell, former U.S. Defense Secretary

We think, mistakenly, that success is the result of the amount of time we put in at work, instead of the quality of time we put in. ~ Ariana Huffington, businesswoman and author

Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy. ~ Dale Carnegie, American business icon

If you love your work, you’ll be out there every day trying to do it the best you possibly can, and pretty soon everybody around will catch the passion from you – like a fever. ~ Sam Walton, founder of Walmart

Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment. ~ Oprah Winfrey, media mogul

I think that my biggest attribute to any success that I have had is hard work. There really is no substitute for working hard. ~ Maria Bartiromo, television journalist and author

Success isn’t always about greatness. It’s about consistency. Consistent hard work leads to success. Greatness will come. ~ Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, former wrestler and actor

“Make a pact with yourself today to not be defined by your past. Sometimes the greatest thing to come out of all your hard work isn’t what you get for it, but what you become for it. Shake things up today! Be You…Be Free…Share.”
― Steve Maraboli,( Life, the Truth, and Being Free)

The ones who say you can’t are too afraid you will. Nike

Do not whine… Do not complain. Work harder. Spend more time alone. Joan Didion

 Soon You’ll breathe again

An excerpt from my poems in "The Quantum Leap"

Hold on, Precious Self for You still count, You still matter

It doesn’t seem so now, it may never feel so again.

Your trust is broken, your hope is lost, Your world has  fallen apart

All you’ve cherished has gone afar- But soon You’ll breathe again.

Rise above, Precious self- You need to be wise, not naïve anymore

For they don’t see you’re hurt, nor do they choose to see

All you believed in has lost meaning, all your prayers seem unanswered

The pain scares you, the memories haunt you-But soon You’ll breathe again.

Mourn all you want, cry out your deepest pain, you can and you should

Your soul needs time, away from the noise, to reflect on life, every bit of it.

Allow yourself to vanish from sight, hidden away to be alone

The scars will remain, the hurt will linger -But soon You’ll breathe again.

Its time to believe in your worth, its time to realise you deserve the best

A whole new world is waiting for you, Shine fiercely and be your person.

You are still standing, brave and strong, unwavering amidst all your battles,

You are the sun, You are the centre, And Soon You’ll breathe again.

Be Grateful For Solitude

An excerpt from my poems on Inkling Lafz, A publication of Unvoiced Hearts.

From the minute you wake, open your eyes and look around 
To see what you have and give thanks for that.
There’s a new sunshine after the dark, a ray of hope lingering afresh
You too must rise, to be who you are, to fly high and soar the skies.

The losses of yesterday weigh deeply still
Scarring your heart with despair and hurt, 
Don’t let them take you down, don’t let them sink you deeper
Just keep affirming that hope will find you.

Widen your gaze and stare at the horizon
Hang in there and spot that rainbow.
Keep still as you seek within, quieten your mind and wait for a whisper
The answers are there,  for you to discover, to give you all you’re worthy of.

Realize the virtue of your mind, the strength that comes from silence
The silver lining cannot but come, new paths will keep unfolding.
Solutions will find you, obstacles will clear off, your dreams will come true
Such is the power that comes from solitude, a divine blessing to be grateful for.

Mini Balakrishnan

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