Whatever stones are thrown your way in life get up and dust it off your shoulders with a big smile. All the obstacles in life are a blessing in disguise. Moods and feelings are infectious so if you are going to spread a disease make sure it is happiness! When all comes tumbling down a small ounce of positivity can help drown the sadness, anger, disappointment or any other negative thought in your mind. Think of how lighting a candle in a pitch dark room complete dissolves the darkness. There’s no need to compare your life to anyone else’s. We all have our own unique story for a reason. There’s no point dwelling in the past or worrying about the future. Live, love, dance, sing, paint, or do whatever it is you need to do to feed your soul and enjoy the present because this moment will never come again!
Always remember that you belong to no one, and no one belongs to you. Reflect that some day you will suddenly have to leave everything in this world, so make the acquaintanceship of God now. Prepare yourself for the coming astral journey of death by daily riding in the balloon of God-perception. Through delusion you are perceiving yourself as a bundle of flesh and bones, which at best is a nest of troubles. Meditate unceasingly, that you may quickly behold yourself as the Infinite Essence, free from every form of misery.
~ Lahiri Mahasaya