My Current Top 10 Inspirational Quotes


Consider feeding your mind and soul with good words.
There is such an abundance of quotes and affirmations out there to inspire and challenge. Maybe too many quotes and they just waft over you with no real impact. So, I thought I would pick out my top 10 for now and just spend a little time chewing over what does it mean for me.
Word food to feed the mind and soul.


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It just sits under the surface, a paradox that individuality is celebrated, just as long as you conform to everyone else. RWE a champion of individualism in the mid 19th century, his quote is so relevant for now. A needed reminder, to be yourself, to know your opinions before the opinion of the masses, to create your own space in a crowd of conformity labels.    

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This I do, I pingpong between complicated to simple back to complicated.  I whisper this to myself when I labour over what, when and how. Life is really simple.  


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Just one of the many quotes from The Tao Te Ching that are pure ethereal wisdom.   

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One small action - you know there is better and you want a piece of that.  One small decision that can make a big difference.  When you know what you want, the next small action you want is how you will make it happen.
No big grand plans or talking about doing it, just one small action for change to how you want it to be.  One small action feeds into your habits. 
Look at the habits you have created over time that are disrupting your peace.
Add an action that will transform one habit in your morning. 
Remember, one small action makes a big difference.
This is from my post on 21st January.  I swear by the small steps, the habit change, the 1% difference for the sum of success.

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 Looking deep into nature reminds me of my instincts and my creativity and best of all, the peace that comes when you just take it all in.  The water analogy describes the how for your life and the ease of flow and being flexible.  Nature does provide the wisdom when looking to create your best life.

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They are the best teachers! 

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Rumi, a 13th century poet with words that continue to impact us.  What a gift to us! I picked this one for the top 10 as a reminder that you already have what you need.
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This is a quote from a previous post of mine & the innate certainty that you can develop with your inner wisdom.
Every morning I set aside at least 30 minutes for quiet thought and meditation, I have been doing this practise for so long now that my mind and body urges me to sit, focus on my breathe and be enveloped in quiet meditation.

I cherish this routine as it has provided a gateway into knowing myself better and to strengthen my focus on what is important to me.  The time out has helped me to limit the feelings of urgency, haste, confusion, doubt and build on the thoughts of safety, assuredness, direction. 

So many benefits from doing this simple daily exercise and one benefit I want to touch on today is the friendship you develop with your inner wisdom.

Let's say you are ready to set up your goals, yet the patterns of procrastination and limiting beliefs in who you are and what you can do are a minefield to making your goals happen.  You think it is an easier path to invent excuses and apportion blame.  This small thinking is not the safe option, actually it is the more dangerous as you gradually separate more from your true identity and your inner calling.
What if you gave yourself ten minutes a day to not push or pull, to just sit and listen to your breathing?  So simple.
When you quieten your mind and close the door on the chatter, you enter into a friendship with your inner wisdom.  At first, it is awkward but when you persist, you become more acquainted, you trust yourself more and there is no space for rebukes, judgement and criticism.  The resistance is known yet not an excuse anymore.
Find your best time for 10 minutes, explore what other ways you can do to develop your friendship with your inner wisdom.  Soon finding the time is no longer an issue and you will expand your determination and focus for what is good for you.

You will reside in a place where you know that what I want, wants me and what I seek, seeks me.


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TRUE.

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You can influence your past




We are either influenced by, or influencing one, or all of the three life zones. Life zones that are segmented as our past, our present and our future.  They are not stagnant or fixed in time but are entwined in all parts of our life.  We give a lot of power to our past, spend a lot of our thinking in the past and how what is past influences the now and the future.

Be more aware, get to know how this is hindering or enhancing your life, influence how you see your past and use it in your favour.

Create Your Future

I focus a lot on creating my future, the goal setting, mind bending play to see me lift my game.  Well, the reason I title my blog..Unlock Your Best Future...is all about creating and influencing how you live and enjoying the most and I focus a lot on research, experiment, test, learn... all I can to make the most of this life.  The warning on the label though is too much dreaming, too much thought in the future and you forget where you are right now.
You can create your future and still squeeze every beautiful, brilliant moment from this moment, not tomorrow's moments.


Influence Your Past

Do you store the memories that continue to give you anguish?
Past events, catastrophes, turmoil, those wrong turns can have a grip on you and while they torment, you won't let go.
How you make your choices now, how you live your life now, how you see your future can be stored and retrieved from past memories, influencing your thoughts, words and actions.
We can give the past all the power and continue to give the past that power over the rest of our life.
Who's victory is it anyway?  It does not make sense. It is your story, so as the hero, do you get stuck or do you take what happened and look at it in a new light.  Stronger, wiser, caring, smarter, scarred but now a warrior. Influence your past to strengthen your identity.


Determine Your Present

Ok, it's now and you are constantly making choices and decisions, some consciously and most unconsciously. Those few seconds before you make those everyday decisions, you are relying on how you see your past and your future.  You are using all that knowledge to determine your present.

Past, present, future are entwined. Respect that they are all parts of your hero story.
Be accountable for how You create your future, how You influence your past and how You determine your present.

Persistent Imagination

Persistent imagination is the means of fulfilling your intention.



I indulged in my imaginings
A dream like place
It was vivid, bright reality
Power surge and certainty

You must know exactly
There is no half way
Not quite, not yet
You must know exactly what you want 

Imagine all the details
It is real for you
Luxe into mood sensory vividness
Everyday ordinary accepted persistence

I created my imaginings
This is my reality
Now time has caught up
I am living my dreams

To spark your intention to life lean on your persistent imagination because it is the means of fulfilling your heart desire.  When you are stuck, in a rut, same thing every day and you are yearning to break loose but just don't know how, use your most powerful asset - your imagination.

Before you go to sleep imagine in vivid detail what you want.  Immerse yourself in the life.  Stay persistent, explore more of the life you enjoy each day.  Instead of reviewing what was, change it with your imagination to a new representation of the desired state.

Each night before you fall asleep go back to this reality. When you wake let it go and allow the natural shift to happen.

I have done this many times before and my last experience was a year ago when I desired to move from my home of 13 years.  I persistently imagined where I wanted to live and how I wanted to live, how I wanted to add value to my life and to others. I imagined the detail and revelled in the process of being, feeling, hearing, touching, seeing all that I wanted.  It was also a wonderful way to drift off to sleep. Now I am here and bursting with gratitude yet still a little bewildered how it all came to be, exactly as I had created in my imagination.

You are worthy and divine.  
Unlock your best future by allowing the power of your imagination to give you the means to fulfil your desire and intention.