Struggle enters everyone’s life and creates unfavorable circumstances. Even the mind of a great person can become unsteady when an unbearable struggle appears.  Although struggle often seems cruel and demonic, its nature is’t malicious. It is actually the well-wisher of everyone. Struggle provides us the opportunity to access our dormant potential. It keeps us awake, aware and in constant activity. It inspires us to deepen our spiritual practice. Struggle has the power to transform an ordinary human being into one who is respected by the entire world. - Swami Kripalu (Bapuji)

We rarely experience reality. Instead we experience our reactions, which are adopted, acquired, distorted and cultivated. - Yogi Amrit Desai

Living in the moment is the most dangerous situation anybody ever faces in life, because everything you have every avoids is revealed to you when you live in the moment. - Yogi Amrit Desai

Why meditate? To steady our mind. Wisdom automatically flows into a steady mind. Read as much as you want with an unsteady mind and you’ll retain nothing. - Yogi Amrit Desai

The moment you blame, you renounce self-observation and lose all possibility of finding the true solution within yourself. - Yogi Amrit Desai

Seeing problems where they do not exist is the biggest problem in the world.  Seeing solutions where other see problems is being in tune with reality. - Yogi Amrit Desai

May today there be peace within.  May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be. May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others. May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you. May you be content wit yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us. - Saint Terese of Liseaux

External situations often appear as the cause of internal disturbance.  When you remove internal disturbance, the external no longer creates conflict. ~ Yogi Amrit Desai

Let your happiness come from your direction, not from your goal. When you have a goal, you will be impatient and restless.With a direction you can afford to be patient, total and live in the present. ~ Yogi Amrit Desai

As you develop the capacity to see the goodness in yourself, you will see the goodness in others. ~ Yogi Amrit Desai

When you do yoga postures, surrender to the moment, be in the moment, don’t worry about whether you can touch your toes or not, just experience the process. Then try to carry this attitude into the rest of your day, away from tension , guilt and anxiety. Experience is the door to the here and now. ~ Yogi Amrit Desa

When you run after your thoughts, you are like a dog chasing a stick; every time a stick is thrown, you run after it. But if, instead, you look at where your thoughts are coming from, you will see that each thought arises and dissolves within the space of the awareness, without engendering other thoughts. Be like a lion, who rather than chasing after the stick, turns to face the thrower  One only throws a stick at a lion once  ~ H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.