Self Improvement Quotes

Here is a collection of quotes on self improvement from various sources. You can find many more inspiring quotes relating to self improvement and spiritual growth at the inspiring quotes page. To benefit from the quotes on self improvement posted on this page, and from any other quotes, read each quote several times and meditate … Continue Reading…

How to Calm Your Mind

There are various ways to calm the mind and the endless quantities of thoughts that keep passing through the mind. Why do you need to calm your mind at all? Most people appreciate a calm mind only when under pressure, when they are worried, or when they need to focus. A Calm Mind Is Helpful … Continue Reading…

How to Establish a Budget

Do you know how much money you earn and how much you spend?
Do you earn more than you spend?
Do you know where your money is going?

These are questions you should ask yourself in order to establish a personal or family budget, and keep track your earnings and your expenditure. Establishing a budget can help you keep track of every amount of money that comes in or goes out, and helps you save money and reduce debt.

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Seeking Peace of Mind

We all seek peace of mind in one way or another, in one form or another. All of us desire some degree of alleviation, rest or time out from daily chores and tasks, from stress, problems, the news, people and the rush of daily life. There are many ways to find peace, but most of … Continue Reading…

Abundance and Prosperity Start in Your Mind

The thoughts you focus on have a great impact on your financial condition and your prospects of obtaining abundance and prosperity. Though current national and international situations can affect your financial condition, yet, if you choose your thoughts wisely, and focus only on what you really want, you can achieve success and improve your financial … Continue Reading…

Positive Thinking in Difficult Times

Positive ThinkingIt is rather easier to feel positive when everything goes well, but real positive thinking is revealed when you can maintain it difficult times. It is then that you need it most.

In difficult times, when there are problems and the economic condition is tough, it is so easy to get into negative thinking and self-pity, and be sucked into a vicious circle of worries, fears and the expectation of more problems, lack of money or poverty.

You may read books and articles on positive thinking, and believe that you are positive, but when difficulties and rough times appear, you just forget everything and focus on the problems and difficulties, instead of believing in yourself, looking for solutions and seeking and seizing opportunities.

If you have no job, no money and the future looks bleak you might:

  • Indulge in self-pity and feel bad and helpless.
  • Indulge in worries and fears and expect more problems.
  • Become resentful and angry at the world and at successful people.
  • Be sad and focus on your problems.

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Shutting Off the Mind

Do you find lack of concentration and distracting thoughts overwhelming, when you try to concentrate, meditate or follow any personal growth or spiritual growth technique?

Someone has recently asked me the following question:

“I was just wondering if it was common for people in a sense to get “worse” before they get better.  I’ve been doing so much reading and have started meditating and doing affirmations. I feel that I have been having a harder time shutting my mind off and almost feel a bit overwhelmed. Is this a normal part of the process? And when can I expect things to improve?”

When starting with meditation, affirmations or other inner growth methods, people sometimes seem to experience more acutely their lack of control over their mind. They feel more strongly the lack of concentration and are unable shut the mind off. This is a common occurrence, and one should be patient and strong enough not to give up.

Why does this happen?

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