Browse our list of the inspirational, motivational and self-affirming quotes that have been posted on Begin Within’s Facebook Page.
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Spend some time in inner work. Rebuild your relation with self. Know who you really are. Outside relations will fall in place. ~ Satish Kaku

Do not wait, therefore, until you “know all about it” or have “mastered” what you wish to share before you begin to share it. The world needs more of what you wish to learn more of. So teach. Share. Help others. And do not worry so much about what you “don’t know.” Worry about what you don’t do. Because you are robbing us while you are waiting to become an “expert.” – Neale Donald Walsch

“Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.” – Rumi

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.” – George Bernard Shaw

Life is short. Why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do? – Unknown

“Feeling good” is your way of telling yourself that your last thought was truth, that your last word was wisdom, that your last action was love. To measure how highly you have evolved, simply look to see what makes you “feel good.” – Neale Donald Walsch

For that which you judge, judges you; and that which You condemn will condemn you. Yet that which you see for what it really is will see you for what you really are. And therein will be found your peace. – Neale Donald Walsch

“Whether you believe you can, or you can’t – you’re right!” – Henry Ford

Your problems do not really exist; they do not hold existence or energy. The only energy they hold is the energy you give them. A problem at work may be gone tomorrow when you get preoccupied with something else, or when the problem comes to a resolution. At that point it is gone, as it did not really exist.” The Oracle

The world needs you now, not when you’re ‘perfect’. – Unknown

A good way to change somebody’s attitude is to change your own. – Unknown

The more you know who you are and what you want, the less you let things upset you. – From Lost in Translation

“You can search throughout the entire universe for someone who is more deserving of your love and affection than you are yourself, and that person is not to be found anywhere. You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha

We dance round in a ring and suppose, but the secret sits in the middle and knows. – Robert Frost

Do you really know what you want?

If you don’t like your past, then live in the present. Make new choices based on who you want to be, not based on who you were.  – Pamela Turner

Trying to please others to get love and acceptance is like trying to shovel snow in a blizzard. Love yourself. Accept yourself. Be yourself. – Pamela Turner

Some people build themselves up by tearing others down. – Unknown

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

“I no longer agree to treat myself with disrespect. Every time a self-critical thought comes to mind, I will forgive the Judge and follow this comment with words of praise, self-acceptance, and love.” ~ Miguel Ruiz

Worrying is like praying for a disaster. Energy follows thought!

“Promise me you will always remember… You are BRAVER than you believe, and STRONGER than you seem, and SMARTER than you think.” – Christopher Robin to Winnie the Pooh

It’s not your job to like me – it’s mine. – Byron Katie

One hundred percent of the shots you don’t take don’t go in. – Wayne Gretzky

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. – Mark Twain

Celebrate your uniqueness!

See how nature – trees, flowers, grass – grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence…we need silence to be able to touch souls. – Mother Teresa

A happy life is just a string of happy moments. But most people don’t allow the happy moments, because they’re so busy trying to get a happy life. – Abraham

“The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, nor to worry about the future, but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.” – Buddha

Be yourself. Everyone else is taken. – Unknown

An emotion is energy triggered and maintained by the story your thoughts are telling you. Emotions show your current vibration. If you feel bad for any reason, you can raise your vibration by telling yourself a different story. Energy follows thought. – Pamela Turner

“Yours is not a life of perfection, but rather a life of refining.” – The Oracle

Everything in the outer world is just stuff. How you interpret the stuff is your reality. – Pamela Turner

What you resist, persists. What you allow, can be transformed. – Unknown

Choose to create your day each morning. First create it in your inner world, then watch it miraculously unfold in your outer world. – Kristopher Raphael

“Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakens.” Carl Jung

When gratitude replaces judgment, peace spreads throughout your body, gentleness embraces your soul, wisdom fills the mind. Let gratitude replace judgment and your whole experience of life will take a turn for the better in five seconds.- Neale Donald Walsch

“There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

“Everyday, think as you wake up: Today I am fortunate to have woken up. I am alive. I have a precious human life. I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself to expand my heart out to others for the benefit of all beings.” -Dalai Lama

Sometimes the most powerful thing you can do is let go. – Pamela Turner

Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness and love never decrease by being shared. -Unknown

You are only responsible for your half of a relationship. There are two halves in every relationship, but you are only responsible for your half of the relationship; it is not up to you to control the other half. Respect the other half and there is always going to be peace in that relationship. – Don Miguel Ruiz

The key to change is to focus on the view off the bow of the boat, not stare at the dock. – Pamela Turner

If you think you can only be happy when all problems disappear, you’ll never be happy.
– Wilson Kanadi

Create the perfect relationship between you and your body. Treat your body with all your love, honor, gratitude, and respect. When you make it your goal to adore your own body and accept yourself completely, you are learning to have a perfect relationship with anyone else you are with. -Don Miguel Ruiz

Appreciation makes you rich. – Pamela Turner

Too much of a self-centered attitude creates mistrust and suspicion in others, which can in turn lead to fear. But if you have more of an open mind, and you cultivate a sense of concern for others’ well-being, then, no matter what others’ attitudes are, you can keep your inner peace. – dalai lama

You are as happy as you allow yourself to be. – Unknown

Be generous with your love. You are never going to be alone if you are generous with your love. What makes you happy is love coming out of you, and if you are generous with your love, everyone is going to love you. – Don Miguel Ruiz

“People will suffer almost anything as long as it means they don’t have to change.” Deepak Chopra

“A change in your outer world will not change your energy. You must focus on your energy, as this will create the change you seek in your outer world.” The Oracle

You are very powerful, provided you know how powerful you are. – Yogi Bhajan

The best things in life are within you! Find them, embrace them and share them and they grow!  – Pamela Turner

Don’t seek, don’t search, don’t ask, don’t knock, don’t demand – relax. If you relax, it comes. If you relax, it is there. If you relax, you start vibrating with it. -Osho

Your mind holds the past, your body holds the present, your soul holds the future. Put another way, the mind analyses and remembers, the body experiences and feels, the soul observes and knows. –Neale Donald Walsh

The best moments of your life are when you are being your authentic self. When you are in your creation and doing what you l0ve to do, you become what you really are again. You are not thinking in that moment; you are expressing. Your emotions are coming out, and you feel great. ~ Don Miguel Ruiz

A tree can be full of holes from hungry woodpeckers, missing branches from those big storms, have a scar from that lightening strike 10 years ago, but we see it as a beautiful tree, a perfect tree. You, no matter what you’ve been through, are a beautiful you, a perfect you. – Pamela Turner

Are you wandering around in a daze? “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” – Lawrence J. Peter

“Love comes from within, from your heart. That is what is true and real, what is within. Live this and you will live in full joy.” The Oracle

When we embrace that which we perceive as negative it dissolves…when we embrace that which we perceive as positive it expands… – Unknown

The appearance of things change according to the emotions, and thus we see magic and beauty in them, while the magic and beauty are really in ourselves. – Kahlil Gibran

You appreciate a quality in someone else because you have that same quality in yourself, whether it is recognized or not.  You cannot dislike a quality in someone else without having the same quality in yourself, recognized or not. – Pamela Turner

Focusing upon good-feeling objects of attention is the most effective way of providing the optimum environment for allowing unhindered cellular communication and the ultimate thriving of your physical body. — Abraham

“You will either step forward into growth, or backwards into safety.” Abraham Maslow

Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny. Ghandi

Great minds … discuss ideas. Average minds … discuss events. Small minds … discuss people. – Unknown

“The next time you catch yourself starting to feel bad about anything,  immediately stop everything you are doing for a moment and, as simply  and as honestly as you can, ask yourself: “Is this what I really want?”  ~Guy Finley

If you got paid to be happy, what kind of work would make you rich? – Unknown

In five years will you remember what you did today? Savor your life! – Unknown

You are living in an amazing world full of love, even if the media disagrees! – Pamela Turner

You are sending off energy – emitting energy – right now, from the center of your being in all directions. This energy – which is you – moves outward in wave patterns. The energy leaves you, moves through walls, over mountains, past the moon, and into Forever. It never, ever stops. – Neale Donald Walsch

The consensus that science and spirituality are incompatible no longer holds firm. As the scientific understanding of the nature of reality deepens, perceptions are changing and people are beginning to show more interest in what I call our inner world. By this, I mean the dynamics and functions of consciousness: both our hearts and our minds. – Dalai Lama

“Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions  and actions of others, you wont be the victim of needless suffering” don Miguel Ruiz

“Let my soul smile through my heart and my heart smile through my eyes, that I may scatter rich smiles in sad hearts.” Paramahansa Yoganand


“Don’t do anything that you don’t really want to do. Keep yourself in a place of feeling good. Reach for thoughts that feel better – and watch what happens.” – Abraham

A man and a woman are sitting in the living room at night and the man says, “Just so you know. I never want to be in a vegetative state just depending on some machine. If that happens, please pull the plug.” The woman gets up and unplugs the TV. – Unknown

A person’s character can be seen by the adjectives they habitually use in conversation. ~ Mark Twain

The most difficult times in life are the ones we give ourselves. – Unknown

You become what you think you are. – Unknown

“We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” ~Carlos Castaneda

“We do not see things as they are. We see things as we are.” – the Talmud

You can either worry or be grateful, but not both. – Pamela Turner

You don’t have a soul…you ARE a soul. You HAVE a body. – Unknown

“The best mind altering drug is the truth.” – Lily Tomlin

Is the present moment going on without you? – Pamela Turner

“Self-love silences the critic” – Gini Gentry

Share love and it grows. Share sorrow and it lessens. – Unknown

Happiness isn’t having what you want, it’s wanting what you have. – Unknown

Love looks forward. Anger looks back. – Unknown

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.” – Dr. Seuss

It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. – Unknown

“Be the change you want to see in the world.” – Gandhi

Are you identifying with the problem? or the solution? – Pamela Turner

True happiness comes from letting go and allowing all the good things to come to you, not clinging to the familiar in fear. – Unknown

Change your mind and change your life! – Unknown

If you feel far from God, who moved? – Unknown

“If your compassion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.” Jack Kornfield

Control is the opposite of peace. Let go. – Pamela Turner

Whatever you put your attention on grows. Worrying is like praying for a disaster. – Unknown

“Yours is not a life of perfection, but rather a life of refining. To seek  perfection is to seek something non-existent. Refine your thinking and  the way you see your life by recognizing that things do not need to be  perfect they just need to be improved.” – The Oracle

You really have no control over other people. You DO have control over yourself. It’s not what happens to you in life that matters, but what you do with it. – Pamela Turner

If you want more appreciation, appreciate yourself. If you want more love, love yourself. Whatever you become, you are creating. – Pamela Turner

You don’t have to believe everything you think. – Pamela Turner

The only thing you really need to control in life is your focus. – Pamela Turner

Focus on what is most important to you in life, and let the rest go. Too  often people carry the past with them like old suitcases, and then  wonder why they are wearing the same old clothes. – Kristopher Raphael

Extroverts get their energy from other people. Introverts get their energy from themselves. It’s OK to be you.  – Pamela Turner

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. ~e.e. cummings

You are the master. Your mind is the servant.” – Mooji

“Let go of the pain of the past and the fear of the future. The present moment is where all your power is…where you can see the past as just energy that you can heal and release…where you can dream and attract the future you prefer.” – Pamela Turner

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell

“When the power of love overcomes the love of power, then the world will know peace.” -Jimi Hendrix

“Love begins at home, and it is not how much we do… but how much love we put in that action.” – Mother Teresa

“A man who as a physical being is always turned toward the outside, thinking that his happiness lies outside him, finally turns inward and discovers that the source is within him.” – Soren Kierkegaard

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” – Carl Jung

“You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need.” – Jerry Gillies

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