There are so many beautiful, powerful and life changing lessons I have learned from studying and from reading many of Sri Amit Ray’s books and quotes. And today I want to share 10 of these beautiful lessons with you.
1. The secret of good health is to live fully in the NOW.
Learn how living in the present moment can relieve stress, improve health. Keeping your attention in the present is the world’s most useful (and underrated) skill. Accept the present moment to find true peace and joy.
“If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath.” — Amit Ray
2. Value of Family and Friends
I believe that friends and family are the true cause of happiness. Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their presence.
“Family, friends and relationships are the blessings of the God. They are the best way to access God.” – Amit Ray
3. Love – Live and Let Go
Letting go is the inner technique the removes the fear, upset and tunnel visions. The moment you let go, you restore your ability to see clearly. You become creative and able to discover solutions that you could never have seen before. A good way to see how letting go works is to look at the nature of fear.
“If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.” – Amit Ray
4. Focus on Meditation
Meditation reduces stress. It improves concentration. It encourages a healthy lifestyle. The practice increases self-awareness. It increases happiness. Meditation increases acceptance. It slows aging.
“Meditate, Visualize and Create your own reality and the universe will simply reflect back to you.” – Amit Ray
5. Spread love in every direction
Spread love contagiously to the left and to the right in every direction.
“Discover your deep inner-self and from that place spread love in every direction.” – Amit Ray
6. Access your Inner Strength
Inner strength, often called “resilience,” is the ability to cope with the stressful situations that life throws at us. Building inner strength begins with simple actions or thoughts that your child practices, such as planning for what to do next and learning to accept change.
“You are your master. Only you have the master keys to open the inner locks.” – Amit Ray
7. Value of compassion and mindfulness
Mindfulness is the act of noticing your thoughts, feelings, emotions, and sensations without judgement. Since acting compassionately usually means putting others’ needs ahead of your own, prompting yourself to act with kindness often requires not only vigilance but a bit of willpower.
“As the flower blooms in spring, compassion grows in mindfulness.” – Amit Ray
8. Power of positive thoughts
Positive thinking can set you up for success in every area of your life. You can be healthier, happier, and more successful just by changing your thoughts.
“Echo of your thoughts are more important than your actions because that has greater impact on the world.” – Amit Ray
9. Art of practicing nonviolence
Practice is a key word in understanding nonviolence. A nonviolent approach assumes that people take active roles, making choices and commitments and building on their experience. It also presents a constant challenge: to weave together the diversity of individual experiences into an ever-changing vision.
“Only the brave men and women can bring peace to the world, not by practicing war but by practicing nonviolence.” – Amit Ray
10. Power of Inner Connection
No matter where you are on life’s journey right now, you can claim your inner power and create the life you’ve always wanted. The Divine Self is always trying to reach you, to send you the power, illumination, love, and wisdom to draw higher forms, thoughts, feelings, and situations into your life. The Divine Self is wise; it knows all, and is always showing you an easier, better, more joyful way to live.
“Suffering is due to our disconnection with the inner soul. Meditation is establishing that connection.” – Amit Ray