A few powerful thoughts:

Bhagavad Gita chapter 6 verse 5:

Lift up the self by the Self
and don’t let the self droop down,

For the Self is the self’s only friend
And the self is the Self’s only foe.

If you give that some thought through out the day you will command and direct your energy is the best possible way.

Invocation from the book of Runes:

God within me, God without,
How shall I ever be in doubt?
There is no place where I may go
And not there see God’s face,
not knowing I am God’s vision and God’s ears.
So through the harvest of my years
I am the Sower and the Sown,
God’s Self unfolding and God’s own.

A Beautiful reminder of our own divinity.

An Old French saying :

Pain is the craft entering the apprentice.

When embarking on something new whether it be a new way of thinking or a new skill, we all come to a place that feels painful.  At such a time if we were to remember this french saying we might lovingly embrace the magic of alchemy that is surely transpiring and simply continue to grow.

Sight and Seeing:

The real voyage of discovery consists of not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust

Lord, grant me weak eyes for things that are of no account and strong eyes for all Thy truth. ~ Soren Kierkegaard

No matter how dark things seem to be or actually are, raise your sights and see the possibilities -always see them- for they are always there. ~ Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

May you be blessed in all ways always

love, Astara