Are you the master of your destiny? Or you are stuck in an autopilot in the daily humdrum of the mundane life?

Whatever situation you are in, it is actually the result of your thought. What you think in your mind you start believing in it. And you form your habits around your beliefs.

Life needs introspection, meditation, and positive vibes. And it starts with gratitude.

It is very easy to forget to be grateful for what you actually have.  Most of our life is a rat race. But my question is when shall you start your journey from the race?

A very pertinent quote I found in Siddhartha while I went through it. I cannot resist my temptation to quote it for you:

“It may be important to great thinkers to examine the world, to explain and despise it. But I think it is only important to love the world, not to despise it, not for us to hate each other, but to be able to regard the world and ourselves and all beings with love, admiration, and respect.”  – Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha

We all have a picture in our mind what we want to achieve. Every minute, every day, every year we chase it, and we chase it until the fag-end of our life.

But at times why your destinies are so different than what you dreamed of? Our destiny is different because “All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware.” (Martin Buber)

Our life is full of ups and downs. And at times we are incapable of accepting our defeat. Our problem starts right from there.

Here are 9 Positive Thinking Quotes which shall show you the way to “How to lead a Positive and Peaceful Life?

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. Helen Keller

This quote by Helen Keller is like a hymn to a prosperous and joyous life. At times in our life, our shadows get bigger than us. We feel so miserable at times our outlook towards life becomes negative.

You should learn from a Sunflower how to live by. Till its death, the sunflower faces towards the sun. You must focus on the positive thoughts to save our self from negativity.

Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.Charles R. Swindoll

Charles R. Swindoll is correct. Many of us have a habit to overreact. Maybe a certain incident has occurred which is momentary and shall pass.

But we react to it out of proportion. If we control our reaction, we can live by many a peaceful moment.

Adopting the right attitude can convert a negative stress into a positive one. –  Hans Selye

Adopting the right attitude can help you recover from stress, anxiety, and negativity.

Looking life as a glass half full, rather than half empty – brings about miracle in life. You will able to go ahead in life, against all odds, if you adopt a right attitude, be it in career or personal life.

With everything that has happened to you, you can either feel sorry for yourself or treat what has happened as a gift. Everything is either an opportunity to grow or an obstacle to keep you from growing. You get to choose. – Dr. Wayne W Dyer

Positive attitude brings in positive vibrations. There shall be sorrows, losses, and problems in life. But it is also true that great innovations by scientists in human civilization have been brought by them because they resolved going beyond all obstacles.

In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can. – Nikos Kazantzakis

But how can you overcome hurdles in life? It’s through self-believe. A can-do attitude is the first step to overcome all obstacles in your way.

It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop. Confucius

It’s possible that your pace of recovery is slow. Most of us chalk out a course of action. But daily negative frictions steal our zeal. It’s ok to stop for a while, but make sure you jump back to your mission.

Let us rise up and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we learned a little, and if we didn’t learn a little, at least we didn’t get sick, and if we got sick, at least we didn’t die; so let us all be thankful. — Buddha

Till now I have been talking about positivity in life. But you cannot be positive with being peaceful.

Peace eludes us as we all are in a rat race and has become too materialistic. But at the deathbed, we become repentant, for we realize then that we have vastly ignored what the universe has offered us throughout our life.

Birth is beautiful. We are being born every moment. Let out be thankful and rejoice every moment we are alive.

Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more. – Tony Robbins

Your life is a chakra of giving and take. Throughout your life, you have amassed vast blessings from the universe. Your society expects that you give back something in gratitude.

Giving something back which helps others ease their pain will bring happiness, prosperity, and peace in your life. This shall help you break the circle of your unhappiness in samsara

You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. – Buddha

And this is the last sutra of peace, positivity, and happiness in your life. Just as a baby in the womb cannot live without the umbilical cord, you cannot be at ease with life if you are not connected with your inner life.

Self-connect is the best way to take care of your thoughts, emotions, and desires. Start taking care of your inner needs, so that your mind is soothed.

You should not wait till the last phase of your life for tearful introspection reflecting the broken waters. Talk to your inner child each day, every day.