“…a massive survey of parents and teachers…shows a worldwide trend for the present generation of children to be more troubled emotionally than the last: more lonely and depressed, more angry and unruly, more nervous and prone to worry, more impulsive and aggressive.
If there is a remedy, I feel it must lie in how we prepare our young for life…bringing together mind and heart…to give children a grounding in the basics of emotional intelligence.” from Emotional Intelligence, by Daniel Goleman
"The feeling of being valuable – ‘I am a valuable person’ – is essential to mental health and is a cornerstone of self-discipline. It is a direct product of parental love. Such a conviction must be gained in childhood; it is extremely difficult to acquire during adulthood…when one considers oneself valuable one will take care of oneself in all ways that are necessary."
from The Road Less Traveled, by M. Scott Peck, M.D.
"Since the beginning of time, people have been trying to change the world so that they can be happy. This hasn’t ever worked, because it approaches the problem backward…When you see that it’s only your thinking that you need to work with, then every problem you experience in the world becomes a joy to bring to inquiry."
from Loving What Is, by Byron Katie
"Managing the power of choice, with all its creative and spiritual implications, is the essence of the human experience…Choice is the process of creation itself."
from Anatomy of the Spirit, by Caroline Myss, Ph.D.
"Never forget: we’re real human beings; we all have our good and bad points. What sets positive people apart, though, is a determination to do their best, and not succumb to what’s negative in themselves or around them…This law of attraction will make doors open."
from Positive Energy by Judith Orloff, M.D.