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I’ve been traveling the last month and proofing the final manuscript of Chakra Secrets (now available on Kindle), the sequel to my first book, The Chakra Diaries. Thank goodness, I put in some inspirational quotes at the beginning of each chapter, so I didn’t mind reading and proofing over and over again until I was sure I caught every typo.

I also started a few other fabulous books that I’ll be reviewing in the weeks ahead… including How to Lose your Mind in No Time, Gemstone Power! and The Inner Path, if you want to check them out on Amazon for some inspirational weekend reading.

So what quotes were intriguing enough for me to include them in my new book? And to keep me interested in skimming through it again and again? See which ones speak to you and let me know which get you thinking:

“As you start to walk out on the way, the way appears.” ~ Rumi

“Praise and blame, gain and loss, pleasure and sorrow come and go like the wind. To be happy, rest like a giant tree, in the midst of them all” ~ The Buddha

“Let’s not forget that the little emotions are the great captains of our lives and we obey them without realizing it.” ~ Vincent Van Gogh

“Life is the sum of all your choices.” ~ Albert Camus

“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for the truth.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

“A photographer gets people to pose for him. A yoga instructor gets people to pose for themselves.” ~ Terry Guillemets

“I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship.” ~ Louisa May Alcott

“Forget not that I shall come back to you…” ~ Kahlil Gibran

“My life often seemed to me like a story that has no beginning and no end. I could well imagine that I might have lived in former centuries…that I had been born again because I had not fulfilled the task given to me.” ~ Carl Jung

“Make the most of yourself, for that is all there is of you.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“If everyone you meet is a mirror reflecting you back to yourself, make sure to find a way to love what you see.” ~ Don Miguel Ruiz

“If you want OTHERS to be happy, practice compassion. If YOU want to be happy, practice compassion.” The Dalai Lama

“Love is, above all, the gift of oneself.” ~ Jean Anouilh

“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love…and then we return home.” ~ Aboriginal Proverb

“It isn’t what you did in the past that will affect the present. It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.” ~ Paulo Coelho

“Everything comes to us that belongs to us if we create the capacity to receive it” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

“The past is over and done with…fill your mind with awareness of the beauty and goodness in the present.” ~ Serge Kahili King, Ph.D.

While Chakra Secrets is obviously about how chakra balancing changed my life and can change yours, it also contains grains of wisdom I have picked up from many different sources, just like these quotes represent many different life teachings and philosophies. But, in the end, it’s all about choosing happiness. That may sound easy, and it is, once you know the key – which, of course, I offer you at the end of the book.

You can get your Kindle version of Chakra Secrets today!

On September 12, we’ll celebrate the launch of the book with ten lucky winners receiving: Signed, first-edition copies of Chakra Secrets plus Crystal Chakra jewelry, pendulums and more surprises! Enter to win at, now through midnight Sept. 11th.

Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries and Chakra Secrets



Life Tweets, Inspirational & Spiritual Insights That Will Change Your Life — Tom Rapsas has compiled his favorite inspirational quotes and provided his own take on each one of them, offering added insight on how to apply each gem of wisdom in our lives. One of my favorites that I opened to at random is “Love like you’ve never been hurt.” Tom’s explanation on why it’s best to let your love flow without restrictions — to see it returned with the same energy — gives you another reason to forgive and forget.

This is a wonderful book to read when you’re a little off or if you just want to start your day with a bit of inspiration. I found the quotes all so wonderful, and the explanations so wise, that I read the entire collection of 200 quotes in 3 sittings. But I know I’ll go back over and over again to pick a page at random, to be uplifted, to help me see the “bigger picture.”

One of Tom’s Life Tweets is “Your answers lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.” We should all take advantage of his suggestions to use quiet introspection, prayer or meditation to our day. However, I’ll include reading, especially reading that inspires you to make your life the best that it can be, like this book.

I was so intrigued by his collection of wise sayings, I asked Tom to share a little more insight with us:

Q: What inspired you to write the book?

TOM: For over a decade, I collected spiritual and inspirational quotes, putting them in odd notebooks that would eventually make their way to my attic where they collected dust. When Twitter came along, it seemed like the perfect way to share my collected quotes with others, so I began to tweet one or two of them a day.

After awhile, one of the things I realized was that the 140-character limit of Twitter was limiting. I wasn’t able to expand on what the quotes meant to me, what insights could be gleaned from them — so I began writing what eventually became Life Tweets. From the almost 1,000 quotes I had tweeted through mid-2011, I chose my 200 favorites and wrote brief passages about each one, explaining their meaning to me and how they might also help guide and inspire others.

Q: What do you hope readers will take away from your book?

TOM: I believe that the right words literally have the power to change our perspective on life and the path we take moving forward. So I’m hoping at least some of these quotes and insights will have an impact on the life of those who read them and help change their life for the better.

Some of the insights really demand some contemplation. So ideally the reader will consume them in small doses, no more than a few at a time. This will give the reader the ability to let their meaning really sink in. I’m planting the seeds and from there it’s up to the people who read the book to take the next step.

Q. Where do you find your inspiration?

TOM: I primarily find it in the writings of other spiritual writers, my all-time favorites are Thomas Moore, Napolean Hill, John Templeton, Ralph Trine and Ralph Waldo Emerson. But there are too many others to name, including some recent books I’ve read by Ram Dass, Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee, Mirabai Starr (and yes, Becca Chopra!)

I also find inspiration when my brain is at rest. This happens during and after my morning runs, which really seem to have a calming, centering effect on me. And, I love the beach, any beach, which definitely has a restorative and energizing effect on my soul.

But I’ve found inspiration in places as diverse as a jam-packed bus commuting to New York City, playing with one of our nine cats, or sitting in a chair on a small plot of land at the side of my house where the breeze brings the shrubbery to life.

Q. What is the best thing anyone has said about your book?

TOM: I’ve had a few people tell me that they start their mornings by reading a Life Tweet or two to get their day off to a good start. I think that’s perfect. I personally try to start each day with a little inspirational reading, I just think it puts you in a good place for the day ahead. So I’m glad people are able to find this same kind of inspiration through Life Tweets.


Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

Need to Build Self-Confidence or Self-Esteem?


“101 Inspirational Quotes to Live and Learn” by Yvonne Thomas was written to help you approach problems and obstacles more effectively, overcome difficulties, respond to challenges, and continue forward towards your goals in life.

Thomas has collected 101 of her favorite quotes and is offering them in a free eBook to inspire you to improve your life, by helping build your self esteem and self confidence.

Here is the link to the ebook: 101 Inspirational Quotes to Live and Learn

Thomas includes gorgeous photos with some of the quotes, a few of which are long-time favorites of mine:

“Expect wonderful things to happen to you. Get up each morning and say; ‘I believe something wonderful is going to happen to me today.'” ~ Brian Tracy

“In every situation do the thing you fear. If you do the thing you fear, the death of fear is certain.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

For the other 99, download your own copy to scan whenever you need a little push to take that next step to success.
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

P.S. Yvonne Thomas simply asks that you post a comment on the Wall of ‘Inspirational Quotes to Live and Learn‘ and let her know what you think.


In my novel life stories, The Chakra Diaries, each chakra is introduced with a quote and meditation, before the emotions associated with it are spilled on the page. These quotes helped inspired me to write and can inspire one to heal…


“The  ache  for  home  lives  in  all  of  us,  the  safe  place  where  we   can  go  as  we  are  and  not  be  questioned.”   ~  Maya Angelou


“Sex  is  emotion  in  motion.” ~ Mae West


“In  the  presence  of  grace,  forgiveness  is  a  recognition  that   for  every  wound  there  is  a  healing.” ~  Deepak  Chopra

“They  are  the  weakest,  however  strong,  who  have  no  faith in  themselves  or  their  own  powers.” ~ Christian Bovee


“Through  love  all  pain  will  turn  to  medicine.” ~ Rumi


“The  most  important  thing  in  communication  is   hearing  what  isn’t  being  said.” ~ Unknown


“… there  are  other  senses  -­  secret  senses,  sixth  senses,  if  you  will  -­  equally  vital,  but  unrecognized,  and  unlauded.” ~ Oliver Sacks


“God,  why  do  I  storm  heaven  for  answers  that  are  already  in   my  heart?  Every  grace  I  need  has  already  been  given  me.  Oh,  lead  me  to  the Beyond  within.”  ~ Macrina Wieherkehr

Read the full stories of healing, from Root to Crown, in The Chakra Diaries FREE ON AMAZON KINDLE.

Becca Chopra


Jennifer O’Neill is a psychic and spiritual teacher whose bio says she devotes most of her time to teaching people how to live a healthier, happier life. “Inspirational Quotes” does this so well, she can now relax while we all take advantage of the wisdom, the universal truths she inspires us with in this wonderful book.

Even if you read the book cover to cover, you’ll want to use the book as O’Neill suggests – turning to a page at random whenever needed for just the right message to help you believe in yourself and achieve happiness in your life.

The book’s overall message? That no dream is too big, life is easy and meant to be happy. The author presents Universal Laws, such as “Happiness is not bought, given, earned or learned – it is a state of mind based on your perspective. Happiness is simply a choice.”

There are many quotes on how to find happiness within yourself, your relationships, and in all you manifest in your life. And O’Neill inspires us to manifest greatness by following the Laws of Attraction, with quotes reminding us “…your thoughts send out energy waves. Want to know what you’ve been focusing on? Look around your life.”

I intend to use this wonderful book as oracle cards, to inspire me daily with just the right message to keep me on my path… a path that we’re all on, a path that O’Neill has beautifully laid out in this book.

For your free copy on Kindle, go to
Becca Chopra, author of The Chakra Diaries

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