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Inspiring Thoughts

Written by Karl Perera BA, MA, DipLC
Updated: June 5th, 2020

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On this page I have collected together some inspiring words and videos sent to me from readers and others are written by me and my son Daniel. I hope the spark of inspiration, hope and creativity within you is lit by reading and watching these inspiring words! I believe that through inspirational words you can build higher levels of self esteem. So take confidence from these healing words…

Inspiring words for New Year and beyond

One suggestion from me is to take up a new hobby that you’re passionate about.

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.

Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing Something.”

― Neil Gaiman

“New Year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story ? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.”

― Alex Morritt

“The road ahead is not some predetermined path that I am forced to trod, but it is a rich byway that I can help create.”

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― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Living Beyond Limits

When she was 19, Amy Purdy lost both her legs below the knee, but that didn’t stop her from chasing her dreams to become a pro snowboarder. In this powerful talk, she shows us how to draw inspiration from life’s obstacles, a must watch! So go ahead and click the video above to enjoy her wonderful words.

“You are the World” by Karl Perera

Helpless is the feeling
But you are not helpless
You are priceless

Don’t be like the world
Guided by Money
Every evil and selfishness comes from this
War and death for money
Leaders speak good words but kill in our name

Let your heart be guided by LOVE
Love cannot hurt anyone
Love cannot kill anyone
Love protects and love provides
Love brings all people together
Love respects others no matter what nationality, status, religion or race.

Before deciding what is right, just ask yourself is the motivation Love?
If you love yourself you do what is best for YOU, you take care, you respect yourself and you MUST because if you do not how can you LOVE others?

Where is the world going?
Is LOVE taking us forward into the future or is it MONEY?

Love cannot hurt anyone
Love cannot kill anyone
Love protects and love provides
Love brings all people together
Love respects others no matter what nationality, status, religion or race

Guns kill
Wars destroy lives
All for profit
Innocent victims do not die from LOVE

I long for a world motivated by LOVE not MONEY, do you?

So start with who you are and what you believe.
Do you defend those actions which come from LOVE?
Or do you make excuses for the necessity of the opposite?

Start with you, the priceless and wonderful person inside and change the world with values and actions which come from

Please comment on my poem below and share this page to spread the message

Always remember that health goes hand in hand with happiness and a healthy mind, so never ignore your body and keep it as healthy as possible. Also, going to the gym or getting regular exercise with a friend boosts motivation and that is so helpful in life. You will be stronger, feel better and your motivation will help you in ways you cannot imagine, so get exercising!

Hope for the Future

Together we are stronger.

Life should be about helping others to be the best they can and by doing so we become better people ourselves. When there is so much bad news and so much evil in the world the only thing we can each do is to promote good and show love for others wherever they come from. A random act of kindness can change someone’s life.

Children are evidence that we are all the same and that our common bond is love. Let no one break that, not nationalists, not governments, not religious fanatics, no-one. Be strong, be wonderful, help others and love all people and all races and be tolerant of different cultures, different beliefs and embrace all of humanity. Children like these are the future of the world.

Please like and share this page and spread this message of hope. Please comment below to share your thoughts and stories that may help others in their pursuit for happiness.

“Unknown” by Daniel Perera:

Like a thunderstorm on the eve of an ever so sunny day
A death that strikes on the happiest day of your life
Unexpected. Inexplicable. Destructive.

A product of our own imagination, misguided
A swing so swift and subtle you’d never know you’ve been struck in the first place
And all you’re left with are scars.

Scars that appear to have come from nowhere,
Scars that tie you down and pull you away from your dreams.

You feel alone,
As if no one or nothing can help you find the answers.

Where do you go from there?

Reach out, reconnect with the universe.
The world has so much to offer.

The answers are all around us,
We just need to know where to look.

Seek help.

We’re all warriors, battling against the challenges of life
Sometimes we just need someone to give us a hand,
A sympathetic ear.

Perhaps some things stay the same, but we grow stronger every day
We learn to adapt, we learn to survive
We’re here, fighting, still standing strong

And you know what, that in itself is worth celebrating.
Each and every single day.

Visit my son’s blog with some excellent writing here

“Untitled” by Sun (Sara):

I am in this very negative head space, one I just wish I could get out of.

I know that the way I am feeling and thinking is part of something that will only take me a step further to the person I’m meant to be.

I really hope that day comes soon, but for right now I think I can find peace.

I can find it by just letting go, understanding that all of this crap today, won’t matter tomorrow.

“C’est la vie” (this is life). I mean, there’s only so much of yourself you can give, and life is so short.

What do I want to do? Who do I want to be?

I don’t know, I do know I’m done being stuck and I’m done waiting.

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“We are who we are because of our choices” by Gloria N.

We can choose to moan, groan, whine, ignore or even laugh about the most difficult circumstances.

I have chosen to be bigger than my family’s rejection, the most hurting being that from my mother.

I am also bigger than the rape experience I had at 18 years and the financial dilemmas that threaten to drown me.

I may be broke, not beautiful enough ( plastic beautiful ), not successful career wise at the moment but hey, I consider myself worth a million bucks.

I am God’s most perfect masterpiece ad I am headed for greatness!!!!

Thanks for the motivation. I can stand tall today and u have all the credit!!! I have come a long way thanks to your weekly mails.

I hope you can touch more lives as tons of people struggle with confidence, rejection  and a host of other defeating emotions.


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Photo of Karl Perera, MA, DipLC Karl Perera is a fully qualified Life Coach (DipLC), Teacher (MA) and author of Self Esteem Secrets. He has taught at various universities including Durham, Leicester and Anglia Ruskin, Cambridge. He has run since 1997 and is an expert in Self Esteem and Self Confidence.

34 thoughts on “Inspiring Thoughts”

  1. Business Man

    Hi Karl,
    I must say that this is one of the most inspirational post I have read in such a long time. Keep motivating us with your soothing messages.

  2. Business Plan

    Thank you very much for this article, for me as a freelance writer it can be very difficult to find motivation and inspiration. Sometimes it is difficult to tune in to work, and come up with something new and unusual. And it’s really great that articles like yours can motivate and inspire. I hope that you will continue to share this wonderful type of content, because I am sure that it helps a huge number of people.

  3. Tempat wisata

    we need new inspiring in this life

  4. ngo nsoga

    iam very amaze and thankfull for all this inside and sharing that lift up the soul and bring about new hopes.

  5. Anonymous

    Very inspirational, thank you so much to help me to help other by giving strengths and motivation to go ahead and succeed.

  6. karl perera

    Thanks so much for the great comments. So glad that my attempts to write inspiring articles and poems that help you to understand the true priorities of life and the value you have as a unique person. More self esteem to you all!

  7. monica


  8. Saif ullah Zahir

    thanks for this strong massage . When I saw this , i cried …

  9. Kareem adeyemi

    waw!! I can’t really describe how those write up captured my soul. even the poems, they portray the exact situation I’m in.


  10. Arvind

    Nice song. Nicely sung.inspirational.Spreading the message of love,joint efforts.I hope all will put into practice in our life.Thanks a lot Karl.

  11. stephen Mwatha

    Yes, this was really moving. I have shared it with my children, family members and friends. My hope is that they will reflect on it and change their perspective on the need for unity than division. There is war in our neighboring Country, Sudan because citizens there do not value the need for working together. Communities there think they will advance faster individually rather than collectively. May God help us to see the reality that we benefit more working together than individually.

  12. Silvana

    Yes – You raise me up to more than I can be. A beautiful and inspiring song.

    Togetherness can strengthen us in times of trouble. Even when all other things fail and dissapoint us, God will not let us down.

  13. Rilwan

    I did not expect anything less. Like many people,I relate well with this universal message. I hope everyone that reads is able to apply it in his/her immediate environment immediately,with that we can change the world if not the bigger world;the world around us after all they say drops of water make a mighty ocean. Let’s spread love and the world will change.

  14. Bini Masego Nkgweng

    Dear Karl Perera.

    I really value you in a sense that you speak the truth the way it is at the very moment someone is really feeling as if you were sent to deliver the the very soothing message needed for someone to feel better, see the world with a naked third eye.

    You are very inspirational and I love your poem about “You Are The World”. It teaches us about Love, a feeling so powerful it can recreate the world the way it was before war, uncertainty, fear and the need to have power, money and respect.

    I learn that “money is the root of all evil”, but love is the mender of all hapiness.

    Thank you so much <3

  15. Angela Daniel

    Dear Karl,
    Your piece on “You are the World” has touched my life. I am going to share it with my peers and Nigerian women generally. And every opportunity I have, I will share it with Nigerian men, and youths.
    I also seek your permission to add it to the inspirational segment of my book “Life Skills for Adolescents” with credit to you.
    You are great.

  16. Be a bit easier on yourself Anna. You do seem like a good person so be kinder to yourself. Thanks for your comments too Abdulkadir. Christina, happiness is your decision, so just decide to be happy no matter what.

  17. I just know that everytime I am going through something you appear and me make think about my self esteem and who is dieing to get out. I have always look for acceptance, giver, pleaser and judge myself to be a bad person. I work hard at everything and take abuse as a daily part of my life. Your self esteem writing, poems and articles just keep me striving to be the better person I should become. Thank you for being there.


    U really inspired me, when am deeply in need of it. It’s so so wonderful! Luv YOU

  19. Christina Skyers

    hey karl, thank you so much for the inspiration…….., i am very well inspired by your words, but one thing i realize I can’t really bring happiness to myself alone….., someone has to make that happiness show.

  20. Thanks for all your responses. I hope these reader thoughts about life, it’s problems and how to overcome them fills you with positive inspiration and hope! Don’t forget at the route of finding a solution is having a good level of self esteem, being confident and believing in yourself. You deserve better! Keep reading, keep writing.

  21. That was great I have been through that part of my life it is not easy. but you must trust your self first. that you will be out of that tunnel of rejection. remember one thing there is light at end of tunnel. thank you for listening to me. A men of experience. God Bless

  22. Atta Mohammad Chandio

    My Dear Sir,
    I found this message very much inspiring and thought provoking .

  23. Julian

    Thanks for sharing your experiences, this has made me realize I should not complain because other individuals are going through a rough time as well.
    This has uplifted me and given me strength and just to give God the glory and praise
    always. Be Blessed Everyone!

  24. Noanti

    I am big and precious in the eye of the Creator.

  25. Dikeledi

    thank you for the inspiring message

  26. Achieng

    Dear Karl,
    I was truly inspired by “we are who we are because of our choices” my sufferings has not been as big as that of Gloria, but often I find myself put down with little courage to look up. By reading what Gloria has written I know something knew has happened in my life. Thank you Karl for your efforts to help us in your own unique way.

  27. Venetia Stanley

    Hold your head up, pull your shoulders back and stand tall. No one will know that you are struggling and with this practice every day you will grow stronger and your confidence will soar and you will soon forget the struggles because you are an accomplished person. Beautiful inside and out. Our struggles they say make us stronger and you are a true testament to that.

  28. Wonderful poem! I hope you don’t mind me sharing it with a group of Mentally Ill people. Sometimes they think they are the only ones with bad circumstances.

  29. Stephan Kiyemba

    That is a beautiful piece Gloria. We must clear the burdens of the past in order to create room for the testimonies in our future.

  30. Gloria

    Nata, I am glad u like it. Vincent; with out faith, we r more or less finished. Keep the faith. I am still in a bad place but hey, its just a matter of time. I will shine like a diamond!!!

  31. It’s a great poem, I can totally relate and it uplifts me.

  32. karl perera

    Glad you liked it Vincent! Faith is important and gives you added confidence and guidance to move forward.

  33. Vincent

    very inspiring message, it really brought me some faith

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