The book I was talkin about in my last post has blown my mind repeatedly. I love how things line up to coincide with what you're reading. If you're contemplating time, the answer will be shown in the book. If you wonder about past lives, the book will confirm what you were thinking. Oh the joy of reading!
Most important and beneficial phrase in the whole book is, "The present is your point of power." No matter what happens, no matter what the circumstances have been in your past or where your future seems to be headed, your present is where you change all of it. Belief systems have been huge for me: disecting every little thought that goes through my head and wondering if it's the way I want to feel about myself, or about the world around me. Your world is completely filtered through your consciousness, so you can't blame anyone, EVER, for what happens to you.
It's all you, baby.