On getting up in the morning :-
When you get up in the morning, ask yourself as to who woke up? did the body wake up? But the body is made of dead bones and muscles, how did it wake up? then did the soul wake up? But the soul is ever alive and conscious. Even if the body sleeps, the soul consciousness keeps the breath running. Then who woke up? Say the mind woke up, Ah! Mind, you have woken up now... You will get sorrow where you imagine sadness, you will get happiness where you imagine joy, but the real truth is that you have been imagining these things for ages. It is now time to realise that joy and sorrow are all ephemeral, joy and sorrow are all dreams, and the knower of all these is my soul consciousness. AUM ... AUM... take a deep breath. Just as algae forms over water and covers all of it, similarly our conscious self is covered with algae of false understanding and are running in the opposite direction. Chanting AUM helps in garnering strength in removing this algae... Hari AUM.. One who is present everywhere, every moment, at every place, we invoke that Lord Hari. Chant this for 10 minutes daily. Within a few days, your false understanding will get reduced and you will start realising the true knowledge from within.
-Pujya Bapuji Mumbai 3rd June 2012