The primary reasons so many people feel they do not have control of their lives are that they attempt to control things they cannot, and pay no mind to those they can.
When you meditate, your mind must be fully turned on. Observe your nature, do not guide it.
Introspection is the way to all true knowledge. All that is timeless is within you, not in the world.
Be grateful for every moment. There is more beauty and sensation in the present moment than in the best works of fiction.