Sweeter and Sweeter

Paramahansa Yogananda meditating outside








Have you always wanted to meditate but keep on putting it off? If so, you’re probably also putting off being the best you that you can be. Witness this letter from a Texas man to Self-Realization Fellowship that was printed in the Summer 2011 issue of Self-Realization magazine:








One evening after I’d been meditating twice daily for the first six months I announced to my wife that I was going to bed rather than meditate because I was feeling so tired. Without hesitation my wife grabbed my shirt collar with both hands, and her face only inches from mine, she announced to me that I would go meditate before sleeping. In great surprise I remarked that I thought she opposed my involvement with SRF, thinking me to be getting involved in a cult. She explained, “You have become, in these six months, the husband I’ve always wanted. I won’t let you go back to the way you were. Go meditate!”

Imagine! That was 33 years ago, and my meditations (and my marriage) have only gotten sweeter and sweeter.



There are two types of meditation: meditation for relaxation and meditation for spiritual purposes—to discover, by direct personal experience, the universal consciousness of God that dwells within. While all forms of meditation can be life-enhancing, meditation that attunes your consciousness to divine consciousness offers the most profound benefits. From my experience, I can heartily recommend the meditation techniques taught by Self-Realization Fellowship.

Click here for an overview of meditation as taught by SRF.

Click here to learn the basics of how to meditate—includes video tutorials and beginner’s instructions.

Click here for a selection of fifteen-minute guided meditations.

Click here for information on the SRF Lessons for home study, which contain detailed instructions for a comprehensive meditation practice designed for followers of all religions.

Click here to find meditation programs in your area.




Click here to view all my posts about Paramahansa Yogananda and Self-Realization Fellowship.






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2 Responses to “Sweeter and Sweeter”

  1. Barbara Simila Says:

    Ah, what a precious Gift you’ve shared here, Phil. Thank you.

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    My pleasure, Barbara. I’m glad you found it meaningful.

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