Posts Tagged ‘God’s will’

A Definition of Freedom That May Surprise You

April 11, 2015

Paramahansa Yogananda in 1924 (Courtesy of Self-Realization Fellowship, Los Angeles, California)




In Journey to Self-realization, Paramahansa Yogananda, founder of Self-Realization Fellowship, wrote:

True freedom lies in doing what you should do when you ought to do it.


If that sounds like the opposite of freedom to you, you’re not alone. Yogananda noted that “many people think that whatever comes into their brains they may do—and believe that to be freedom.”




It’s not. Until you (more…)

You Will Cast Just Two Votes

May 15, 2011

Aligning your free will with God’s will presents an intriguing paradox. On one hand, the more attuned you are to divine consciousness, the more accessible are the riches of the universe. On the other hand, the material things you longed for before you put God first in your life now seem like insignificant trinkets.

Riches, like glory or health, have no more beauty or pleasure than their possessor is pleased to lend them.
Michel de Montaigne

Your soul yearns not for what is external but for what (more…)

Farewell to the Tranquil Mind

June 6, 2010

When you act in accordance with your inner guidance, your energy vibrates at a higher, finer rate and you come into greater alignment with the Source of all that is. The greater your harmony with this universal life force, the closer you approach the peace that surpasses all understanding.

Let the water settle; you will see the moon and stars mirrored in your being.
Rumi


Conversely, the more you tune out your inner guidance, the further you (more…)