Posts Tagged ‘inner peace’

Oh, Still It Was Splendid to Sail It!

July 25, 2011

If your happiness depends on achieving your goals precisely as you have envisioned, on events playing out according to your wishes, or on other people doing exactly what you want them to do, you are condemning yourself to a lifetime of misery.

When everything has to be right, something isn’t.
Stanislaw Lec

Giving your best and learning along the way are more important than the ultimate outcome of your efforts.

And what if I did run my ship (more…)

The Little Joy of the Soul

October 12, 2010

Paramahansa Yogananda meditating

Meditation is not an emptying of the mind. It is the highest form of concentration in which the mind is focused entirely on God. What we call happiness is negligible compared to the inner peace and exultation of spirit we attain in meditation.

Happiness, the province of the ego, is fleeting. Joy, the (more…)

A Virtuous Life Generates a Virtuous Circle

September 26, 2008

red-sunset-over-trees


Pursuing a spiritual life creates a virtuous circle. Your attitudes and behaviors become self-perpetuating. What does that look like? Here are four manifestations:






Thinking positively. Every loving thought you contribute to the universe incrementally raises your consciousness; the higher your consciousness, the greater the impact of your contribution and the likelier it becomes that your next thought will also be a positive one.


Consistent prayer. Every prayer elevates your consciousness, which brings you closer to God, which brings you (more…)