Posts Tagged ‘light’

Are You Diamond or Charcoal?

November 30, 2011

Sri Daya Mata

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the passing of Sri Daya Mata, the longtime president of Self-Reallization Fellowship. She served her guru, Paramahansa Yogananda, for nearly eighty years with love, devotion, and the joy that comes from God-realization. In honor of Daya Ma, I offer a nugget of wisdom from one of her (more…)

Bring In the Light

December 4, 2010

Do you get mad at yourself for making mistakes, for not living up to your expectations, for not rising above your imperfections? If so, the worst thing you can do is beat yourself up for not being perfect. Focusing on what you do wrong ensures that you’ll never do those things right. It sounds radical, but learn to love your imperfections. After all, you would not be a complete person without your flaws.

Instead of mentally flogging yourself for your errors, (more…)

Radiate Mental Sunshine!

November 26, 2009

When you are intoxicated with the ever-new joy of God-contact, you radiate mental sunshine. Others take notice as surely as if you were visibly glowing and sporting wings. Your peaceful countenance speaks louder than words.

What you are stands over you the while, and thunders so that I cannot hear what you say to the contrary.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

In fact, you need not speak at all. In response to Jesus’ statement about coming into this world to “bear witness unto the truth,” Paramahansa Yogananda wrote, “A child of God bears witness by his life. He embodies truth; if he expound it also, that is generous redundancy.”

The deepest rivers flow with the least sound.
Quintus Curtius Rufus

The more centered and peaceful you are, the more exhilarating (more…)