Posts Tagged ‘right living’

Be Such a Person!

January 13, 2010


Living with integrity means aligning yourself in every moment with all that is good and right. What does living with integrity look like? You are ferociously honest with yourself. You hold yourself to the highest standards of ethical behavior. You accept full responsibility for your words and actions.

Integrity is what we do, what we say, and what we say we do.
Don Galer

You live your life from the inside out. You trust your inner wisdom and act upon it with faith and courage. You rely on self-reflection to “check in” and stay on track. You live a transparent life with no hidden agendas.

Live so that your friends can defend you but never have to.
Arnold H. Glasow

You conduct yourself so impeccably that you would not be embarrassed to (more…)

“Autobiography of a Yogi” Changed My Life

August 19, 2008

Reading Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda at the age of forty-two was one of the most exhilarating experiences of my life. From the beginning chapter, I felt like I had finally come home. This was the life I had always wished was possible but never dreamed it could be! After finishing it, I sent away to Self-Realization Fellowship, the organization Yogananda founded in 1920, for the three-and-a-half years’ worth of bimonthly lessons on “right living” and follow Yogananda’s teachings today as part of my daily spiritual discipline.

autobiography-of-a-yogi-book-coverI just now finished listening to Chapter 23 in my car. I’ve listened to the audiobook version, read by Ben Kingsley, three times now and it never fails to thrill me. Everything in this book resonates in harmony with who I am and who I wish to become. I was already teaching spiritual classes by the time I encountered this book and was amazed at how much deeper it took me in my knowledge and practice.

Yogananda teaches that direct contact with God is (more…)