Posts Tagged ‘yearning’

Everything Else Can Wait

May 8, 2014

man-holding-empty-piggy-bankDuring his sermon at the Thursday evening service tonight, the minister spoke about investing your energy and focus in the ways of the world instead of deepening your relationship with God.

He said to imagine a banker telling you, “If you invest your money with us, you’ll do well for a while. But we guarantee that at some point—it could be next year or forty years from now—all your savings will be (more…)

2-4-6-8! Now It’s Time to Meditate!

August 28, 2011

Why is speedskating like meditating?

At this morning’s service at the Self-Realization Fellowship temple, Brother Bhumananda offered a couple of wonderful tips for ensuring a productive meditation session. He recalled that in his high school days, the entire school gathered for a pep rally before every football game, which fired up the players to perform at their best. He also told an anecdote about watching participants warming up for the speedskating finals in the Olympics. He said there was no doubt that Bonnie Blair would be victorious—which she was—because her intense desire to win was evident in her face.

He then suggested that before each meditation session, we take a minute or two (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…)

Love Will Find a Way!

February 11, 2011

Is there a special someone in your life whom you yearn to be with but can’t get past all the obstacles? Don’t give up hope! If you’re a romantic fool like me, you will enjoy this epic tale of romance that was two continents and seventeen years in the making.

The radio program that featured this uplifting story of love and longing is This American Life on NPR. Click here to sign up for their free podcasts.

Click on the audio player below to listen to the thirteen-minute (more…)

You May Be Sure It Isn’t Your Real Life

January 24, 2011

It becomes especially challenging to follow your heart when you are well established in another career, nestled snugly in your comfort zone, enjoying a comfortable lifestyle.

Or have you only comfort, and the lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master?
Kahlil Gibran

You may tell yourself that you have done everything right, that you have followed all the rules and are entitled to (more…)