Humility of Rain Francis the patron saint of Paramhansa Yogananda
Spiritual Teachings

Learning to Forget

There’s a funny one-liner that bemoans the effects of aging: “Of all the things I’ve lost, I miss my mind the most.” Thank goodness for humor. It softens the blow. Uhh. . . Let’s see now. . . Where was I going with that? . . . Oh, yes. . . As some of us know already, seniors are forced … Read More

Madhavi Eby, member of Ananda Portland Sangha at the Temple & Teaching Center
Inspiration

It’s A New Year of Being In the Moment

I am realizing how great it is to start over. It’s a new year thing, right?! Of course one of my favorite things to do at the beginning of the year is the annual choosing of the new calendar. Spending 10 minutes trying to decide on which one, landscapes or flowers, well, more like 2 hours. A fresh calendar without … Read More

Madhavi Eby, member of Ananda Portland Sangha at the Temple & Teaching Center
Inspiration, Spiritual Teachings

5 Tips to Finding God at the DMV

My hubby described it best. “It’s like being at an Adventure theme park! You spend two hours sitting (or standing), waiting your turn to get to the front of the line. When you finally do, you about jumping up and down with excitement. The “ride,” however, takes no longer then about 2 minutes. Then it’s over. Time to go home.” … Read More

Madhavi Eby, member of Ananda Portland Sangha at the Temple & Teaching Center
Inspiration, Spiritual Teachings

Fear Can Be Amazing and Stifling!

It is really amazing, when you stop to think about it. Especially when you are not in the middle of something causing or increasing you state of fear. Everyday someone is trying to overcome something that induces a state of fear within them. It could be something seemingly small. Or something huge like climbing Everest. Without oxygen. Or the right … Read More