Inspiration

Food for Thought

In the summer of 1990, during the annual Mozart Festival in Salzburg, Austria, my wife and I were staying with a new friend in his apartment. Richard had lived in Salzburg for many years, retired from his long-time career as the personal secretary to Herbert von Karajan, the famous Berlin Philharmonic conductor. Aristocratic society had been his world, but now … Read More

Nayaswami Surendra, devotee of Yogananda
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Willingness and Faith

Nature is a fountain of boundless inspiration. Every plant, every creature, offers a message that speaks to us directly. As we tune into its wonders, we understand more of ourselves. Consider the lowly caterpillar as it transforms into a butterfly. Is there a more miraculous image of relevance to our own lives? The caterpillar goes within, secluded in its cocoon … Read More

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What Started Off as Oy! Quickly Became Joy

The setup I had a doctor’s appointment. I actually waited until the last possible second to leave, which if you know me you’ll know that I don’t do that. I like to be on time! I looked for my keys. Not in my bag. Not on the hook. (Okay, not freaking out!) Ugh! I’ll have to deal with this later, grabbed … Read More

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What Is Devotion?

I bring to Thee the Myrrh of Devotion With folded hands, bowed head, and heart laden with the myrrh of reverence, I come to Thee. Thou art my parents; I am Thy child. Thou art the Master; I am ready to obey the silent command of Thy voice. I conjured the fragrant devotion of all hearts and mixed it with … Read More