Inspiration, Spiritual Teachings

How Do You Know?

Can the cells in your body – even a single one of your body’s trillions – know what it’s like to be the whole that is you? Every cell is endowed with a certain capacity and function that does not include the capacity of knowing more than what it’s to do. Nor can a drop of the sea know what … Read More

Inspiration, Spiritual Teachings

What’s Holding You Back?

Maybe it’s how you were taught to get ahead. I was raised to compete. “It’s every man for himself out there,” my dad used to say, “To get ahead, you have to outdo the next guy.” That’s how I was groomed to get what I wanted. Top of the list: to live the American Dream. Competing to get ahead is … Read More

Inspiration, Spiritual Teachings

It’s Not About Innovation

Every age is an age of wonder, but some are more wondrous than others, and the one that spans my current incarnation is beyond what I could have imagined in my youth. For 75 years I have witnessed astonishing scientific, technological and social innovations, which accelerate now at an exponential rate. And yet, we are the same, still seeking answers … Read More

Inspiration, Spiritual Teachings

The Importance of Soul Receptivity

There’s a sentence in Rays of the One Light, in the piece on “The Importance of Soul Receptivity,” that jumps out at me every time I read or hear it. Yogananda says that if I am having difficulty with meditation, “I will meditate for you.” Oh, wow, wouldn’t that be a dream come true! “Master, I’m a little tired this … Read More

Inspiration, Spiritual Teachings

STILL TRYING TO GET IT RIGHT

I keep hearing these days that happiness is a choice. Apparently, it’s up to me to make it happen. “Okay,” says I, “I’ll give it a try.” I decide to decide to be happy. Then along comes a crummy encounter, and I react in my usual crummy-encounter sort of way. I get upset, and I’m not happy. No surprises there. … Read More