One of the easiest and most powerful ways to refine your bundle of self-definitions is to make sure to use positive, not negative words. If you are watchful, you can always find a way to substitute positive terminology for negative.
When I heard this seemingly final declaration of loss from the airline, I had an unexpected visceral reaction: I felt sick to my stomach, even though I knew I could fill the lost suitcase three times over with clothes in my closet at home.
The more you walk hand in hand with God, the more you will experience the peace of knowing that no matter how difficult life becomes, in the end, everything works out.
Even apart from the fulfillment it imparts, meditation tends to moderate a person’s desire to eat. Most people who meditate regularly tend to have a lower and more balanced appetite. It is also very difficult to meditate deeply when the stomach is overloaded with food.
Self-will and self-involvement put the devotee out of tune, and so block the flow of divine energy. Joyful willingness keeps the devotee in tune, and thus in touch with the power of the Infinite.
Even to live your best each day is not the deepest teaching, for today belongs to the flow of time, whereas perfect joy and awareness lie beyond time, in the eternal present. It is important, therefore, to learn to live behind the scenes of relative time, in the unchanging present.
I am coming to the end of a lifetime in which it has become clear that God loves me and that together we have been victorious. Ending life on this note seems perfect. By the grace of God, I have been given the strength and clarity to take the next step.
My hands submerged in the warm, soapy water, I heard Divine Mother’s guiding inner voice: “You have to go, or else you have to get cancer, for there is no other way to teach you your lessons.” Her message stunned me to my core.
Strive always to develop a personality that is derived from living in the continuous consciousness of God. Any other personality will bring disenchantment in its wake because all human expressions have their limitations.
Where your own work is concerned, remember that Maya (delusion) will always try to trick you into seeking self-gratification by ego-affirming means. The way to defeat Maya’s ego-narrowing argument is to remind yourself constantly that happiness and fulfillment come through self-expansion.