Spiritual Growth

Getting to Stillness

How does one get to the stillness at will? This question often teases us on our spiritual journey Sometimes you have a deep meditation experience and for a brief while, there is the experience of stillness and oblivion as to the passage of time. The moment you rise from the meditation seat, however, the world rushes in clamoring for attention … Read More

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A New Year’s Message 2020 from Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi of Ananda Worldwide

“Let us live with joy, make positive changes for this new year with joy, and have a very joyous and joyful new year.” Nayaswami Jyotish Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi are dynamic emissaries of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the well-known spiritual classic, Autobiography of a Yogi. As Global Peace Ambassadors and Spiritual Directors of Ananda Sangha Worldwide, the organization founded by … Read More

Daily Life, Spiritual Growth

Christmas for the Soul

The Mystic Calling Christmas is a celebration of the heart. The holiday season is a precious moment in the year and is often celebrated with loving family celebrations and reunions, thoughtful exchanges of gifts, beautifully decorated homes and Christmas trees, festive and tasty dinners, joyful carols, hot apple cider, visits to the Christmas market, sparkling lights on the streets, happy … Read More

Meditation, Spiritual Growth

Group Discussion: What’s Your Meditation Story?

My path to becoming a daily meditator was a bumpy one. (In fact, it still is! — see How to Meditate with a Newborn Baby.) There are struggles we all have to face, and we all do it our own unique way. So I have a question for you: How did you start meditating? What have been your successes? What … Read More

Meditation, Spiritual Growth

What Really Happens When You Meditate?

All over the world in ever-increasing numbers, people find their way to the practice of meditation.  They discover how amazingly it increases the quality of their lives. In this article, we will explore what really happens when we meditate, how meditation may impact our lives, and how we can potentially maximize our efforts. Scientific research The effects of meditation have … Read More