To seek happiness outside ourselves is like trying to lasso a cloud. Happiness is not a thing. It is a state of mind. It must be lived.
The inner light, when it comes, heralds a higher state of consciousness. The higher this state, the more complete the inner change.
Never count your faults. Just see that your love for God is deeply sincere. God doesn’t mind your imperfections: He minds your indifference.
Teresa helps us to realize we don’t have to wait to know God — that in the hustle and bustle of daily life we can feel and know God’s presence.
Brain cells get exhausted by too much worry, hard work or thinking. Relaxation is found by changing the focus of your concentration. A hobby, a sport, yoga postures, or a change of environment can all give you real and lasting relaxation.
Is my work making me behave in a way that my heart tells me is wrong?
What does it mean to “bring Ananda home?” Returning home after a visit, I’ve felt a longing for what I experienced at Ananda and the desire to try to recreate it.
Lila Devi’s compassionate glimpse into the animal kingdom is a reminder that pets can bring us many years of happiness. And that we, through our loving service, can return the favor.
“This is the end,” the merchant thought, thinking he could not survive much longer. But at that moment, he suddenly heard someone else coming down the road.
When we mix with people who are basically positive, it tends to make us strong in ourselves. The company of strong people influences us to discover ways to surmount our own problems.