The Daily Meditator

“The soul loves to meditate, for in contact with the spirit lies its greatest joy.”


sunset-quote

The Divine Harvest

It is mid-August, the height of the harvest season at Ananda Village, a season that will continue for three more months. We spend most of we pick vegetables and fruits, box them, weigh them, and get them where they need to go. By the end of the season we will have handled 26,000 pounds of…

how-to-awaken-your-true-potential

Above all, cultivate the habit of meditation. This is the inner switch you turn on to connect yourself with the Infinite. Hold on to the after-effects of meditation by your attention. You will then find that you are a reservoir of power in body, mind, and soul.

Swami-chanting-01-1024x779

Dear Daily Meditator, This month let’s together explore one of the sweetest, but also most powerful, secrets of meditation: chanting! Do you have a guitar a harmonium, or a keyboard at home? Or else, do you have an Ananda chanting CD? Because what you will be reading is meant to inspire you to get your…

Rest in God

Most of our waking hours we live in the senses, identified with our human nature. Meditation gives us an opportunity to identify with our divine nature, Spirit — God. Meditation gives us a respite, where we enter into the realm of spirit. Paramhansa Yogananda said: “Meditation is the inner switch that you turn on to connect yourself…

The Spiritual Eye

Namaste great soul! We have a marvelous topic this time, both highly important and highly practical: the spiritual eye. Swami Kriyananda touches on it in one of his Secrets of Meditation: The Secret of Meditation is… to focus your gaze and attention at the Christ Center between the eyebrows — the seat of ecstasy in…

I Am Spirit

Paramhansa Yogananda writes in his book, How to Have Courage, Calmness, and Confidence: As a devotee on the spiritual path, give little weight to the trials that beset you. Be even minded. Walk with courage. Go forward from day to day with calm, inner faith. Eventually, you will pass beyond every shadow of bad karma,…

The-Journey-and-the-Goal-featured

Once upon a time, long, long ago, there traveled three wise kings across barren, unknown lands, in search of a holy child, a son of God. Guided by a star that shone both day and night, they undertook this journey with great hope, born of a deep faith that we are all one in God.…

In 2003, a man named Dave Bailsford became the performance director of British Cycling. The team had never won more than one gold medal in a single Olympic competition since 1908. But Bailsford had an idea about how to change that: the team could look at everything that affected their performance and improve each of…

A Journey Into Space

Dear Daily Meditator, One of Swami Kriyananda’s secrets of meditation deserves special attention, because it has the potential to become a great inspiration for our practice: The Secret of meditation is… to feel SPACE in the body, and gradually expand that feeling from the body outward, into infinite SPACE. Here is a proposal: this week let’s…

The Joy of Heaven

Swami Kriyananda offered a number of “secrets of meditation.” This one has recently been very helpful to me: “Pray not as an outsider to heaven, but as one whose true home is heaven.”  Especially when life is busy and it’s easy to become identified with the projects and the to-do lists, I have been trying…

Subscribe to The Daily Meditator

Receive our newsletter filled with guidance and inspiration!
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Archives