Spiritualizing Daily Life

Attuning to the Will of God

Each of us has countless opportunities to do God’s will, but it’s not always easy to know what it is or to follow it if it goes against our desires.

Spiritualizing Daily Life

The Way of Ananda Sanghis

Yogananda said that the most useless prayer is to pray for immortality. Why pray for something you already have?

Spiritualizing Daily Life

Dealing with Fear

Fear is a pernicious problem that shuts down our life-force, and starts a negative cycle that becomes self-reinforcing. Fortunately, there are ways to reverse this cycle.

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The 5-Minute Experiment

Swami Kriyananda recently challenged Ananda members to practice the presence of God for five minutes a day. It doesn’t sound like much, but this practice has the potential to transform our lives

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The Miracle of Forgiveness

Why forgive one who wrongs you? Because the desire for vengeance is a karmic cage that imprisons both individuals and cultures into enduring suffering.

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Can We See God?

Most of us, when we try to meditate, have too much restless momentum in the mind and the senses, or we expect to see God with our senses.

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How to Bring Joy into Everything You Do

There is a refreshing and inspiring quality of joy in the Indian culture that pops up in everyone from cab drivers to professors.

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The Joy of Self-Offering

Self-offering is a natural step for the devotee when our love for God has deepened through the practice of devotion.

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How to Overcome Suffering

Much of our suffering comes from two sources: the force of delusion and our own karma.

Success

Intensity is Everything!

Many people stumble through life with painful slowness, their efforts blocked by lack of intensity.

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True Success in the Workplace

If there is a single quality that society needs today, it is integrity. The worlds of business, of entertainment, of our culture in general, are crippled by a lack of morality. But, a culture is only a collection of individuals and the struggle for virtue must be personal. It begins with you.

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Dwapara Yuga and Inner Communion

In this age of Dwapara Yuga, true religion is seeking inner communion with God. We don’t need great cathedrals and a standard book of prayer. All we need is a quiet place to meditate, to go within.

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Making Marriage Work

Having fun together is vital for a happy marriage. Every day should include some merriment. Over time, a relationship can collapse from the pressures of stress, disappointment and self-involvement.

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Dealing with Stress

Unhealthy levels of stress usually come from trying to control the uncontrollable. As yogis we want to find release from addiction to excitement and delusion. Your power lies in choosing how you respond.

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Aligning Yourself with Spirit

Dwapara Yuga is challenging the old thought forms of Kali Yuga. Our challenge, if we want to be happy, is to align ourselves with what God now wants for the planet.

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Affirmation for Gratitude

I am grateful for my life exactly as it is.

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The Spiritual Power of Christmas

The Christ consciousness has the power to transform our lives just as the birth of Jesus transformed the world.

Meditation

How to Overcome Restlessness in Meditation

To overcome restlessness, we need to make a strong, conscious effort to focus our thoughts and actions. As long as we habitually skip from one activity to the next, one thought to the next, our restlessness prevents us from experiencing calmness, the doorway to peace and happiness.