To help develop will power, Yogananda suggests choosing something you’ve always wanted to do, something that is not too huge of a challenge for you, and persisting until you achieve your goal. One suggestion, based on other things here, would be perhaps to make regular exercise part of your day. Could you develop the habit of exercising vigorously (biking, walking, running, etc) for 15 minutes a day? Creating a habit like that could help develop your will power, as well as give you energy for doing other things.

blank

How to Change Bad Habits?

Nayaswami Diksha

Question from Sorna Sundaram: I got stuck in a loop of having bad habits that resulted in a pile of regrets. I read motivational books but even after that i fell to my bad desires.In my life what i do is eat,sleep,doing less productive things.Even my parents death didn’t change me.I don’t know how to take ownership of my life. I thought everything will…

blank

Loss of Faith

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from AA: Hello i am wondering what should you do if you feel like you are starting to lose faith ?

blank

Is It Ever Right to Use Harsh Words?

themis

Question from S.Neethi: Is it okay to use harsh speech and tone when several rounds of sweet speech doesn’t help one to mend his or her ways? At times there are people who do not understand sweet or plain language. If harsh language helps to discipline them, the why not?

blank

How to Find Opportunity in Obstacles!

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from Kay: Yogananda said: “There are no obstacles, only opportunities.” Albert Einstein also said “In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” What exactly do these quotes mean? All I see are obstacles ahead of everything I’d like to do. There seems to be no smooth sailing. With obstacles set in front of us, do they mean that we will learn more through…

blank

My Life Is Confused

Nayaswami Anandi

Question from rahul: My life is very confused. I have been on psychiatric treatment for the last 19 years. I am fat and frustrated I pop pill after pill. I’m on pills for high cholesterol and heart disease. Babaji you can see everything please give me peace.

blank

The Result of Persistence is Deeper Changes

Nayaswami Gyandev

Question from Dmitriy: Hello! At once I apologize for translation quality! My possession of English is far from perfect, translated by means of the Internet. I would like to know for myself: whether there is I on a right way? Whether my thoughts in the correct party? Sometimes it seems to me that I don’t have not enough eagerness! Sometimes I give in…

blank

Past Karma

Nayaswami Hriman

Question from D. P.: What is the best way to neutralize ones past karma? I feel intuitively that it is my past karma that is keeping me from achieving wealth and prosperity. Thanks for your help.