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"Appropriate Enthusiasm" ~ Live Like Yogananda, Class 31

Asha Nayaswami
May 17, 2021

Yogananda lived with a deep enthusiasm for all life. Born not of outer involvement, but of inner feelings of bliss, this enthusiasm allowed the master to enjoy all circumstances equally. It is essential to understand the difference between feeling and emotion. Feeling is the experience of life that starts within ourselves, whereas feeling particularized into duality becomes emotion, and thereby is subject to the constant flux of change, leaving us vulnerable to disappointment. Learning to live first from the wellspring of inner bliss allows us, as Yogananda exemplified, to enjoy a boundless enthusiasm for all life.