“You must stand unshaken amidst the crash of breaking worlds!” Paramhansa Yogananda, the great modern mystic and author of *Autobiography of a Yogi* issued this soul-stirring exhortation.
How do we follow his great example and become Warriors for the Light?
Stand Unshaken! offers inspiration and practical guidance on how to live courageously during these turbulent times. Each secret of living fearlessly (one for each day of the month) is paired with a beautiful painting by Nayaswami Jyotish (http://jyotishart.com). This creates an environment in which you can absorb each message in a more receptive and uplifted state of consciousness.
Awaken your power to live in joy whatever your outward circumstances, and to bring that joy to others. Stand unshaken and you will be a light unto the world.
“Now is the time for each of us to learn to live without fear! Fear crushes the spirit of joy and expansion within us. Living fearlessly offers us great strength and courage, whenever and wherever we need to have it.
The quotations for each secret are taken from Jyotish and Devi’s weekly blog, now entering its sixth year, *A Touch of Light* (receive this weekly letter: https://www.ananda.org/jyotish-and-devi/blog/). The poem at the end, later adapted by Paramhansa Yogananda into a well-known chant, was written some hundred years ago by one of India’s great spiritual emissaries.
Each page includes a secret, followed by a painting, and can be left open as a focus for each day, to raise the consciousness of your sacred space.
The time for fearless living is now. Co-author Nayaswami Jyotish shared in his recent letter, “This may be the most important period of our life. We are under pressure from multiple sources: a worldwide pandemic, a troubled economy, and now, a global call for sweeping social change. Tests provide opportunities. How we react to these challenges will determine our future karma, certainly for this lifetime, and perhaps for many incarnations to come.”
“Be kind, be strong, be a source of Light, and ‘Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.’”
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi are dynamic emissaries of Paramhansa Yogananda, and UN Global Peace Ambassadors.
As Spiritual Directors of Ananda, Jyotish and Devi are living examples of spiritual values in action, traveling the world sharing Yogananda’s teachings, and blessing people with the practical and heart-opening path of Kriya Yoga. Swami Kriyananda, Ananda’s founder, designated Jyotish as his spiritual successor. ___