Control

“You may control a mad elephant; You may shut the mouth of the bear and the tiger; Ride the lion and play with the cobra; By alchemy you may learn your livelihood; You may wander through the universe incognito; Make vassals of the gods; be ever youthful; You may walk in water and live in…

World-Confusion

In the jungle of civilization, in the stress of modern living, lies the test. Whatever you give out will come back to you. Hate, and you will receive hate in return. When you fill yourself with inharmonious thoughts and emotions, you are destroying yourself. Why hate or be angry with anyone? Love your enemies. Why…

What Goes Down, Must Go Up

BEING WILLING TO TAKE A CHANCE If we accept a challenge and take steps to accomplish something, the process will yield results—either success or failure. When you sow a seed or plant a tree, either the seed will germinate, the tree will grow, or it will die. Similarly, trust means that we know that our…

Immersion

“Self-realization is the knowing in all parts of body, mind, and soul that you are now in possession of the kingdom of God; that you do not have to pray that it come to you; that God’s omnipresence is your omnipresence; and that all that you need to do is improve your knowing.” ― Paramahansa Yogananda…

Simple Living

“Be as simple as you can be; you will be astonished to see how uncomplicated and happy your life can become.”  ― Paramahansa Yogananda Simple. An easy word and a lovely thought. How do we simplify our lives? It’s actually, well, simple. Accepting what is without fighting it gets us to a place where we are…

Circular Paths

It seems wherever I am, I’ve been there before. My life has been lived predominantly inside, although I appear to be an extrovert. I can be, I just don’t want to be. I like my inside where I commune with the Divine, hum along with the sounds of the Infinite Consciousness, ignoring the world-confusion. The…

Plain Vanilla

I’ve written about the extreme level of hate flying around in the world-confusion these days. It’s getting worse by the minute. There is little civil discourse that doesn’t result in receiving a message of some sort on social media to the fact that you’re a fucking asshole and shut up. I’m tired of it. Enough…

Living Inside Out

via Daily Prompt: Interiorly I’ve always lived inside out. My inside hasn’t always been content, mindful and in agreement with my purpose though. I came from a home with talented people, but with emotionally scarred people too. My mother was a holy terror and constantly had the family in an uproar about something or other….

Year

via Daily Prompt: Year A year is 12 months. 364 days make up a year but months aren’t even because we have 30 in some 31 in the others and even 28 or 29 in one of them. The 28 or 29 one is the longest month of the year. I’m happy to say my…

Love

“If you permit your thoughts to dwell on evil you yourself will become ugly. Look only for the good in everything so you absorb the quality of beauty.”  ― Paramahansa Yogananda Look for the good in everything is a phrase we’ve heard expressed in different manners. Treat others as you would have them treat you, look…

Time to Do Something

I’m not quite sure what that something is, but I need a plan. I need to learn something, do something, keep moving, get serious about keeping my brain me. Sometimes I truly feel that my boundaries – my physical boundaries – are being erased. I know that sounds weird. Think of me as a drawing…

How to be Happy

Given all the differences between people and all the things that we think we want, what most of us strive for is just happiness. We know it when it comes but we tend to think it is a fleeting state of being, not a permanent one. It is a permanent state of being. We can…