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by Prem Das Sills (Spiritualizing Daily Life)

I believe the blessing I received was a gift from Divine Mother to help me in the ongoing process of surrendering my desires and expectations in bringing up my child, and following divine guidance to the best of my ability.

by Swami Kriyananda (Spiritualizing Daily Life, Swami Kriyananda)

Not every marriage is made in heaven, theological claims to the contrary notwithstanding. When a duty conflicts with a higher duty, it ceases to be a duty. Mankind’s highest duty is to seek God, and truth.

by Lorna Knox (Spiritual Development, Spiritualizing Daily Life)

Power is one of the eight aspects of God. I had lessons to learn about power and self-assertion, and my Guru had put me in Home Depot to develop this quality. That fiery power was right in front of me and I watched myself avoid it.

by Swami Kriyananda (Spiritual Development, Spiritualizing Daily Life, Swami Kriyananda)

I want to do more than urge you to make inner peace your priority. I want to show you how, by preserving that peace, you will succeed better at whatever you do than if you were always on the job.

by Brahmachari Dhyan and Nayaswami Prakash (Spiritual Development, Spiritualizing Daily Life)

Dhyan and I were working with the thought, “The things that happen to us do not matter; what we become through them does.” When we finished, we looked at each other and one of us said, “I think we got it right this time.”

by Kyle McDonald (Spiritualizing Daily Life, Stories of Grace)

There I was just another speck of humanity, unnoticed and left alone on the corner of 39th street and 6th Avenue in New York City, having a divine experience that profoundly changed my life. From that moment on, calmness descended upon me, and I knew that every minute of my life had unfolded perfectly.

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi (Spiritualizing Daily Life)

Most people worry about what their salary or position will be in the future, but a more valid question would be, “What qualities do I want to have in five years?” Your career is the canvas on which you will create that person.

by Nayaswami Bharat (Spiritual Practices, Spiritualizing Daily Life)

When we walk through a forest, nature’s benevolence flows into us as sunshine flows into trees. Beneath soaring pines and giant, spreading oaks, one’s thoughts naturally turn expansive and harmonious.

by Swami Kriyananda (Spiritualizing Daily Life, Swami Kriyananda)

The truest way to discover your own life purpose is to attune yourself in meditation to the silent promptings of your inner soul. By this practice you will be subtly guided in the direction that you should take.

by Swami Kriyananda (Spiritualizing Daily Life, Swami Kriyananda)

1. Calmness: Develop the mental habit of centeredness: Remain always centered in your spine; stand and sit upright; keep your emotions calm by not reacting emotionally to anything.

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi (Spiritualizing Daily Life)

The “placebo effect” illustrates the importance of the mind, of consciousness, for both wellness and disease. It is our consciousness, working through the subtle laws of magnetism, which creates our circumstances.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritualizing Daily Life)

By starting from within, you can acquire the experience of many years within a short time. The first step is to increase the receptivity of your intuition.

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi (Directions and Trends, Spiritualizing Daily Life)

As we move more fully into Dwapara Yuga, we can see the first glimmers of a global shift from competition to cooperation. How can we become agents of change, especially at work where competition is still highly rewarded?

by Nayaswami Maitreyi (Spiritualizing Daily Life, Stories of Grace)

Beloved, we have come to a place together, where it is very difficult to leave Your presence. How difficult it was, at the beginning of this journal, to hold You for very long. You have made Yourself so delightfully delicious to me that I do not want to withdraw from You. It is easier to will myself into Your presence than it is to will myself out of it, once in.

by Clarity Magazine (Spiritualizing Daily Life, Yoga and Science)

In my opinion there can be no lasting recovery from addiction without a person discovering his or her spiritual path and following it. The natural tendency of the mind is to side with habit, and the natural tendency of habit is to take us back to what we already know.

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi (Spiritual Development, Spiritualizing Daily Life)

Learning to direct the energy of the heart is probably our most important challenge spiritually. If we want to awaken to our true state of unity with the Divine, we must learn to control our feelings and to channel them in a positive direction.

by Swami Kriyananda (Spiritualizing Daily Life, Swami Kriyananda)

When we reach outward from our egos to a broader reality, our consciousness and self-identity expand.

by Nayaswami Janakidevi (Spiritualizing Daily Life)

Looking back, I can see where the downhill slide started – in the mind! I had embraced the thought-form so prevalent during the years I was growing up: that the retirement phase of life is the beginning of the end, and that it was “all downhill” from there.

by Paramhansa Yogananda (Paramhansa Yogananda, Spiritualizing Daily Life)

This story fittingly illustrates how people love to exaggerate. People love to believe the impossible and to exaggerate upon it, for it satisfies their hunger for weird, mysterious happenings.

by Swami Kriyananda (Spiritual Development, Spiritualizing Daily Life, Swami Kriyananda)

Remember, when your love for God becomes a constant, silent yearning of your heart, all other things will melt away like morning mist before the rising sun.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews, Sidebar, Spiritualizing Daily Life)

In this book, Swami Kriyananda takes the lessons learned from a life spent in careful observation of himself and others, and extracts from them guidelines that can transform the life of anyone who will practice them faithfully and with an open heart.

by Swami Kriyananda (Sidebar, Spiritualizing Daily Life, Swami Kriyananda)

Live more and more in that center where God dwells. Radiate this to others, and their lives, and your own, will be changed.

by Nayaswami Diksha (Spiritualizing Daily Life, Stories of Grace)

I came to realize that the God I believed in was a Jewish God, and that my entire self-identity was wrapped around that concept. Each step of the way was like shedding a layer of myself.

by Nayaswami Anandi (Spiritualizing Daily Life)

The “peace and harmony” prayer is extremely potent. Its simplicity and clear focus direct the mind toward attunement with God and give us a practical way to draw God’s grace in important aspects of our life. I also believe there’s a special blessing in the prayer.

by Swami Kriyananda (Spiritual Development, Spiritualizing Daily Life, Swami Kriyananda)

Worry-consciousness not only creates problems where none really exist, but actually interferes with one’s efforts to resolve problems where they do exist.

by Nayaswami Prakash (Book Reviews, Sidebar, Spiritualizing Daily Life)

Those who undertake the spiritual life with serious intent come face to face with the principles of supportive leadership—in their own work, in their relations with friends and family, and ultimately in their own inner life.

by Swami Kriyananda (Spiritualizing Daily Life, Swami Kriyananda)

I believe we’re on the eve of difficult times but if you have the right kind of magnetism, even if there’s a depression, it won’t be a predicament for you.

by Nayaswamis Jyotish and Devi (Spiritual Development, Spiritualizing Daily Life)

The more energy and will power you put into changing a particular karma, the sooner that karma will dissipate and the sooner the good karma you’re now creating will start to bear fruit.

by Tyagini Shanti (Spiritualizing Daily Life, Stories of Grace, Yoga and Science)

My Guru guided me into medicine and he has been with me ever since. In my practice I ask for guidance all the time. As long as I remember to ask for help, it comes, and miracles happen.

by Tyagini Maitreyi (Spiritualizing Daily Life)

Tyagini Maitreyi, a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, received the inner guidance to attempt to practice the presence of God moment by moment. After several weeks of her dedicated efforts, God, whom Maitreyi considers her higher Self, began to speak to her; she in turn recorded His words.