This is a short post. With the new year upon us, I’d like to share a healing thought from a spiritual teacher who is widely regarded as the father of yoga in the West.
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.” – T.S. Elliot
May this healing thought inspire us to use our voice for kindness, our ears for compassion, our hands for helping, our mind for growth, and our heart for love. May we feel so inclined to accept one another, to understand before passing judgment. My hope is that more and more people decide to be the light they want to see in the world, and to shine their light upon others, because we all rise together.
The meaning of life is not discovered alone, but through one another. The vehicle through which we can do that is love, only and always love.
One Healing Thought for Us All
The following uplifting words are borrowed from Paramahansa Yogananda’s spiritual classic Autobiography of a Yogi (Self-Realization Fellowship), which affirm that the first cause of all creation is Love:
God is Love; His plan for creation can be rooted only in Love. Does not that simple thought, rather than erudite reasonings, offer solace to the human heart? Every saint who has penetrated to the core of Reality has testified that a divine universal plan exists and that it is beautiful and full of joy.
Excerpt from Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda, published by Self-Realization Fellowship, Los Angeles, Calif., www.yogananda-srf.org. All rights reserved.
Regardless of religion, creed, belief or non-belief, may we all find common ground in the new year by aligning with this universal principle. Whatever God means to us, may we become closer to our divine calling to lasting peace, choosing to bring loving motivations to all we think, say, and do. Love is our common birthright, what brings us together as one family, one nation, and one world.
I hope this healing thought inspires you, too, to not seek out reasons to be offended and defend, but to seek out ways you can help. Each of us is capable of leaving the world a better place than we found it. In big and small ways, we can love the world to peace by working on our capacity for inner peace, by returning to love again and again.
For more information about Paramahansa Yogananda and his Kriya Yoga teachings, please visit www.yogananda-srf.org.
Please share any of your own loving thoughts, helpful insights, healing lessons, and any positive new year intentions with me in the comments.
Share this healing thought with someone who might enjoy it.
May you become more closely acquainted with peace this year.