“If I identify myself with my body, I will also see another person as a body and the two bodies cannot be one - they are always different. If I identify myself with my mind, nobody can have a mind exactly like mine. No two individuals have the same body or mind, even twins.... But behind all these differences, in the Self, we never differ. That means behind all these ever-changing phenomena is a never-changing One. .... So by changing your mind you change everything.”
This is from Sri Swami Satchidananda’s The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali, in his commentary on Sutra 4 in Book One.
What a phenomenal statement: “By changing your mind you change everything.”
Work to change your mind. Deny the old habits that hold us in delusion. Refuse the old routines that keep us from Joy. That person at work (at the store, on the street, in your family) IS an expression of God - made by God, returning to God. Just love her. Just love him.
Blessings on your path,
Swami Kriyananda’s 85th Birthday Celebration
May 20 - 22
Join Swami Kriyananda and Ananda as we celebrate Swamiji’s birthday.
Inspiration from Yogananda
My body became immovably rooted; breath was drawn out of my lungs as if by some huge magnet. Soul and mind instantly lost their physical bondage, and streamed out like a fluid piercing light from my every pore. The flesh was as though dead, yet in my intense awareness I knew that never before had I been fully alive. My sense of identity was no longer narrowly confined to a body, but embraced the circumambient atoms. People on distant streets seemed to be moving gently over my own remote periphery. The roots of plants and trees appeared through a dim transparency of the soil; I discerned the inward flow of their sap.
from Autobiography of a Yogi,
by Paramhansa Yogananda
New Vegetarian Programs at Gaia House
Alive with Raw Foods May 13 - 15
A most delicious adventure in the kitchen, with living foods education and fun. You will enjoy a variety of vibrant meals as well as a bounty of knowledge, recipes, and creative techniques that will spice up your relationship with food and the Creator of food.
This gently balanced integration of raw cuisine will bring a refreshing and inspiring change to your lifestyle.
Food for Health and Vitality June 3 - 5
Revolutionize your energy level and your health with guidance and tips for easy vegetarian cooking. Diksha McCord, the author of The Global Kitchen and Vegetarian Cooking for Starters, will share recipes and tips for food that is delicious, satisfying and filled with life force and nutrients
Radiant Health Tip
The secret of radiant health and well-being is sharing
True happiness is found not in possessions, but in sharing more...
Recharge Your Meditation Practice
Meditation brings more consistent happiness throughout the day, the strength to rise above moods and negative emotions, and greater harmony in relationships.
This program is dedicated to those who haven’t been able to keep a practice going.
Beginners who want a rousing start to their
practice are also welcome.