Autobiography of a Yogi (7)

Paramahansa Yogananda as depicted on the cover...
Paramahansa Yogananda as depicted on the cover of Autobiography of a Yogi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For the month of October, I would like to share with you some quotes and passages from the book Autobiography of a Yogi which shares the life of Paramahansa Yogananda ( January 5, 1893 – March 7, 1952). It was written by Paramahansa Yogananda and details his life long search of the Divine from childhood. As I type this, I’m only about slightly more than half done but felt it would be nice to share some of the passages which caught my attention (and that of my highlighter) 😉

I’m planning to go through the parts to share in order of their appearance in the book.

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Autobiography of a Yogi (6)

Paramahansa Yogananda as depicted on the cover...
Paramahansa Yogananda as depicted on the cover of Autobiography of a Yogi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For the month of October, I would like to share with you some quotes and passages from the book Autobiography of a Yogi which shares the life of Paramahansa Yogananda ( January 5, 1893 – March 7, 1952). It was written by Paramahansa Yogananda and details his life long search of the Divine from childhood. As I type this, I’m only about slightly more than half done but felt it would be nice to share some of the passages which caught my attention (and that of my highlighter) 😉

I’m planning to go through the parts to share in order of their appearance in the book.

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Autobiography of a Yogi (5)

Paramahansa Yogananda as depicted on the cover...
Paramahansa Yogananda as depicted on the cover of Autobiography of a Yogi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For the month of October, I would like to share with you some quotes and passages from the book Autobiography of a Yogi which shares the life of Paramahansa Yogananda ( January 5, 1893 – March 7, 1952). It was written by Paramahansa Yogananda and details his life long search of the Divine from childhood. As I type this, I’m only about slightly more than half done but felt it would be nice to share some of the passages which caught my attention (and that of my highlighter) 😉

 

I’m planning to go through the parts to share in order of their appearance in the book.

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Autobiography of a Yogi (4)

Paramahansa Yogananda as depicted on the cover...
Paramahansa Yogananda as depicted on the cover of Autobiography of a Yogi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For the month of October, I would like to share with you some quotes and passages from the book Autobiography of a Yogi which shares the life of Paramahansa Yogananda ( January 5, 1893 – March 7, 1952). It was written by Paramahansa Yogananda and details his life long search of the Divine from childhood. As I type this, I’m only about slightly more than half done but felt it would be nice to share some of the passages which caught my attention (and that of my highlighter) 😉

 

I’m planning to go through the parts to share in order of their appearance in the book.

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Autobiography of a Yogi (3)

Paramahansa Yogananda as depicted on the cover...
Paramahansa Yogananda as depicted on the cover of Autobiography of a Yogi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For the month of October, I would like to share with you some quotes and passages from the book Autobiography of a Yogi which shares the life of Paramahansa Yogananda ( January 5, 1893 – March 7, 1952). It was written by Paramahansa Yogananda and details his life long search of the Divine from childhood. As I type this, I’m only about slightly more than half done but felt it would be nice to share some of the passages which caught my attention (and that of my highlighter) 😉

 

I’m planning to go through the parts to share in order of their appearance in the book. Continue reading “Autobiography of a Yogi (3)”

Autobiography of a Yogi (2)

Paramahansa Yogananda as depicted on the cover...
Paramahansa Yogananda as depicted on the cover of Autobiography of a Yogi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For the month of October, I would like to share with you some quotes and passages from the book Autobiography of a Yogi which shares the life of Paramahansa Yogananda ( January 5, 1893 – March 7, 1952). It was written by Paramahansa Yogananda and details his life long search of the Divine from childhood. As I type this, I’m only about slightly more than half done but felt it would be nice to share some of the passages which caught my attention (and that of my highlighter) 😉

 

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Autobiography of a Yogi (1)

Paramahansa Yogananda as depicted on the cover...
Paramahansa Yogananda as depicted on the cover of Autobiography of a Yogi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

For the month of October, I would like to share with you some quotes and passages from the book Autobiography of a Yogi which shares the life of Paramahansa Yogananda ( January 5, 1893 – March 7, 1952). It was written by Paramahansa Yogananda and details his life long search of the Divine from childhood. As I type this, I’m only about slightly more than half done but felt it would be nice to share some of the passages which caught my attention (and that of my highlighter) 😉

Interesting back story: A practitioner I met once some time last year suggested that I get this book as she intuited some connection between this Yogi and myself…something to do with life lines…ahem, I’ve forgotten the exact information obviously..hehe. So, my sister kindly ordered the book for me via the Violet Flame where she works and it arrived promptly with no hassles what-so-ever, that is to say the hassles sort of began when the book reached my hands. Excitedly flipping through the book I was full of expectations to have this great DING moment multiplied a gazillion times because well….I was CONNECTED with this guy, right?!?

As usual…nothing of that sort happened. I couldn’t get through the first 3 chapters without falling asleep and try as I could I found it boring and the language! Oh! The English language of the 1940’s …it was not very friendly to me. So, sadly and secretly quite gladly I just left it sitting on my bookshelf …occasionally my eyes would sweep past it and I’d wonder….

Until a few weeks ago when an invitation knocked on my door…that door called “Let’s read about the Yogi”. So…I took it out of the cupboard, dusted it off, looked at it heaving a large sigh and settled on reading the book…hoping I wouldn’t hit that sleep inducing wall again. And you know what??!!?? That’s right! I flew past the first 3 chapters, I flew past a few more chapters and I could UNDERSTAND what I read!! And I didn’t fall asleep either!! In fact, I’m enjoying the book! So yea, guess it was just time for me to read it now…instead of before 😀

I’m planning to go through the parts to share in order of their appearance in the book.

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The Story of the Soul

BeautifulBlueLight Recently I (and Youtube and the iMovie program) nearly drove me up the wall while trying to work on something. Thankfully I figured a way to get it done by using a free audio upload site called yourlisten, and because I honestly did not like Youtube and iMovie making me want to pull my hair out, I fiddled with it some more wanting to show them that I *could* do it! – use the program to make a video and upload it on Youtube. I was determined to do it, even if it took me a gazillion hours . (On a side note, it sometimes amazes me at the things I tend to be persistent about and those things that I give up on)

So after experimenting further with iMovie and watching loads of helpful Youtube videos….I made my own! It’s a first attempt and probably not very smoothly done, but I’m still quite happy with it 😀

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Glass half empty or half full, you get what you choose to see.

kb_Wall_Josephine-Spirit_of_Winter Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, says one.

Are you a glass half full or half empty type of person?

When something doesn’t happen as you wanted it to, or expected it to…how do you choose to take it?

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Awesomness within 256 pages.

I read this book some time ago and have really wanted to review it. For some reason I couldn’t get myself to do it! I think it was because I feared that I wouldn’t do justice to this book. However, I decided that enough was enough and to stop being a wuss about it! If this review makes you go, at any one point reading it, “Hmm..this might be an interesting book”, then I’d totally feel that I’ve done good by this book 🙂

Click link: Paul Ferrini’s website.

Silence is the essence of the heart. You cannot be in the heart unless you are in forgiveness of yourself and others. You cannot be in the heart if you are worried or angry. You cannot be in the heart if your breathing is shallow or labored.

When the breath is labored, thinking is driven by fear and anxiety. Your mindstates are rooted in the past or the future. You cannot see accurately. All the you perceive is a fabrication, a hyperbole. So take a deep breathe and return to the heart.

When you return to the heart, you abide in the silence from which all sound comes. Like a boat on the ocean you feel the waves swell beneath you. You move with the waves, but you know you are not the waves. Thoughts come and go, yet you know you are not the thoughts. You abide with the ebb and flow of the tide, moving in and out, feeling the contraction and expansion of thought.

Beneath the thinking mind is a pure, non-judgmental, awareness. When you discover that awareness, you fall into the heart. Then giving and receiving are effortless – From the back cover of The Silence of the Heart.

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