The Need for Spirituality

What is spirituality? Spirituality can be described as man’s endeavor to attain his highest potential. Spirituality can also be described, as the name implies, as the Soul’s personal connection with Spirit; Spirit being the ocean of consciousness, and Soul being one of the many waves that rise from It’s surface. There are as many ways […]

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What is Spirituality?

A great teacher once said, that “spirituality is anything that uplifts us.” Swami Kriyananda said, “Spirituality is a free-flowing thing.” If we take these statements into our hearts, then we may for the first time see spirituality as whatever it is in life that makes us a better person, makes us live in more joy […]

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Spiritual Bucket List

Most of us have probably heard of “bucket lists” and are even beginning to hear about “YOLOs” (YOLO-you only live once). These lists help us focus on the changes we want to make in life and how to achieve them. Creating a bucket list made up of spiritual goals helps us to achieve our highest aspirations. Making a […]

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Thou and I Art One

The poem, “Thou and I Art One,” from Whispers from Eternity, by Paramhansa Yogananda and edited by Swami Kriyananda Thy cosmic life and I are one. Thou art the Ocean, and I am the wave; We are one. Thou art the Flame, and I am the spark; We are one. Thou art the Flower, and […]

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Worry Free is the Way to Be

It is true that most of us know that we should relax, and we know lots of techniques and ideas about how the best way to relax may be… But most of us don’t know how to truly achieve relaxation. The hardest part tends not to be the physical aspect of relaxing, but the mental– […]

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Practicing Forgiveness

Everyday practice bringing into your consciousness the intention to be kind to others, to forgive, to be more compassionate, to fight any habitual criticisms or judgments you may make of others, and to send loving and healing energy. Imagine what power this can have considering how many individuals we encounter whether in person, on the […]

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How to Build Trust

Often, we have built up walls to keep us from getting hurt after having bad experiences in the past. But it is important that we don’t keep these walls up for everyone, but rather learn to discriminate which people in our life deserve our trust. Trust is hard to give, but it is even harder […]

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