Hello, Friends! I hope you've had a fantastic beginning of spring and that your 2018 is living up to all your hopes and dreams for it. If not, there’s still plenty of time to turn it around and bend it to your will. But to bend it to your will, you'll need enormous will power and for that you’ll need an equally strong mind.
The mind is a wondrous thing, an instrument that few have mastered and most don’t understand. We can be slaves to our minds, letting it rule us through endless desires, beliefs in our own limitations and unworthiness, likes and dislikes, prejudices, ignorance and more. On the bright side of things, the mind can be one of our greatest friends and allies in creating the life we want, a life of peace, prosperity, joy, love and health.
Though the mind is a mystery, most of us do realize that the mind is ever busy — processing numerous sensory perceptions, working, worrying, creating and recalling memories and understanding (and misunderstanding) all sorts of things.
With our restless minds always at work, wouldn’t it be nice to quiet the mind and take a mental vacation, freeing ourselves from the endless cravings and non-stop thoughts? That mental haven is completely possible with the practice of meditation. Meditation allows us to hit “pause” on our crazy, busy lives, to create space between our thoughts, to consciously connect with our higher self and to delve deeply into an inner peace that expands our consciousness, allowing us to feel more love and joy and our interconnectedness to all beings.
Meditation is a beautiful practice and it is available to each and every one of us.
I invite you to join me at "Finding Peace Through Meditation" a free lecture and guided meditation event on Wednesday, April 11th, 2018 presented by Brother Bhumananda, a monk of the Self-Realization Fellowship Order. The lecture is on the Kriya Yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda, author of the highly acclaimed, spiritual classic "Autobiography of a Yogi” and founder of Self-Realization Fellowship. Come join me for this enlightening and peaceful event.
In addition to teaching yoga, I also make films. Most recently, I wrote, produced and directed the short film “Priyanath.” (You can view the film trailer and learn more about the project here: Priyanath Short Film.) The film was inspired by a story found within “Autobiography of a Yogi.” Published in 1946, the book has sold million of copies, been translated into forty-eight languages and inspired countless individuals worldwide. I find myself continually inspired by the book and the Kriya yoga teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. Come learn more about the man and the teachings first hand at the upcoming meditation event. And bring a friend. All are welcome to attend!
In Peace and Love,
Anietie blogs about what moves her which is usually yoga, the arts and love.