Becoming Your Best Self: A Sacred Invitation from Paramhansa Yogananda

You Are the Infinite, Which Has Become the Body

Come out of your closed chamber of limitation. Breathe in the fresh air of vital thoughts. Exhale poisonous thoughts of disappointment, discontentment or hopelessness. Never suggest to your mind human limitations of sickness, old age, or death, but constantly remind yourself, “I am the Infinite, which has become the body.”

Take long mental walks on the path of self-confidence. Exercise with instruments of judgment, introspection and initiative. Feast unstintingly on creative thinking within yourself and others.

Cultivate the Habit of Meditation

Above all, cultivate the habit of meditation. This is the inner switch you turn on to connect yourself with the Infinite.­ Hold on the after-effects of meditation by your attention. You will then find that you are a reservoir of power in body, mind, and soul.

By constantly holding in mind the peaceful after-effects of meditation, by feeling immortality in the body, and by feeling the ocean of God’s bliss beneath the changeable waves of experiences, the soul can find perpetual rejuvenation.

You are all gods, if only you knew it. You must look within. Behind the wave of your consciousness is the sea of God’s presence. Claim your Divine Birthright. Awake, and you shall behold the glory of God.

Excerpted from How to Awaken Your True Potential by Paramhansa Yogananda

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