Card of the Day: CHOOSE PEACE – PARAMAHANSA YOGANANDA
(Courtesy of the Ascended Masters Oracle Cards by Doreen Virtue)
Peace isn’t about being alone, nor choosing to give up, although for many people, they would say peace would mean these definition. However, I can’t speak for everyone, so I will just express my own interpretation. You’re welcome to come up with your own conclusion.
Peace is more surrendering for me. It’s not actually about giving up a situation or a problem or a person. Nor is it about being alone. In truth, we are never really alone, even though we seem to feel like it at times. We are constantly surrounding by people we love – both in the physical and the in the spiritual worlds.
Peace gives us understanding of a situation or a conflict. Remember there are two or more sides to every single story. It is also about not taking a side, but rather gathering information about everyone’s side. The more information you gather, then you can decide for sure what further action (if necessary) to take next. The ultimate decision is yours.
While I have very much written about peace on an individual level, on a global level, we need to find peace within our world. If we are unhappy with what our world leaders are doing – there are ways to make our voices heard – it is choosing peaceful options: protesting, writing, and even using social media – both to do research to expand our own world knowledge.
While the world energy is changing, so too are we. Peace is very hard to do on a global level. We need to start to listen and understand one another. As Yogananda believed that all world religions and cultures are all connected and have a pathway towards Divinity, isn’t it time to find that common ground? We still have a long way to go, and we may not have all the answers, but with peace anything is possible.
Peace and understanding lead to love – love for your fellow human beings. We are one…..we are all truly connected.
Paramahansa Yogananda (born: 5 January 1893 – died: 7 March 1952)
is very famous for his book ‘Autobiography of a Yogi’ which introduced both Indians and Westerners to teachings and philosophy of Kriya Yoga and meditation. Yogananda’s teachings through his books emphasised an oneness with all spiritual and religious paths, and to focus upon a deep connection with God/The Divine/The Universe. You can call upon Yogananda when you need guidance on your own spiritual path, or when you need help for creating and developing your own yoga and meditation practices.