The proximity of happiness is as close as one’s own Self; it isn’t even a matter of attaining, but only of lifting the soul-shrouding veil of ignorance. The very word “attaining” implies something one wants but does not have—a metaphysical error. –Paramahansa Yogananda
As much as we all desire lasting happiness, it’s a mystery why we tend not to consider how to attain it. It begins with realizing it is possible. That’s followed by the willingness to chart our course into the vast divine vistas of possibility that will open to us. Lasting happiness requires a scientific mind, a devotional heart, and a fearless attitude. Discover how choosing happiness is a necessary path for revealing wholeness
Yogacharya Ellen Grace O’Brian is a spiritual teacher, poet, writer, and the spiritual director of Center for Spiritual Enlightenment—a Kriya Yoga Meditation Center with headquarters in San Jose, California. She teaches nationally and internationally and has received several community service awards, including the 2015 Mahatma Gandhi Award for the Promotion of Religious Pluralism. Ordained to teach in 1982 by Roy Eugene Davis, a direct disciple of Paramahansa Yogananda, her message is “engaged enlightenment” – an invitation to live a spiritually awake, creatively inspired and fulfilled life, now.