Happiness

On this last day of the month of April and a magnificent spring, some words of wisdom from Paramahansa Yogananda on the subject and true source of happiness:

"In a time of misfortune I heard Thy voice, saying:
'The sun of My protection shines equally on thy
brightest and thy blackest hours. Have faith and
smile! Sadness is an offense against the blissful
nature of Spirit. Let My life-transforming light appear
through the transparency of smiles. By being happy,
My child, thou doest please Me.'"

"The laughter of the infinite God must vibrate
through your smile. Let the breeze of His love spread
your smiles in the hearts of men. Their fire will be
contagious."

"You have the power to hurt yourself or to benefit
yourself...If you do not choose to be happy no one
can make you happy. Do not blame God for that!
And if you choose to be happy, no one can make you
unhappy...It is we who make of life what it is."

"A strong determination to be happy will help you.
Do not wait for the circumstances to change, thinking
falsely that in them lies trouble.

Do not make unhappiness a chronic habit, thereby
afflicting yourself and your associates. It is blessedness
for yourself and other if you are happy.

If you possess happiness you possess everything;
to be happy is to be in tune with God. That power to
be happy comes through meditation."

"Daily I will seek happiness more and more within
my mind, and less and less through material pleasures."

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