Will Power in the Words of Yogananda

I have arrived safely in Columbia, SC, after driving down with a friend and colleague to study with John Friend for a week. We will be delving into the Anusara Yoga Immersion, part two, and it will be a very busy time indeed. I will be touching in as the opportunities arise.

Tonight, as I review the writings of Paramahansa Yogananda in his Spiritual Diary, I notice that all of them for this week have to deal with the subject of "will power." As often happens, what I read in his Diary, often is precisely what I need to hear...

"Always be sure, within the calm region of your inner Self that what you want is right for you to have, and in accord with God's purposes. You can then use the force of your will to accomplish your object; keeping your mind, however, centered on the thought of God, the source of all power and all accomplishment...

Mind is the creator of everything. You should therefore guide it to create only good. If you cling to a certain thought with dynamic power, it finally assumes an outward tangible form. When you are able to employ your will always for constructive purposes, you will become the controller of your destiny...

If you use all available outward means, as well as your natural abilities, to overcome every obstacle in your path, you will thus develop the powers that God gave you - unlimited powers that flow from the innermost source of your being. You possess the power of thought and the power of will. Utilize the uttermost these gifts!"

There are still so many more entries on this topic, but these few are contain a rich goldmine of insights!

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