addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupsimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonStartprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Happiness

"The happiness of one's own heart alone cannot satisfy the soul; one must try to include, as necessary to one's own happiness, the happiness of others." -Paramhansa Yogananda

Yoga teaches that cultivating calmness, combined w/inner discernment of what is truly resonates with our higher selves, is essential for living in "the light of truth" which leads to true happiness. Each moment, even the most painful, can potentially take us deeper in spiritual growth and to the "state of yoga": the merging of the finite self with the infinite. In the directional way that the soul evolves, nothing goes to waste- however, in my own experience, meditation is the "great problem solver" that greatly helps transform pain into inner strength much quicker!
Our weekly Irvine-Lake Forest Ananda Group provides practical support to live in freedom and meditation is the backbone of our practice. If you'd like to feel innate joy, it's worth the effort, even the smallest bit of practice can make a huge difference, and I hope to see you for this coming Thursday for our topic: happiness.
Joy to you!
Brook

Join or login to comment.

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful. A little exercise/streching, a few easy Yoga poses and meditation. I felt so much better after. Thank you

    January 21, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    I have my yoga mat in the car, but do I need to bring bricks and a strap as well? Thanks. :)

    January 18, 2011

4 went

  • Rose G.
    Event Host
  • A former member
  • A former member
  • A former member
    +1 guest

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy