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The Ananda Irvine-Lake Forest Meditation Meetup Group Message Board › Self-Expansion is Liberating

Self-Expansion is Liberating

A former member
"A true yogi feels his heart beating in all hearts, his presence in all movement." -Paramhansa Yogananda

This week we will explore a central yogic topic: expanding one's awareness of other's realities and beyond is essential to knowing the One reality (or heart) within all- and how we can go about doing this.

I have found in my own experience that practicing Self-expansion this is truly a "way out" from my own all too human worries- and has afforded a richer and more adventurous life too. The "Self" mentioned is with a capital "S" becomes the yogis are referring here the spirit- which transcends any one individual's personality quirks. Saints and sages of the ages are unanimous; from the Buddha to St. Francis to Gandhi, that oneness comes from an open heart "expansion of sympathy, of love" and uncaring/indifference ultimately leads to separation and inner suffering. The news worth celebrating is that yoga gives us the tools and ways to know that what we need is already within us and also the awareness of the divine presence everywhere.

Our meditation group is regularly attended by a very caring, relaxed, and non-dogmatic group of souls and please know it's there for you later in the week to have a little haven of peace to come to.

Blessings and light,


I've updated this Meetup. For more details, see the full listing:­

When: Thursday, August 11, 2011 7:30 PM

Where: Temple of Light Spiritual Community
23832 Rockfield Blvd Suite 195
Lake Forest, CA 92630

If the changes affect your plans to attend, please take a moment to update your RSVP. (You can RSVP "No" or "Yes".)

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