A Portable Paradise
By the practice of meditation, you will find that you are carrying within your heart a portable paradise. – Paramahansa Yogananda
Our true inner nature is bliss as is reflected in the name given to this great spiritual teacher; ananda means bliss. At first we get brief glimpses of inner happiness during our daily meditation practice. As we continue and lengthen our time of meditation on a daily basis, this inner contentment is accessible during more and more of each day. We come to realize that this bliss is our very nature and that it overshadows any outer source of happiness. Paradoxically, this makes it easier to be successful in a world we find increasingly supportive of our worthy goals.