Are you willing to shine your light in times of darkness?
September 6th, 2014
Received by WV.
Good evening my friends. My name is Paramahansa Yogananda.
I’m very glad my friend and one of my teachers, Joseph, has spoken to you. He has put into words very well the difference between mind and soul; thinking and knowing. As all of you, I’ve had my struggles, I’ve had my fights with the demons I had inside. But thanks to my master and friend and thanks to the persistence of my own soul, I came to see the light, the light that shines in all of us. It is that light that will guide you in times of trouble, in times of darkness.
But the real question is: are you willing to shine that light in times of darkness? If you choose so, you will be seen by those who do not do so, those who hide their souls. You will be their focal point. But does that matter if you truly seek happiness and joy in life? That, my friends, is the choice you yourself will need to make. Nobody else can make that decision for you. It is as Joseph said: you are the light inside of you. Sure you can construct a wall around your soul, with your thoughts and mind, so that nobody can see your true self, your light. But the only thing this will accomplish is darkness and the only thing you will feel is the urge to bring back that light out of the darkness. So choose wisely and remember with that choice comes a great responsibility and it will not protect you from the thoughts or the behavior of others. What it will do is give you everything you need to be happy from the inside and that is the only true happiness there can ever be.
I am very pleased to see all of you here. I bless you, with my love for you, and wish you a beautiful loving journey on this earth.