I’ve always wanted to make a difference in the world. I think everybody does. I remember, as a child, dancing around on my tiptoes so the adults would laugh. It was so easy to make a difference in how they felt! The playfulness of childhood, the joy and transparency is infectious – we all want to live that way all the time. The yearning for that is what drove me to my Guru. Desperation kept me there in the beginning, but eventually the joy took over again.
Once joy is your foundational motivator, it’s really easy to make a difference. In the decades that I wanted everyone to change (really it was so they would make my life easier), they had no interest in changing. But now that joy is my reason, they delight in opening up. It’s that childlike transparency that makes it so easy. When there is nothing but Self inside, there’s nothing to hide, so transparency is easy.
You all make it easy for me to serve you, through your support – financial, seva support and your own practices. Your practices affect the whole world, not just you. Just imagine that every other driver on the road also practiced meditation and yoga. What a difference it would make!
My goal continues to be to make a difference in the world. When I put new audios and articles up on the Ashram website, I hope that many many people will be affected. I want to make my Baba’s teachings available to everyone – and I need your help to do that. Your donations make a difference in how much I can offer.
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With love and gratitude, Swami Nirmalananda