IS LASTING, UNINTERRUPTED HAPPINESS POSSIBLE? Everyone wants happiness. We chase after it daily. We look for it in relationships, in our careers, in financial security, in good health . . . In other peoplea lover, a spouse, a friend, our own children. For some of us, happiness would be found in world peace. For others, in a clean environment for our planet. For some, when world hunger ends, or when a compassionate politician is elected. Happiness is so conditional. It depends on so many circumstances over which we have no control. No wonder that lasting happiness or joy has always eluded us. But it doesn’t have to be that way. WHAT IF THERE WERE A WAY TO BE HAPPY ALL THE TIME . . . A way to experience joy without conditions? Unconditional joy . . . Unconditional happiness . . . No matter what takes place around us, or what happens to us. The loss of a job or a loved one. The ending of a relationship. Sudden illnesses, financial devastation . . . What if we could remain even-minded, calm, and peacefulhappy under all circumstances, no matter what takes place? Because deep within is a place untouched by external events, where JOY resides. Not a fleeting, ephemeral, conditional joy, but unconditional joy. Joy that depends on no causes. Joy that just IS. This powerful collection of spiritual writings will change your life, through new perspectives for facing life’s challenges, and through inspiration for living a life in unconditional joy. Drawing from the teachings of Paramhansa Yoganandaauthor of the bestselling classic Autobiography of a Yogi (the book Steve Job asked to be given to each guest at his funeral)Touch of Joy shares practical tools, instructive stories, and right attitudes to help you tap into the wellsprings of joy within you. Swami Kriyananda, disciple of Yogananda, once said: “Joy is the solution, not the reward.” To learn to live with joy under all circumstances, and not to wait only until conditions are to our liking, is the secret of a happy life. Touch of Joy shows how to find that joy.
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About the Author
Jyotish Novak and Devi Novak are longtime teachers and practitioners of meditation and yoga philosophy. They have lectured on spiritual living to many thousands throughout the world. They are close students of Swami Kriyananda (a direct disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, author of the bestselling classic, Autobiography of a Yogi). The Novaks are founding members of Ananda Village, one of the world's most successful and longstanding spiritual communities. They are also Spiritual Directors of Ananda Worldwide, and they live in Nevada City, California.
Table of ContentsContents Introduction Seven Revolutionary Teachings of Paramhansa Yogananda How Is World Peace Possible? Anything Will Talk with You How to Draw God’s Help in Your Life Understanding Is Overrated Good Judgment / Bad Judgment How to Be Friends with God The Common Denominator God Is the Doer Being God’s Advisor In Divine Friendship Why I Meditate The Benefits of Fasting Where His Shadow Falls Say “Yes” to Life Two Bowls of Lemons The Happiness Cycle How to Be a Channel for God’s Light Why Devotees Suffer Doing the Work The Power of Divine Love Who Is It That Dies? Nine Ways to Improve Concentration The Transforming Power of God’s Light Within Preparing for Life’s Storms Imitating What We Hear Joy Is the Solution, Not the Reward Why Is Life Such a Struggle? Gratitude Brings Happiness Does God Listen to Our Prayers? Positive Thinking God’s Protecting Presence Why We Need Nature Is It Possible to Fail Spiritually? Two Questions The Yogic Lifestyle Spiritual Birth When God Speaks The 1% Solution The Broken Connection Finding Autobiography of a Yogi Five Days in the Timeless Zone Magnetizing Your Life How to Defend a Principle The Most Memorable Talk The Dangers of Narrow Mountain Roads Simple Living Why Our Plans Go Awry Mother, Reveal Thyself Your Gifts to the World Giving the Real Gift The Christmas Mystery The Full Moon The Spark of a Spiritual Revolution World Peace Why Positive Thinking Changes Our Life Stories as Teachers Just a Play of Light and Shadows The Formula for Success When God Calls The Monkeys of Brindaban How Will Our Story End? Flowers The Invisible Cord Full Blast How to Feel That God Is the Doer Self-Definition Can We Change Our Future? Five Essential Steps to Happiness If You Want His Answer Technological Yogis Weeding and Pruning Swami Kriyananda, a Model for Your Life Rust Never Sleeps Controlling Our Reactions Moving Beyond the Ego Achieving Balance in an Unbalanced World From Concentration to Absorption to . . . Mountains, Outer and Inner The Treasure Box Lesson Learned, Lesson Reviewed Breaking Free of Our Karma Share Your Light Courage The Third Wave Going Beyond the Restless Mind The Reign of King Dwaparian What Awaits Us The Golden Rule The Final Step in Discipleship A Touch of Light and Joy A Dream of the Future The Game My Personal Journey with Autobiography of a Yogi How Autobiography of a Yogi Changed My Life The Banana Tree How to Avoid Doing Your Duty Building Spiritual Power Against Troubled Times A Miracle of Protection Are You a Spiritual Success? Two Great Masters Crossing a Threshold Opened Long Ago Christmas Images and Their Spiritual Meaning The Second Coming of Christ How to Be a Divine Sculptor