- Paramahansa Yogananda
Through the transparency of my deepest meditation
I shall receive the Light of the omnipresent Father
passing through me.
The moment I am restless or disturbed in mind,
I will retire to silence and meditation
until calmness is restored.
I will begin each day with concentration,
and meditation on the Supreme Being.
Through the gateway of meditation
I will enter God's temple of peace everlasting.
There I will worship Him at the altar of ever new contentment.
I will kindle the fire of happiness
to illuminate His temple within.
I will meditate regularly,
that the Light of faith may usher me into
the Immortal Kingdom of my Heavenly Father.
I will bathe in the sacred pool of God's love
hidden behind the ramparts of meditation.
I will make my inner environment perfect through meditation,
that it be impervious to all adverse outside influences.
I will begin each day with meditation on the Supreme Being.
In the temple of silence I discover Thine altar of peace.
On the altar of peace I find Thine ever new joy.
Let me hear Thy voice, O God, in the cave of meditation.
I will find perpetual celestial happiness within.
Then peace will reign in my heart
whether I am in silence
or in the midst of activities.
-- Paramahansa Yogananda,
Self Realization Fellowship